Day 8: Bourne Sandstorm and Y-D Falls

by Andrew Wirtanen in


Storm Approaches Doran ParkCompared to last season, the weather so far has been a blessing. On Friday, I headed down to Bourne to catch the 5pm re-match from last week vs. Cotuit. I grabbed a sub at Sandwich Pizza and got to the field nice and early. Everything looked great and I was glad to see that Upper Cape Tech and the Braves organization have continued to make improvements to their newly named Doran Park. All of a sudden in the 2nd inning, wind was blowing every which way and caused a sandstorm! It was surreal. All of the players ran into their dugout, and a mass exodus of fans, with beach chairs in their hands, walked briskly to their cars. Luckily, I caught this on video and was able to take some photos at the game.

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After waiting in the parking lot for a little while, I decided to try to catch another game instead. I drove to Wareham, only to see the Falmouth bus packed and leaving Spillane Field in light rain conditions. Apparently, it was not meant for me to catch a Cape League game on Friday, since the other three games scheduled were played without any problems.

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Hyannis @ Y-D — The Y-D Red Sox had their first taste of heartbreak Friday night when they were handed their first loss of the season at home vs. the Hyannis Mets. The Red Sox lost 7-6 vs. the Mets. The Mets led 3-2 going into the 8th inning, when they put another 4 runs on the board. Y-D rallied in the bottom of the 8th and matched the four runs to make the score 7-6. Umpires called the game after the inning due to darkness. Mets reliever Ricardo Pecina (San Diego) earned the save (despite allowing 4 runs) and starter Austin Hudson (Central Florida) got the win.