Hyannis Harbor Hawks

Harbor Hawks Offense Stalls at Cotuit
Posted Jul 29, 2021

Mark Adamiak (University of Arkansas) and Evan Webster (University of Louisville) split the mound in Wednesday night's game, holding the Kettleers offense to just 4 hits. The Kettleers 2 runs were given up in the bottom of the first inning, both unearned, however the Hawks offense was not able to rally together and overcome an early 1-run deficit in what was a 2-1 final game versus Cotuit. 

All 3 runs in the game were scored in the first inning, however Hyannis was not able to hold onto the early 1-run lead. After back-to-back strikeouts were issued in the top of the 1st, Luke Mann (University of Missouri) hit his 5th double of the season to start up the Hawks offense. Mann finished 2-4 on the night, leading the offense in hits and scoring the only run on the night from a single by Nick Romano (University of Central Florida), giving Romano his 4th RBI of the season. Mann’s batting average now sits at .289.

Hyannis combined for 7 hits on the night, almost doubling what Cotuit’s offense was able to record, however the Hawks were not able to string together the hits and come out on top. Kyle Ball (Stetson University) went 2-4 on the night, leading the offense with Mann. Ryan Proto (University of Massachussetts Lowell) and Clark Elliot (University of Michigan) also recorded hits on the night. Elliot still leads the offense hitting .357 on the season. 

The Hawks finished their series against Cotuit 2-4, putting them just one game short of a 2021 series win. Hyannis heads into their final off-day on Thursday and will be back competing Friday night against Falmouth.

July 28th, 2021

Byline: Bree Delio

Photo Credit: Sara Goulart, @saragoul.art


 
Harbor Hawks Fall to Commodores
Posted Jul 28, 2021

On a hot and sunny day in Falmouth, the Hawks faced off against the Commodores. While the team put up a fight, the Commodores did not allow the Hawks to sweep the series at Guv Fuller Park, and finished with a 10–5 victory.

Antoine Jean (Alabama) took the mound for Commodores and got cruised to three quick outs. Hunter Furtado (Alabama) was the starter for Hyannis and issued a lead off walk. Kyle Ball (Stetson) made a solid play for a fielders choice and the first out of the inning. Trent Taylor (UCF) followed with another fielders choice for out number two, but a steal attempt allowed a ground ball to become a hit, putting runners on the corners. A deep drive to right field looked threatening, but Dominic Johnson (Kansas State) made a great catch to end the inning.

Jean came back for another frame and earned two ground ball outs to start before Mitch Hartigan (FAU) drew a walk. Ryan Proto (UMass Lowell) ripped a line drive that was caught in left field for the third out. Furtado hit the first batter he faced in the bottom of the inning, and an infield single put two runners on base despite a great effort from Luke Mann (Missouri). An error on the transfer between shortstop and second led to a bases loaded situation and a hit by pitch led to the first Commodore run. Taylor made an excellent grab at second base that saw him leave his feet for the first out. A single from Casey Hartford (Tennessee-Martin) singled up the middle and drove in two runs, extending the lead to three. Furtado came back with a strikeout for the second out of the inning. A soft ground out to Taylor ended the inning and kept the damage to three.

Jean started the bottom of the inning with a strikeout and a groundout before Clark Elliott (Michigan) and Johnson walked to provide some early momentum, but a fielders choice ended the threat. Furtado ventured back to the mound in the bottom of the inning and surrendered a solo home run to Taylor Smith (Texas A&M) . An infield single followed before Furtado struck out the next batter. A stolen base and a sacrifice fly led to a runner on third, and an infield single gave the Commodores a five-run lead. The score remained 5–0 after a sharp line drive was snatched by Johnson to end the inning.

Zane Harris (Wright State) notched an infield single for the first Harbor Hawk hit. Ball followed him up with a double that put runners on second and third. Hartigan did his job by hitting a ball to the right side of the field, and while this gave Falmouth an out, Harris was able to advance home for the first Hyannis run. Jean came back with a strikeout for the second out of the inning. Caden Rose (Alabama) drew a walk to put runners on the corner and Taylor singled up the middle to drive in Ball for the second run of the inning. Rose stole third to put runners on the corners once again, but a fielders choice ended the Harbor Hawk threat and gave the game a 5–2 score. Furtado returned for the bottom of the inning and let up a bloop single to start before another single followed. Kris Armstrong (Florida) continued the single trend and drove in a sixth Commodore run and this proved to be the last pitch of Furtado’s night. Salvatore Fusco (UMass Lowell) came in next for the Hawks and a sensational catch from Ball led to the first out. A line drive to Ball brought the second out, although a controversial call from the umpire denied the chance at the Hawks ending the inning. Fusco hit the next batter, loading the bases, and a wild pitch led to a seventh run for the Commodores. A walk followed before a line out to Elliott ended the inning.

Charles Harrison (UCLA) was next on the mound for Falmouth and Johnson greeted him with a single and Mann was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. An incredible catch in left field by Anthony Hall (Oregon) denied a Harris hit for the first out of the inning. Johnson stole third to put runners on the corners. A pop out in foul ground led to a second out and a fly out to left field ended the inning. Fusco returned for the bottom slate and the first batter hit a deep drive that Johnson chased down for the first out. Mann made a slick play at third for the second out soon after and a fly out to Hartigan ended the inning.

Proto led off the top of the sixth with a line drive single to left field but Harrison came back with a strikeout to the next batter for the first out. A fly out to center field followed before Proto put some pressure on by swiping second base, but Harrison earned a strikeout that ended the threat. Fusco returned for the bottom of the inning and was welcomed with a lead off single and another single followed before a wild pitch put both runners in scoring position. A walk loaded the bases. A deep fly ball was shagged by Johnson, but an eight Commodore run was scored in the process via a tag-up. Another run was scored via a wild pitch, making the score 9–2. Another wild pitch increased the nine to a ten, as well as worked for a walk, and this was the end of Fusco’s night. Anthony Casciola (UNC Charlotte) was next in line for Hyannis in his Harbor Hawk debut and walked his first batter before earning a strikeout and a ground out to end the inning.

A strikeout started the top of the seventh inning before Mann and Harris hit back to back singles and Ball brought a run across by when he grounded out to shortstop, making the score 10–3. Hartigan hit into an error, advancing Harris to third, but a fielders choice ended the threat. Casciola returned for the bottom of the inning and kept the Commodores from adding on any additional runs.

The Hawks went down in order in the top of the eighth, and Kyle Skidmore (Gardner-Webb) relieved Casciola in the bottom of the inning and cruised to a clean inning of his own.

With three outs seperating the Hawks from a loss, the team was not looking to go down without a fight. Johnson led off with a walk and Mann singled right after, with Johnson advancing to third. A strikeout served as the first out of the inning, but another single from Ball scored Johnson and advanced Mann to third base. Mann would eventually score on a passed ball, but two straight strikeouts ended the threat and handed the Hawks a 10–5 loss.

Hyannis travels to Cotuit July 28th to take on the Kettleers. First pitch is slated for 4:30.

July 27th, 2021

Byline: Jack Murray

Photo Credit: Sara Goulart, @saragoul.art


 
Offensive Explosion Defines Harbor Hawk Victory Over Kettleers
Posted Jul 27, 2021

Mitchell Hartigan (Florida Atlantic University) was a double shy of the cycle in Monday night's game vs the Kettleers. Hartigan finished the night 3-5 with 2 RBIs and recorded his first homerun as a Hawk in a 15-5 victory over Cotuit. 

The Hawks offense could not be put to rest, combining for 18 hits on the night. After a 3-run blast by the Kettleers put Hyannis down early in the top of the 3rd, the Hawks quickly responded by putting up 7 runs in the bottom of the inning. Mason Greer (Mclennan Community College) and Trent Taylor (University of Central Florida) led off the inning with two back-to-back singles, then later were brought home by Luke Mann (University of Missouri) who hit his 4th home run of the season. 

The inning continued with another set of back-to-back singles by Zane Harris (Wright State), Kyle Ball (Stetson University) and Hartigan. Caleb Pendleton (Florida Atlantic University) doubled, bringing home Harris and Ball then was brought home by another single hit by Greer, putting the Hawks up by 4 early. 

Hyannis’s rally continued into the 4th inning with a lead-off single by Clark Elliot (University of Michigan). Elliot finished 3-5 on the night and brought his batting average up to a team high .381. After a couple of errors, wild pitches and a sac-fly by Dominic Johnson (Kansas State University) brought Elliot home, Hartigan came up to the plate and blasted a 2-run homerun that put the Hawks up by 8. 

The Hawks offense gave the pitchers a good cushion to work with, and combined the defense only allowed 5 runs, 3 that were earned. Daniel Gill (Valdosta State University) started the night on the mound, striking out 2 over 5 ⅔ innings, allowing just 3 earned runs on the night off a home-run. Austin Wallace (Transfer Portal) came in as the first sign of relief, striking out 3 over 2 ⅓ innings and allowing just 2 runners to advance via a walk and a hit. 

Angus McCloskey (Pace University) threw the 9th and was dominant, striking out 1 and allowing no one to reach base. 

The Hawks offense has come together beautifully, scoring a combined 43 runs over the last 3 games. Hyannis plays at Falmouth Tuesday night and is looking for this offensive momentum to carry over.


July 27th, 2021

Byline: Bree Delio


 
Harbor Hawks Defeat Firebirds in Back and Forth Contest
Posted Jul 26, 2021

On a night the possessed a serious threat of a storm, the Hyannis Harbor Hawks traveled to Eldredge Park to take on the Orleans Firebirds in a non-divisional matchup July 25th. The Hawks left the field with a 12–7 victory.

Clark Elliott (Michigan) led off the game with a sharp single up the middle, and Dominic Johnson (Kansas State) followed him up with another single. Orion Kerkering (South Florida) came back with a strikeout followed before a double steal from Elliott and Johnson put two runners in scoring position. Nick Romano (UCF) grounded into the second out, but this resulted in Elliott scoring the first run of the game. A walk put runners on the corners, and an eventual passed ball allowed the second run to score. However, a ground out ended the inning.

Adrian Siravo (Weatherford) was on the mound to start for the Hawks and hit the first batter he faced, but a double play started by Ryan Romano (Florida State) put two outs on the board. Chase DeLauter (James Madison) provided a two out spark with a double before Tyler Locklear (VCU) hit into an error, sending DeLauter home. Siravo bounced back with a strikeout to end the inning.

A groundout started the top of the second inning before Mason Greer (Missouri State) singled. Greer stole second and advanced to third after Ryan Romano hit into an error. Elliott then walked before Johnson hit into a fielders choice that scored Greer to make the score 3–1. Zane Harris (Wright State) walked to continue the inning, but a strikeout ended the threat. Siravo returned for the bottom of the inning and surrendered a single to start the inning. Siravo struck out the next batter before issuing two walks and loading the bases. A deep fly was caught by Mitch Hartigan (FAU), but the Firebirds were able to score the second run, and a Luke Keaschell (San Francisco) single scored the third run. Another fly out to Hartigan ended the inning.

A ground out started the top of the third before Hartigan singled and eventual advanced to second on a wild pitch. Two strikeouts in a row for Kerkering ended the impending threat. Siravo returned for the bottom of the inning, seeking a scoreless frame. He started off strong with a strikeout before surrendering a single. After a steal of second, a second strikeout occurred, but Trae Harmon (Stetson) singled, scoring the runner on second and handing the Firebirds a 4–3 lead. A fly out to Elliott limited the damage to one on the next play. 

In the top of the third inning, a quick out occurred before Elliott hit an infield single and Johnson put pressure on with a double to right field. Play was then stopped during the next at-bat when a bird flew on to the playing surface, stalling play for about two minutes, much to the delight of the crowd. A man dressed as a Firebird was finally able to remove the bird and play continued soon after. Harris walked, loading the bases. A clutch strikeout put two outs on the board. Kyle Ball (Stetson) smoked a ground ball to second that resulted in an error that scored two runs and put the Hawks back in the lead at 5–4. A fly out to left field ended the productive inning.

Siravo ventured to the mound once again in the bottom of the fourth and earned a quick strikeout before Peyton Chatagnier (Ole Miss) ripped a double and advanced to third off of an errant throw, eventually scoring after a ground out from Keaschall. A double from DeLauter and a hit by pitch from Locklear put the Firebirds close to grabbing the lead, but Siravo induced a pop out to Ball to end the inning and keep the score tied.

The Hawks went down in order in the top of the fifth inning, and Cooper McKeehan (BYU) entered the game in relief of Siravo and earned two quick strikeout before Justin Miknis (Kent State) smacked a home run over the right field fence for a tie-breaking home run. An error lead to a runner on first, but McKeehan earned his third strikeout of the inning to send the Hawks to the plate.

Trailing 6–5 with the weather seeming extremely gloomy, the Hawks needed to put some pressure on, especially since the game had advanced far enough to count if a rain stoppage was necessary. To say the team took this attitude to the plate would be a massive understatement. A strikeout started the inning, but Johnson notched a single and eventually stole second and advanced to third on a passed ball, all before Harris drew a walk. Nick Romano tied the game with a clutch double down the left field line, scoring Johnson and advancing Harris to third. The bases became loaded after a Ball infield single, and a walk to Hartigan gave the Hawks a 7–6 lead. The lead was increased once again after another infield single from Ryan Proto (UMass Lowell). A strikeout then provided the second out of the inning. While taking a two-run lead was certainly huge for the Hawks, stranding the bases loaded, which has been a theme for the team this year, would be a huge let down, especially considering the potent offense Orleans possesses. Ryan Romano made sure this didn’t happen, launching a line drive over the left field fence for a clutch grand slam that catapulted the Harbor Hawks to a 12–6 lead. Back to back walks from Elliott and Johnson provided some more hope for the inning, but a strikeout finally ended the damage after seven runs and over 30 minutes.

