That run came in the tenth inning, with the contest tied 4-4. In a stroke of luck, Quincy’s John Myers overthrew a routine ground ball, allowing Bryce Tafelski a free pass to second base and setting the table for the University of Missouri’s Garrison McLagan.■ Commodores outscore Cotuit 14-9 (falcommodores.com)
“I just wanted to go up there and be aggressive because I knew he was [throwing] lots of fastballs,” McLagan said.
That aggressive approach paid off when McLagan blooped a shot over into left-center field, lifting it just enough to give Tafelski the cushion he needed to plate the winning run.
“I kinda watched it,” McLagan admitted. “I was seeing if it was going to get into the gap. I was going to take two if it got past them.”
Nick Tepesch (Missouri) was on the mound for the Commodores and bounced back from a rough outing in his last start. Over six innings of work, Tepesch allowed just three earned runs on eight hits.
■ Flickr.com photo album of the Cape Cod League, including Nick Tepesch.