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.
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)
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.
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.
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.