The Hawks bench was completely revitalized after the massive inning, and McKeehan brought that adrenaline to the rubber. After surrendering an infield single, two strikeouts and a fly out to Elliott in center field sent the teams to the seventh inning.

The Firebirds were able to keep the Hawks offense at bay in the top of the seventh, aside from an infield single from Ball, and McKeehan turned in another impressive inning in the bottom of the seventh to keep the Hawks up by six runs.

A leadoff walk by Greer did not lead to any additional run support in the top of the eighth, but a leadoff single in the bottom of the inning put some pressure on McKeehan. A fly out to Elliott gave the Hawks it’s first out before Proto picked off the runner at first for a clutch second out. McKeehan finished the job with a strikeout, ending the inning.

The Firebirds sent the Hawks down in order in the top of the ninth inning, but the focus was truly on protecting the six-run lead that separated Hyannis from a huge victory. McKeehan entered for a fifth inning of relief to close out the game and induced a ground out to Trent Taylor (UCF) before issuing a walk. Taylor was able to throw out the runner at second on a ground ball for the second out. A walk, following two wild pitches, put runners on the corners, and another wild pitch increased the Orleans run total to seven, but a clutch grab from Greer on a well-struck ground ball resulted in a Harbor Hawk victory.

The win clinched the season series against the Firebirds, the first series win of the season for the Hawks, and ended a two day stretch where the team scored 28 runs and played over nine hours of game time.

The Hawks return to McKeon Park July 26th to face the Cotuit Kettleers. The first pitch is slated for 6:00.

July 26th, 2021

Byline: Jack Murray

Photo Credit: Jack Murray


 
Harbor Hawks Unable to Complete Comeback Against Mariners
Posted Jul 25, 2021

The Hawks offense, led by Clark Elliot (University of Michigan) who went 2-2 at the plate with 5 walks and 3 RBIs, put up 16 runs on the night after being down by 11 early in the game. Hyannis almost completed the comeback, however came just short in another lengthy 18-16 game against the Harwich Mariners. 

Hyannis took advantage of the 16 walks that were issued throughout the game, making it difficult for any pitcher that took the mound to settle in. Dominic Johnson (Kansas State University) and Luke Mann (University of Missouri) both went 2-4 at the plate and combined for 3 walks and scoring 5 runs. 

In the top of the 8th inning the Hawks put up 8 runs off 4 hits, putting them just in reach of the win. Mitchell Hartigan (Florida Atlantic University) led off the inning with a single and was brought home via a triple by Ryan Romano (Florida State University). Romano recorded 2 RBIs in the inning off his triple, bringing in both Hartigan and Trent Taylor (University of Central Florida). 

Taylor recorded his first hit in a Hawks uniform with a single in the top of the 6th. Joey Rafaelle (Florida Southern College) made his first appearance, reaching base once and recording his first RBI for the team. 

Nick Romano (University of Central Florida), Zane Harris (Wright State University), and Caleb Pendleton (Florida Atlantic University) all recorded hits on the night, Harris recording an RBI. 

Jonah Scolaro (Florida State University) started the night on the mound striking out 5 over 2 innings and allowing 3 earned runs off 2 hits and 2 walks. The first sign of relief for Scolaro came from Evan Webster (University of Louisville) who threw for ⅔ of an inning, striking out 1 and allowing 5 runs to score off 5 hits and 2 walks. 

Salvatore Fusco (University of Massachussetts Lowell) made his third appearance on the mound, lasting an inning and allowing 6 runs, 4 earned, off 4 hits and 2 walks. Austin Brush (University of Dayton) followed, pitching 2 ⅓, striking out 1 and allowing 4 runs off 5 hits.

Sam Beck (University of San Francisco) made his second appearance for Hyannis, finishing the night on the mound and striking out 2 over 2 innings and allowing only 2 batters to reach via a hit and a walk. 

Hyannis, who is looking to bounce back from an absolute battle of a game, competes at Orleans for the first time this season Sunday night. Game has been pushed back till 6:30 due to weather.


July 25th, 2021

Byline: Bree Delio

Photo Credit: Jack Murray


 
Hawks Fall to Kettleers in Six Innings
Posted Jul 24, 2021

On a hot and sunny day at Lowell Park, the Hyannis Harbor Hawks faced the Cotuit Kettleers. Despite jumping out to an early lead, the Hawks couldn’t muster much additional offense and a rain delay, combined with a fast approaching night fall, led to a 6–1 Kettleers victory after six innings.

Clark Elliott (Michigan) led off the game with a single before Kyle Ball (Stetson) smacked a double and put runners on second and third. Nick Romano (UCF) was then hit by a pitch, loading the bases. Zane Harris (Wright State) smoked a line drive to center that resulted in the first out but allowed Elliott to tag up and advance home for an early Harbor Hawk lead. Quinn Matthews (Stanford) was able to earn two quick outs to limit the damage to one run. Mark Adamiak (Arkansas) started on the mound for the Harbor Hawks and induced three ground outs for a clean first inning. 

Trent Taylor (UCF) crushed a shot to center field that was corralled for the first out of the inning before Matthews got the next two hitters to pop out, resulting in a one, two, three inning. Adamiak got the first batter to ground out to Ball to start the inning. An infield single gave Cotuit its first hit of the game. Adamiak wouldn’t let him stay on base for too long however as he was able to pick off the runner at first for the second out. The next pitch was a blazing fastball that sent the Hawks back to the plate

Matthews struck out the first hitter he faced in the top of the third before getting the next hitter to ground out. Nick Romano and Harris then drew back to back walks before Matthews reeled it in and delivered a strikeout, ending the threat. Adamiak surrendered two singles to start the bottom of the inning. This led to an eventual Kettleers run when Ryan Ritter (Kentucky) smacked a single to left field, advancing the runners to first and third. Jace Grady (Dallas Baptist) successfully bunted the runner on third home and advanced the runner on first to second. A fly out to Elliott in center field supplied the second out. However, a single from Luke Gold (Boston College) extended the lead to three in favor of Cotuit. A ground ball to Ball then ended the inning.

Matthews cruised through the next inning, putting the Hawks back on the field. A slick play from Ryan Romano (Florida State) led to the first out. Two walks put some pressure on, but a nice catch, on the run, from Elliott for the second out. A third out was recorded in the form of a strikeout, keeping the Kettleers off the board. 

Matthews started the top of the inning with a strikeout before Elliott stroked his second single of the game, and ended up stealing second base. This led to the end of Matthews night, and Harrison Cohen (George Washington). A steal attempt from Elliott turned disastrous after Ball popped out to second base, allowing the Kettleers to double Elliott up at second and end the inning. Adamiak returned in the bottom of the fifth but barely was able to pitch due to a rain delay that sent most of the crowd home. After 30 minutes, play resumed, and the Kettleers ended up tacking on three more runs in that inning.

Cohen returned for the top of the sixth and retired the first two batters without much trouble, but Dominic Johnson (Kansas State) drew a walk to keep the Hawks alive in the inning. Cohen reared back and induced a ground out to end the game.

Due to darkness, the game was called and Cotuit earned a 6–1 victory. 

Hyannis is back in action July 24th when it travels to Whitehouse Field to face the Harwich Mariners. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30.

July 23rd, 2021

Byline: Jack Murray

Photo Credit: Sara Goulart, @saragoul.art


 
Hawks Walk-Off Against Gatemen
Posted Jul 22, 2021

Luke Mann (University of Missouri) hit the game winning single in the bottom of the 9th to walk-it-off against the Wareham Gatemen in Wednesday night's 5-4 game. 

Heading into the bottom 8th down by 2 runs, the Hawks offense rallied behind a lead-off hit by Kyle Ball (Stetson University) and took the lead. Nick Romano (University of Central Florida) doubled off Wareham’s all-star pitcher, who was beginning to show signs that he was rattled. Ball ended up scoring off a balk, tying the game. Dominic Johnson (Kansas State University) then came up to the plate, doubling and bringing in the go-ahead run. 

To add insurance in the 8th, Mitch Hartigan (Florida Atlantic University) tripled and brought Johnson home. Hartigan went 2-4 on the night, with a double and a triple. 

The Hawks lost their lead in the 9th when the Gatemen were able to rally behind a walk and two hits, however momentum was still on Hyannis’s side. Ryan Romano (Florida State University) led off the 9th with a double down the left field line. After two back-to-back walks were issued, Ryan Romano advanced to third and was brought home for the game winning run by Mann. 

The Hawks combined for 10 hits on the night, Zane Harris (Wright State University) went 2-3 with 2 singles and Caleb Pendleton went 1-3 with a double and a hit-by-pitch. 

Hunter Furtado (University of Alabama) started the night on the mound, pitching through 6 innings and striking out 5. Furtado allowed just 2 earned runs off 6 hits and 3 walks. 

The first sign of relief on the night came from Evan Webster (University of Louisville) who threw 2 innings, striking out 2 and allowing just a single hit. Cooper McKeehan finished the night striking out 3, allowing 2 earned runs off 2 hits and a walk. 

Hyannis is looking to take this momentum into the off-day and dominate the final two weeks of the season. The next game takes place Friday at Cotuit, first pitch at 5.


July 21st, 2021

Byline: Bree Delio

Photo Credit: Sara Goulart, @saragoul.art


 
Harbor Hawks Fall to Gatemen on Christmas in July
Posted Jul 21, 2021

On a hot and muggy day at McKeon Park, the Harbor Hawks hosted the Wareham Gatemen. Christmas fever was in the air, as it was the Christmas in July day and festive music blasted through the speakers and trees were scattered on tables all around the perimeter of the field.

Daniel Gill (Valdosta State) made his first start of the season and cruised through the top of the first by retiring the side in order, including a nasty strikeout. Clark Elliott (Michigan) led off the bottom of the inning with a single, but Christian Ruebeck (Oklahoma) got the next batter to fly out to center field. A deep fly from Luke Mann (Missouri) nearly left the park but instead was the second out of the inning. Nick Romano (UCF) singled to right field to keep the inning alive, but Ruebeck reared back and fanned the next batter for a third out

Tommy Troy (Stanford ) smacked the first ball he saw in the top of the second over the right field fence for a home run, giving the game its first run. A single followed the home run before Yohandy Morales (Miami) ripped a double down the right field line to create a zero out, two runners in scoring position situation. Gill hit the next batter, loading the bases,  and Tony Frechette (George Washington) hit into a fielders choice, giving the Hawks their first out but allowing the Gatemen to take a 2–0 lead. Gill then issued a walk, loading the bases once again, before Tres Gonzales (Georgia Tech) notched an infield single to turn the two into a three. The score advanced to four after Gill hit the next batter, and another fielders choice resulted in a fifth run but gave the Hawks a second out. Nick Romano trekked out into foul territory to catch a foul ball and end the tough inning.  Ruebeck induced a ground ball to start the bottom of the second before Johnson reached on an outfield error and found a home on second base. Mitch Hartigan (Florida Atlantic) grounded out to first but advanced Johnson to third. Ryan Romano (Florida State) ripped a line drive, but Jack Brannigan (Notre Dame) made a fantastic grab to leave the Hawks empty handed. 

Angus McCloskey (Pace) entered the game in the top of the third and walked the first two batters he faced. A passed ball lead to both of those runners advancing a base, setting up a difficult situation for McCloskey. A bloop single from Brannigan extended the lead to six and signaled the end of the night for McCloskey. Austin Brush (Dayton) came in and immediately surrendered a double to Frechette to increase the lead to eight runs. The hit parade continued with another single before a Gonzales sacrifice fly score Frechette and extended the lead to nine. A fly out to Elliott led to the second out of the inning before a pop out to Kyle Ball (Stetson) at short stop ended the inning. Ruebeck returned to the rubber in the bottom of the inning and used two strikeouts and a groundout to retire the side.

Brush returned for the top of the third and retired the side in order. Nick Romano led off the inning by being hit by a pitch. Ruebeck reponded with a strikeout before Ryan Proto (UMass Lowell) singled to right, scoring Romano and giving the Hawks its first run of the game. A fielders choice led to the second out of the inning and a deep fly from Hartigan nearly put two more runs on the board but instead sent the Harbor Hawks back to the field.

Brush returned for the top of the fifth and the first batter flew out to Johnson in right for the first out. Brush struck out the next batter before a diving catch from Johnson led to another clean inning. Carter Rustad (San Diego) came in to relieve Ruebeck in the bottom of the inning and induced a fly out and a pop out before Ball singled up the middle. Rustad came back with a strikeout to eliminate the threat.

Brush was back for the top of the sixth and surrendered a single to start the inning, but bounced back to retire the next three batters for another solid inning. A strikeout started the bottom of the inning before a double from Nick Romano. A groundout moved Romano to third, but another groundout ended the inning.

Salvatore Fusco (UMass Lowell) entered in relief in the top of the seventh and got the first batter to ground out to Ball before a walk and a single preceded a double from that extended the lead to 10 and put runners on second and third. A single from extended the lead to 12–1 before the inning finally ended. A pop out led the bottom of the inning before Ryan Romano (Florida State) drew a base on balls and ended up swiping second base. Rustad struck out the next two batters to end the inning.

