A five-run explosion in the second inning carried the Cotuit Kettleers (3-2) to a 9-2 win over the Bourne Braves at Lowell Park on Saturday.
Logan Ratledge went a perfect 2-2 at the plate for the Cotuit Kettleers. He singled in the fourth and seventh innings.
Eric Karch had an impressive outing against the Bourne Braves (3-2)'s lineup. Karch held the Bourne Braves hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one.
Tim Caputo paced the Bourne Braves at the plate. Caputo went 2-5 and scored two runs. He tripled in the fifth inning and singled in the seventh inning.
Dalton Potts improved to 1-0 on the year by picking up the win for the Cotuit Kettleers. He allowed one run over five innings. Potts struck out three, walked one and gave up six hits.
Kris Gardner was charged with his first loss of the year. He lasted just 1 1/3 innings, walked one, struck out none, and allowed five runs.