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Hyannis Mets Game Stories
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Darkness falls, as do Mets
HYANNIS - The Hyannis Mets fell to the Harwich Mariners Sunday night at McKeon park by the score of 7-5 in 8 innings. The game was called due to darkness after a bottom of the eight inning in which the Mets had started a comeback, but fallen just short; this was a theme throughout the night.
Things were looking good for Hyannis through four innings, as they were getting a good start from Andrew Doyle (Oklahoma) and had received timely hitting. A Kiko Vazquez (Central Florida) double in the first plated one run, while a Joey Gonzales (Cal Riverside) two bagger scored another in the third. All of this while Doyle had given up just a solo home run to Jake Opitz (Nebraska).
The wheels came off for Doyle in the fifth and he was chased in the sixth. In inning number five, with two outs he walked Steve Strausbaugh (Western Carolina) and allowed a base hit to Alex Avila (Alabama). Kent Matthes (Alabama) followed, hitting a towering home run, his first of the year, to put Harwich on top for the duration.
Doyle would exit with one out in the sixth and a man on board. Chris Dominguez (Louisville) would eventually come around to score on a Terrence Dayleg (Western Kentucky) single. Doyle's final line would read 6.1 innings, 9 hits, 5 earned runs, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, and 2 home runs.
Hyannis got a run back in the seventh on a Gonzales sacrifice fly that allowed Phil Bell (Alabama-Birmingham) to score, but the Mariners put the game out of reach in the top of the eighth with two more talies. Dayleg scorched a one out double, followed by a Kyle Day (Michigan State) single that scored Dayleg. Day would come around on a double by Avila.
The Mets tried to mount a comeback in the bottom of the inning, the game's last, as the first five men in the inning reached base. With the score 7-3, Shea Robin (Vanderbilt) and pinch-hitter Dan Brewer (Bradley) had consecutive singles, followed by a Ryan Jackson (Miami) walk. Dale Cornstubble (Central Michigan) then delivered his biggest hit of the year, a double down the left field line the scored two, but left Jackson out to dry at the plate.
With one out in the inning, and a man in scoring position on second base, David Macias, grounded into an around the horn double play to end the game. Kris Dabrowiecki (Northeastern) picked up the win in five innings, allowing just two earned runs on six hits, while Doyle took his first loss of the season.
The Mets travel to Falmouth on Monday for a 7:00 P.M. start time at Guv Fuller Field. The team is off on Tuesday before returning home on Wednesday to host the Wareham Gatemen.
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