Fusco returned for the top of the eight and earned two quick outs before surrendering a walk before a pop out to Nick Romano ended the inning. Mann led off the inning with a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Three outs came immediately afterward in the form of two ground outs and a fly out.

Fusco returned once again for the ninth and let up a walk before getting three straight strikeouts to end the inning. Johnson reached on an infield single to start the bottom of the ninth but a pop out put the Hawks down to their last two outs. Ryan Romano notched a single, but a strikeout accounted for the second out and a ground out ended the game.

The Harbor Hawks are hosting the Gatemen again July 21st at 6:00 p.m.

July 20th, 2021

Byline: Jack Murray

Photo Credit: Sara Goulart, @saragoul.art


 
Harbor Hawks Rout Firebirds for Second Straight Win
Posted Jul 20, 2021

The Hawks offense could not be stopped in Monday night's game against Orleans, combining for 14 hits in a 13-1 win over the Firebirds. Luke Mann (University of Missouri) led the offense hitting a 3-run homerun in the bottom of the 7th and finished the night 3-5 with 5 RBIs. 

Adrian Siravo (Weatherford College) started the night on the mound and earned his first win in a Hyannis uniform. He threw 6 shutout innings, striking 4 and allowing just 5 hits and 2 walks. Siravo’s outing dropped his ERA to 1.74 and gave the Hawks the ability to score go-ahead runs early in the game. 

The first run of the night came in the bottom of the second when Caleb Pendleton (Florida Atlantic University) hit a single that scored Nick Romano (University of Central Florida) who reached base for the first time as a Hawk via a walk. Pendleton ended 2-5 on the night and was tremendous behind the plate, catching one runner on the basepaths and making it hard for the Firebirds to advance. Nick Romano finished his first start as a Hawk going 1-4 with a single and an RBI. 

Hyannis’s offense really settled in in the bottom of the 6th and 7th, scoring a combined total of 9 runs over the two innings. Clark Elliot (University of Michigan) went 2-4 on the night with a walk, a double and a single bringing his batting average to a team high .326. Mitchell Hartigan (Florida Atlantic University) recorded his best offensive outing going 3-4 with a walk and an RBI. 

Kyle Ball (Stetson University) had 2 RBIs on the night while going 1-3 at the plate with 2 walks. Dominic Johnson (Kansas State University) and Zane Harris (Wright State University) both recorded singles on the night and were brought home, adding to the 13-1 lead. 

Pitching gave the offense a cushion to work around, giving up only a combined 8 hits to the Firebirds. Sam Beck (University of San Francisco) made his first relief appearance for Hyannis throwing 2 innings, striking out 4 batters and allowing just 2 hits and a walk. Kyle Skidmore (Gardner Webb University) finished the night on the mound, pitching in the bottom of the 9th striking out 1 and giving up just 1 run off 1 hit. 

The Hawks have won their last two games and are looking to keep the streak going. The next game will be July 20th at home versus Wareham for Christmas in July. Game starts at 6 and Santa will be in attendance, cheering for another Hawks win.


July 19th, 2021

Byline: Bree Delio

Photo Credit: Sara Goulart, @saragoul.art


 
Hawks Defeat Commodores to Break Losing Streak
Posted Jul 19, 2021

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks traveled to Falmouth on July 18th to take on the Commodores at Guv Fuller Field. Despite a huge losing streak preceding the game, the Hawks were the better team and walked away with a much needed 5–1 victory.

The Hawks were unable to generate much offense in the top of the first inning, despite a hard hit single from Caden Rose (Alabama). In the bottom of the inning, Jonah Scolaro (Florida State) took the mound and retired the side in order. 

In the top of the second inning, Kyle Ball (Stetson) drew a walk and this paid off when Dominic Johnson (Kansas State) launched a pitch over the left field wall for a home run. After Mason Pelio (Boston College) achieved two outs, Ryan Proto (UMass Lowell) and Clark Elliott (Michigan), but Pelio  was able to get out of it with no further damage. Scolaro kept up his pace in the bottom of the inning and the score remained 2–0.

Pitcher sent the Hawks down in order in the top of the third and Scolaro continued his excellent play, retiring the side with no blemishes other than a walk

A strikeout started the inning before Mason Greer (Missouri State) smacked a single, but a strikeout and a ground out ended the threat. Scolaro continued his excellent pitching and struck out the side in the bottom of the fourth

Elliott led off with a single and stole second, but a fly out and two strikeouts ended any Hawk threat. Scolaro continued to deal in the bottom of the inning, once again setting down the Falmouth hitters in order. In most of the games this season, the Harbor Hawk bullpen would be packed with relievers warming up, but with Scolaro’s excellent performance through five, including not allowing a single hit yet, routine plyometrics was the extent of the action in the bullpen.

A controversial call did not go the Hawks way on a groundout to start the sixth, but Johnson legged out a single to get some momentum. Johnson stole second to put himself in scoring position. However, a ground out and a fly out ended the threat. Scolaro issued a walk before fanning two batters but his no hitter and strikeout was broken up by a double from Brayden Taylor (TCU) that scored a run and made the score 2–1. Scolaro fought back by inducing a ground out and ending his day with an excellent outing. 

The Hawks went down quietly in the top of the seventh and Nolan Crisp (Georgia) entered the game in the bottom of the inning. He struck out the first batter before a diving effort from Elliott could not prevent the ball from hitting the ground, and the Commodores had their second hit of the game. A ground out moved the runner to third but gave the Hawks a second out. A ground out to Ball at shortstop kept the lead alive and sent the Hawks to the plate.

The eight inning proved to be extremely important for the Harbor Hawks in ensuring a situation where they could hold a comfortable lead. Zane Harris (Wright State) reached on an error and Ball singled, advancing Harris to third. Two straight outs put the scoring threat in jeopardy, but did set up a second and third situation. This set up Ryan Romano (Florida State) and the second basemen delivered with a single that scored Harris and advanced Ball to third. Proto followed this up with an infield single that drew an errant throw and scored Ball and Romano and gave the Hawks a huge 5–1 lead. Crisp returned to the mound for the 8th. He hit the first batter and then surrendered a single, but a strikeout and a double play ended the scoring threat. 

A fly out started the top of the ninth before a single from Luke Mann. A strikeout and a ground out ended the inning. Crisp returned to close it out and induced a groundout to start. A second ground out followed before a strikeout sealed the deal.

Scolaro and Crisp were undeniably the stars of the game, as the Commodore offense struggled to get any offensive momentum against the duo. The Hawks offense was productive throughout the game and came through in clutch moments, something it has struggled with all season. This is the third of four games that the Hawks have put at least five runs on the board and allows for a reset when looking towards the final 15 games remaining on the schedule.

The Harbor Hawks will hope to start a winning streak on July 19th when they host the Orleans Firebirds at McKeon Field. First pitch is slated for 6:00.

July 18th, 2021

Byline: Jack Murray

Photo Credit: Sara Goulart, @saragoul.art


 
Harbor Hawks Fall to Anglers
Posted Jul 19, 2021

Caleb Pendleton (Florida Atlantic University) led the Hawks behind the plate throwing out 4 runners on the base paths and also hitting his second home-run of the season, puting Hyannis on the board. The Hawks ended the night with a combined 7 hits to Chathams 4, however fell short of a win in a 4-1 game against the Anglers.

Mark Adamiak (University of Arkansas) split the night on the mound with Austin Wallace (Transfer Portal). Adamiak lasted 4 innings, striking out 4 and allowing just 2 earned runs off 2 hits and 4 walks. Wallace finished the game striking out 2 over 5 innings and allowing 2 runs off 2 hits and 2 walks.

Although the Angler’s were able to put up 4 runs, Adamiak and Wallace kept the hitters on their toes. A combined 4 errors on the night made it easier for Chatham to put up multiple runs on the night and take the lead. 

The Hawks offense was led by Pendleton and Dominic Johnson (Kansas State University). Johnson went 2-3 on the night recording 2 singles and a walk. Clark Elliot (University of Michigan) continued his hit streak with a single in the bottom of the 7th. 

Caden Rose (University of Alabama), Kyle Ball (Stetson University) and Mitchell Hartigan (Florida Atlantic University) all recorded singles on the night, however the Hawks offense was not able to rally its hits together to overcome the early 4-1 deficit.

The Hawks are now looking to break its losing streak Sunday night. Hyannis will be away at Falmouth with first pitch beginning at 6 p.m.


July 17th, 2021

Byline: Bree Delio

 


 
Harbor Hawks Fall Short in Shootout Against Mariners
Posted Jul 16, 2021

On a beautiful Friday evening in Hyannis, the Harbor Hawks hosted the Harwich Mariners at McKeon Park. Despite a difficult first inning, the Hawks battled throughout the game but eventually fell short, losing 15–12.

Hunter Furtado (Wake Forest) was on the mound to start for the Harbor Hawks. Furtado was making his first start of the season after pitching in relief exclusively to this point, and this wasn’t the only position shift for the game. Ryan Romano (Florida State) made his first start at third base and Caden Rose (Alabama) played second base, straying from his usual spot in centerfield. Clark Elliott (Michigan) took over centerfield duties, and Luke Mann (Missouri) was the designated hitter for the second straight game, likely hoping to build on his strong performance in the previous game, where he was 3-4 with a home run and two runs batter in.

Furtado walked the first batter he faced before a triple from Chris Newell (Virginia) gave the Mariners an early 1–0 lead. Brock Wilken (Wake Forest) joined the offense by striking a pitch from his college teammate to the high centerfield fence, scoring Newell and giving the Mariners a 2–0 lead. A single put runners on the corners with no outs before a strikeout and a pop out to Kyle Ball (Stetson) at shortstop gave the Hawks at limiting the damage to two. This hope was dashed when Brendan Tinsman (Wake Forest) ripped a double to left field, scoring two more runs. A single from Jordan Beck (Tennesee) scored Tinsman for another Mariner run. Zack Prajzner (Notre Damę) then scored Beck on a double, increasing the lead to 6–0. This would be the end of Furtado’s night and Salvatore Fusco (UMass Lowell) Came in for his first appearance of the season, facing a runners on first and second with two outs. Newell greeted the new pitcher with a double down the right field line, scoring two more and increasing the lead to eight. Fusco responded by striking out the next batter he faced, finally ending the tough inning.

Chasing eight before even gripping a bat was certainly a difficult position for the Hawks to be in, but with 27 outs separating them from the end of the game, no lead was insurmountable. Elliott certainly took that attitude to the plate as he sent the first pitch he saw over the right field fence for a home run. Brandon Walker (Florida State), the starter for the Mariners, was able to induce two ground balls for two quick outs. Zane Harris (Wright State)  and Ryan Proto (UMass Lowell) worked consecutive walks for some two-out pressure. Walker was able to get a pop out to second base to end the Harbor Hawks threat.

Fusco returned to the mound in the second inning and his first pitch was a sharp ground ball that Romano made a quick grab and throw on for the first out of the inning. Fusco fanned the next batter and a fly out to Elliott ended the inning. Walker returned to the rubber in the bottom of the inning and got a groundout to third base before Mitch Hartigan (Florida Atlantic) smoked a ball that one-hopped to the fence and led him to a temporary home on second base. Walker came back with a strikeout before Elliott ripped a ball to left field for a single. Unfortunately, a miscommunication led to Elliott being stranded between first and third and being thrown out on his journey back to first, signaling the end of the inning. 

Fusco returned for the third inning and induced a ground ball to Romano that led to the first out of the inning. Beck continued his strong day with a double to left field before Fusco struck out his third batter of the game for a second out before making a great grab on a ground ball for the final out of the inning. Walker got a pop out to start the bottom of the inning before a fly out to left put the Harbor Hawks in danger of going down one, two, three. Harris broke through with his second walk of the game and Proto once again followed him up with his second walk of the game. Mann looked at an opportunity and ran with it, launching a missile over the right field wall for a three-run home run. Walker was able to limit the damage and get a deep fly out to center to end the inning, but this game was not out of reach for Hyannis.

Fusco returned to the mound in the top of the fourth inning and a warning track fly out to Elliott in center field started the inning and a nice flash of the glove from Romano on a line drive to third gave the Hawks a second out. Another warning track ball found the mitt of Dominic Johnson (Kansas State) and ended the top half of the inning. Wyatt Scotti (Northeastern) relieved Walker in the bottom of the fourth and struck out the first batter he faced. He then hit Romano, who was able to steal second, putting a runner in scoring position and eliminating the double play opportunity. Elliott grounded out to third but advanced Romano to third in the process. Unfortunately, a ground out to second ended the Harbor Hawk threat, and the score remained 8–4 through four innings. 

Fusco returned to the mound in the top of the fifth and struck out the first batter before Pres Cavenaugh (UNC Greensboro) smacked a double off of the right field wall and a walk put runners on first and second with only one out. A double steal worked in the Mariners favor when the throw skidded past third base and scored the first run for Harwich since the first inning.  A double from Beck scored another run and this signaled the end of the night for Fusco. Cooper McKeehan (BYU) entered the contest facing a runner on second with one out and struck out the first batter he faced, while Beck swiped third in the process. McKeehan came back with another strikeout to end the inning and limit the damage to two.

