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Anglers Look to Cement Playoff Berth with Victory Over Wareham

by George Barclay
Saturday, August 04, 2012

Anglers Look to Cement Playoff Berth with Victory Over Wareham
On Saturday, Chatham (18-20-2) will make its final trip of the season to Wareham to take on the Gatemen (17-23) at 7 p.m. With four games remaining in the regular season, the Anglers have a seven point advantage over the Brewster Whitecaps for the East Division's fourth and final playoff spot. In three games this summer, Chatham has a 1-2 record against Wareham, winning 7-5 on June 14, losing 10-6 on July 16 and falling 6-2 on July 29.

Franklin Pierce's Ryan Thompson (1-2, 2.60 ERA) will make his sixth start of the season for the Anglers. Thompson received a loss in his last appearance in Cotuit on July 30 (0.1IP, 1H, 1ER, 0BB, 0K), a bullpen session to keep him fresh in between starts. In 27.2 innings pitched this summer, Thompson has never given up more than three earned runs in a game.

Richmond's Dylan Stoops (0-0, 0.00 ERA) is slated to start for the Gatemen. A recent pickup from the Valley Baseball League, Stoops has yet to make an appearance for the Gatemen, who are engaged in a battle for the final two playoff spots in the West Division with Bourne and Hyannis.

On Saturday, a Chatham win or a Brewster loss will clinch a playoff berth for the Anglers. The Anglers came one step closer to the postseason on Friday night, tying Harwich 8-8 at Whitehouse Field. Chatham received clutch performances from Maine's Mike Fransoso, who went 2 for 6 with 3 RBI, Virginia Tech's Chad Morgan, who went 3 for 5 with an RBI single and Boston College's Eric Stevens, who tossed three scoreless innings of relief.

For live coverage of Saturday's game, tune into the Anglers Extra Pregame Show at 6:40 p.m. with broadcasters Chris Fitzgerald and Brandon Liebhaber at TRZ Teamline or call 1-800-846-4700, code 3841.