The Warriors ended the 2013 season with a pair of losses, that eliminated them from the NJCAA Region XXI, Division III Tournament. Leading by 9 runs after three innings of play in the first game of the day against Northern Essex, the defense fell apart and the Knights came up with key hit after key hit to tie the game up and ultimately take the lead. The Warriors had several chances to tie and regain the lead, but the Knights, last years Region XXI Champs had turned the momentum of the game completely around. The final score was Northern Essex CC 12 – Massasoit CC 11.
In the second elimination game against Holyoke CC, a make shift lineup was put in place to compensate for a Warriors starter who was ejected in the first game. With our offense minimized, We could only plate a run, in a 7-1 loss to the Cougars from Holyoke CC.
After the third inning of the first game, the Warriors were only able to score three runs in thirteen innings of play. Travis Ritchie had a great day with five hits and he hit for the cycle (single, double, triple and a home run) over the two games. Chris Roumbakis was able to drive in a critical run, to tie the score at 11 in the first game, but the rest of the offense simply had a rough day at the plate.
The Warriors ended up 21-18 on the season, but the last two losses will be remembered for a long time. I wish the sophomores luck as they move on to four year colleges and look forward to seeing the freshman back on campus in September.
The Warriors hosted the Holyoke CC Cougars in the first game of the NJCAA Region XXI Division III Tournament. The Warriors took a one run lead in the bottom of the first inning on a Chris Adams rbi single that plated Joe Walsh. Holyoke took the lead right back in the top of the second with help from a very shaky Warrior defense. Tyler Andrade put the Warriors back on top, driving in two runs with a clutch two out single.
Shane Holmes was pitching well, but defensive miscues accounted for four of the five runs he allowed. I think that some of the freshmen were experiencing some play-off jitters and it resulted in some hurried throws and misplayed ground balls. Down 5-4 with six outs to play, Pat Murray came up big with an rbi double in the bottom of the eighth inning to knot the score. Brandon Quirk came in to pitch in the top of the eighth and once again was dominant as he only allowed one hit from the seven Cougar batters he faced, in picking up his third win of the season.
In the bottom of the ninth, Dave Tarr and Tyler Andrade walked with one out. Ben Monteiro wasted no time, lining a single into right field on the first pitch he saw, to plate Tarr with the winning run.
The Warriors face Northern Essex CC at 11:00 am game. Bunker Hill and Holyoke will play an elimination game at Edgar’s Playground at the same time.
Pat Murray, tied the game in the bottom of the eighth inning, with a double down the right field line.
Ben Monteiro, drove in the winning run, with a clutch rbi single in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The let down after yesterday’s wins was inevitable and it showed in all aspects of this game. Physical mistakes, mental errors on the bases and some poor at bats are the only way to describe this game. No one in the lineup had a multi hit game. We waited until the top of the ninth to mount any type of offense and that was with the help of two walks and a hit batter. The 10-8 score was not a reflection of the actual game.
Brandon Quirk did a nice job with four innings of solid relief. Pat Murray drove in two runs with a double. Scott O’Brien reached base four times via three walks and a base hit. Other than those three performances we were really flat as a team.
If everything goes as planned we will open up against Holyoke CC next Friday at 3:00 pm at Louis R. Colombo Field on the Brockton campus. Bunker Hill CC will face Northern Essex CC in a 3:00 pm game at Edgar’s Playground. The winners will face each other Saturday morning at Massasoit CC and the loses will play an elimination game at Edgars.
The Warriors needed one win to clinch the #1 seed in the upcoming NJCAA Region XXI Tournament, when they faced the Bunker Hill CC Bulldogs in a double header played at Louis R. Colombo Field. Dave Tar was locked in a tight pitchers duel with the score knotted 3-3 in the sixth inning. In the bottom of the frame, Tyler Andrade came to the plate with two runners on and launched a pitch over the left center field fence for a three run Warrior lead. The Bulldogs plated two runs in the top of the seventh, but David was up to the task and closed out the game with a strikeout (one of seven on the day) and a ground ball to Scottie O’Brien who flipped to Chris Adams for the final out. Joe Walsh and Travis Ritchie both drove in three first inning runs to account for the Warrior scoring.
In the second game Ethan Kelley had control problems in the first inning, but settled down to pitch a gem as the Warriors picked up a 10-3 win. Kelley scatted four hits and struck out nine as he improved to 5-2 on the season. Tyler Andrade, Travis Ritchie and Pat Murray (who drove in two runs) all had two hit games and Chris Samaras drove in three runs with a single and a sacrifice fly.
The Warriors end up 12-3 in Region Division III play and are now 20-15 on the season. They travel to Eastern CT State University tomorrow to play a nine inning tilt with the ECSU Junior Varsity at 12:00 pm.
Tyler launched a tie breaking three run blast over the left field fence to lead the Warriors to victory in game #1 against the Bunker Hill Bulldogs.
Ethan Kelley and David Tarr pitched the Warriors to a sweep over the Bunker Hill CC Bulldogs and clinch the #1 seed in the upcoming Region XXI Division III Tournament.