Jeff Gardner was cold coming off the bench, but Gardner warmed up quickly as Gardner stroked a key pinch-hit single in the nine to lead the Bourne Braves (7-7) to a 4-3 win over the Cotuit Kettleers (9-5) on Saturday at Doran Park.
With the score tied at three in the ninth inning, Gardner came to the plate and singled.
A walk-off single by Gardner gave the Bourne Braves the win.
Gardner was solid at the plate for the Bourne Braves. Gardner went 0-1.
Trace Dempsey recorded his first win of the year for the Bourne Braves. He struck out three, walked none and surrendered one hit.
Brian Miller (0-1) was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just one-third of an inning, walked none, struck out none, and allowed three runs.