Ball led off the bottom of the inning with a walk and advanced to second on a passed ball. Zane Harris lined out to center field but the ball traveled deep enough for Ball to tag up and advance to third base. Proto reached base for the third time in the form of a hit by pitch and Luke Mann earned a fourth RBI in the form of a single to right field, making the score 10-5. Johnson joined the hit parade for a single up the middle, scoring Proto and adding another Harbor Hawk run. Scotti achieved a strikeout for the second out and a fly out to right limited the damage to two runs.

McKeehan returned for the top of the sixth and let up an infield single and a stolen base put the runner on second. McKeehan responded with a strikeout and then induced a ground out to Ball that provided two quick outs. A single from Josh Hood (Pennsylvania) scored an 11th Mariner run. A pop out to Rose at second ended the inning. Dalton Smith (Georgia Tech) relieved Scotti in the bottom of the inning and struck out the first batter before Rose smashed a ball over the left field fence for his first home run of the season. Ball drew another walk and Harris followed him up with another walk. Smith came back with a strikeout before Mann once again plated a run off of a single, making the score 11-8. Johnson drew a walk, which loaded the bases and put the go-ahead run at the plate. Smith settled down and struck out the next batter ending the inning. 

McKeehan ventured out to the mound once again in the seventh inning and issued a walk to the first batter before Romano made another highlight reel catch at third, this time achieving an impressive vertical leap on his quest for the ball. Prajzner ripped a double to put two runners in scoring position, before a fly ball and an errant throw led to a 12th Harwich run. McKeehan bounced back with a strikeout to limit the damage to just one run. Romano led off the inning with a double to left field. Clark Elliott put a charge into a ball that was caught but allowed Romano to tag up and advance to third base. Rose scored Romano on a single to left field, increasing the score to 12–9. A pop out to first gave the Mariners a second out. Rose stole second base and Harris scored him off of a single to right field, putting the Hawks run total in the double digits for the first time of the season. Harris advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Proto reached on an error, scoring Harris in the process and making the score 12–11. Smith responded to the pressure with a clutch strikeout, but the Harbor Hawks were within striking distance and had six outs to play with.

McKeehan returned to the mound in the eighth and surrendered a hit to the first batter before earning a strikeout. The runner stole second and a strikeout followed, but an errant throw on the dropped third strike led to a thirteenth Harwich run, soon followed by a thirteenth run off of a single from Cavenaugh. This signaled the end of McKeehan’s night and he was relieved by Angus McCloskey (Pace). Harris fielded a ground ball and got the second out of the inning, with Cavenaugh advancing to second. 14 became 15 after a double from Beck. McCloskey shut it down with a strikeout to end the inning. Liam Simon (Notre Dame) came in to relieve Smith in the bottom of the inning and induced a ground ball to second and a strikeout for two quick outs. Ryan Romano provided some buzz off of a double that smacked the right centerfield wall for his second double of the game. Romano advanced to third on a wild pitch, despite a favorable bounce off the bricks that made the play competitive. Elliott was struck in the foot with a pitch, putting runners on the corners, but a pop out to third base ended the threat.

McCloskey returned for the top of the ninth and induced a fly ball to Elliott in center field and struck out the next batter. A single followed before Romano fielded a ball at third and ended the inning.

With three outs remaining, the Hawks were chasing four. Simon returned to the rubber to close out the game. Ball led off with a single and a well struck grounder from Harris squeaked passed the infield and put runners on the corner. This put Proto, the Centerville native, to the plate and he delivered with a single that scored Ball and made the score 15-12. Mann stepped up to the plate with two runners on and zero outs. Mann was struck in the foot, leading to a bases loaded situation. Simon earned a strikeout and a double play, ending the Harbor Hawks hopes at a comeback victory.

Despite the loss, the Harbor Hawks still had its best offensive game of the season, and will look to build on two straight strong performances with the bat on July 17th when they host the Chatham Anglers. First pitch is slated for 6:00

July 16th, 2021

Byline: Jack Murray

Photo Credit: Sara Goulart, @saragoul.art


 
Braves Walk-Off Against Harbor Hawks
Posted Jul 15, 2021

Luke Mann (University of Missouri) was a triple shy of the cycle in Wednesday night's game at Bourne. Mann started up the Hawks offense with a go ahead towering home-run early in the game and ended the night with 4 RBIs. However, the Hawks fell just short of the Braves losing 8-7 in what was a tremendous offensive battle. 

The Hawks combined for 10 hits on the night, catcher Caleb Pendleton (Florida Atlantic University) went 2-4 with an RBI double and a single while Clark Elliot (University of Michigan) went 2-5 with 2 singles. 

Zane Harris (Wright State University) hit a clutch go-ahead 2 RBI single in the top of the 7th while Caden Rose (University of Alabama) and Kyle Ball (Stetson University) both recorded singles in the game. 

Adrian Siravo (Weatherford College) started the night on the mound lasting 5 innings and only allowing 1 earned run off two hits against one of the toughest offenses in the league. Siravo struck out 3 and walked 1. 

The first sign of relief came in the bottom of the 6th from Evan Webster (University of Louisville). Webster lasted just ⅓ of an inning and was relieved by Kyle Skidmore (Gardner-Webb University). Skidmore recorded his first outing in a Hyannis uniform, lasting ⅓ of an inning as well. 

The Hawks then turned to Nolan Crisp (University of Georgia) to finish out the 6th. Crisp threw 1 and ⅓ innings allowing just 1 hit and striking out 1. 

In a tight competition, the Hawks turned to third-baseman Luke Mann and asked him to close out the game on the mound. Mann went 2 innings striking out 2 and allowing only 2 base hits in what was an impressive outing. 

The Hawks put up a tremendous battle against the Braves, however fell just short of the win. With an off-day Thursday, Hyannis is looking to bounce back and get a win against Harwich Friday night at home. 

July 14th, 2021

Byline: Bree Delio

Photo Ilustration: Sara Goulart, @saragoul.art


 
Harbor Hawks Unable to Outlast Braves
Posted Jul 14, 2021

For the second time in two nights, the Hyannis Harbor Hawks hosted the division-rival Bourne Braves at McKeon Park. Despite leading for much of the game, a difficult inning derailed the hopes at the upset win, and the Hawks fell 5–1.

Jonah Scolaro made his first start of the season for the Harbor Hawks and struck out two batters on his way to a quick inning. Jake Bennett (Oklahoma) was on the mound for Bourne and struck out the first batter he faced before Clark Elliott (Michigan) laced a single up the middle for the first Harbor Hawks hit. A poppet to second put the Harbor Hawks down to their last out, but Zane Harris (Wright State) smacked a double to right field that scored Elliott and gave Hyannis an early lead. A groundout ended the inning, but the start was extremely promising for the Hawks.

Scolaro came back out for the second and got two flouts and a strikeout en route to another clean inning. Luke Mann (Missouri) was struck by the first pitch before Ryan Proto (UMass Lowell) crushed a ball to right field that was caught on the run by Cayden Wallace (Arkansas) Mann was picked off by catcher Dalton Rushing (Louisville) for the second out of an inning before Bennett struck out the third batter for the last out.

Scolaro’s third trip to the mound and a sharp ground ball to Ryan Romano (Florida State) was converted into the first out of the inning. Romano made another nice play for the second out of the inning. A bloop single provided the first Brave hit, but a lineup to Rose ended the small threat. A fly out to centerfield started the bottom of the inning and a strikeout provided the second out before Elliott was struck in the hand for a Harbor Hawk base runner before a fly out to center ended the inning.

Scolaro sent the Brave side down in order in the top of the inning before Bennett matched him in the bottom of the inning to keep the score 1–0.

Scolaro struck out the side in his next inning of work, but the Harbor Hawks got some early momentum after Proto reached on an error. A flyout to left provided the first out but a single from Mitch Hartigan (Florida Atlantic) provided a runners on the corner situation with only one out. A stolen base from Hartigan put both runners in scoring position. A ground ball to third got Proto at third for the second out. A pop out to second base left the Harbor Hawks empty handed in the inning.

Austin Wallace relieved Scolaro in the sixth inning and surrendered a single to right field before a strike out. A walk followed before a popout to second left the Harbor Hawks one out away from advancing unscathed. A walk loaded the bases, but a strong play from Mann at third kept the Braves off the scoreboard and caused a sigh of relief to flow from the Hyannis faithful. In the bottom of the inning, Cole Chudoba (UCONN) relieved Bennett, and Kyle Ball (Stetson) flirted with the fence but the ball ended up being just short of the fence for the first out of the inning. Harris advanced on a dropped third strike. A single from Ryan Romano put runners on first and second, but a well struck grounder collided with Harris on his run to third for the second out before a lineup to second base ended the threat.

A single greeted Wallace in the top of the 7th. A pop out to first and a ground out to short provided two outs, but the Braves were 90 feet away from a tie game. Wallace reared back and struck out the next batter to keep the game scoreless. Chudoba retired the side in order in the bottom of the inning to again keep the score 1–0.

Noah Hall (South Carolina) came in to relieve Wallace in the top of the eight inning and got a quick out before issuing a walk and a single for a slight momentum shift. A walk loaded the bases. A single from Braylen Wimmer (South Carolina) led to the tying and eventual winning run after a miscue in the outfield. This shifted the score in the Braves favor at 2–1. Angus McCloskey (Pace) came in to relieve Hall and face the second and third situation with only one out. Wallace then furthered the damage by smoking the ball to the left field fence, scoring two more runs and finding himself a home at second base. A fly out to Rose gave the Hawks a second out, before a spectacular grab from Ball gave way to an errant throw that scored Wallace. The runner advanced to third on a steal attempt that went wild, but a flyout to Ball ended the disastrous inning.

Chasing four runs with only six outs to spare, the Hawks were in a difficult situation to say the least. Eliott hit a single up the middle to start the inning, but a double play squashed the early momentum. A groundout to third put put the Hawks down to their final three outs.

McCloskey returned for the ninth and retired the side in order, leading to the last Harbor Hawk chance at tying the game. Unfortunately, the Hawks were also retired in order, ending the game.

Hyannis looks to avenge their loss against the Braves July 14th when they travel to Bourne. First pitch is slated for 6:00.

July 13th, 2021

Byline: Jack Murray

Photo Credit: Jordynn Johnson


 
Harbor Hawks Fall to Bourne Braves
Posted Jul 13, 2021

Caleb Pendleton (Florida Atlantic University) recorded his first home-run and hit of the season in Monday's game against Bourne. Pendleton’s 2-run shot put the Hawks on the board in the bottom of the 7th, however Hyannis fell short of the comeback losing 6-3 to the Braves.

With a combined 7 hits on the night, the Hawks offense was led by Clark Elliot (University of Michigan) who went 2-3 with a hit-by-pitch. Elliot recorded his first hit and stolen base as a Hawk early in the game and later scored the third run of the night via an RBI groundout by Zane Harris (Wright State) in the 8th. 

The Hawks showed signs of offensive life in the bottom of the second when Dominic Johnson (Kansas State University) led-off the inning with a bunt and a stolen base. However, after a sacrifice bunt stayed in the air too long, Johnson got caught in a double-play and was not able to score on Luke Mann’s (University of Missouri) single to the right-side later that inning. 

Kyle Ball (Stetson University) and Harris both singled in the game, however the Hawks were not able to rally behind and overcome the early 5-run deficit. 

Cooper McKeehan (Brigham Young University) started the night on the mound lasting 3 innings recording 5 strikeouts and allowing 6 hits, 5 earned runs, and 3 walks. 

The first sign of relief was Nolan Crisp (University of Georgia) who struck out 4 over 3 innings allowing just one walk. Evan Webster (University of Louisville) finished the night on the mound with 3 strikeouts and gave up 1 earned run off 3 hits. 

The Hawks are looking for a  bounce back win against the Bourne Braves on Tuesday at home. First pitch takes place at 6:00 p.m.

July 13th, 2021

Byline: Bree Delio

Photo Credit: Jack Murray


 
Harbor Hawks Suffer Setback Against Gatemen
Posted Jul 12, 2021

On a day characterized by clear skies and warm weather, the Harbor Hawks traveled to Wareham to face the Gatemen. A 12–1 defeat was the final outcome, sending the teams record to 2-14 on the season.

The Harbor Hawks started slow in the first inning as Adam Mazur (South Dakota State) retired the side in order. Clark Elliott sent some sparks with a deep flyout to right field, but it was an otherwise slow inning for the Hawks. Mark Adamiak (Arkansas) made his first start of the season and induced two groundouts before the Gatemen achieved some momentum after reaching on a dropped third strike. Adamiak kept his composure and fired a quick strikeout immediately after, sending Hyannis back to the plate.

Mazur blazed through the Hawks in the second inning, striking out the side. Adamiak got the first batter he faced to fly out to Dominic Johnson (Kansas State) in center field before fanning the next hitter he faced. A fly out to Mitch Hartigan (Florida Atlantic) sent the Hawks back to the plate.

Mason Greer (Missisippi State) provided the first offensive breakthrough with a sharply hit single to right field and advanced to second on a passed ball. Dylan Post (Houston) grounded out to first but the play advanced Greer to third base, putting the Harbor Hawks 90 feet away from an early lead. Mazur got a popout to short to get two outs and a sharply hit line drive from Caden Rose (Alabama) landed in a Gatemen glove to keep the game scoreless.

