Harbor Hawks Walkoff; Anglers Nip Firebirds

by Dave B.

    HYANNIS 2 - COTUIT 1:  Florida State's Ben DeLuzio singled with two out in the bottom of the ninth to score Jacob Noll (Florida Gulf Coast) with the winning run in Hyannis' win over Cotuit.  Noll had singled to lead off the inning, moved to second on  a wild pitch, and to third on a groundout, before DeLuzio came through.

    Although he didn't get the "W," Nick Deeg (Central Michigan) turned in another outstanding effort for the Harbor Hawks.  Deeg pitched 8 innings and allowed the run while limiting the Kettleers to 5 hits and walking none.  Thomas Burrows (Alabama) took over for Deeg in the ninth and, after allowing two singles, retired Jackson Klein to end the Cotuit threat.  Burrows earned the win.  Deeg is 2-1 with a 0.40 ERA over 22 innings.  He is holding the opposition to  a .160 batting avg. and has a .64 WHIP. 

    Javon Shelby (Kentucky) hit his first homerun of the summer in the 2nd for Hyannis' first run.  Kort Peterson singled and eventually scored on a hit by Klein to produce Cotuit's only run.

    Jon Woodcock (Virginia Tech) turned in a strong effort on the mound for the Kettleers, working 5.2 innings and giving up one run on 5 hits.  Woodcock did not walk a batter and struck out 5.

    The win ended a 3 game losing skid for the Harbor Hawks who remain in first place in the West with a 9-6 record.  Cotuit has now lost 6 in a row, 10 of 11 overall, and sit in last place in the West at 4-11.

    CHATHAM 2 - ORLEANS 1:  Pinch-runner Parker Dunshee scored on  a wild pitch with 2 out in the 10th inning as the Anglers beat the Firebirds in their first meeting of the year.  Dunshee was running for his Wake Forest teammate, Will Craig, who walked to start the inning.  Dunshee moved up on a sacrifice by Zack Short (Sacred Heart) and a fly to center by Todd Czinege (Villanova) before Kit Scheetz uncorked the wild pitch.

    T.J. Zeuch (Pittsburgh) had been outstanding in his first 2 starts for Chatham and nothing changed last night as he tossed 6 shutout innings.  Nick Zammarelli's (Elon) 6th inning single was the only hit allowed by Zeuch, who walked 2 and fanned 5.  Zeuch has only given up one unearned run in 16.2 innings.

    Chatham was limited to just 4 hits in the game but broke through when Nate Mondou (Wake Forest) singled and Nick Sciortino (Boston College) walked to start the 3rd inning.  Mondou came around to score when Trenton Brooks (Nevada) grounder to short was thrown away.

    Orleans' Eric Lauer (Kent State) nearly matched Zeuch.  Lauer gave up just the unearned run while also being touched for one hit.  He walked 2 and struck out 6.   

    Kyle Lewis (Mercer) tripled off Anglers reliever Jim McDade to begin the home half of the 7th and, one out later, scored on a ground out by Jeremy Martinez (USC) to tie the game.

    Andre Scrubb (High Point) issued a 2-out walk in the 10th but struck out Zammarelli to end the game.  Scrubb earned his 4th save and has yet to allow a run in his 5 appearances.

    With the win, Chatham (9-5) moved to within one game of first-place Orleans (10-4.)