Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Warriors finish 2-8…

Jake Stearns pitched no-hit ball for five innings. In the sixth, the Academy of Baseball plated a run to cut our lead to 2-1. They led off the top of the seventh with a hit and it was all down hill from there. A couple of bloop hits and infield error and an outfield error opened the floodgates for six runs. The final score was 7-2 and the Warriors went down to defeat for the 8th time in ten games.

Dave Murphy had pair of hits to lead the Warrior offense and freshman, Jim Commesso had a hit and the lone rbi in the game. Jim lead the team in hitting on the trip with a .461 batting average.

Jim Commesso hit .461 on this year's spring trip to Vero Beach, Florida.

Jim Commesso hit .461 on this year’s spring trip to Vero Beach, Florida.

Two in a row…

The Warriors carved out a 5-2 win against St. Lawrence Academy (Canada). Mike Nader went six inning and scattered three hits, while giving up one earned run. Sam Devine came in to close the game out and preserve the win.

The top of the lineup carried the offense as Alex Carey reached base twice, with  a walk a single. He also drove in a run and stole a base. Tom Protentis had a air of hits and drove in a run. Jimmy Commesso had an ribi single as well.

The Warriors take on the Academy of Baseball Canada tomorrow in the final game of a 10 game spring training trip. Their record now sits at 2-7.

Reached base twice (walk and a single) drove in a run and stole a base.

Reached base twice (walk and a single) drove in a run and stole a base.

Had a pair of hits and drove in a run.

Had a pair of hits and drove in a run.


The sophomores dine out…

The sophomores continued a 25 year tradition of a nice meal (that translate to all you can eat) with the coaches. Since moving our spring trip to Vero Beach, Florida the dinner takes place at Sonn’ys Barbeque. The boys demolished a lot of chicken and pork. The most important part of the meal was the baseball “talk”, something I will never grow tired of.

Sophomore Dinner


We finally get in the win column…

The Warriors finally played a complete game that featured great pitching from Zack Reid, timely hitting up and down the lineup and only a single miscue in the field. Alex Carey did a great job out of the lead-off spot reaching base twice and added to the mix with a web gem in center field on a sinking line drive. Dave Murphy turned two acrobatic double plays at shortstop. Sean Manning and Nick Oliveira in the four and five holes in the lineup combined to knock in 5 runs. Nicky went four for four on the day. The key to the win was the dominant pitching performance by Zack Reid. He scattered five hits, struck out seven and did not walk a batter.

Today we played all three aspects of the game well. We pitched, hit and played defense. Tomorrow we play St. Lawrence at 1:00 pm, with Mike Nader taking the mound for the Warriors.

Zack Reid pitched a gem, striking out 7 hitters and scattering 5 hits in a 10-2 win.

Zack Reid pitched a gem, striking out 7 hitters and scattering 5 hits in a 10-2 win.

Another disappointing effort…

There are three parts to the game of baseball: pitching, fielding and hitting. You can win in most cases, if you do two of those things well. The Warriors faced Kirkwood CC (IA) and didn’t excel in any one these areas, losing 10-0. We were held to four hits (all singles) and we once again were very shaky in the field.

We face the Ontario Blue Jays tomorrow at 1:00 pm. Hopefully Zack Reid can turn the trip around with a strong pitching performance.

Oh boy…

The Warriors found themselves on the short end of an 11-3 score, as they continue to shoot themselves in the foot with poor defensive play. Brent  Eaton pitched well enough to win, but the number of infield errors and misplayed fly balls amped up his pitch count so he gave way to Corey Walker for innings 6 and 7.

The Warrior offense only managed three runs as once more the offense was inconsistent and unable to drive in the runners who did  reach first base. Dave Murphy had a single and drove in a run and Sean Manning scorched a double and that was pretty much it.

The Warriors take on Kirkwood CC tomorrow in a 10:00 am game.

We scored 5 runs, but…

The Warriors held their first lead of the season taking a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning. However the Kirkwood CC baseball team had other ideas, as they plated 12 runs in the top of the fourth inning. The final score was 16-5 and the team is facing an 0-5 record for the spring trip to Vero Beach, Florida.

Tom Protentis had a three hit game out of the number two spot in the lineup. Matt Levasseur had a pair of hits.

The Warriors face Iowa Lakes CC on Monday, in a 1:00 pm contest.

Jake Stearns was dominant….

The Warriors took the field against Riverland CC (MN) last night and it resulted in a classic pitcher’s duel. Jake Stearns brought his “A” game, as the struck out 11 hitters, scattered five hits and did not walk a hitter. His counterpart for Riverland utilized a heavy fastball and excellent off-speed pitches to hold the Warriors to two hits and once again, the inability to plate a run. In the bottom of the fourth inning an infield error and failure to execute a first and third cut option resulted in the only run of the contest,a  run that was unearned. Plymouth’s Dave Murphy and Mike Scibilio had the two Warrior hits. Sciblio also had a great day in the field as he made a diving catch in left and backed up an overthrow to nail a potential run at the plate. The Warriors are still looking for their first win of the trip as the face Kirkwood CC (IA) tav 4:00 pm.

6 innings pitched, 11 K's, 5 hits, 0 earned runs. In a word....outstanding!

6 innings pitched, 11 K’s, 5 hits, 0 earned runs. In a word….outstanding!

Warriors drop a tough one…

The Warriors last a 2-0 game to the Ontario Blue Jays, despite a strong pitching performance by Mike Nader. Mike struggled  through a 40 pitch first inning, allowing one unearned run. He went on it pitch six solid innings allowing only three hits while striking out five. The four, first innings walks were the only blemish on his performance.

Dave Murphy (2 hits including a double) and Sean Manning (a hit and a laser shot that was caught) provided most of the offense. Alex Carey continues to be effective as the lead-off hitter reaching base in all three plate appearances (walk, single and a hit-by-pitch).

The Warriors now prepare for a seven o’clock game against Riverland CC (MN) in Holman Stadium (Historic Dodgertown, Vero Beach, Florida).

Mike Nader

Warriors Drop Two…

The Warriors showed all the effects of a late night arrival to Historic Dodgertown on Thursday, with two lackluster performances on Friday. A total of 19 walks over 14 innings spelled disaster for the Warriors. In the first game 11-2 loss to Parkland JC (IL), Sean Manning hit a triple to drive in one of the two runs. Alex Carey, Dave Murphy and Joe Commesso also had a hit.

In the second game the Academy of Baseball Canada, plated five runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back. A pair of errors didn’t help and the Warriors were held to two hits, singles by Alex Carey and Justin Martinho.

Tomorrow the Warriors will take on the Ontario Blue Jays at 1:00 pm with Mike Nader taking the mound. There will be a 7:00 pm game against Riverland CC (MN) with Jake Stearns making his first start of the season.

Watch this page for results of those games!

Pre Game Batting Practice