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Chatham, Mass. — The Anglers (9-12) face the Cotuit Kettleers (12-9) for the second time this season at Lowell Park, Cotuit tonight. Chatham previously bested the team 8-4 in a makeup contest June 19.
A four-run rally fueled the Anglers to a 4-2 defeat of the Orleans Firebirds (14-7) Wednesday. The victory snapped a league-high ten-game Orleans winning streak.
Second baseman Josh Shaw (St. John’s), first baseman Nick Patten (Delaware), designated hitter Shea Langeliers (Baylor) and catcher Fabian Pena (Manhattan) plated runners to reclaim the lead in the fourth inning.
“The timely hits win games, and we had a few guys come up — Patten came up big with that ball off the wall,” Shaw said. “We need everybody to step up to be good.”
Starter Adam Hill (South Carolina) sent the Firebirds down in order in the first two innings, dealing four strikeouts over four frames in total.
Relief pitcher Cameron Bishop (California — Irvine) blanked Orleans with a storm of eight strikeouts over three scoreless innings, before Rodney Hutchison Jr. (North Carolina) dealt three strikeouts in the two-inning save.
“Hill was outstanding, he reached what we felt was a comfortable pitch count for him,” said manager John Schiffner. “What can you say about Bishop when he came in' He just slammed the door shut — so did Hutch.”
Jack Perkins (Stetson) will take the mound for Chatham tonight. Perkins most recently took the team’s 8-3 loss to Falmouth (11-10) June 30, allowing seven earned runs with three strikeouts over three innings.
Jason Bilous (Coastal Carolina) will start for the Kettleers. Bilous last appeared in Cotuit’s 6-3 loss to Falmouth July 1, dealing five strikeouts with two earned runs over 5.1 innings.
Cotuit enters the contest on a four-game winning streak, after besting Falmouth by tallies of 9-3 and 5-3 Tuesday and Wednesday. The team blanked Wareham (10-11) Monday 2-0.
The Anglers visit Yarmouth-Dennis (11-9) Saturday, before returning to Veterans Field to face Orleans Sunday.
First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. The Anglers Extra Pregame Show begins at 4:40 p.m. — listen to the live broadcast here: http://bit.ly/ChathamBroadcasts