Kyle Roller (East Carolina) started off his afternoon a bit poorly, as he got to the park and realized that he had forgotten his #30 jersey. But hey, that's why there are several starting pitchers... you need some people around who know for sure that they're not playing, just in case you need to borrow their jersey.
Roller borrowed pitcher Turner Phelps' (James Madison) #31 jersey, and went on to have an outstanding night at the plate, leading the Braves to an 8-2 win over the Y-D Red Sox. Roller went 4-4, with 2 HR, 2 doubles and 4 RBI, and was hit by a pitch. Bourne teammate Stefen Romero (Oregon State) also hit well, going 2-4 with a HR, 3 RBI and 3 runs scored.
While Roller and Romero provided the offense, Cameron Roth (UNC-Wilmington) was very sharp on the mound, going 6 innings, allowing 6 hits, with 3 K's and 2 walks. He didn't allow a run until Steve Chatwood's (San Diego) 2-run HR in the 6th.
For Y-D, the problem was errors (4 of the runs were unearned), the HR's (their pitchers gave up 3 total), and failure to capitalize with men on base. Austin Wates (Virginia Tech) went 4-4, but wasn't able to cross the plate even once.
Y-D hosts the Falmouth Commodores Sunday at 5pm, and Bourne hosts the Harwich Mariners at 5:30.