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Cape Cod Baseball League results and highlights from Wednesday

South Florida's Bobby Boser hit a grand slam and the Wareham Gatemen held off the Bourne Braves 8-6 to win their second straight game at Clem Spillane Field. The Gatemen led 8-3 before the Braves rallied with three runs in the seventh and eighth innings. However, Arizona's Anthony Susac struck out two Braves batters and allowed a hit in the ninth inning, securing the save.

Boser, the reigning Cape Cod Baseball League Player of the Week, finished with six RBIs, three hits, two runs scored and a walk. Nate Early (Florida SouthWestern State JC) had two hits, including a home run, an RBI and a run scored. Brendan Summerhill (Arizona) and Yohann Dessureault (Stetson) each scored two runs. Tate McGuire (Arkansas) pitched 3.2 innings, allowing three hits, two earned runs and a walk and striking out three players, while Ethan Darden (Clemson) picked up the win after a scoreless inning and improved his record to 2-1.

Marist's Ethan Conrad had four hits, three RBIs and scored a run to power the Bournes' offense. He was one of only three players to record a hit, while the Braves issued six walks. They struggled with runners in scoring position, going 3-for-10 in such situations and leaving eight on base. Nolan Sparks (Rochester) struggled in 3.1 innings, allowing six hits, two home runs, six earned runs, two walks and six strikeouts.

YD Red Sox 4, Hyannis Harbor Hawks 2

Arkansas' Wehiwa Aloy hit a three-run home run to cap a four-run third inning that lifted the Red Sox (11-4) past the Harbor Hawks (8-6-1). Hyannis' Alex Lodise (Florida State) and Wallace Clark (Duke) hit solo home runs in the ninth inning before Trevor Moore (Stanford) sealed the deal with his fifth save of the season. Ethan Petry (South Carolina) had one hit, one RBI and scored one run. Sean Youngerman (Westmont) pitched five scoreless, hitless innings, walking two and striking out four.

Pierce Coppola (Florida) pitched 4.1 innings, allowing four hits, one home run, four earned runs, three walks and seven strikeouts in 3.1 innings. Casey Hintz (Arizona) and Drake Meeks (Southern Mississippi) prevented the damage and allowed a combined two hits and no runs in 4.2 innings.

Harwich Mariners 13, Brewster Whitecaps 2

East Tennessee State's Tommy Barth (two hits, home run, four RBIs, two runs, walk) hit a grand slam in the fourth inning and the Mariners (9-6) defeated the Whitecaps (5-10) in a ruthless victory. Harwich scored eight runs in that inning to break a 2-2 tie and leave Brewster behind. East Carolina's Bristol Carter (two hits, two runs, two walks) and Florida's Cade Kurland (two hits, two runs, walk) each had three RBIs. Six players had at least two hits, while Ryan Weingartner (St. Joseph's) was the only player to go hitless. But he did manage three walks. Cole Wisenbaker (Kansas State) pitched 0.2 scoreless innings, allowed two hits, struck out two and picked up his first win of the season.

The Whitecaps left 10 on base and went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position. California Baptist's Nick Dumesnil (hit, run) and Mississippi's Andrew Fischer (two hits) scored the only runs. Washington's Grant Cunningham fell to an 0-3 record on the mound after allowing five earned runs on two hits and three walks.

Falmouth Commodores 6, Cotuit Kettleers 4

The Commodores (5-10) held off a late rally by the Kettlers (9-6) to secure their second straight win. Falmouth led 5-0 before Cotuit broke the shutout with a 4-run seventh inning. The Commodores built a 2-run lead in the eighth inning, which proved to be enough. Oklahoma's Jaxon Willits (three hits, run, walk) was one of five players to record an RBI. Karson Bowen (TCU) had three hits, including a home run, and scored three runs. Matthew Dallas (Tennessee) allowed no hits or runs in six innings and managed three strikeouts to earn the win. Parker Coil (Arkansas) earned his second save after allowing just one hit and recording two strikeouts in 2.2 innings.

Arizona State's Kien Vu (home run) and Clemson's Nolan Nawrocki (hit) both had two RBIs for the Kettleers. James Ellwanger (Dallas Baptist) fell to an 0-2 record after allowing three hits, three earned runs and three walks with four strikeouts in 2.1 innings.

Chatham Anglers 12, Orleans Firebirds 1

The Anglers (7-8) built a four-run lead and then extended it with a five-run seventh inning to defeat the Firebirds (4-11). Luke Cantwell (Pittsburgh) had two hits, three RBIs and scored two runs. Kyle Lodise (Augusta) had three RBIs, one hit and two walks, while Ike Irish (Auburn) had three runs, two hits and two RBIs. LSU's Griffin Herring pitched five innings, allowing one home run, one earned run, two walks and four strikeouts.