A bunt hit for the Gatemen opened up the hird inning and a hit from Jim Jarvis (Alabama) to right field ended up scoring the run from first, handing Wareham a 1–0 lead. With the Jarvis advancing to second on the throw from the previous play and to third on a passed ball, a premium opportunity for an RBI for Tommy Troy (Stanford) was executed with a single to left field. Troy stole second base during the next at-bat before Adamiak issued a walk. He responded to the situation by fanning the next batter he faced but a double steal put two runners in scoring position. Zane Harris (Wright State) made a strong stop at first, looked back the runner at third, and stepped on first for the second out of the inning, providing some hope to limit the damage to just two runs. Harris made another nice play on the next hitter and tossed it to Adamiak at first to end the inning. 

Mazur returned for a fourth inning and retired the side in order. Adamiak was back on the hill in the bottom of the inning that was started with a ground ball that squeaked by third for an error and an early base runner. The next batter grounded out to Ryan Romano (Florida State) at second but moved the runner into scoring position. Adamiak achieved a quick strikeout next before a pop fly was corralled by Rose to end the inning. 

Mazur started off the top of the fifth inning with a strikeout and a groundout before Greer added a second hit. Mazur then induced a ground ball to shortstop to end the inning. Tommy McCollum (Wingate) came in to relieve Adamiak in the bottom of the inning and issued a walk before a ground ball to Romano resulted in a double play opportunity that only got the lead runner. A sharp hit from Yohandy Morales (Miami) reached the left centerfield gap and advanced the runner to third, but a strong throw from Hartigan gunned Morales at second, resulting in the second out of the inning. McCollum walked the next batter before a steal attempt caused an errant throw from Post and resulted in the third Gatemen run from the runner on third. The runner on second advanced to third on a passed ball but McCollum reared back and struck out the batter for the third out.

Marques Johnson (Long Beach State) came in to relieve Mazur in the sixth inning and walked Hartigan, who advanced to second on a steal and an errant throw allowed him to advance to third. Rose walked to put runners on the corners but was picked off for the first out of the inning. Elliott walked to put runners on the corners once again and this signaled the end of the night for Johnson. Kevin Eaise (Pennsylvania) entered the game and struck out his first batter but not before Elliott stole second base. Marcos Pujols Martinez (Dayton) chopped a ball down the third base line that Jack Branigan (Notre Dame) made a great play on to keep Hyannis off of the board.

The Gatemen started the bottom of the inning off with a bunt single before McCollum got the next hitter to pop out to Greer at third. A single to right field advanced the runners to second and third despite a competitive throw from Elliott and a triple from Jarvis to deep centerfield increased the Gatemen lead to 5–0. Troy singled to left to drive in Jarvis during the next at-bat to add another run for Wareham. A steal from Troy put him in scoring position and a double off the centerfield wall from Tres Gonzales (Georgia Tech) scored Troy and made the score 7–0. Gonzales advanced to third on a passed ball before McCollum walked the next batter and that would be the end of his night. Angus McCloskey (Pace) came in to face the first and third situation. Owen Diodati (Alabama) stroked McCloskey’s first pitch to centerfield where Johnson was able to camp under it but Gonzales was able to score on a sac fly. Kellum Clark (Missisippi State) popped a ball into the Bermuda Triangle between second base, center field and right field, and the ball dropped, adding a ninth Gatemen run. McCloskey walked the next batter and a wild pitch advanced both runners to second and third. A well struck ball to left was caught by Hartigan to end the inning.

The Gatemen would tack on three runs before the end of the game while Hyannis would finally get a run in the 8th after a few walks and a wild pitch. The Hawks only mustered three hits in the game.

Hyannis returns to McKeon Park July 12 to host the Bourne Braves. First pitch is slated for 6:00.

July 11, 2021

Byline; Jack Murray

Photo Credit: Jack Murray


 
Hawks Lose Close Game to Gatemen
Posted Jul 11, 2021

Ryan Romano (Florida State) went 3-3 with 2 doubles and a triple in Saturday night's home game against Wareham. Romano recorded 3 of the 5 combined hits in the Hawks 4-2 loss to the Gatemen.

Defense kept the Hawks in a close game up until the 7th inning when a 3-run homerun put the Gatemen up 4-0. Dominic Johnson (Kansas State) made a tremendous catch in right field in the top of the 2nd to prevent runners from advancing while Mitchell Hartigan (Florida Atlantic) made a diving play at shortstop to end the inning.

Adrian Siravo (Weatherford) made his third start of the season, lasting 3 innings and allowing just one earned run and striking out one. Hunter Furtado (Wake Forest) was the first reliever on the night, throwing 4 innings and striking out 3. Furtado allowed 3 earned runs on the night and walked one. 

Noah Hall (Appalachian State) and Jonah Scolaro (Florida State) finished the night on the mound, both lasting an inning and striking out one each.

Marcos Pujols (Dayton), who now has a 9-game hit streak, scored in the bottom of the 9th after barreling a single to left-field. Ryan Proto (University of Massachussetts Lowell), who made his first start of the season, recorded his first hit and RBI with a single in the 9th that brought Pujols home and put the Hawks within 2 runs of the Gateman. 

The late rally and tremendous defense by the Hawks was not enough to overcome the 4-run deficit, leaving the Hawks 2-13 on the season. 

Hyannis is looking to bounce back Sunday night against the Gatemen once again. The game will take place at 6:45 in Wareham.

July 10, 2021

Byline: Bree Delio

Photo Credit: Jack Murray


 
Fog Ruins Late Harbor Hawk Rally in Loss to Firebirds
Posted Jul 8, 2021

On an overcast night in Hyannis, the Harbor Hawks hosted the Orleans Firebirds in the first of three matchups between the two ball clubs this season. The game featured plenty of offense from both sides, but Orleans eventually emerged victorious in a fog-shortened 11–6 game.

The game started off with a towering home run for the Firebirds from leadoff hitter Peyton Chatagnier (Mississippi State). Hunter Dula (Wingate) responded by inducing a groundout to Kyle Ball (Stetson). The next batter hit a deep fly ball to left field that was corralled on the run by Mitch Hartigan (Florida Atlantic), giving Hyannis its second out of the inning. In a similar twist of fate, the next batter roped the ball to deep center field, but the reliable Caden Rose (Alabama) caught up to the screaming line drive in center for the final out of the inning.

Donovan Benoit (Tulane), was on the hill for the Firebirds to start out and his first pitch was smacked towards second base by Rose, where a diving stop was unable to deny a hit from the speedy center fielder, resulting in some early life for the Hawks. Benoit responded with a strikeout, but a stolen base from Rose put a runner in scoring position with only one out. Rose was able to swipe third soon after, increasing the likelihood of a Harbor Hawk run. Benoit shook off the pressure and achieved his second strikeout in a row before Marcos Pujols Martinez (Dayton) took a middle of the zone fastball and drove it over the right-centerfield fence for a home run and an early Hawks lead. Benoit limited the damage to only two with his third strikeout of the inning, but the early momentum for the Hawks provided an energy jolt to the team.

Dula returned for a second inning of work and the Firebirds fought back with a single and two walks that led to a bases loaded situation with no outs recored in the inning. Garrett Guillemette (USC) sent a ball that sneaked past third base and shortstop and scored the tying run for the Firebirds, leaving the Harbor Hawks in the same situation. Benjamin Blackwell (Dayton) gave Orleans a lead with a single to center, but a strong throw from Rose kept the runner on third, once again leading to a bases loaded, zero out situation. Dula then pounded the zone and got a strikeout before a wild pitch led to a 4–2 Firebird lead while putting runners on first and third. The next batter grounded the ball to Ryan Romano (Florida State) who looked home before taking the sure out at first, providing the second out of the inning and the 5th Firebird run. A hit batter on the very next pitch led to the end of Dula’s day, and Mark Adamiak (Arkansas) entered the game in relieve, inheriting a two out, runners on the corners situation. Chase Delauter (James Madison) welcomed the new reliever in with a double down the right field line, increasing the lead to 7–2. Adamiak settled in and struck out the next batter.

The Harbor Hawks went back to the plate with a much different situation than the one it had when the players went out to the field, but there was 24 outs left to play with in the game. The momentum swing wouldn’t come in the bottom of the inning, however, as Benoit sent all three Harbor Hawk hitters back to the dugout with an out to show for themselves.

Adamiak returned for the top of the third inning and issued a walk to the first batter he faced and a wild pitch put the runner in scoring position. Adamiak got the next batter to ground out to himself before a popout in the infield resulted in the second out of the inning. Adamiak used his blistering fastball to generate the third out of the inning in the form of a strikeout. Benoit returned for the bottom of the inning and started it off with a strikeout and a ground out before Clark Elliott (Michigan) worked a two-out walk. A groundout to second ended the Harbor Hawk threat.

Adamiak returned to the mount in the fourth inning and surrendered a single before a fly ball to left was caught by Hartigan. A double from Connor Kokx (Long Beach State) gave the Firebirds an 8–2 lead. Adamiak then picked off Kokx from second, giving the Hawks their second out of the inning. Delauter drove in the second run of the inning with a home run to right-center field. The next hitter flirted with a back-to-back home run, but Elliot was able to camp under it in right field and sent the Hawks back to the plate down 9–2. Jack Filby (UCLA) came in to relieve Benoit in the fourth inning and retired the side.

Jaylen Nowlin (UAB) came in to relieve Adamiak in the top of the fifth inning and let up a double to Matt Goodheart (Arkansas) before achieving a strikeout before a sharp ground ball was fielded by Luke Mann (Missouri) and thrown to first for the second out. An infield single put runners on the corner before an error led to the 10th Firebird run. A popout to Romano at second base ended the threat. Filby was back out for the bottom of the inning and induced a groundout to second base before Mann worked a walk before Romano reached on an infield single. Filby responded with a strikeout and his night ended there. Jake Saum (UCLA) inherited the situation. Elliott legged out an infield single to load the bases before Ball doubled in two runs to make the score 10-4. Saum struck out the next batter to end the inning.

Cooper McKeehan (BYU) came in to relieve Nowlin in the 6th and the first batter flew out to Rose. The next batter singled to left but McKeehan battled back with a strikeout to the next batter.  A walk followed before a single to center field scored the 11th Firebird run. McKeehan then bounced back with a strikeout. Greer reached via a walk to start the bottom of the inning. A strikeout followed before Hartigan singled to center field. Mann doubled to right centerfield to bring in two runs and make the score 11-6. This marked the end of the night for Saum and Connor Housley (Tennesee) came in to pitch. Mann advanced on a wild pitch, but Housley struck out the next batter before Rose drove a deep fly to right that found the glove and ended the game. 

With the intense fog giving the field limited visibility, the game was called after the 6th inning, handing Orleans an 11-6 victory. The decision was disappointing for the recently awakened Harbor Hawks, but still signaled positive momentum for the team.

The Harbor Hawks are scheduled to travel to Bourne on Friday, July 8th. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

July 8, 2021

Byline: Jack Murray


 
Hawks No Match For Whitecaps
Posted Jul 8, 2021

After the last competition between the two teams got rained out, the Hawks traveled to Brewster Wednesday night to officially take on the Whitecaps. The first inning looked promising after Marcos Pujols (Dayton) started the night with a single to the left side, however the Hawks offense was not able to string together hits the rest of the night in a 12–0 game.

The defense looked strong throughout most of the game, Mariano Ricciardi (Dayton) was diving all over the field trying to save a few runs to lessen the deficit. However, pitching was not able to keep up with the Whitecaps offense, letting up multiple hits that brought around 12 runs. 

Mason Greer (McClennan) recorded the only other hit of the night for the Hawks, hitting a single in the top of the 3rd. 

The Hawks are back at home Thursday night at 6:00 to take on the Orleans Firebirds for the first time this season.

July 7, 2021

Byline: Bree Delio

Photo Credit: Jack Murray


 
Harbor Hawks Come Up Short Against Anglers
Posted Jul 5, 2021

On July 5th, the Hyannis Harbor Hawks hosted the Chatham Anglers in a non-division matchup. The Harbor Hawks came into the match after a tough 7–1 loss from the previous night to the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. The previous match featured some strong pitching from the staff, including starter Jaylen Nowlin (Alabama-Birmingham). What undid the Hawks was a string of errors in the late innings along with 19 total strikeouts at the plate.

The Anglers rolled into town wearing a fresh set of black uniforms, which were serving as its alternates for the contest. Hyannis sported their classic white uniforms in the contest. While the Harbor Hawks had a clean day in the field, they struggled to hit in the clutch and fell 4–1

Seth Halvorsen (Missouri) was on the mound for the Harbor Hawks and cruised through his first inning, sending the Anglers down with three putouts and a walk. The Harbor Hawks found a similar fate in their half of the inning, with a walk from Caden Rose (Alabama) being the only offense the home team could muster off of Adam Tulloch (West Virginia).

A walk started the top of the second before Halverson got his first strikeout of the game. A ground ball to Halverson advanced the runner to second, but the Hawks were now one out away from ending the inning. A steal of third from Matt Hogan (Vanderbilit) put pressure on and a walk put the runners on the corners. The steal put runners on second and third which was beneficial when Matt Garcia (Chipola College) smacked a single up the middle, giving the Anglers a 2–0 lead. A single after advanced Garcia to third and a double from Caeden Trenkle (Oklahoma State) pushed the score to 3–2 while still putting two runners in scoring position. A walk loaded the bases before a flout to Mitch Hartigan (Florida Atlantic) in left field ended the threat. In the bottom of the inning, Tulloch struck out the side.

