The most important rule in baseball says you have to score one more run than the opposition in order to win a game. The Warriors are experiencing a real shortage of runs,as they were only able to plate 3 over a 14 inning span on Saturday at Dean College. To say no one is hitting is an understatement.
Jake Stearns turned in another stellar performance, as he allowed two earned runs and struck out four, while scattering five hits. The Warriors were chasing a run and in the top of the seventh inning, when Justin Martinho ripped a double to right center. Dylan Ashburn singled him in and the score was 1-1. We had two shots to drive in a second run, but a pair of fly ball outs ended the inning.The leadoff hitters for Dean poked a single, promptly stole second and two outs later scored on a single up the middle for another frustrating loss.
Zack Reid pitched well into the fifth inning keeping us in a 1-1 game. Two walks and a couple of well hit balls by the Bulldogs turned the game around an put us on the wrong end of a 7-2 score. The Warriors were held to four hits in this game. In a nutshell our pitching and defense has been solid, but offensively it almost as if were are going to the plate and forgetting to bring a bat.
The Warriors have a week off to figure things out, as a critical league double header against Holyoke CC takes place at Louis R. Colombo Field next Saturday at 12:00 pm.
The Warriors took a two run lead in the top of the first on an rbi triple by Bryan Dwyer, against the UCAP Pointers. We then turned around and gave up three runs in the bottom of the inning. Trailing 5-3 in the top of the fourth, Alex Carey launched a grand slam homer to left center field and Dylan Ashburn plated two more runners with a single. With a solid 8-5 lead, once again we gave back three runs and it was a tie game at the end of four innings. UCAP scored a run on the bottom of the sixth to take a 9-8 lead. The Warriors stranded 7 runners over the last five innings. The lone bright spot on the mound was another impressive pitching performance by Liam Richmond, who breezed through his two inning stint in innings 7 & 8.
The Warriors travel to Franklin, MA on Saturday for a 12:00 pm twin bill against the Dean Bulldogs. Jake Stearns and Zack Reid will take the mound and attempt to put a pair of wins on the board for the Warriors.
The Warriors concluded their spring trip with a loss to Kirkwood CC 12-3. Once again the Warrior bats were ice cold in the hot Florida sunshine. In order to win, the offense will need to experience some global warming after we return home to Massachusetts.
The only bright spot in the game was a two rbi double by freshman, Dylan Ashburn. Dylan also threw out a runner at second base, as he handled the play calling for the Warriors.
The team returns to the Campus tomorrow after leaving Vero Beach with a 4:00 am wake up call. They return to action Thursday in a game in Groton, CT against UCAP. (Assuming we don’t get the predicted snow at home!) Check this site for updates on team activities and game summaries.
The Warriors dropped both ends of a double header, as they lost to the Ontario Blue Jays 15-6 and the Westchester CC Vikings 7-1.
Ontario jumped out to a 8-1 lead in the second inning and never looked back. Dean Vacca and Kevin Jaynes each drove in a pair of runs for the Warriors.
Westchester threw a knuckle-baller in the second game. He pretty much tied up the Warriors holding them to four hits. Zack Reid pitched four solid innings clinging to a one run lead, until the Vikings scored two runs on the fifth inning. The Warriors hitting woes have came at the expense of some very good Warrior mound efforts.
The one bright spot for the Warriors has been DH, Tyler Morini. Morini went 2-4 with a double and a run batted in against Ontario and he had another double in three at bats against Westchester.
The Warriors finish their spring trip with a 1:00 pm game against Kirkwood CC (IA.)
Jake Stearns pitched an outstanding game for the Warriors,as he hurled a two hit, complete game victory of the Marshalltown Tigers (IA). Marshalltown scored their only run in the second inning without recording a hit. The the lead-off hitter was hit by a pitch, stole a base and scored on a pitch that handcuffed the catcher. The score stood at 1-0 until the bottom of the fifth inning, when Evan McSherry stroked a single to left field, Jon Hurley followed with a walk and Alex Carey reached on an error. Kevin Huscher then launched a double to plate two runs wth the Carey scoring on an overthrow. The three run eruption was all the Jake needed as as he was pretty much flawless over the last five innings of the game. He capped off the performance with a 1,2,3 ninth. He struck out the first hitter and induced two fly ball outs to pick up his first victory of the season.
