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The top two teams in the West Division faced off on Wednesday when the Cotuit Kettleers (13-8) took on the Wareham Gatemen (14-6).

The Gatemen led 5-4 at the start of the eighth inning. The Kettleers scored three runs in the top of the inning on a sacrifice fly, a stolen home and a wild pitch to give them a 7-5 lead. Wareham scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning but could not complete the comeback and Cotuit won 7-6.

Indiana's Devin Taylor (one run), Clemson's Nolan Nawrocki (two RBIs, one double) and California's Jarren Advincula (one run) each had two hits, while Louisville's Matt Klein (two RBIs, one run) hit a solo home run for Cotuit in the third inning. Cam Schuelke (Mississippi State) picked up his second win of the season as he pitched two innings, allowing four hits, allowing one run, issuing two walks and issuing two strikeouts. Gabriel Nard (Duke) had the save as he pitched one inning, allowing two hits, allowing one run, issuing no walks and issuing one strikeout.

Fresno State's Triston Gray (a double) and Yohan Dessureault (Stetson) each had three hits, a run and an RBI, while Tennessee's Reese Chapman (a double, a run, an RBI), Central Florida's Antonio Jimenez (an RBI) and Nate Earley (Florida South Western State) each contributed two hits for Wareham. Anthony Susac (Arizona) got his first loss on the mound, allowing three runs, a hit, a walk and recording a strikeout.

Further Cape League activities:

Bourne Braves 9, Brewster Whitecaps 4

The Braves (8-11) scored at least one run in seven of nine innings and had 14 hits overall. Garrett Michel (Virginia Tech) led the way at batting, going 4-for-4 (one home run, three runs scored, one double, one RBI), while Vanderbilt's Braden Holcomb (four RBIs, one double) and Vanderbilt's Camden Kozeal (three runs, one double) each contributed three hits for Bourne. Chris Stanfield (Auburn) added a solo home run in the fourth inning. Beau Bryans (Jones County CC) remained undefeated on the mound (2-0), as he pitched five scoreless innings, giving up five hits, allowing two walks and four strikeouts.

Florida's Brody Donay (one home run, three RBIs, one run) and Texas A&M's Kaeden Kent (one run) led off with two hits each for Brewster, who left eight bases. Starter Seth Tomczak (Cal State Fullerton) lost his first game, as he went 4 2/3 innings, scattering 10 hits, allowing six runs, no walks and three strikeouts.

Hyannis Harbor Hawks 4, Falmouth Commodores 3

Michael Dattalo (Dallas Baptist) hit a sacrifice fly to right field that scored Kane Kepley (Liberty) and gave the Harbor Hawks (12-8) a walkoff victory over the Commodores (7-14). South Florida's Eric Snow (one home run, two runs scored) and Niagara's Nick Groves (one RBI) each had two hits, while Dalton Bargo (Tennessee) added a double for Hyannis. Kade Brown (Sacramento State) remains undefeated on the mound (2-0), as he pitched 2/3 scoreless innings and allowed two hits in the win.

Karson Bowen (Texas Christian) had three hits (one double), while Trent Carraway (Oregon State) added two hits (one double, one run, one RBI) for Falmouth. Starter Sean Brennan (Keystone) pitched 3 2/3 innings, giving up two hits, allowing one run, walking three and striking out four.

Orleans Firebirds 7, Harwich Mariners 4

The Firebirds (6-15) scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to give them a win over the Mariners (9-12). San Diego's Jack Gurevitch (two hits, one run, one RBI, one double) and Hawaii's Ben Zeigler-Namoa (two hits, three RBIs, one run) each gained one yard, while Gonzaga's Hudson Shupe (one double, one run, one RBI) and Landon Moran (Stetson) each contributed two hits for Orleans. Itsuki Takemoto (Hawaii) pitched four scoreless, hitless innings, one walk and six strikeouts for the win. Tucker Biven (Louisville) earned the save, going one scoreless inning, allowing one hit, no walks and two strikeouts.

Northeastern's Cam Maldonado (three BRIs, one run) hit a home run in the second inning, Princeton's Matt Scannell (one run) and East Tennessee's Tommy Barth (one run, one RBI) each added two hits and Florida's Cade Kurland (one run) added a double for Harwich. Tommy Allman (Jacksonville) came up short for the first time on the mound, pitching two innings, allowing four hits and three earned runs.

YD Red Sox 4, Chatham Anglers 2

The Red Sox (15-6) now have the best record in the Cape League after their victory over the Anglers (10-11). After both teams went scoreless through the first four innings, the Red Sox scored at least one run in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Gavin Gallaher (North Carolina) and Charlie Saum (Stanford) each hit a home run, while RJ Austin (Vanderbilt) added a double for YD. Pablo Torres (Bethune-Cookman) got his first win on the mound when he went 1 2/3 scoreless, hitless innings, allowed one walk and struck out two times. Trevor Moore (Stanford) earned the save when he pitched two scoreless innings, allowed two hits, allowed two walks and struck out four times.

Ashton Larson (LSU) led off with the only double while four other batters had hits for Chatham, which went 0-15 with runners in scoring position and left 14 on base. Starter Jacob Weaver (Austin Peay) fell to 0-3 on the mound as he pitched five innings, allowing one hit, two runs and three strikeouts.

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