Gatemen lose to Cotuit, ending playoff run
The Gatemen’s playoff hopes were dashed on Sunday night with a 4-1 loss to the Cotuit Kettleers.
Sunday’s game was the third in a series. After an initial 8-7 Gatemen win on Friday, the Kettleers came roaring back with a 22-2 win on Saturday. The Kettleers will be playing Falmouth for this year’s championship.
The Kettleers started out strong as their second man at bat, Matthew Mervis, hit a home run. The team scored again in the first inning.
Jacob Teter scored the Gatemen’s only point of the game in the first inning after hitting a double, followed by a single by Adrian Del Castillo.
Neither team scored in the second, third, or fourth innings. After an earned run by the Kettleers in the fifth inning, Trent Palmer subbed in for pitcher Brandon Pfaadt.
A Kettleer scored unearned in the sixth inning.
At the end of the game, each team had had eight hits. The Gatemen had three errors, while the Kettleers had none.