100 Hungry Baseball Fans Dinner – Tuesday, March 3rd

The Warrior Baseball Team will host its 28th annual team dinner and fundraiser this Tuesday night, March 3rd at the Enterprise Club, located at 224 Clinton Street in Brockton, MA. The event begins at 6:00 pm and features a spaghetti and meatball dinner, followed by a guest speaker and finishing up with our reverse raffle with a $500 first prize. All proceeds from the dinner go toward the spring trip to Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida. The team will be leaving on March 12th and returning on March 21st. The Warriors will play other “snow bird” junior college teams from various parts of the country.

The schedule of games for this trip is posted on this site as well as the College web site.

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Schedule for the 2015 Spring Training Trip…

Here is the 10 game schedule for this year’s spring trip to Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida:

Arrive at Historic Dodgertown on Thursday, March 12th at approximately 9:00 pm

Friday, March 13         1:00 pm Parkland College            4:00 pm Academie of Baseball Canada

Saturday, March 14    1:00 pm Ontario Blue Jays      7:00 pm Riverland Cc (MN)

Sunday, March 15       4:00 pm Kirkwood CC (IA)

Monday, March 16      1:00 pm Iowa Lakes CC (IA)

Tuesday, March 17      10:00 am Kirkwood CC (IA)

Wednesday, March 18  1:00 pm Ontario Blue Jays

Thursday, March 19      1:00 pm St. Lawrence

Friday, March 20            1:00 pm Riverland CC (MN)

Leave Historic Dodgertown on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

The Warriors end their trip on a high note with a 2-0 victory over Riverland CC (MN).

 

Building up pitch counts…

The Warriors have been hampered by the weather, in terms of practices being canceled. At today’s practice all the pitchers threw 50 pitches off the mound. Everyone looked sharp and so far the staff has not suffered the inevitable “dead arm.” Coach McDermott worked with the hitters and all in all it was a very productive practice.

Tomorrow we will work on bunt plays, first and thirds and wheel plays. It will be more of an instructional practice, but emphasizing the fundamentals can really help when we finally get outside. I continually stress to the team that the ability and foresight to back up a play or be in position at the right time can be the difference between winning and losing. Experience tells me that winning is always better.

Sophomore Catcher

Sophomore Catcher

The Start of Another Season…

The 2015 Massasoit CC Warriors began preparing for the 2015 season, on Saturday, January 10th. Right now, the squad is correct concentrating on conditioning and building up arm strength.  This year’s Warrior roster features a depth on the mound with a pitching staff that should be one of the team’s strengths. The outfield is a work in progress and establishing a second catcher should keep everyone working hard over the next seven weeks.

The enthusiasm level is high. As always, hope springs eternal, but hard work and attention to detail, will be the key to any success that this team achieves. The team has set individual and team goals and the preparation to work towards achieving those goals has begun!

The Warriors will once more return to Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida to play 10 games during the spring break. Keep an eye on this site for photos and up to date information on your Warrior baseball team.

Coach Frizzell

Sophomore David Murphy

Sophomore David Murphy

The season comes to an end…

The Warriors battled out of the loser’s bracket to force the “if” game and came just short of winning the Region XXI Tournament. After losing to Bunker Hill CC in the first game of the Tournament 15-5, the Warriors beat Quinsigamond 6-5, Bunker Hill 18-6 and in one of the the best pitching performances, I have witnessed in 24 years of coaching, Luke Nagle came back on one day’s rest to pitch a complete game 12-5 victory over Northern Essex to force the one game winner take all “if” game.

David Tarr who won Saturday’s game over Quinsigamond, started the Championship game in pitched four scoreless innings before giving up a two run home run to the NECC lead-off hitter. Dave tired in the sixth and Shane Holmes came back after picking up yesterday’s win over Bunker Hill and managed to get out of the inning, but not before Northern Essex plated three more runs. Tom Protenits who pitched on Friday came in to finish the game, but a few flare hits and an errant throw made it an 8-2 game.

The story of the game was the left-hander who pitched for Northern Essex. He held the Warriors to only 2 hits. We had the opportunities as he walked six ad hit a batter. We simply struggled to put together any quality at bats. The Warriors finished the season 24-12 and were runners up in Region XXI. A solid season that the sophomores can be proud of and the freshmen can look to build on next year.

Warriors Host Region XXI Tournament

NJCAA Region XXI Regional Tournament (Double elimination)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Massasoit CC #1 vs Bunker Hill CC #4  at Louis R. Colombo Field on the Brockton Campus  3:00 pm start    Northern Essex CC #2 vs Quinsigamond CC #3 at Strong Field in East Bridgewater, MA 3:00 pm start

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Loser of game #1 vs Loser of Game #2  9:30 am  at Louis R. Colombo Field on the Brockton Campus

Winner of game #1 vs Winner of Game 3 11:30 am  at Louis R. Colombo Field on the Brockton Campus

Winner of Game #3 vs Loser of Game #4  3:30 pm  at Louis R. Colombo Field on the Brockton Campus.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Championship Game at 11:00 am at Louis R. Colombo Field on the Brockton Campus.

Game # 7 (If necessary)

 

Warriors walk off with a win…

The Warriors faced the Bunker Hill Bull Dogs at Louis R. Colombo Field on the Brockton campus in a 3:30 game. At about 3:40 we were chasing five runs and by 4:00 we were chasing eight runs.  Through five innings the Warriors would only manage two hits. A Joe Walsh single in the second inning and a Chris Roumbakis rbi double to plate our first run in the bottom of the fifth, as the home team scored three times. Sam Devine did a nice job going six innings and keeping the score within reach.