The Warriors play a twin bill tomorrow, facing the Ontario Blue Jays at 10:00 am and Westchester CC (NY) at 4:00 pm.
Scott Anderson pitched four solid innings of relief, allowing an unearned run and striking out three in a 10-8 win over the Ontario Blue Jays. The Warriors found themselves in a 7-2 hole when Scott entered the game. The sophomore right-hander hung tough and kept the Warriors hopes alive. In the top of the fourth inning Alex Carey drove in two runs wth a double and Tyler Morini followed with his own two bagger to plate Alex to bring the Warriors within a run.
In the top of the sixth inning, Pat Matthews led off with a walk, Carey was hit by a pitch and Morini reached base for the fourth time on a base on balls. Bryan Dwyer proceeded to rip a ball down the third base line to plate the go ahead runs and give the Warriors their first win of the 2016 season.
After a day off, the Warriors play Marshalltown CC (IA) on Wednesday in a noon time game.
The Warriors lost a 5-0 game to Kirkwood as Tyler Morini had the only hit in the game. The real story of the game was the outstanding job that Liam Richmond did in a four inning relief stint. Liam only allowed one hit and a hit batter in while striking out three hitters. In a word, he was dominant. His fastball was generating swings and misses and gave the Warriors a chance to climb back into the game.
The Warriors play tomorrow at 4:00 pm again the Ontario Blue Jays.
The Warrior bats finally came alive. Alex Carey had a three hit day and drove in three runs. Dylan Ashburn, Bryan Dwyer and Evan McSherry all had a pair of hits. Warrior pitchers however struggled to find the strike zone and as a result Ontario had eight runners reach base without swinging the bat. Five of the free passes scored.
The Warriors had a four run lead going into the sixth inning but gave up two runs in the top of the sixth and three more in the seventh. Evan McSherry lead off the bottom of the seventh with a single, but ended up stranded at first base after a pop up and two fly ball outs.
Massasoit faces Kirkwood CC tomorrow in a 7:00pm game under the lights at Holman Stadium.
Zack Reid pitched an absolute gem in a 1-0 loss, to Hagerstown CC, in the Warriors season opener. Reid gave up only two hits, the lone run was unearned and resulted from a pair of Warrior errors. Zack spotted his breaking pitch and commanded his fastball in an 82 pitch effort. Kevin Huscher and Jim Lawless had the two Warrior hits.
Jake Stearns started game two against the UCAP Pointers, he turned in a 8K ,1 BB, five inning outing. The Warriors were chasing three in the bottom of the fifth inning, when Jack DeCoste and Kevin Huscher reached on walks. They both scored when Bryan Dwyer scorched a line drive to left field that was misplayed, allowing all three runners to score. The lead was short-lived as UCAP took advantage of some shoddy defense to retake the lead in what turned out to be a game final score of 7-4. Dwyer had a solid game with two hits, a rbi and a run scored.
The Warriors take on the Ontario Blue Jays tomorrow in a 4:00 pm contest.
The Warrior Baseball Team will be departing for Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, FL on Thursday morning, March 10, 2016.
Each player will be allowed one suitcase (not to exceed 50 pounds) and their Massasoit Gym bag that will serve as a carry-on. It would be wise to pack the player’s uniform and cleats in the Massasoit Bag, just in case their luggage is lost or mishandled.
Players should be at the College at 6:30 am on that day. A coach bus will transport the team to Logan Airport. They will be flying Jet Blue Flight #251 direct to Orlando. this Flight leaves at 10:07 am and arrives in Orlando at 1:19 pm. We will take a bus from the Airport to Vero Beach and arrive at approximately 3:30 pm.
We will leave Vero Beach on Saturday morning March 19, 2016 on Jet Blue Flight #52 at 8:15 am. This Flight will arrive at Logan Airport at 11:04 am. A bus will bring the players back to Massasoit CC between 12:30-1:00 pm.