Shane Holmes brought his “A” game to Louis R. Colombo Field as the Warriors beat the Northern Essex CC Knights 7-4 in a NJCAA Region XXI Division III match up. Shane went seven innings scattered four hits and struck out eight batters to pick up his fourth win of the season against a single loss. Luke Nagle earned the save as he pitched the eighth and ninth innings and struck out four of the six batters he faced.
The Warriors scored two runs in the bottom of the first on Chris Adams and Luke Nagle’s rbi singles. The Warriors trailed by one as a result of a pair of Warrior fielding errors in the top of the third inning, but came right back to tie it up on another Nagle rbi. Tyler Andrade and Ben Monteiro plated runs in the bottom of the fourth, the Warriors never looked back, as the solid pitching of Holmes and Nagle sealed the win.
Six of the nine starters had at least two hits on the day, as the Warrior offense put together some excellent at bats. The Warriors now need one win in their last two league contests this Saturday, to clinch the #1 seed in the Region XXI Tournament. The Bunker Hill Bulldogs travel to the Brockton campus for a 12:00 double header on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Shane Holmes picked up his fourth win (4-1) in a 7-4 victory over Northern Essex CC. Shane scattered four hits and struck out eight hitters.
Luke Nagle struck out four of the six hitters he faced to pick up a save against the NECC Knights. Luke also drove in a pair of runs to seal the victory.
The Warriors showed their inconsistency for the second day in a row. After a solid win in the first game behind Dave Tarr’s solid performance, the JV squad from ECSU battered the Warrior pitching staff for 15 runs in the second game of the day.
Joe Walsh had a monster day, as he went 3 for 4 with a home run and five runs batted in the first game and he had a pair of hits including another home run in the second game. No other Warrior had a multi-hit game in either of the two contests.
Dave Tarr was effective as he recorded five strikeouts, while scattering six hits. This effort resulted in Dave’s third win of the season. This outing sets him up to face Bunker Hill CC next weekend in the final conference games prior to the Region XXI Tournament.
The Warriors face Northern Essex CC in the rubber game of a three game league series, to be played at home at 3:30 pm on Tuesday.
Joe Walsh had a monster day against the ECSU JVs. Joe went 5 for 7 with two home runs and six runs batted in!
A fly ball over an outfielder’s head, plated the winning run in the bottom of the ninth with two outs, giving the Springfield JV the win. The Warriors approached this game with all the enthusiasm of a grammar school student forced to attend school the first week in July. The first four batters managed a total of three hits and the five through nine hitters accounted for four base knocks (two by Chris Roumbakis.) An anemic offense simply didn’t get the job done.
The second inning was a microcosm for the entire Warrior effort. Chris Adams and Luke Nagle hit back to back singles. The next three hitters hit three routine fly balls to end the inning. Every time the Springfield Pride had a runner on they moved him over. Ben Monteiro and Brandon Quirk pitched well enough to win, we simply didn’t generate any appreciable offense. Therefore it was game, set, match and a very ugly loss.
Tomorrow we play a twin bill against Eastern CT State University JV at 12:00 at home.
The Warriors recorded a big win as they travled up the Mass Pike to take on the Holyoke CC Cougars. They faced left hander, Freddy Andujar who handcuffed them a week and a half ago in a 4-1 Holyoke victory. Luke Nagle (2-1) started the game for the Warriors and over 6 and 2/3 innings only allowed five hits. It was a gutsy effort by the freshman right hander who battled the cold and a red hot Cougar lineup. Holyoke took a three run lead in the second inning an it stood up until the Warriors tied the game in the fifth on clutch rbis by Joe Walsh (who had four hits on the day) and Trevor Packard. In the sixth the Warriors took the lead with Walsh and Tyler Andrade plating the go ahead runs.
Luke came out for the seventh, but allowed a pair of hits. Brandon Quirk entered the game with a runner on first and struck out the next two hitters looking to extinguish the Cougar threat. Quirk proceeded to strike out six Holyoke batters in 2 and 2/3 innings to pick up the save. Quirk elevated his game and it led to a Warrior victory celebration. Travis Ritchie had a great day despite the lefty/lefty match-up registering four hits and scoring three runs. The top of revamped lineup: Ritchie, Walsh and Andrade had 10 hits on the day.
The Warriors opened up a two game lead over the Cougars and held on to first place in the Region XXI, Division III standings. the team returns to action on Saturday with a nine inning tilt against the Springfield JV in a game to be played at Springfield College at 3:00 pm.
Brandon Quirk recorded a big save, going 2 and 2/3 innings and striking out six batters in a 11-5 victory over Holyoke CC.