The Warriors inched closer scoring a single run in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings. In the bottom of the ninth Matt Levasseur reached on a walk and Joe Walsh reached on an infield error. Russ Boudreau doubled to bring us within two runs. Then Nick Oliveira drove in Joe and Russ to tie the game. Travis Ritchie singled and Pat “Muzz” Murray had his second walk-off hit of the season to score Nick on a close play at the plate.

We didn’t play well offensively and the top of the line-up stuggled, but a win is a win. The Warriors are now 14-1 in Divisional play and 21-10 at the end of regular season play. The Region XXI Tournament starts this weekend and as they say, it’s a whole new season.

Nick had a three hits and three rbi in a win over Bunker Hill CC.

Nick had a three hits and three rbi in a win over Bunker Hill CC.

Pat Murray continues to be a force out of the two hole in the line-up as he hit a walk-off single to defeat the Bunker Hill Bulldogs 10-9.

Pat Murray continues to be a force out of the two hole in the line-up as he hit a walk-off single to defeat the Bunker Hill Bulldogs 10-9.

 

Warriors split with Naval Prep…

The Massasoit Community College Warriors split a pair of games with the Naval Prep Naps at Louis R. Colombo Field in Brockton.

In the first game Tom Protentis picked up his third win of the season as he allowed three hits while striking out seven Naps hitters. Travis Ritchie had two hits and scored three runs.
David Murphy had a pair of hits and four runs batted in the the 15-0 victory.

The Warriors dropped the second game 5-4. Murphy continued his hot hitting with a double and two singles. Pat Murray knocked in two runs and Russ Boudreau had a pair of hits.
The Warriors are 20-10 on the season and face Bunker Hill CC at home on Monday afternoon.

Corey Walker will take the mound for the Warriors in their final divisional game of the season.

The Warriors will host the NJCAA Region XXI Division III Tournament, starting this Friday, May 9th and continuing through Sunday, May 11th, 2014.

The Warriors split a pair of games with Naval Prep.

The Warriors split a pair of games with Naval Prep.

Warriors top Northern Essex CC 7-1

Shane Holmes was at his best in the Warriors 7-1 win over the Northern Essex CC Knights. He struck out 12 batters and scattered six hits. More important he only issued one free pass and a single hit batter. The Warriors played errorless baseball and in the immortal words of Earl Weaver, “walks plus errors less than five” usually mean a win.

The Warriors scored in the top of the second inning when Luke Nagle trotted home on a hard hit ball by Chris Roumbakis that skipped off the shortstop’s glove into the outfield. The Knights turned right around and tied it up in the bottom of the inning. After that Shane slammed the door. The Warriors took the lead in the top of the sixth when Travis Ritchie reached base via a walk and scored on Luke Nagle’s smash into right centerfield gap. The Warriors added runs in the seventh and eighth innings. They put the game away in the top of the ninth plating three additional insurance runs.

The offense was balanced as seven different players drove in runs. Luke Nagle had a big day with three hits a run scored and a rbi. Trevor Packard continued to drive in runs with a pair of hits. Pat “Muzz” Murray remained “Mr. Consistent” with a pair of hits, a run scored and an rbi.

The Warriors are scheduled to play tomorrow against Dean College band Tom Protentis will take the mound for the 3:30 pm game. With a 19-9 record, your Massasoit CC Warriors are now 14-4 since returning from Florida. They are 13-1 in Divisional play and will open the Region XXI Tournament as the #1 seed, a week from Friday.

Trevor Packard continue to swing a hot bat as he had a pro of hits, a run scored and an rbi in a 7-1 win over the Northern Essex CC Knights.

Trevor Packard continues to swing a hot bat as he had a pair of hits, a run scored and an rbi in a 7-1 win over the Northern Essex CC Knights.

Warriors sweep Bunker Hill CC

The Warriors traveled to Bunker Hill CC to play a week day, double header against the Bull Dogs. Dave Tarr was on the hill in the first game and he was up to the task as he pitched a four hitter and struck out eight batters. The Warriors took a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning.  A Joe Walsh double and a Scott O’Brien single scored the first run. Trevor Packard plated Scott and Travis Ritchie knocked in Trevor, to give Dave all the offensive support that he needed. The only blip on the radar occurred in the bottom of that inning, when Dave walked the first two hitters and they came around to score to make it a one run game. Trevor Packard opened the fifth inning with a single for his second hit of the game and scored when Dave Murphy doubled to give the Warriors a 4-2 lead. Dave showed incredible poise in the bottom of the sixth, when he struck out two Bull Dog batters with the bases loaded. He improved to 3-2 on the season.

In game two, Luke Nagle (4-1) took the ball and he gave up only four hits while striking out four. He did not issue a free pass in the six inning “slaughter” rule win. Joe Walsh had a three hit game and knocked in a run and Nick Oliveira hd a pair of hits and three rbi. The big hit that broke the game open was a two out bases double by Luke that plated all three runners. That was enough to send the Warriors onto a 10 run margin of victory.

The sweep locked up the #1 seed in the NJCAA Division III Regional Tournament, that will be hosted by the Warriors starting on Friday, May 9, 2014. The Warriors travel tomorrow for a nine inning tilt with the Northern Essex CC Knights in Havehill, MA. Shane Holmes will take the ball for the Warriors in a 3:30 pm start.

Dave Tarr scattered four hits and struck out eight batters in a 4-2 win over the Bunker Hill CC Bull Dogs

Dave Tarr scattered four hits and struck out eight batters in a 4-2 win over the Bunker Hill CC Bull Dogs

Luke picked up his fourth win of the season and knocked in three runs to help the Warriors cruise to a 11-1 win over Bunker Hill CC.

Luke picked up his fourth win of the season and knocked in three runs to help the Warriors cruise to a 11-1 win over Bunker Hill CC.