Delayed Gratification

Nate Mondou and Chatham moved to 5-4 with a shutout of Brewster.
Nate Mondou and Chatham moved to 5-4 with a shutout of Brewster.

The Chatham Anglers were shut-out the last time they played Brewster, on June 11. They had a chance to return the favor the next night but their rematch at Veterans Field was fogged out.

A week later, there was no fog to stop the makeup game and nothing to hold down the delayed payback. Three pitchers combined on a shutout and Chatham made a first-inning run stand up in a 1-0 victory over the Whitecaps in the Cape League’s only game Thursday night.

Todd Czinege (Villanova) hit the home run, his first extra-base hit in four games this summer. His solo shot came with one out in the first, on a 1-2 pitch no less. Brewster starter Jacob Jenkins (Pacific) allowed just one other hit in five innings and Hansen Butler (North Carolina) followed with three scoreless frames, but Chatham’s 1-0 lead held up.

T.J. Zeuch (Pittsburgh) struck out six and scattered five hits in five scoreless innings. He picked up his second win and maintained his 0.00 ERA. Brandon Miller (Millersville) followed with three dominant innings of relief, striking out five and allowing one hit. Andre Scrubb (High Point) struck out the side around a two-out single in the ninth for the save.

Brewster lost for the sixth straight time – since that June 11 win over Chatham – and is 3-6. The Anglers moved to 5-4.

What to Watch

It looks like a good pitching match-up when Falmouth visits Wareham tonight at Spillane Field. Bryce Montes de Oca (Missouri) is set to make his first start for Falmouth after two dominant relief outings. The 6’7, 265-pound flamethrower has an interesting story and seems poised for a breakout summer. Wareham will start Ryan Olson (Cal Poly Pomona), who follows in the footsteps of Pomona teammate Cody Ponce on the Cape. Ponce shined for Brewster last summer and was a second-round pick in June. Olson actually had some better numbers than Ponce this spring, going 12-0 with a 1.73 ERA and a team-best 92 strikeouts.


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