Recap: Bonfield's barrage leads Gatemen in rout of Hyannis

By Wareham Gatemen | Jun 21, 2017
Photo by: Claudia Chakamian

Wareham Gatemen coach Don Sneddon has preached all season long that hitting is contagious.

On Wednesday night, Sneddon was proven right. The Gatemen snapped their four game losing streak behind an offensive onslaught that saw the Gatemen crank out 13 hits en route to a 10-2 win over Hyannis on a beautiful evening at McKeon Park.

Luke Bonfield (Arkansas) led the offensive output, as he went 4-for-5 with a three run home run and two runs scored.

Sneddon said it was great to the see the Gatemen’s entire lineup chip in.

“It was great that (Jaren) Duran gave us a little spark,” said Sneddon. “The long ball, which we had not seen at all, came into play tonight so that was awesome.”

Blake Sabol (University of Southern California) handed the Gatemen an early lead as he launched a solo home run to right to put the Gatemen on top 1-0.

Frankie Bartow (Miami) got the start for Wareham and set the tone over the course of his first three innings with his command. Bartow faced the minimum over his three innings of work, throwing 24 of the 33 pitches he fired home for strikes.

During the middle innings, the Gatemen broke the game open.

Newcomer Jarren Duran (Long Beach State) engineered a four run rally in the top of the fifth as he reached on an infield single to begin the frame. Duran proceeded to steal before Willy Maciver (Washington) drove him home with a single into left centerfield.

Later in the inning, with two one and two out, Jake Anchia capped off the four run frame by drilling an opposite field three run blast to hand the Gatemen a 5-0 advantage.

One inning later, the Gatemen picked up at the plate where they had left off the inning prior.

Sabol and Maciver worked back-to-back walks with two men down, bringing Bonfield to the plate.

Bonfield dealt the Harbor Hawks the biggest blow of the night, as on 0-1 he crushed a fastball on the inner half for a three run home run well over the fence in left to give the Gatemen a commanding 8-0 lead.

“Maciver was 3-for-4, so between that and Bonfield, that is what we are hopingfor” said Sneddon. “Hopefully those two kids can keep that going, and then it was also great to see Anchia come through there as well.”

On the mound, Wareham reliever Justin Montgomery (Dallas Baptist) kept the Hyannis’s lineup in check.

The right-hander went four scoreless innings scattering just five hits while walking just one.

Wareham scored their final two runs of the contest in the top of the eighth.

Sabol walked, and Maciver and Bonfield each followed with singles to load the bases with nobody.

John Toppa lined a sacrifice fly to center to score Sabol and two batters later, an RBI double off the bat of Shadid handed the Gatemen a 10 run cushion.

Next Up: The Gatemen travel to Brewster to take on the Whitecaps. First pitch is scheduled for 5pm.

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