Hyannis left fielder Trevor Hauver (Arizona State) had a game to remember and helped the Harbor Hawks to a lopsided win at Guv Fuller Field on Wednesday, June 26. Hauver drove in seven runs for the Hawks in a 10-4 win against the Falmouth Commodores.
Hauver had two hits, including a sixth inning grand slam that all but put the game away. The game was knotted up at 3-3 entering the frame, but the Hawks scored five times, with the bomb over the left field wall making it 8-3.
Falmouth fell to 4-5-1 overall and into fourth place in the West standings.
The big evening for the Sun Devil started innocently enough in the top of the first. With Lucas Dunn (Louisville) standing on third, Hauver’s ground ball, which was thrown away for an error, counted for an RBI to put his team ahead 1-0.
He then gave the team a 3-0 lead with a bases-loaded single in the third. Falmouth starter Sam Stickland (Samford) had battled with his control throughout his four innings, but was one pitch away from getting out a jam. A double, walk and hit batter loaded them up for Dunn, but Strickland was able to get a big strikeout. After falling behind 2-0 to Hauver, Strickland got the count to 3-2 and hoped to keep his team within one run by getting one out. Hauver ruined those plans by fouling off a pitch and then chopping the next one to right to score a pair and give the Hawks a 3-0 lead.
Falmouth rallied back to tie it with a pair in the third and one in the fourth. Zach Deloach (Texas A&M) had a bases loaded walk to put the Dores on the board and then Trei Cruz (Rice) followed suit with another RBI base on balls to make it 3-2 before Hyannis starter Konnor Ash (Missouri) escaped the inning. Catcher Taylor Smith (Grayson County) then tied it up in the fourth with his first Cape League hit, a home run to make it 3-3.
Hyannis put the game away in the sixth with their big five-run outbust, highlighted by the slam from Hauver.
The Commodores are back in action tonight, June 28, at Yarmouth-Dennis at 5 PM. They visit Bourne on SaturdayJune 29 before hosting Chatham on Sunday, June 30, and then Orleans on Monday, July 1.
After having five days of games rained out in a row, the Commodores returned to the field to play a twin bill against visiting Yarmouth-Dennis on Sunday, June 23, at Fuller Field. Game One went the way of the home team, with the Dores capturing an 9-6 decision. Game Two was a win for the visitors, as the Red Sox claimed an 8-4 win to split the day’s action.
Falmouth pounded out 12 hits and got huge games from Trei Cruz (Rice) and Zach Deloach (Texas A&M) in their opening game win. Cruz launched his first home run of the season and drove in three while going 2-for-2 with a walk. Cruz’s solo home run in the sixth pushed Falmouth’s lead to two runs. Later in the inning Blake Dunn (Western Michigan) made it 9-6 with a sacrifice fly to left that plated Tim Tawa (Stanford), who singled and went to third on a double from Tawa.
Falmouth jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first, only to see Y-D score four in the top of the third to take the lead. Two from the home team in the bottom of the same inning put them in front, 5-4. Falmouth pushed the lead to 6-4 with a run-scoring sac fly from Cruz that brought home Kevin Kendall (UCLA), in the fourth. Y-D answered with two in the fifth to tie the score at 6-6, but a Dunn sac fly brought home Tawa to put Falmouth ahead.
In the second game, Yarmouth-Dennis exploded for five runs in the top of the sixth to erase a 4-3 Falmouth lead. The Commodores had grabbed the lead with three in the bottom of the fifth, highlighted by a three-run homer by Hayden Cantrelle (LSU) that brought home Austin Masel (Holy Cross) and Troy Claunch (Oregon State).
The Red Sox batted a round in the sixth to get the lead. Andrew Eyster’s (South Carolina) solo homer tied the score at 4-4 and then Riley King’s (Georgia) RBI single put the Sox ahead. A double from Riley Tirotta (Dayton) put the visitors ahead by two and a two-run double from Drew Swift (Arizona State) capped the five-run uprising.
Red Sox reliever Chase Smith (Pittsburgh) shut down the Commodores the rest of the way. Smith entered the game in the fifth and retired all eight batters he faced.