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Cal Hale was the story as he took a perfect game into the bottom of the 6th inning against Northeast Longhorns Orange Saturday afternoon in Ashland, MA.
Unfortunately, the offense was unable to get anything going -- as the score remained 0-0 as the Minutemen took the field in the bottom of the 6th. Cal surrendered his only baserunner of the day with a leadoff walk, after a stolen base and a fielder's choice that moved the runner over to 3rd with 1 out. Unfortunately, the winning run crossed the plate with a passed ball -- Cal walked away with the loss without giving up a hit.
In Game 2, the offense came alive with 5 runs in the first inning. Keenan Sawada led the offense going 3-3 with 2 singles, a double and a walk - he also had 5 stolen bases and 4 runs scored. Aaron Waksler held the opponent in check after surrendering 3 runs (2 earned) in the first inning -- Aaron went 4 innings, giving up 3 hits, 2 earned runs and struck out 1. 12 Navy walked away with the win after 4 innings by a score of 15-3.
After Saturday's doubleheader was washed away by rain, the Minutemen Baseball 11 Navy team turned their attention to Sunday's doubleheader against the Jr. Bay Sox 11u at Bentley University.
In Game 1, Daniel Grapski and Quincy Kerr combined to throw a three-hit shutout. Daniel threw 5 innings, only allowing 3 hits, striking out 5 and only walking 2. Quincy closed the game out in the 6th on 4 pitches!
The offense was led by Harris Hackel, Hugh Bolinger, Charlie O'Brien, Max Re, Luke Lavoie, and Rocky Vankoski as they all had 1 hit apiece. Rocky and Luke had 1 RBI each!
In Game 2, even though the Minutemen collected more hits than the Jr. Bay Sox 11u's, the Minutemen still fell by a score of 10-5 at Bentley University. Quincy Kerr started on the mound, giving the team 2 innings - allowing one hit and one run. The offensive charge was lead by Charlie O'Brien (3 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored) and Rocky Vankoski (2 for 3 with double and 2 RBI's and a run scored!).
Minutemen Baseball returns to action next weekend with a doubleheader to be scheduled against Evolution Baseball (EBL Division Game). Game details are TBD.
Minutemen Baseball 12 Navy made the long (beautiful) trip up to North Conway, NH this weekend for the Home Run Bulldogs Spring Classic tournament.
Saturday afternoon, the Minutemen took on the Lebanon Mini 22's (EBL 12u DIA) in their first game of the tournament. The Mini 22's struck first with three runs after three consecutive hits in the second inning. The Minutemen bats remained quiet until the top of the 6th when they rallied with two runs to cross home plate - unfortunately, the rally fell short with the bases loaded, final score 3-2. Cooper Tarlie battled his way through 5 innings pitched, he also added a double and a run scored in the 6th to start the short-lived rally.
In Game 2, the Minutemen took on the Quincy Red Stockings (Quincy, MA). The offense stayed hot, but unfortunately, our opponent was just as hot as the teams traded runs through the fourth inning until the 5th when the Red Stockings took the lead for good and won 7-5. Sam Fishman was terrific through 4 innings, giving up only 3 hits and 3 earned runs. Keenan Sawada was the spark to the offense as he was on base twice (one walk, one hit) and scored both times.
Bright and early Sunday morning, 12 Navy once again took on the Mini 22's in an elimination game. The offense took an early lead after the first two innings and Justin MacCormack took the hill and held the 22's in check until the third when they strung together a few hits and tied the game up. Unfortunately, the Minutemen offense halted there, and the 22 offense kept rolling and ultimately eliminated the Minutemen from the tournament by a score of 9-5.
On Saturday morning Minutemen Baseball 12 Navy traveled to a blustery New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, MA to take on the NEBC Wolverines. In Game 1, Cooper Tarlie battled through four innings in cold conditions, giving up 5 ER, 8 hits and striking out 5. Offensively, Cooper helped lead the attack with 2 hits, including a stand-up triple. Aaron Waksler chipped in with 2 hits of his own that drove in 2 runs. In Game 2, Aaron Waksler took the mound, he went 5 innings, giving up 4 runs (1 ER) and striking out 3. Unfortunately, the offensive attack was stymied as the Minutemen only collected 3 hits and fell to the NEBC Wolverines 4-2.
On Sunday afternoon, the Minutemen hit the road again and traveled to Dr. Arthur Pappas Complex in Auburn, MA. Cal Hale took the mound in Game 1 - going 5 innings, squandering 6 hits, giving up 3 ER and striking out 5. Keenan Sawada, Emilio Berndt, and Justin MacCormack paced the offense going a combined 5 for 7 with 3 walks, 7 runs and 6 RBI's. Minutemen came away with a 9-5 win. In Game 2, Justin MacCormack was the story as he threw a complete game (61 pitches), only giving up 3 hits and 1 ER with 2 strikeouts. Keenan Sawada was a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate (including a triple), scored 2 runs and had 1 RBI -- he also flashed some serious leather at shortstop!
Minutemen 12 Navy head up to North Conway, NH this weekend for the Home Run Bulldogs Spring Classic!
Our Minutemen Baseball 11 Navy team had no trouble on offense today, winning big over Team Mizuno USA 14-3 in Game 1 and 19-2 in Game 2.
In Game 1, 11 Navy got on the board in the first inning when Marcus Post doubled, scoring one run. In the 4th inning, they continued their offensive attack by scoring four runs in the fourth inning. The offensive was led by Rocky Vankoski, Max Re, and EJ LaValle, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. All in all, 11 Navy collected 13 hits in Game 1.
Daniel Grapski earned the win, going two and two-thirds innings, allowing one run on three hits, and striking out four. Hugh Bolinger and EJ LaValle entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
In Game 2, Max Re was clutch at the plate with runners on base, driving in four on three hits to lead Minutemen 11U past Team Mizuno USA 19-12. Max drove in runs on a double in the first, a single in the second, a single in the fourth, and a walk in the fifth.
Quincy was credited with the victory, he lasted two and two-thirds innings, allowing seven hits and seven runs (two earned) while striking out two. Rocky, Quincy, Max, and Marcus each managed multiple hits.
11 Navy is back in action this Saturday, April 20th vs. EITC in Chicopee at 10 am and 12 pm, respectively.
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