Jim Lawless

Massasoit CC sweeps Quinsigamond CC

Jake Stearns pitched an outstanding game to secure the victory in game #1against Quinsigamond CC, as the Warriors ended up with a 6-2 victory. Jake cruised through the first six innings, allowing only four hits. The Wyverns roughed him up for two runs in the top of the seventh, but Stearns bore down and struck out the final two hitters leaving runners stranded on first and third base. Evan McSherry led off the game with a walk was moved to second on a ground ball and scored on a Alex Carey double. Carey had a pair of doubles and two runs batted in. Tyler Morini plated a pair of runs on two hard hit outs. The Warriors plated two runs in the fifth to give Jake some breathing room and three more in the sixth to put the game away.

The second game was an eight inning 4-3 nail biter. Jimmy Bussiere came on the fifth for Zack Reid and slammed the door to pick up his first win of the season. The Warriors plated three in the bottom of the third inning courtesy of several passed balls/wild pitches. The only Warrior rbi was once again driven in by Tyler Morini double in the gap. As the scoreless innings passed by, the Warriors had multiple chances to win the game, but each time they failed to plate the game winner. With two out in the bottom of the eighth inning Bryan Dwyer reached with his second hit of the game. He went to second on a balk. With two outs, Jimmy Lawless came to the plate. Jimmy hit a top spin ground ball and alertly slid into first, beating the tag. As the first baseman attempted to make the play, Dwyer scored the game winner.

The Warriors are now 12-12 and have positioned themselves for a run for a Region XXI Tournament spot. They play at home on Tuesday, April 26th, at 3:30 pm against Dean College.