Friday afternoon, we traveled to Dodd Stadium in Norwich, CT, to play the University of CT at Avery Point. They are one of the best teams in New England and sported a 13-3 record, after a strong spring trip to Florida. We were hoping to beat the rain that was forecast and play nine innings of baseball. I told the team prior to the start of the game that any mistakes would be problematic, because UCAP was simply to good a team and physical and mental errors would be tough to overcome. I mentioned the formula of walks + errors less than five as a game plan to stay competitive. Tommy Protentis and Luke Nagle combined to hold the Pointers to four hits on the day and the defense was error free.
But even the best game plans can be impacted by something a simple as a lead-off walk. The lead-off batter for UCAP walked, stole second and scored on a single to left center and that was pretty much the game. The UCAP starter retired the first 14 Warrior hitters before Matt Levasseur drew a walk in the top of the fifth inning. UCAP scored one more run in the fourth, once again the runner reaching on one of the two walks issued by Warrior pitching in the game.
Our offense was pretty much nonexistent, until the seventh inning, when Pat Murray was hit by a pitch, then stole second on a delay, He moved to third on a Joe Walsh single and scored on Luke Nagle’s sacrifice fly. That was it for the Warrior offense in terms of scoring on the day. Luke came on in relief in the sixth inning and retired all nine batters that he faced. He has now hurled 10 consecutive scoreless inning on the season.
Two walks and no errors wasn’t enough to secure a win, as the Warriors only managed three hits on the day. I don’t believe in style points, but if the Warriors can continue to play this type of baseball, with a bit more offense, we are going to be OK.
The weekend’s games have been postponed as Louis R. Colombo Field is still not playable and the weather outlook is not great for the next three days. From a weather standpoint this is beginning to look like a season that is going to be dramatically impacted in terms of how many games can actually be played. We are due to host the Bunker Hill Bulldogs on Tuesday, with Shane Holmes taking the mound for the Warriors.
Tom pitch five solid innings, allowing 4 hits and two earned runs.
The Warriors played a great game in a 2-0 win over the Riverland CC Devils. Luke Nagle was outstanding as he pitched a six hit complete game shut out. Nagle only walked one batter while striking out three Devil hitters. In the top of the seventh with bases loaded and two outs, Nagle recorded the final out on a fly ball to Travis Ritchie in centerfield.
The Warriors were held to only three hits, but took advantage of their one scoring opportunity. Chris Roumbakis led off the bottom of the third with a double. With two outs Pat Murray coaxed a walk to put runners on first and second. David Murphy then crushed a double over the center fielder’s head to provide the margin of victory.
After a slow start the Warriors won four of the last five games at Historic DodgerTown in Vero Beach, Florida. The team heads home tomorrow, on the heels of a very successful spring trip.
The Warriors end their trip on a high note with a 2-0 victory over Riverland CC (MN).
The Warriors lost to the Westchester CC Vikings by a score of 12-6. The Warriors were outplayed offensively and defensively. The Vikings put up nine runs on the first three innings, but the Warriors could never cut the deficit by more than three.
Luke Nagle had a three hit day and drove in a pair of runs, Joe Walsh had a pair of hits and two rbi and Chris Roumbakis had a pair of hits and a rbi. They provided the only bright spots for the Warrior on the offensive side. The goal was to play a clean game defensively but the Warriors really struggled to record ground ball outs.
As a great man once said, “we’ll play again tomorrow.” Luke Nagle will take the ball and and face Riverland CC (MN) as the Warriors wrap up their trip with a four o’clock game at Holman Stadium in Historic DodgerTown.
Luke had three hits and drove in a pair of runs in a loss to Westchester CC.
Shane Holmes pitched an outstanding game as the Warriors defeated the Kirkwood CC (IA) Eagles by a score of 6-5. The Warriors held a 1-0 lead inn the top of the third as Trevor Packard scored on a David Murphy sacrifice fly. Kirkwood turned around in the bottom of the inning to plate three runs courtesy of an infield error and a misplayed fly ball. That lead help up until the top of the fifth inning when Dave Murphy drove in a run. With the bases loaded, Joe Walsh blasted a double into the gap, to plate all three Warrior runners. Chris Roumbakis drove in Walsh to give Massasoit a 6-3 lead. Holmes was in the process of striking out seven Eagle hitters and scattering eight hits as he entered the bottom of the seventh inning. An infield error, a single, a double and a walk put the Warriors 2 outs from victory and the Eagles with runners on first and second. David Murphy came in and recorded the last two outs to pick up the save and give the Warriors a quality victory over a team that went to last years NJCAA Division II World Series.
Travis Ritchie continues to lead the offense as he collected three hits and scored a run. Holmes improved his line in to 1-1. The Warriors take on Westchester CC (NY) tomorrow at 1:00 pm,with David Tarr taking the mound.
Shane Holmes scattered eight hits and struck out seven to pick up the win for the Warriors.