Halverson returned for the bottom of the inning and the first batter reached on a single and advanced on a wild pitch, putting immediate pressure on the Hawks. A fly ball to Dominic Johnson (Kansas State) in right field  gave the Hawks the first out of the inning, and a strong throw from Johnson kept the runner on second. The runner scored following a wild pitch a ground ball to Luke Mann (Missouri), who made a strong throw to home that was just slightly late. With a runner on first and one out, a walk followed and ended Halverson’s night. Cooper McKeehan (Brigham Young) was the first out of the bullpen. He started his outing with a strikeout and induced a ground out to Rose at shortstop to end the inning. Tulloch sent the Hawks down one, two, three in the bottom  of the inning.

McKeehan returned to the rubber in the bottom of the inning and started it off with two strikeouts before a rocket to shortstop was corralled by Rose, ending the inning. Rose opened the bottom half of the inning with a single up the middle, the first Hawks hit of the day. Zane Harris (Wright State) drew a walk before Marcos Pujols Martinez (Dayton) singled to left field, loading the bases. Tulloch responded by getting three straight strikeouts to keep the Harbor Hawks off of the board.

Tommy McCollum game in for the Hawks in the fifth inning and got three quick outs to send the Hawks to the plate. In the bottom of the innings, Jacob Watters (West Virginia) came in for Tulloch and cruised through the three Harbor Hawks he faced.

McCollum returned for a second inning of work in the sixth and surrendered a single to start the inning before getting a strikeout. A second strikeout followed that turned into a double play when Caleb Pendleton (Florida Atlantic) nailed the runner trying to steal second base. Watters started the bottom of the inning with two strikeouts before issuing a walk to Martinez. He then induced a ground ball to shortstop to end the inning.

Evan Webster (Louisville) came in to relieve McCollum in the top of the seventh and got all three Anglers he faced in the inning. Hartigan started the inning with a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Mann walked to put runners on first and second before a strikeout and a groundout to the pitcher put runners on the corner with two outs. A strikeout ended the Harbor Hawk threat.

Jonah Scolaro (Florida State) came in to relieve Webster in the top of the eighth. He got the first batter to fly out to left and got a strikeout to get two quick outs before Hartigan made a nice catch on a deep ball to left field to end the top half of the inning. Adam Scoggins (Oral Roberts) came in for Watters in the bottom of the eighth. Rose led off the inning with a walk before Scoggins came back with a strikeout. Martinez reached on an error which gave the Harbor Hawks some late inning life. Caleb Pendleton was then hit by a pitch, which loaded the bases and put the tying run at the plate. Scoggins responded to the added pressure with two strikeouts to once again keep Hyannis off of the scoreboard.

Trey Braithwate (Navy) came in to relieve Scolaro in the ninth inning and got the first batter to fly out to Johnson in right. The next batter lined out to Clark Elliott (Michigan) in centerfield. A hit to right field was followed by a stolen base that put the runner in scoring position, but Braithwate squashed the threat with a strikeout, sending Hyannis to the plate for their last at-bats. Trevor Martin (Oklahoma State) came in to relieve Scoggins in the bottom of the ninth. Johnson led off the inning with a single to right field. Martin came back with a strikeout before Johnson stole second base, putting a runner in scoring position for the Harbor Hawks. Another steal from Johnson led to an errant throw and eventually the Hawks had its first run of the game. Martin put the Harbor Hawks on their last legs with another strikeout and finished the team off with another blazing strikeout.

The loss dropped the Harbor Hawks to 2–10 on the season as they headed into an off day. The next game is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. against Brewster at Stony Brook Field.

July 5th, 2021

Byline: Jack Murray

Photo Credit: Sara Goulart, @saragoul.art


 
Gatemen Defeat Harbor Hawks in Rainy Day Affair
Posted Jul 3, 2021

The Harbor Hawks made its first trip to Wareham on Friday, battling wet conditions and ultimately falling 4-0 to the Gatemen. A pair of singles from Kyle Ball (Stetson) and Marcos Pujols (Dayton) was all Hyannis could muster up as the offense was shutout for the second time this season.

RHP Adrian Siravo (Weatherford) got the start for Hyannis and pitched well. Featuring a fastball, slider, and newly minted splitter, Siravo went 3.2 innings allowing just 1 ER on 3 hits and 3 strikeouts. He did well to work around baserunners, with his only blemish coming in the 3rd as Tommy Troy (Stanford) scored on a groundout following a one-out triple. A small two-out rally for Wareham in the 4th ended Siravo’s night, with LHP Jonah Scolaro (Florida State) coming on in relief to record the final out of the inning. 

The bullpen kept the game close as Scolaro remained on for the 5th inning and kept the Hawks within one. RHP Nolan Crisp (Georgia) followed with a scoreless 6th, needing just 12 pitches and recording a pair of punchouts in the process. RHP Tristan Haught (Wright State) came on for the 7th, sporting a pristine 0.00 ERA with just two hits allowed and 4 strikeouts over his last 3 appearances. He struggled with command in this outing though, with a hit by pitch and pair of walks loading the bases with nobody out for the top of Wareham’s lineup. Haught just nearly navigated out of trouble as Troy harmlessly popped out to shortstop and Tres Gonzalez (Georgia Tech) struck out looking but with two outs and the bases still loaded, Kade Kern (Ohio State) singled up the middle and gave the Gatemen a pair of crucial insurance runs. With runners on the corners and Wareham threatening for more, catcher Caleb Pendleton (Florida Atlantic) caught Kern trying to steal 2B to end the inning and escape further damage. 

The Hawks offense mounted a rally in the top of the 8th, with Dominic Johnson (Kansas State) earning a leadoff walk, Caden Rose using his blazing speed to reach on an error, and Ball advancing them both into scoring position with a groundout to 1B. Pujols drew a two-out walk to load the bases, but all three runners were left stranded as Mitchell Hartigan struck out to end the frame. The Gatemen tacked on another run in the bottom half of the inning thanks to a solo homer from DH Justin Williams (Penn State), his third of the season. Eric Chenault (UNC Wilmington) closed it out for Wareham, as Pendleton grounded into a double play to end the game, dropping the Hawks to 2-8-0 through the quarter point of the season. 

The Hawks look to right the ship on Saturday as it kicks off a two-game weekend set with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. Jaylin Nowlin (Chipola) toes the rubber in Y-D on Saturday @5pm before the Harbor Hawks return home on Sunday for July 4th festivities.

July 2, 2021

Byline: Natan Cristol-Deman

Photo Credit: Jack Murray




 
Harbor Hawks Earn Much-Needed Win over Commodores
Posted Jul 1, 2021

A first inning 4-run rally allowed the Hawks to catch its second win of the season while playing away at Falmouth. The Commodores lost 5-2 to the Hawks offense that was led by Caden Rose (Alabama) who went 2-4 with a walk, 3RBIs and 3 stolen bases. 

In the top of the 1st, the Hawks almost hit through the entire lineup. Kyle Ball (Stetson) started the rally by drawing a one-out walk and stealing second to put himself in scoring position. Zane Harris (Wright State) also reached base on a walk, then Ball was brought in by a single hit by Mitchell Hartigan (Florida Atlantic University). Marcos Pujols Martinez (Dayton) then came up to the plate hitting a single and earning an RBI. The inning continued when Dominic Johnson (Kansas State) blasted a triple that scored Pujols Martinez that put the Hawks up 4-0 early.

Hunter Dula (Wingate) was dominant on the mound to start the game. Recording one of the longest pitching appearances for the Hawks this season, Dula threw 4 innings allowing just 3 hits, 1 walk and 1 earned run combined with 6 strikeouts. 

The Hawks tacked on one more insurance run in the top of the 4th. Mariano Ricciardi (Dayton) singled in the inning and stole second to put himself in position to score. Rose barreled a single that brought Ricciardi home and put the Hawks up 5-1.

Austin Wallace (Texas) was the first relief pitcher on the night, lasting an inning allowing 1 hit, 1 earned run and 3 walks with 2 strikeouts. Wallace was followed by Jaylen Nowlin (Alabama Birmingham) who threw for 1 inning giving up only 1 walk on-top of 2 strikeouts. 

The Hawks bats calmed down the rest of the night after an early rally, and the bullpen kept them on-top of the Commodores. Mark Adamiak (Arkansas) made his third appearance of the year and was followed by Tristan Haught (Wright State). Both lasted an inning each, Adamiak struck out 2 while Haught struck out 1 and walked 1 batter. 

Daniel Lloyd (South Carolina) closed the night on the mound in the 9th, striking out 3 to clinch a Hawks win. 

The Hawks are now 2-7 on the year and are looking to take the momentum of this win into the off-day. The Hawks compete again on Friday at Wareham. 

June 30, 2021

Byline: Bree Delio

Photo Credit: Jack Murray


 
Harbor Hawks Encounter Bad Luck Against Kettleers.
Posted Jun 30, 2021

On a hot and sunny day in Hyannis, the Harbor Hawks played host to the Cotuit Kettleers. This was the second matchup between the teams in as many days but avoiding the 13–5 final score from the day before was at the top of the Hawks bucket list going into the game. While defense was able to hold the Kettleers to less runs in the contest, the team still lost 8–1 and dropped to 1–7 on the season

Starting on the hill for the Harbor Hawks was Andrew Baker (South Carolina). Baker started his outing with a four pitch walk and the runner advanced after a pick-off attempt went rogue. The next batter also walked on four pitches and this set up a crucial first and third situation before an out was recorded. Baker shook off the pressure and responded with a clutch strikeout and followed it up with another nasty strikeout. A walk followed that loaded up the bases and a wild pitch to the next batter scored the first Kettleer run and put runners on second and third. This set Luke Gold (Boston College) up to drive in the second and third runs of the inning and game. Another walk put runners on first and second and they advanced on a passed ball, setting up another dangerous situation for the Hawks. Baker responded by getting his third strikeout of the inning, sending the Harbor Hawks to the plate.

While chasing three was better than chasing five, as the previous two first innings had left the team, the Hawks were still in need of an early splash to stay in this game. After an inning-opening groundout, Kyle Ball (Stetson) ripped a line drive in the center-right field gap to provide some early momentum. A hard ground ball from Luke Mann (Missouri) was snagged by Jake Brooks (UCLA) but was still able to advance Ball to third base. A battle between Brooks and Zane Harris (Wright State) lasted several pitches but ended with the pitcher as the victor and the Harbor Hawks heading back to the field.

Baker came back out for the second inning and issued a walk to the first batter of the inning. Another errant pick-off attempt put the runner on second before a deep drive to right field was caught on the run by Caden Rose (Alabama), with the runner advancing to third on the play. Facing a runner on third with one out, Baker walked the next batter and that would be the end of his outing. Evan Webster (Louisville) came in to face the first and third situation. Dylan Beavers (Cal Berkeley) hit a deep drive to right that was caught by Rose, who tossed a competitive throw home but the Kettleers still were able to tack on a fourth run. A fly out to Dominic Johnson (Kansas State) in center field would limit the damage to only one run. The Harbor Hawks went three up and three down in the bottom half of the inning.

Webster came back out to the mound for the top of the third inning and cruised through the three hitters he faced with two strikeouts and a groundout to himself. Despite a deep drive from Dylan Post (Houston) that was caught, the Harbor Hawks didn’t generate offense in the bottom of the inning either.

Webster returned for the fourth inning and started it off with a strikeout before allowing a single. The runner was able to steal second on a pickoff attempt and advanced to third on a fly ball to right that Rose again made an extremely competitive throw on. Webster shut the inning down by inducing a grounder to first that gave the team its second straight scoreless inning. The Harbor Hawks responded with a strikeout and a ground out to shortstop to start the inning before Harris smoked a double down the right field line and put himself in scoring position. Mitch Hartigan (Florida Atlantic) singled to right and advanced Harris to third before Mason Greer (Mississippi State) almost put the Hawks within one with a warning track fly out to left.

Nolan Crisp (Georgia) came in to relieve Webster in the fifth inning and allowed a walk and a hit to start the outing. A sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third and both scored after Gold doubled to center field, extending the Kettleer lead to 6–0. A ground out to short advanced Gold to third but put the Harbor Hawks one out away from ending the inning and Crisp achieved that result with a strikeout. Johnson beat out a grounder to third to start the Hawks up in the bottom of the inning but was picked off before a pitch was thrown to the next batter. A groundout and a fly out followed, ending the inning.

Crisp returned for a second inning of work in the sixth and induced a grounder that was just out of his and Ball’s reach for an infield single. A single to right field advanced the runner to first and put Hyannis in a difficult situation. The Hawks were able to turn two on the next batter but did surrender the seventh Kettleer run in the process. Crisp came back with a strikeout to end the top of the inning. Rose led off the bottom of the 6th with a single to left field but a double play followed and the Harbor Hawks once again faced two outs. Luke Mann drew a two walk out and that signaled the end of the night for Brooks. Shawn Rapp (Coastal Carolina) came in to get the last out of the inning and was able to do it on his first pitch after getting a ground ball to third base. 

Jonah Scolaro (Florida State) came in to relieve Crisp in the 7th inning and got his first out in the form of a fly out to Rose in right. A strikeout came next before a hit batter and a double from Nathan Martorella (Cal Berkeley) scored the eighth Kettleer run. A fly out to Hartigan in left allowed the Hawks to escape further damage. Rapp was back out for the bottom of the inning and started it off with two strikeouts before Johnson worked a walk. A diving catch from Dylan Beaver (Cal Berkeley) ended the Harbor Hawk threat.

Trey Braithwate (Navy) came in to relieve Scolaro in the 8th inning and struck out three of four batters, issuing a walk to the outlier. A ground out started the home half of the inning before Rose ripped a gap shot between right and center for a double. Ball followed it up with an RBI single to put the first Harbor Hawk run on the board. Two strikeouts followed, making the Harbor Hawk rally end at one run.

