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The Chatham Anglers look to stay hot and win their second-straight game, as they go head-to-head with the Hyannis Harbor Hawks on Thursday at Veterans Field for the second time this summer.
After falling to the Wareham Gatemen on Tuesday, Chatham (5-3-1) rebounded for its fourth victory in five games with a commanding 7-0 shutout of the Brewster Whitecaps.
Davis Daniel (Auburn), Hunter Gaddis (Georgia State) and Michael Kirian (Louisville) were dominant on the mound for the Anglers. The trio combined to blank the Whitecaps, giving up only four hits and striking out 13 batters.
At the plate, Chatham roped 12 hits, with Spencer Torkelson’s (Arizona State) fourth home run of the season starting the scoring in the fourth inning. Jorge Arenas (Stetson), Adam Fogel (Hawaii) and Austin Wilhite (Georgia Tech) each collected their first hits of the season during the game.
“We have a great hitting team,” Wilhite said “We got some guys that can put them out of the yard, guys that hit for average and steal some bases. Our pitchers are doing a great job on the mound coming in and pounding the zone.”
Cody Bradford (Baylor), the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, will make his second start of the summer today. In his first appearance against Brewster last Thursday, the southpaw struckout six batters in four shutout innings.
While the Anglers avoided falling into a losing streak, the Harbor Hawks (4-4) did, dropping their second-straight game on Wednesday to Wareham. The Gatemen jumped out to an early lead with four runs in the first. Wareham then added two more in the fourth and three in the fifth to put the game out of reach.
The Harbor Hawks collected four hits, with three of the them coming off the bat of Seth Gray (Wright State).
Last Saturday, the Anglers blew out the Harbor Hawks, 10-1, at Veterans Field. Chatham’s offense scored all ten of its runs in the first four innings as Kyle McCann (Georgia Tech), Blake Sabol (Southern California) and Spencer Torkelson (Arizona State) all left the yard. On the mound, Troy Miller (Michigan) surrendered three hits while striking out six batters over four innings, while Dan Hammer (Pittsburgh) went five frames and allowed just two Hyannis batters to reach base.
John Rave (Illinois State) — who came off the bench yesterday and picked up 2 RBIs — said the Anglers have a deep team that can always put out a productive lineup.
"One through nine, any day, we're a really dangerous lineup,” John Rave said. “Whatever position players we put out there, they're expected to produce."