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Chatham, Mass. — The Anglers (2-1) bested the Wareham Gatemen (2-2) 8-3 in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday.
Center fielder DJ Artis (Liberty) opened scoring in the first inning on an RBI from right fielder Jacob Olson (South Carolina), before catcher Fabian Pena (Manhattan) drove second baseman Josh Shaw (St. John’s) home on a sacrifice fly. First baseman Nick Patten (Delaware) crossed the plate on an RBI single from shortstop Jimmy Titus (Bryant) to widen the lead to three.
Wareham’s Willie MacIver (Washington) hit a three-run home run to tie the game in the top of the fifth, but Patten answered with a two-run home run for the Anglers in the bottom of the inning. Artis and Shaw notched RBI singles in the bottom of the sixth, putting the game out of reach for the Gatemen.
Starter Jacob Stevens (Boston College) threw three strikeouts over 4.0 innings, before Ryan Hedrick (Presbyterian) and Josiah Gray (Le Moyne) combined for three innings of relief.
Wareham starter Blakely Brown (Georgia) allowed three earned runs with two strikeouts over 4.0 innings. Justin Hagenman (Penn State) and Will Neely (Tennessee) completed the game in relief.
First pitch of game two of the doubleheader is scheduled for 7:40 p.m. Listen to the live broadcast here: http://bit.ly/ChathamBroadcasts