Braithwate came back out for the 9th inning and induced a ground ball to third base. Ben Rice (Dartmouth) doubled to center but a quick catch from Luke Mann gave the Harbor Hawks two outs. Kyle Ball made a diving stop and clutch throw to first to end the inning and put the Hawks back at the plate. Facing a seven run deficit in their last at-bats, Rapp came back out to  finish the game and sent the Hawks packing after three batters.

The Harbor Hawks travel to Falmouth June 30 to take on the Falmouth Commodores. The first pitch is slated for 6:00.

June 29, 2021

Byline: Jack Murray

Photo Credit: Sara Goulart, @saragoul.art


 
Harbor Hawks Fall to Kettleers at Lowell Park
Posted Jun 29, 2021

The Harbor Hawks traveled to Lowell park for the first time this year to take on the Cotuit Kettleers once again. Adam Hackenberg (Clemson) and Mariano Ricciardi (Dayton) led the offense in late innings to try and close the run-differential gap, however a late rally still left the Hawks short of a win in a 13-5 game.

Cade Halemanu (Hawaii) started the night on the mound against the hot Kettleers offense. Halemanu pitched an inning striking out 1 and giving up 5 runs, 1 earned and 4 unearned, off 6 hits. 

The Kettleers bats were hot early in the game, scoring 13 over 6 innings while the Hawks offense had been momentarily shut down. 

In the top of the 7th, Ricciardi hit an RBI single that scored Hackenberg and gave the offense hope going into the later innings. In the top of the 8th, the Hawks were able to put up a few more runs that pushed the Kettleers to bring in its closer in the 9th. Ricciardi was 2-3 with a walk on the night while Hackenberg finished 3-4. Kyle Ball (Stetson), Marcos Pujols (Dayton) and Mason Greer (McClennan CC) also recorded hits on the night. 

Cooper McKeehan (Birmingham Young) came in as relief in the 2nd, lasting 2 innings and recording 4 strikeouts and allowing 1 earned run to score on 2 hits and a walk. Trae Robertson (Missouri) and Derrick Cherry (Houston) followed, both pitching an inning each. Robertson gave up 2 earned runs off 2 hits and 2 walks while Cherry struck out 2 and allowed 5 earned runs off 6 hits, 1 walk, and 1 hit-by-pitch. 

Tommy McCollum (Wingate) and Tristan Haught (Wright St.) shut down the Kettleers offense in late innings. McCollum pitched 2 innings striking out 4 and only giving up a hit and a walk while Haught pitched the 8th striking out 1 and giving up a single. 

The Hawks are looking to capitalize on this late inning momentum Tuesday night at home against the Kettleers once again.


June 28, 2021

Byline: Bree Delio


 
Commodores Stop Late Harbor Hawk Surge
Posted Jun 28, 2021

On a hot and sunny day in Hyannis, the Harbor Hawks hosted the Falmouth Commodores for the second time in three days. While the team ended up falling short in the end, the comeback effort toward the end of the contest left plenty to be hopeful about.

Seth Halvorsen (Tenessee) was on the hill for Hyannis in this contest and started off by allowing a single to Wally Ahuna (Kansas) on the first pitch he threw and hit the next batter, giving the Commodores some early momentum. The next batter walked and then Jake Dukart (Oregon State) smacked a bases clearing double to left field that gave the Commodores a three-run lead. Halvorsen was then able induce a grounder to second for the first out, but Johnathon French sent a pitch over the right field wall to extend the lead to five. Halvorsen then delivered a pitch that jammed the next hitter and led to a routine play for Mariano Ricciardi (Dayton) at second before Halvorsen ended the inning with a strikeout.

Facing a five run deficit before getting their first opportunity to hit was certainly not ideal for the Harbor Hawks, but hopes were still high as 27 outs still separated them from the end of their hitting opportunities. Caden Rose (Alabama) started the day off by sending a pitch from Adam Stone (Harvard) to deep right field, but the ball did not drop and instead resulted in the first out of the inning. Kyle Ball followed that up with a walk but was thrown out at second on a steal attempt. This play was immediately followed by a nasty curveball that sent Jake Cunningham (UNC Charlotte) back to the dugout on strikes.

Halvorsen headed back to the rubber for his second inning of work and started off by hitting the first batter he faced. After a steal of second, Ahuna drove in the sixth Commodore run with a line drive base hit to left center field. Halvorsen came back with a strikeout and a walk before adding his third strikeout of the game. After a walk that loaded the bases, a grounder to third resulted in a diving stop from Luke Mann (Missouri) and a coinciding laser across the diamond that ended the Commodore threat. The Harbor Hawks responded with a trio of groundouts that sent the team back to the field.

Austin Wallace (Texas) came in to relieve Halvorsen in the top of the third inning and immediately forced a fly out to Ball at short. The next batter drove the ball to deep center field but Rose was able to make the play, resulting in a quick second out.  Ricciardi then completed the 1-2-3 inning with a slick play at second base.

Alex Price (South Carolina) came in for Stone to start the third inning and Dominic Johnson (Kansas State) welcomed him with a single to left field, the first Harbor Hawks hit in 10 innings dating back to the previous game and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Wallace responded by striking out the next two batters. Johnson was then able to evade a tag during a run down situation and swiped third before Rose ripped a ball to third that Brayden Taylor (TCU) was able to corral and send the Harbor Hawks back on defense without a run.

Wallace was back on the hill for a second inning of relief and hit his first batter but got his second hitter to ht into a fielders choice. Rose made a routine grab in center for the second out before Cunningham made a running catch in right to end the threat. The Harbor Hawks went down quickly in their half of the inning, aside from a walk from Mann.

Wallace came back out for a third inning of work and induced a grounder to first for the initial out of the inning. A single to left followed and Rose made another nice catch in center to bring the out count to two. A walk followed and a single from Kodie Kolden (Washington State) gave the commodores a seventh run. Wallace got the next hitter to ground out to himself, ending the inning.

Marcos Pujols Martinez (Dayton) led off the next inning with a single to right field and Johnson followed that up with a single up the middle. Martinez advanced to third after Caleb Pendleton (Florida Atlantic) hit into a fielders choice. Martinez crossed home plate after a wild pitch, giving Hyannis its first run of the game. A strikeout followed but then Rose singled in Pendleton for the second run of the game and inning. A strikeout followed, ending the Harbor Hawks threat.

Mark Adamiak (Arkansas) came in to relieve Wallace in the 6th inning. The first batter singled but was caught stealing before Adamiak even released the ball. The next batter flied out to Mitch Hartigan (Florida Atlantic) in left field and the following batter flew out to Cunningham in right to end the inning. The bottom of the inning consisted of two strikeouts and a poppet that were offset by a single to left from Mann and a walk from Martinez.

Evan Webster (Louisville) came in to relieve Adamiak in the seventh inning.The inning was started by a ground-rule double from Jace Bohrofen (Oklahoma). Webster responded with a strikeout before a ball was smacked to right field and caught by Cunningham. The fielder reared back and threw a bullet to third that was just slightly late to catch Bohrofen’s dash towards third. A wild pitch led to an eighth Commodore run and Webster followed the run with an inning-ending strikeout. Jackson Phipps (South Carolina) came in to relieve Price and got the first batter to fly out to right field and the second to ground out to short. Caden Rose then provided some two-out momentum with a ground rule double. Rose advanced to third on a wild pitch before Ball hit a broken bat ground ball that ended the inning.

Daniel Lloyd (South Carolina) came in to relieve Webster and induced a ground out to Ball at shortstop for the first out. A single followed despite an admiral effort form Ricciardi once again. A fielders choice followed and a strikeout ended the top of the inning. The bottom of the inning started with a walk for Cunningham and Mann followed it up with a single up the middle that advanced Cunningham to third. A pop out to third before came next before Martinez hit a three-run bomb to right field that put Hyannis within striking distance at 8-5. Johnson lined out to first before Pendleton struck out.

Tristan Haught (Wright State) came in to relieve Lloyd. He induced a groundout to second to start the inning. Martinez got the second out by making a sprawling stab at first and Mann took charge and made a solid play at third to end the inning.

With their backs against the wall, the Harbor Hawks needed to string three or more runs to avoid the loss. Standing in their way was Commodore closer Andrew Yancik (McKendree College). Ricciardi started the inning off with a walk. Rose followed that with a strikeout but Ricciardi later advanced on a passed ball. Ball moved Ricciardi to third with a grounder to second but the game ended when Cunningham grounded out to third to end the game.

The Harbor Hawks are back in action June 28 when they travel to Cotuit to face the Kettleers. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00.

June 27, 2021

Byline: Jack Murray


 
Harbor Hawks Unable to Generate Offense Against Anglers
Posted Jun 27, 2021

The Hawks traveled to Chatham on Saturday night losing 4-0 to the Anglers. Jake Cunningham (UNC Charlotte) recorded the only hit of the night with a double through the left-center gap. 

Besides Cunningham's first inning hit, the Hawks only reached base on errors and walks for the remainder of the game. Pitching kept the Hawks in a close game up until the bottom of the 6th, where the Anglers were able to capitalize on multiple walks. 

Lefty Jaylen Nowlin (Chipola College) started on the mound making his first appearance as a Hawk. Nowlin pitched 2 innings and ended his night with 2 strikeouts, 2 walks, and 1 hit. 

David Furtado (Wake Forest) came in as relief in the bottom of the 3rd, and in his second appearance as a Hawk went 3 innings recording 4 strikeouts and 1 walk on the night. Furtado allowed 2 runs, 1 earned and 1 unearned, off of an Anglers homerun that put Chatham on top. 

The Hawks kept going to the bullpen, making its second pitching change of the day and turning to Tommy McCollum (Wingate University). McCollum recorded an out on the night lasting just ⅓ of an inning allowing 3 of the Anglers batters to reach on walks. Jonah Scolaro (Florida State University) was brought in to try and get the Hawks out of a bases loaded jam, however a walk and a hit by pitch allowed 2 runners to score, giving McCollum 2 unearned runs on the night. 

Scolaro continued his outing into the bottom of the 7th, ending his night with 1 ⅔ innings pitched recording 2 strikeouts, 2 walks, and a hit by pitch. 

Nolan Crisp (University of Georgia) went on to pitch in the 8th, making his second appearance of the season. Crisp ended the night on the mound for the Hawks with 2 strikeouts, 1 hit, and 2 walks. 

The Hawks are now 1-3 on the season and are looking for a win when they take on Falmouth on Sunday, June 27th at home.

June 26, 2021

Byline: Bree Delio




 
Harbor Hawks Lose Out to Commodores
Posted Jun 26, 2021

On a cloudy Friday in Hyannis, the Harbor Hawks played host to the division rival Falmouth Commodores. While the game was even for the majority of the time, the visiting Commodores were able to pull out a narrow 4–3 victory.

Adrian Siravo (Weatherford College) was on the hill for the home team and was able to get his first batter on strikes. After walking his next batter, a double to right was fielded by Jake Cunningham (UNC Charlotte). The next ball was a fly out to Cayden Rose (Alabama) who kept the Commodore runner on third with a strong throw to the plate. Siravo came up with a big strikeout to end the scoring threat and send the Harbor Hawks to the plate.

Connor Bovair (Siena) was on the hill for the Commodores and  the Hawks were right on him Hyannis Rose led off with a single up the middle and advanced to second on a wild pitch. A walk to Kyle Ball included another wild pitch that put runners on first and third for Cunningham who was able to rip a ball up the middle for the games first run. Bovair came back by striking out Mason Greer (McLennan CC). With one out, Marcos Pujols Martinez (Dayton) lined out to Commodores shortstop (Bryson Ware (Auburn), who was able to double up Ball and end the inning.

Siravo started his second inning of work with a strikeout, his third of the game. The next batter flew out to Cunningham in right, but  the Commodores grabbed momentum Jonathon French (Clemson) smoked a double to right and Jake Dukar (Oregon State) singled him in to tie the game at one. Siravo was able to induce a grounder to Greer to end the inning.

Bovair got Dominic Johnson (Oklahoma State) to fly out to second base but Zane Harris (Wright State) hit a deep drive to right field that cleared the fence and gave Hyannis a 2–1 lead. Bovair then induced a grounder to Dylan Post (Houston) before Mariano Ricciardi (Dayton) reached first on a walk. Rose hit a fly to center that was unable to drop to end the inning.

Siravo cruised through the next inning and finished the day with 3 IP, 3 K’s 2 walks and only one earned run. Bovair followed that up with three straight outs after surrendering two base runners to start the inning.

Derrick Cherry (Houston) relieved Siravo and started his outing off with a strikeout and a flyout to third. French then welcomed Cherry to the game with a towering home run to left field that made the score 2–2. Cherry kept his composure and induced a ground out to Pujols Martinez . 

Anthony DeFabbia (Stetson) relieved Bovair and surrendered a double down the right field line to Harris that put immediate pressure on the new pitcher. Post grounded top second on a play that advanced Harris to third and Ricciardi grounded to third but was safe on a fielders choice as Harris got in a rundown and beat the throw back to third. Rose followed it up with a flyout to right field that did not travel far enough to warrant a tag up from Harris at third base. DeFabbia then induced a grounder to himself to end the Harbor Hawks threat.

