Capers Suffer First Tourney Setback, 13-3
Written by: Mike Greenwell
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The Cape 12-year old all-stars ran into a buzzsaw on Tuesday/Wednesday at Portland's Payson Park, falling 13-3 to a talented South Portland American team.
With the loss, the Capers drop to 2-1 in the tournament, but still have a good shot at making the bracket finals.
SP American's leadoff hitter set the tone, hitting a home run to open the game. Cape settled down and limited the damage to one first-inning run, but SP-Am scored two more runs in the 2nd and three in the 3rd to build a 6-0 lead.
The Capers struck back in the home half of the third, though, as Austin singled, Cam drove him home with a single, and Chris drove Cam home with a single. Chris then scored on a passed ball to make the score 6-3.
Unfortunately, SP-Am wasn't done. Their #3 hitter hit a three-run homer to right field in the 4th, pushing the lead back to 9-3. With Cape batting with two out in the home half of the fourth, a thunderstorm struck and forced suspension of the game until Wednesday night.
However, the new day didn't do much to stop the SP-Am attack, as they scored four more times in the 6th to build a 13-3 lead, which is where the game ended.
Henry, Brian, Eli, Cam and Julian all pitched well for the Capers, but the SP-Am bats were too strong tonight.
For Cape, Matt had a double and a single, and Cam, Chris, Henry and Austin all singled as well.
The Capers will return to action on Monday night, in the loser's bracket final, with their opponent to be determined this weekend. A win on Monday would propel Cape into the bracket final against SP-American, and provide an opportunity for revenge.