The Warriors traveled to Haverhill, MA to play the Northern Essex Knights in a Divisional double header on Sunday. The first game was a marathon three hour, ten inning victory for the Warriors. Dave Tarr pitched the first five innings only allowing two earned runs and striking out seven hitters. As his pitch count climbed at the end of the fifth, Ethan Kelley came in to hold the fort. Over the next five innings he was superb, allowing only two hits and fanning four Knight batters. The Warriors offense clicked in only two of the ten innings. A four run fourth inning was highlighted by a Luke Nagle two run double and a Travis Ritchie single (one of his three hits in this game.) Six innings later the Warriors took advantage of a walk, a hit batter and a fielding error to plated five runs, two on a solid single by Tyler Andrade. It was a nice win for the Warriors, who are still in contention for the number one seed in the Region XXI Tournament.
The second game was all Northern Essex.They scored in every inning in securing a identical 9-4 win. The only offensive bright spot, was a two hit, four rbi day for Chris Samaras.
The Warriors travel to Holyoke CC on Tuesday for a 4:00 pm game.
Ethan Kelley came on in relief to pitch five shout out innings, to notch the victory in a 9-4 win.
The Warriors put up 20 runs in an abbreviated 6 inning game, at Louis R. Colombo Field on the Brockton campus. Every Warrior had at least two hits on the day. Tyler Andrade, Chris Roumbakis, Ben Monteiro, Travis Ritchie and Scott O’Brien all had three hit afternoons. Brandon Quirk had three innings of solid relief to pick up his second win of the year. The wind was blowing out and the Bulldogs had to home runs, but those were matched by Scott O’Brien and Luke Nagle who both had two run blasts. It was a solid day for the offense and the Warriors improve to 14-12 on the season. The team travels to Haverhill on Saturday for a key matchup with Northern Essex CC, last year’s Region XXI Champs. The twin bill starts at 12:00 with Dave Tarr and Ben Monteiro taking the mound for the Warriors.
Scott O’Brien had three hits on the day, including a two run blast to left centerfield, with a runner on board in a 20-10 win over Dean College.
The Warriors remained in first place in NJCAA Region XXI Divisional play (7-2), by sweeping the Quinsigamond CC Wyverns by scores of 6-2 and 7-1. In the first game Ethan Kelley (3-1) was in control from beginning to end as he allowed only four hits while striking out nine hitters and only allowing one earned run. Tyler Andrade continues to crush the ball out of the lead-off spot as he had three hits and raised his batting average to .390 on the season. Ben Monteiro, Chris Adams and Joe Walsh all knocked in runs in the 6-2 win.
In the second game, Luke Nagle recorded his first collegiate win (1-1) with a three hit, nine strike out complete game victory. Joe Walsh had a three hit day, including a rbi double. Chris Adams, Travis Ritchie and Trevor Packard all had a pair of hits in the 7-1 Warrior victory.
The Warriors play Dean College on Thursday at 4:00 pm at Louis R. Colombo field, located on the Brockton campus.
Luke Nagle pitched a three hitter, striking out nine to notch his first collegiate victory, against Quinsigamond CC.
Ethan Kelley improved to 3-1, as he pitched a four hitter, while striking out nine batters in a 6-2 win over Quinsigamond CC.
It was not a good day for the Warriors as the Holyoke CC Cougars took the two hour drive to the Brockton campus and handed the home team a pair of losses. In the first game it was all Freddy Andujar. The sophomore left hander struck out 14 Warrior hitters and only allowed seven balls to be put in play. Scott O’Brien scored the only Warrior run after walking, when he was plated by a Tyler Andrade double in the bottom of the third inning. Dave Tarr pitched well allowing only two earned runs and striking out five Cougar batters. He deserved a better fate, for his solid effort on the hill.
In the second game the Warriors kept battling back, but could not hold a one run lead they established in the fifth inning. The Cougars plated two runs in the top of he seventh inning to put the game out of reach. Tyler Andrade, Joe Walsh, Chris Adams and Ben Monteiro all had a pair of hits but that was the extent of the Warrior offense.
The Warriors travel to Quinsigamond CC tomorrow for a twin bill, starting at 12:00 pm. Hopefully Ethan Kelley and Luke Nagle can get the team back on track.
The Massasoit CC Warriors travled to Charlestown, MA to take on the Bunker Hill CC Bull Dogs. The Warriors pulled out a 9-2 win behind the strong pitching of freshman, Shane Holmes (3-1). Holmes went eight innings, scattering five hits and striking out five Bull Dog hitters. The Warriors managed only seven hits in the game, but benefited from 11 Bull Dog walks, five of them ended up scoring. Chris Adams and Ben Monterio provided the offense with each of them having a pair of hits, Chris drove in a run and Benny plated two Warriors. Damien Bellotti put the game away with a two rbi single in the top of the ninth. Dave Tarr came in to pitch the final inning and keep the Warriors perfect in Division III play at 5-0.
The Warriors play four more Divisional games this weekend against Holyoke CC (either Saturday or Sunday depending on Friday’s weather) at home and on the road for a pair against Quinsigamond CC, in Worcester, MA on Monday.
Shane Holmes picked up his third win (3-1) in a 9-2 victory over Bunker Hill CC.
Damien Bellotti broke open the game with a big two rbi single for the Warriors in a victory over the Bunker Hill CC Bull Dogs.