Rapid Reaction: Montgomery Helps Gatemen ReWrite Script in Game 2

By Wareham Gatemen | Jun 25, 2017

After being dominated by Mariner’s starter Tyler Baum in the first game, Gatemen starter Justin Montgomery made sure Wareham came back for some revenge in game two.


Behind Montgomery’s five shutout innings, the Gatemen (5-8) grabbed a split of the doubleheader, defeating Harwich in game two, 5-1, in what was an overcast evening at Spillane Field.


Montgomery was outstanding all contest long, quieting the Mariners bats after they were hot in game one.


He threw five scoreless innings, giving up just one hit, striking out eight without walking anyone.


Gatemen coach Don Sneddon said the rest of the team fed of Montgomery’s energy.

“He set the tone,” said Sneddon. “He kept us in it until we were able to get a run.”


Wareham’s bats were cold through the first few innings until they got some momentum in the fourth as Robbie Metz (George Washington) hit a leadoff single.


Three batters later, with two on and one out, Luke Bonfield (Arkansas) doubled to left and brought home Metz. Willie MacIver (Washington) then scored on a wild pitch to give the Gatemen a 2-0 advantage after four.


The offensive momentum rolled over into the fifth when Nick Angelini (Bryant) was hit by a pitch to leadoff the inning. Angelini made his way into scoring position on two wild pitches, then Kyle Kasser (Oregon) knocked one into left to plate Angelini.


Kasser stole third and later scored off yet another wild pitch, increasing the Gatemen’s lead to 4-0.


The Gatemen got a little more insurance in the sixth when Jake Anchia (Nova Southeastern) got aboard with a single. Anchia swiped second to put him in scoring position, then was plated with a Ben Baird (Washington) single.


The lineup seemed to be clicking all the way down, as eight of the nine batters got on base at some point in the game. Players that included the likes of Baird, Anchia, and Metz all got into the action despite struggles that have plagued them over the last couple of weeks.


Next Up: The Gatemen will be back at Spillane Field on Tuesday night as they take on the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. First pitch is scheduled for 630pm.



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