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.

Massasoit CC 16 – Mass Bay CC 1

The Warriors traveled to Bowditch Field in Framingham, to take on the Mass Bay CC Buccaneers. Brent Eaton picked up the win pitching six strong innings and only giving up two hits, while striking out four batters. The Warriors jumped out to an early lead, as the top of the lineup scored four times in the top of the first inning. Pat Murray continues to crush the ball as he had three hits and three runs batted in. Travis Ritchie reached base all three times he went to the plate as he had a pair of hits and a base on balls.

The Warriors are now 16-9 overall and 10-1 in Divisional play. They will take the field again on Saturday and face the Bunker Hill Bulldogs in a 12:00 double header. Dave Tarr and Luke Nagle will take the mound for Massasoit.

Brent Eaton picked up his second win of the season, as he went six innings, giving up only two hits and one earned run against Mass Bay CC.

Brent Eaton picked up his second win of the season, as he went six innings, giving up only two hits and one earned run against Mass Bay CC.

Warriors sweep Holyoke CC 12-4 & 18-3

Shane Holmes picked up his fourth win of the season (4-1) as he scattered five hits and struck three Cougar batters. A six run second inning pretty much put the game away as the Warriors pulled away to a 9-3 lead. Pat Murray had three hits and drove in three runs to lead the Warrior offense. Trevor Packard drove in two runs and had a pair of hits as well. The Warriors ended up with 17 hits in the first game as every batter recorded at least one hit on the day.

The second game ended with the 10 run “slaughter” rule being invoked at the end of the fifth inning. Matt Levasseur had three hits and drove in 8 runs, as he hit two bases loaded doubles and he also drove in a pair of runs with a first inning single.

Travis Ritchie and Joe Walsh each had a three hit day that featured a home run. Dave Murphy had three hits and a pair of runs batted in. Corey Walker picked up the win as he improved to 2-1 on the season.

All in all, it was a solid weekend for the Warriors as they now stand 15-9 overall and 9-1 in the Division.

Matt had a big day against Holyoke CC as he hit four doubles and drove in nine runs in a double-header sweep of the Holyoke CC Cougars.

Matt had a big day against Holyoke CC as he hit four doubles and drove in nine runs in a double-header sweep of the Holyoke CC Cougars.

Warriors split with Quinsigamond CC

It was bound to happen…and it did. The Warriors absolutely imploded in the first game of a double header against Quinsigamond CC. We beat them 15-5 in a nine inning game, two weeks ago. I told the team that this was a “trap” game and to be careful, but sometimes you just have to let a game play itself out. Travis Ritchie had a four hit game and was the one bright spot offensively.The Wyverns tied the game up at three a piece in the fourth inning. Luke Nagle was battling all game long. In the sixth inning he threw four ground ball outs and all four were booted. The infield kicked six balls on the day and the result was a 9-5 loss, our first in divisional play. To say I was “hot” after this game was an understatement.

Tom Protentis took control of the second game. He pitched a two hitter and stuck out eight. Offensively he came up with with a huge two out double in the bottom of the first, to stake himself to a three run lead. Dave Murphy had a pair of hits and an rbi and Pat Murray reached base all three at bats with a single, double and a walk.

We didn’t scorch the ball, but we didn’t make any errors either. It was a very nice 71 pitch victory,  to leave us at 13-9 and 7-1 in the Division. We play on Monday against Holyoke CC in a noon time double header, with Shane Holmes taking the mound in the first game.

Tom pitched a omelet game two hitter and struck out 8 in a 4-0 victory over Quinsigamond CC. He also drove in two runs with a first inning two out double.

Tom pitched a complete game two hitter and struck out 8 in a 4-0 victory over Quinsigamond CC. He also drove in two runs with a first inning two out double.

MCC Warriors 5 – Holyoke CC 2

The Warriors took the Mass Pike all the way to exit 4, to visit the Holyoke CC Cougars. We arrived a little too late for batting practice, so it was stretch, throw and play ball. The Warriors scored  two runs in the second inning on a two out, two rbi single by Trevor Packard. The Warriors plated two more runs in the fourth on a Joe Walsh single and a Chirs Roumbakis fielder’s choice. Matt Levasseur finished the scoring with an rbi single (one of his two hits on the day) to record the final Warrior run.

David Tarr was on the mound for the Warriors and he was dominant. In control for nine innings, David scattered six hits, struck out six batters and only issued two walks. That stat alone was the key to David’s success. From the fifth through the eighth inning he was perfect…12 batters up and all 12 retired. It was a very solid performance by the sophomore, who showed tremendous poise in the last inning as a one out double resulted in the final Cougar run.

The Warriors are now 6-0 in Divisional play, with four big games coming up as they host Quinsigamond CC for two on Saturday and Holyoke makes the long ride for a double dip on Patriot’s Day.  Both double-headers start at 12:00 pm.

David Tarr scattered six hits and K'd six in a complete game 5-2 victory over the Holyoke CC Cougars.

David Tarr scattered six hits and K’d six in a complete game 5-2 victory over the Holyoke CC Cougars.