Sam Devine pitched a complete game, allowing only five hits and striking out 10 as the Warriors defeated the Inside Pitch Academy baseball team, 10-2. David Murphy and Joe Commesso each had three hits and a pair of rbi for the Warriors. The Warriors got on the board in the first inning behind a David Tarr sacrifice fly and a Commesso single. An outfield error allowed two more runs to score and that was all the offensive support that Sam needed to pick up his first Collegiate victory. Pat Murray and Joe Walsh each had a pair of hits, with Walsh also knocking in a run, to round out the offense.
Massasoit will play Kirkwood CC (IA) tomorrow in a 1:00 pm game with Shane Holmes taking the mound for the Warriors.
Sam Devine allowed only one earned run, while striking out ten to, earn his first Collegiate victory.
Brent Eaton pitched a complete game victory over the Academy of Baseball Canada in a 16-4 Warrior win. Brent was in control from start to finish as he scattered eight hits, stuck out five and only allowed two earned runs to notch his first collegiate victory.
Offensively, Tom Protentis, Joe Commesso and Scott O’Brien all had three hits as the Warrior bats finally came alive. The Warriors took advantage of several defensive miscues to record four runs in the second through fourth innings to effectively put the game out of reach.
The Warriors will play tomorrow at 10:00 am with Sam Devine taking the mound for Massasoit.
Brent picked up his first Collegiate victory over the Academy of Baseball Canada. He scattered 8 hits and struck out 5 in a complete game victory.
The Warriors were simply outplayed by Riverland CC. Pat Murray plead a solid game at the hot corner and reached base twice as he singled and was hit by a pitch. Travis Ritchie had a pair of hits out of the lead-off spot for the Warriors. Corey Walker pitched better than the score, as his complete game effort saved the bullpen for another day.
The Warriors left twelve runners on base (eight in scoring position) and simply couldn’t come up with a timely hit. The Warriors take the field tomorrow in a one o’clock against the Academy of Baseball Canada, with Brent Eaton getting the start for Massasoit.
Pat had a great defensive day at third base and reached base twice for the Warriors.
Walks hurt the Warriors as Ontario Academy scored nine times in the third inning courtesy of five bases on balls and a defensive miscue. Scott O’Brien entered the game with one out in the third inning and held the Ontario hitters to only one run over the remaining 4 and 2/3 innings. He scattered fours hits and did not walk a batter. O’Brien also chipped in with a fourth inning double.
David Murphy played a strong game at shortstop as he had five assists and offensively had a double and a walk. Travis Ritchie had a booming triple to right center and a single to go with a pair of runs batted in. The Warriors had a chance to do some damage in the fourth inning, when they loaded the bases with no outs. But a called third strike and a tailor made double play ball turned a promising inning into zero runs for the Warriors.
The Warriors are now 0-3 on their spring trip and face Riverland CC (MN) tomorrow with Attleboro’s Corey Walker taking the hill.
Scott O’Brien pitched outstanding in relief, going 4 2/3 innings and allowing only one run.
The Warriors opened up the 2014 season with a 5-4 loss against the Ontario Blue Jays in Historic DodgerTown in Vero Beach, Florida. Sam Devine pitched two innings of shut out relief to keep the Warriors in the game. However, the opportunity to tie the game ended with a Massasoit runner at first base. Matt Levasseur had a pair of hits and an rbi and Trevor Packard scored twice to lead the team offensively. The Warriors left seven runners on base, so the opportunity to win this game was there, we simply didn’t take advantage of the offensive opportunities that were provided.
In game two of the day, Dave Tarr came out strong against Miami-Hamilton Junior College (OH). He struck out six in five innings, but walks and some shaky defense left him on the losing end of 5-3 score. Tarr only allowed three earned runs and deserved a better fate. Joe Walsh had three hits and an rbi , but that was the extent of the Warrior offense.
Massasoit will play the Ontario Blue Jays tomorrow at 1:00 pm. Luke Nagle will take the mound for the Warriors.
The Warrior Baseball Team will leave the Brockton Campus at 4:00 am on Thursday, March 13, 2014 for T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, RI. The will fly Jet Blue, Flight #475, departing at 7:00 am. They will arrive in Orlando, Florida at 10:00 am. They will then board a Travel Lynx Bus and arrive in Historic DodgerTown at approximately 12:30 pm.
Historic DodgerTown 3901 26th Street Vero Beach, FL 32960 772-569-4900
The Warriors will depart DodgerTown on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8:30 am. They will fly Jet Blue Flight #1076 departing Orlando, Fl at 12:47 pm and arriving at T.F. Green Airport at 3:29 pm. the Team will then be transported back to the Brockton Campus with an anticipated arrival time of 5:00 pm.
Important points to remember:
1.Each player may take one suitcase with a weight of 50 pounds or less and their Massasoit Travel Bag. I suggest packing their uniform, etc. in the their MCC Travel Bag, as this will be their carry-on. Should a suitcase be lost they would still be able to suit up and play.
2. Breakfast and dinner will be provided for each player.
3. The players will be housed on site and all games will be played at Historic DodgerTown.
Results and an overview of each game played will appear on this site. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org