Roch Cholowsky (UCLA) and Daniel Bucciero (Fordham) had the only hits for the Firebirds. Three other players reached the bases via walks. Matt Ager (UC Santa Barbara) allowed five hits, five earned runs, three walks and six strikeouts in 5.1 innings in the loss.

Tuesday

Chatham Anglers 2, Brewster Whitecaps 1

The Anglers (6-8) got off to a late start but scored runs in the seventh and eighth innings to beat the Whitecaps (5-9). Southern California's Austin Overn (two hits, RBI) scored a run with a triple, while Ashton Larson (LSU) scored the game-winning double. Karson Ligon (Mississippi State) pitched 4.1 innings, allowing four hits, one earned run, three walks and three strikeouts. Brian Zeldin (Georgia) earned the win and improved his record to 2-0 after pitching three scoreless innings and allowing just one hit and one walk. Titan Hayes (Austin Peay) earned his second save of the season after 1.2 innings.

JD Rogers (Vanderbilt) had two hits and a walk for the Whitecaps. Florida State's Drew Faurot scored Brewster's only run on a wild pitch. Vanderbilt's Luke Guth pitched five scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out five. Ashton Crowther (Miami) fell to 0-2 on the season after allowing two hits and two runs in 2.1 innings of relief.

Orleans Firebirds 4, Cotuit Kettlers 3

Khadim Diaw (Loyola Marymount) had three hits and an RBI to help the Firebirds (4-10) defeat the Kettleers (9-5). The Firebirds overcame a 3-2 deficit with runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Landon Moran (Stetson) laid down a sacrifice bunt that helped Hawaii's Ben Ziegler-Namos (hit, two runs) hit the game-winning hit. Georgetown's Cody Bowker played five innings, allowing four hits and two runs as a starter and striking out four times. Lucas Litteral (Western Kentucky) got his first win after 1.1 scoreless innings, while Sean Mattson (Harvard) earned his fourth save.

Cotuit left five batters on base and went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position, with scoring playing a big role. Missouri's Logan Lunceford allowed two hits, two runs, two walks and struck out four in four innings in his final start for the Kettleers. Cam Schuelke (Mississippi State) pitched 1.1 innings, allowed three hits and one earned run and lost.

Bourne Braves 3, YD Red Sox 2

The Braves (5-8-1) defeated the Red Sox (10-4) thanks to Ethan Conrad (Marist)'s two-hit, two-run, one RBI performance. Conrad tied the game with a solo home run in the sixth inning before a wild pitch gave the Braves a 2-1 lead. A single by Garrett Michel (Virginia Tech) made it a two-run game. Arkansas' Wehiwa Aloy (two hits, RBI, run) brought the Red Sox within one point with a home run to start the ninth inning, but Yarmouth-Dennis then lost 2-3-5. Beau Bryans (Jones County CC) earned the win on the mound after pitching five innings, allowing two hits and one earned run and recording four strikeouts. JD Thompson (Vanderbilt) secured the save with an inning in which he recorded two strikeouts.

Aloy, Brady Neal (Louisiana State) and Ethan Petry (South Carolina) each had two hits, while only four Red Sox batters had a hit. Yarmouth-Dennis left seven on base and went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. Southeastern's Ramsey Davis pitched four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and three walks and striking out five. Bryan Peck (Westmont) allowed three hits, two earned runs and a walk in 1.2 innings in the loss.

Falmouth Commodores 8, Hyannis Harbor Hawks 3

Falmouth (4-10) scored six runs in the seventh inning, Purdue's Luke Gaffney (hit, double, run) and Arkansas' Jayson Jones (hit, run) both had two RBIs and the Commodores defeated the Harbor Hawks (8-5-1). Six Falmouth batters had one hit, including three with two. Lipscomb's Hayden Frank pitched four innings, allowing seven hits and three earned runs and having three strikeouts, while Francis Ferguson (Eastern Nazarene) posted a 2-0 record after two scoreless innings.

Florida State's Alex Lodise had three hits and scored a run for the Harbor Hawks. The eighth batter got a hit for Hyannis, which had 12 total hits, but they were just 3 of 15 with runners in scoring position. Luke Nichols (Louisiana Tech) dropped to an 0-2 record on the mound with the loss.

Wareham 4, Harwich 0

Florida State's Max Williams hit a solo home run and a three-run seventh inning was all the Gatemen (10-4) needed to beat Harwich (8-6) in a pitcher's duel. Darin Horn (Coastal Carolina) pitched four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk and striking out five, while Heath Andrews (NC State) earned the win with a scoreless inning. Arkansas' Jake Faherty earned his third save of the season with two innings of hard work.

Only three players for the Mariners were able to record a hit. Ryan DeSanto (St. Joseph's) had a strong performance despite the loss, allowing only three hits, one earned run, three walks and three strikeouts. Olin Johnson (North Carolina) conceded three runs on two hits in 1.1 innings.

Allen Gunn covers high school sports for the Cape Cod Times. You can contact him at [email protected] and follow him on X at @allentgunn.

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