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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The let down was inevitable, after yesterday’s wins over Northern Essex. In the first game against Southern New Hampshire University JV, Dave Murphy hit a home run in the first inning to stake the Warriors to an early lead. Still, the Warriors had to battle back from a 6-3 deficit with a four run sixth inning. Joe Commesso drove in a run, Travis Ritchie picked up an rbi and Dave Murphy and Luke Nagle each plated a run. With a 7-6 lead, all we needed were three outs and we just couldn’t make it happen. Walks, an error and a series of well hit sacrifice flys resulted in the end of a six game win streak by a score of 9-7.
In game two, Corey Walker was totally in command as the freshman left-hander, scattered six hits, struck out four and only allowed one earned run in a 8-2 Warrior victory. A six run second inning was the difference as Pat Murray, Matt Levasseur and Luke Nagle hit back to back to back doubles and Tom Protentis crushed a two run home run to left center field.
In the second game, Travis Ritchie, Murray, Levasseur and Nagle all had multiple hit games (Nagle was six for seven in the double header) to lead the Warrior offense. The Warriors did a nice job turning it around to win three games out of a possible four, for the weekend.
Tom Protentis will take the mound as the Warriors will play at home on Tuesday against Dean College, starting at 3:30 pm.
Corey Walker picked up the win, with a complete game victory over SNHU JVs. Corey struck out four and only allowed one earned run, as he notched his first collegiate victory!
The Warriors played some inspired baseball today, as they swept the Northern Essex CC Knights by scores of 4-3 and 6-4.
In game one, Shane Holmes was dominant as he scattered four hits, struck out 11 and did not allow an earned run. Dave Murphy hit a home run in the first inning to give the Warriors a brief 1-0 lead. The Knights came back with two in the third, the result of some poor infield play. They added a run in the sixth inning to take a 3-2 lead. In the top of the seventh, Luke Nagle reached on an infield error,was sacrificed to second by Matt Levasseur and scored on a Joe Walsh double that almost left the yard. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Travis Ritchie hit a one out single and scored all the way from first base on a Pat Murray walk-off double to give the Warriors a 4-3 extra inning win.
In game two, the Knights struck for single runs in the first and third innings. In the fourth inning, starting pitcher, Luke Nagle hit a bases loaded double to give the Warriors a 4-2 lead. The Knights scored a run in the fourth and sixth innings as a result of two dropped fly balls, to knot the score at four.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Joe Walsh led off with a double that once again, just missed going over the fence. With two outs Scott O’Brien coaxed a walk to put runners on first and second. Nick Oliveira hit a clutch single to plate the go ahead run and Travis Ritchie followed with a base knock to provide a two run cushion. Luke went out in the top of the seventh and gave up a lead-off single, but two strikeouts and a ground ball resulted in a 6-4 win for the Warriors.
Nagle came back after closing out the UCAP game to pick up his third win of the season. He struck out seven Knights and more importantly did not allow a walk.
The Warriors are now 10-7 and face the Southern NH JV tomorrow in a 12:00 double header. Brent Eaton will start game #1 and Corey Walker will start game #2.
Luke Nagle picked up his third win of the season and plated three runs on a bases loaded double.
- Shane struck out 11 and don’t allow an earned run in a 4-3 win over the Northern Essex CC Knights.
Pat Murray continues to be a force out of the two hole in the line-up as he hit a walk-off double to defeat the NECC Knights 4-3.
Right after we returned from Florida, we lost a close 2-1 game to UCAP. We had to travel to New Britain, CT to play and lost 2-1. That kind of loss makes for a long ride back. Well the Warriors returned the favor today beating the Pointers in a 6-5 contest at Louis R. Colombo Field.
The Warriors took an early lead on a lead-off triple by Travis Ritchie and another clutch rbi by Pat “Muzz” Murray. UCAP came back to score three runs in the bottom of the third inning. The lead-off batter hit a fly ball that was dropped and Tom Protentis struggled with his control and walked a pair of hitters. Tom only allowed three hits in his five innings, but walks always come back to hurt you. In the top of the fourth the Warriors scored four times to take a 5-3 lead. The big hit was a two run single by freshman, Nick Oliveira.
Collin Ross came on in the top of the sixth inning and pitched very well. In the bottom of the eight inning Nick once again knocked in a run to make it a 6-4 game. In the seventh inning Chris Roumbakis kept the game tight make making an absolute web gem of a catch going high into the air and snagging a potential extra base hit against the left field fence.
In the top of the ninth Collin began to tire. He hurled three great innings of relief. With the score 6-5 and the tie run on second base, Luke Nagle entered the game and recorded the last two outs on five pitches, to pick up the save.
Travis Ritchie and a pair of hits and scored two runs. Pat Murray had three hits and a key rbi and Dave Murphy had a pair of hits and a run batted in.
The Warriors play a key double header on Saturday against Northern Essex CC at 12:00 pm on the Brockton Campus. Shane Holmes will take the mound in game #1 and Luke Nagle will pitch game #2.
Nate had a pair of hits and three rbi in a big win over UCAP, by a score of 6-5.
The Warriors traveled to Worcester to play the Quinsigamond CC Wyverns and came away with a 15-5 victory. Dave Tarr was in total command from inning one through inning seven. The sophomore left hander recorded an impressive 15 strike outs and only allowed one hit and no earned runs. The two runs Quisigamond scored, came as a result of some very poor infield play in the bottom of the seventh inning. With the score 14-2 and Dave at 107 pitches, his day was done.
Pat Murray continues to be a force from the two hole in the line-up. “Muzz” had a three hit day, scored two runs and plated three Warriors runners. Trevor Packard had a pair of hits a pair of rbi and reached base four times. Dave Murphy hitting third in the line-up knocked in a pair of runs. Matt Levasseur reached base five times via three bases on balls and a pair of hits as the designated hitters spot has finally begun to become an integral part of the offense.
The Warriors have finally reached the .500 mark and stand at 7-7. Tomorrow Tom Protentis will take the mound for the second time this season again the University of CT at Avery Point. This game will be a real test for thew Warriors and will start at 3:30 pm at Louis R. Colombo Field.
Pat Murray continues to be a force out of the two hole in the line-up as he had a three hit day against Quinsiagamond CC.