The grim skies above Harwich were a foreshadowing for the Kettleers as they fell to the Mariners by a score of 10-3. This is the second straight loss of at least seven runs for Cotuit (4-6), as the club now sits 10 points back of division leading Bourne.
Coach Roberts was very critical of his team’s efforts over the past two games. “Our problems were caused by ourselves. We were self-destructive with walks and errors” says Roberts. “It’s been a while since we’ve played this way in a Kettleers uniform, and I’ve expressed to them that I don’t come here to mess around with summer baseball.”
Moments that mattered:
Harwich takes advantage of sloppy play
The Kettleers gifted the Mariners seven total free passes during Wednesday’s contest. In addition to the walks the Kettleers had a number of defensive miscues that led to Harwich extending some innings. “There’s just some guys that are not showing good baseball sense at all” said Coach Roberts, who noted that the Kettleers need to clean up their play if they are going to turn things around.
Bottom of Cotuit order produces
Despite a lackluster performance for a majority of the Kettleers lineup, Ben Rice (Dartmouth), River Town (Dallas Baptist), and Andy Garriola (Old Dominion) all had good nights toward the bottom of the order. Garriola and Rice both had to two base hits, while Town scored two of Cotuit’s three runs. The trio was one of the only bright spots for the Kettleers on an otherwise slow night.
The Kettleers will start a home-and-home series with division rival Falmouth, starting tomorrow night at 5:00 at Lowell Park. With the season a quarter of the way done, the Kettleers will need a momentum swing soon if they are going to compete for a division crown.