Bullpen Unable to Preserve Victory

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Garrett Osterode -- SID

La Mirada, Calif. – Following the completion of Tuesdays contest, the Catch had to saddle up and play another game not only 15 minutes later. The Catch were unable to win this one, falling by the final score of 7-3.

So Cal came out hot and looked to have all the momentum, but it couldn’t last as the Oaks scored six of their seven runs in the final three innings.

Bailey Martin was the starting pitcher for the Catch on Wednesday night and put in his best start in quite some time. Martin tossed an excellent five innings, surrendering only one run while striking out five hitters and only issuing two walks.

Bailey was in command from the start, really owning the strike zone and keeping Oak hitters off balance all night long. Despite falling behind in some counts, Martin was able to throw all of his pitches confidently and comfortably. This was an encouraging start for the big right-hander and something he can build off of heading into his final start of the season.

The bullpen in relief wasn’t quite up to par, especially since the relief pitching has been so excellent lately. Hunter Mcintosh, Tucker Thomason, and Conner Davis came in relief of Martin and all surrendered at least one run. The trio combined for five earned runs in only four innings ptched.

Despite only collecting three runs, the Catch offense wasn’t terrible. So Cal had eight hits on the day which included another three from Steven Garrett, possibly the hottest hitter in the entire league, and two hits from Grant Robbins, who’s batting average is now up to .302.

This was a tough loss for the Catch but they did win the season series against the Oaks. The Catch will now welcome the Arroyo Seco Saints to finish off the suspended game between the two of them and then a full 9-inning game afterwards.