With a 2–2 score through four innings, the game truly could have gone either way. Cherry started the fifth off with two strikeouts before surrendering a single to Brayden Taylor (TCU) who advanced to third on an error. Cherry again kept his composure and induced a flyout to first base to end the inning. DeFabbia then sent the Harbor Hawks down 1-2-3.

Angus McCloskey (Pace) came in for Cherry who finished with 2 IP, 3 K’s 1 ER 2 hits and 0 walks. He hit his first batter and then got the next hitter to pop out to first base. After a steal of second, the next batter launched a fly ball to deep left field that was corralled by Johnson, who was able to keep the runner at second with a strong throw to the cutoff man. Johnson started the bottom of the inning off with a groundout and Harris struck out next. Post doubled down the right field line to spark some two-out momentum before Ricciardi ripped a ball to 3rd base that Dukart made a sensational grab.

Tristan Hought (Wright State) relieved McCloskey and surrendered a leadoff hit to Dukart before coming back with two strikeouts. The inning ended when Post was able to neutralize a commodore steal attempt. Rose struck out to start the home half of the inning and Ball walked.  Cunningham grounded to short but was able to beat out the throw and eliminate the double play. However, he was picked off before the next inning, ending the threat.

Trey Braithwate (Navy) relieved Hought and Falmouth started the 8th with a single and two passed balls put the runner on third. A walk put runners on the corner with no outs. The next batter struck out but the third strike skidded away from Post and gave Falmouth a 3-2 lead. Braithwate got his second strikeout of the inning next before Anthony Hall (Oregon) singled and gave the Commodores an insurance marker. Braithwate got his third strikeout of the inning to keep the score 4-2. In the bottom of the inning, Chase Jeter (Sacred Heart) relieved DeFabbia and got the Harbor Hawks to go 1-2-3.

Braithwate surrendered two singles to start the top of the 9th inning before inducing a groundout to third and a fly out tip right field that put a runner on third. Braithwate struck out the next batter to neutralize the threat.

With their backs against the wall, the Harbor Hawks needed to string some hits together to steal the game. Michael Esposito (South Carolina) came in to close the game out for the Commodores. Harris grounded out to shortstop to start the inning and Post walked, bringing some life to the Harbor Hawks. Ryan Romano (Florida State) came in to pinch run for Post and reached second on a wild pitch and Ricciardi walked with Rose walking immediately after. Ball grounded to first base but scored Romano and put the winning run on second. Esposito was able to get Cunningham on strikes to end the game.

Hyannis is back in action on 6/26 when they travel to Chatham to face the Anglers. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00.

June 25, 2021

Byline: Jack Murray

Photo Credit: Sara Goulart, @saragoul.art


 
Harbor Hawks Drop Out of Division Matchup
Posted Jun 24, 2021

The Hawks traveled to Harwich on Thursday night and suffered a 5-2 loss to the Mariners.  Ryan Romano (Florida State University) had two RBIs early in the game to put the Hawks on-top, however the team's offense was not able to keep up with the Mariner bats.

Hunter Dula (Wingate University) started the night on the mound and ended his outing with four strikeouts over three innings while allowing just a single and a walk. The Hawks offense had Dula’s back in the 2nd, giving him some insurance to pitch around. three errors were allowed by the Mariners, which set up the perfect situation for Romano to drive in his first two RBIs of the season giving the Hawks an early 2-0 lead.

Cooper McKeehan (Brigham Young University) came in as relief in the bottom of the 4th striking out one and allowing just one earned run off of two hits over one inning. Daniel Lloyd (University of South Carolina) and Trae Robertson (University of Missouri) also came in as relief both only lasting an inning each. Lloyd and Robertson kept the Mariners bats quiet through the 6th. Lloyd recorded two strikeouts while allowing just a hit and a walk while Robertson recorded one strikeout on top of a walk. 

The Mariners bats were making a lot of hard contact, which put the defense to work. Caden Rose (University of Alabama) made a tremendous diving catch in center that ended the 4th. Luke Mann (University of Missouri) also flashed his glove with a sportscenter type of 5-3 putout in the 5th. 

The Hawks continued to go to its bullpen in the bottom of the 7th. Mark Adamiak (Arkansas) and Trevor Wallace (University of Texas) split the inning. Adamiak started the 7th allowing one earned run that was brought in by one hit and three walks. Wallace then came in to try and get the team out of the bases loaded situation, however the Mariners bats came around and took advantage of the situation, ending the inning with a 5-2 lead. 

Wallace came back in the 8th and did not allow anyone to reach, finishing the night with 1 strikeout and one earned run off two hits over two innings. 

The Hawks offense was not able to string together hits to take back the lead and ended the night with a 5-2 loss to the Harwich Mariners. 

Romano led the offense and was 2-3 on the night with two singles and two RBIs. Mitchell Hartigan (Florida Atlantic University) finished 2-4 on the night with two singles while Jake Cunningham (UNC Charlotte) recorded his first hit as a Hawk, and also gave the team its first steal of the season. 

The Hawks have an off-day on Thursday, June 24th and will resume play Friday the 25th at home against Falmouth. 

June 23, 2021

Byline: Bree Delio

Photo Credit: Jordynn Johnson




 
Game 3: Rainy Weather Cancels Out Game Against Whitecaps
Posted Jun 22, 2021

On an overcast night that soon turned into a stormy night, the Brewster Whitecaps visited the Hyannis Harbor Hawks for a non-division matchup on June 22, 2021. The Whitecaps (0-1-1) fell 9–1 to the Bourne Braves the previous night while the Harbor Hawks (1–1) defeated the Cotuit Kettleers in their matchup. Unfortunately, the match did not progress enough to be counted as an official game.

Andrew Baker (University of South Carolina) started for the Harbor Hawks and was electric right from the start, pumping out several mid-to-high 90’s fastballs in the first inning and striking out the side. Harry Rutkowski (Rutgers) started on the hill for the Whitecaps and breezed through his first inning as well. 

The Whitecaps struck first in the second inning when Jackson Thompson (Oklahoma State) sent a Baker fastball into the trees beyond the right field fence. A pair of walks and a groundout set up a second and third situation that Baker followed up with a strikeout and a ground out to second that eliminated the scoring threat. In the bottom of the inning, the rain really started to come down and affect the play on the field, as the Harbor Hawks were unable to generate much offense with the exception of a walk from Marcos Martinez Pujols (Dayton)

The Whitecaps came up swinging in the top of the third but strong defensive plays from Mitch Hartigan (Florida Atlantic) and Caden Rose (Alabama), as well as a sensational grab at shortstop from Kyle Ball (Stetson), led to limited offensive opportunities for the Whitecaps. In the Harbor Hawks half of the inning, Mariano Ricciardi (Dayton) ripped a double down the left field line, but was hit by a batted ball in the next at bat and called out, taking the runner out of scoring position. Dom Johnson (Oklahoma State) was able to work a walk, but was thrown out in his stealing attempt.

After a quick top of the inning, the Whitecaps issued two walks to start the inning, which helped signal to the umpires that the inclement weather was severely affecting the game. The short delay turned into a postponement and since the game did not reach five innings, it will not affect the standings.

The Harbor Hawks are back in action June 23 when they head to Harwich to take on the Mariners. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.

June 22, 2021

Byline: Jack Murray

Photo Credit: Sara Goulart, @saragoul.art

 


 
Game 2- Harbor Hawks are Victorious in Home Opener
Posted Jun 22, 2021

In a home opener that turned out to be an offensive battle, Dominic Johnson (Oklahoma State University) led the Hawks in a 7-4 win over the Cotuit Kettleers. 

The offense started off slow in the first two innings, falling behind to the Kettleers 3–0. Cade Halemanu (University of Hawaii) threw the first pitch and went three innings with four strikeouts while allowing six hits that combined for three earned runs. 

The bats started to come through after Johnson drew a walk to start the bottom of the 3rd. After advancing to second on a single by Caden Rose (University of Alabama), Johnson kept moving along the bases following multiple wild pitches and ended up scoring the first run of the Hawks season.

Angus McCloskey (Pace University) came in to relieve in the top of the 4th, striking out one and only allowing two batters to reach via walks over an inning. 

The momentum continued into the bottom of the 4th with a two out rally started by Luke Mann (University of Missouri). Mann singled off the first base bag, then advanced on a wild pitch and a single by Dylan Post (University of Houston). Johnson then came up to the plate and blasted a two-run homerun to not only give the Hawks a 5-3 lead, but also the teams first homerun of the year. 

Angus McCloskey (Pace University) and Tommy McCollum (Wingate University) were relievers on the night, making appearances in the 4th and 5th innings. McCloskey struck out one and walked two over an inning and McCollum struck out two over two innings while allowing two hits and two walks on the night. 

Another call to the bullpen was made in the 7th bringing in right-hander Nolan Crisp (University of Georgia). Heading into the later innings, the score remained standstill through seven, however the Kettleers tacked on another run in the 8th. Crisp ended his night with two strikeouts while pitching 1 ⅔ and giving up one earned run.

As a response, the Hawks decided to take advantage of walks and miscues and add a few insurance runs in the bottom of the 7th. Adam Hackenburg (Clemson University) led the inning with a walk followed by a fielder's choice single by Johnson. Both Hackenburg and Johnson scored on a wild pitch and error that gave the Hawks a 7-4 lead. 

Trey Braithwaite (United States Naval Academy) closed the night on the mound with two strikeouts while allowing one hit. 

Johnson went 2-3 with a homerun and a walk on the night to lead the offense while Zane Harris (Wright State University) went 2-3 with a walk and a double. The Hawks ended the night with seven combined hits in a 7-4 victory at McKeon Park. 

Game three of the season is set to take place at Hyannis on Tuesday, June 22. The Hawks first pitch is set to take place at 6 p.m. against the Brewster Whitecaps.

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June 21, 2021

Byline: Bree Delio

Photo Credit: Sara Goulart, @saragoul.art





 
Game 1- Harbor Hawks Drop Much Anticipated Season Opener
Posted Jun 20, 2021

On July 31st, 2019, the Hyannis Harbor Hawks stepped off the diamond and entered the offseason. 690 days later, in a world that is forever changed, the Harbor Hawks took the field once again. 

The sky at Doran Park was nothing less than picturesque and set the tone for a fierce contest that saw the Bourne Braves host the Harbor Hawks in a West Division matchup. The grass was slow and the swings were fierce, and while the majority of the game was scoreless, a late surge from the home team led to the games final 3–0 score.

Seth Halvorsen (Missouri) was on the mound to start for the visiting Harbor Hawks and was spectacular, tossing three innings without allowing any runs and only surrendered two hits and two walks while also mixing in two strikeouts. For the Braves, Gordon Graceffo (Villanova) got the start and tossed four innings with zero runs or walks allowed. Graceffo surrendered four hits but was able to get five Harbor Hawk batters on strikes. 

Some notable moments from early in the game included multiple strong plays for the Harbor Hawks at third base from Mason Greer (McLennan CC) and a momentous third inning that saw a play at the plate after a single from Kyle Ball (Stetson) led to Cayden Rose (Alabama) colliding with Braves catcher Mason Burns (Illinois). Burns was able to place the tag on Rose and hold on to the ball, signaling an out on one of the best scoring chances the Harbor Hawks would get all game.

After Halvorson was relieved, David Furtado (Wake Forest) was next in line for the Harbor Hawks and the southpaw was equally dominant, throwing three innings without letting up a run. Furtado allowed three hits and one walk while also sending one Brave back to the dugout with a strikeout. Graceffo was relieved by Nick Zwack (Xavier) who ended up taking the win for the Braves. Zwack tossed four scoreless innings, walking one and letting up one hit, and struck out six Harbor Hawk batters.

In the seventh inning, Hyannis went to the bullpen again, bringing in Trae Robertson (Missouri). While Robertson was able to get through his first inning unscathed, the Braves were ready to pounce in the bottom of the eighth and finally broke the scoreless tie. After a quick first out, Dalton Rushing (Louisville) sent a pitch over the right field wall to give the game its first run. After Colby Thomas (Mercer) walked, Braylen Wimmer (South Carolina) sent a pitch over the batting cages in left field, giving Bourne a 3–0 lead. The Harbor Hawks would change pitchers once again, and Derrick Cherry (Houston) was able to stop the bleeding, getting help in the form of a spectacular catch from second baseman Mariano Ricciardi (Dayton) who was able to take control and corral a ball in short right field.

With their backs against the wall, the Harbor Hawks were not looking to go down easy. The Braves sent closer Eric Adler (Wake Forest) in to secure the win, but the Harbor Hawks gained momentum right away as Luke Mann (Missouri) was able to beat out a grounder and Mitch Hartigan (Florida Atlantic) blasted a double to right center field that almost cleared the wall, putting two men in scoring position. With the tying run at the plate, Adler was able to strike out Zane Harris (Wright State) before hitting Dylan Post (Houston) with a pitch, loading up the bases. With momentum swinging towards the Harbor Hawks, Adler was able to neutralize the pressure, striking out Dominic Johnson (Oklahoma State) and Rose to end the game and give the Braves the 3–0 victory.

Greer went 2-2 on the day and Post was 1-1. Ricciardi, Ball, Mann and Hartigan were responsible for the rest of the Harbor Hawks hits.

Game two of the season is also the home opener for the Harbor Hawks. The team is slated to take on the Cotuit Kettleers at 6 p.m. at McKeon Park on June 21. It will be the first home game for the Harbor Hawks since July 30, 2019.

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June 20, 2021

Byline: Jack Murray

Photo Credit: Sara Goulart, @saragoul.art