Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Ball is Underway!

The baseball team hit the road this weekend for their first competition of the spring season. They started out with a double header against Massasoit Community College. In the first game, the Wolverines came out strong with a 4-3 win. However, in game two Massasoit came back for a strong 6-5 win. The next day, Bridgton traveled to Eastern Connecticut State where they fell 5-4.

Cam Charette (Wenham, MA) started on the mound in game one and face 19 batters in four innings pitched. Charette only gave up one hit allowing one run to score, and recorded four strikeouts. Paul Iasiello (Westborough, MA) threw two innings, before Zach Littman (Abington, MA) came in for the save in the 7th inning with two strikeouts and only one hit allowed.

Littman was also strong at the plate with four at bats, two hits, a run scored, and an RBI. Nick Swim (St. Albans, VT) and Iasiello each had a double in the game with an RBI.

In the second game against Massasoit Community College, Bridgton held the lead for the majority of the game. It was not until the 6th inning when Massasoit was able to score 4 runs to take the small 6-5 lead that would end the game.

Walker O’Connor (Bedford, MA) started on the mound for the Wolverines, and threw for five innings facing 22 batters. O’Connor tallied three strikeouts while allowing only two runs, and three hits. Connor Steckel (Winchester, MA) came in for the last inning but was not able to secure the win for the Wolverines.

Swim led the team at the plate going three for three with two runs scored and an RBI. Danny Wynne (Hasbrouck Heights, NJ) also tallied two hits, one of which was a homerun, and an RBI.

On Sunday, the team took the field against Eastern Connecticut State, and dropped another close game 5-4. Once again, Bridgton took an early lead scoring their four runs in the first three innings. It wasn’t until the 9th inning that Eastern Connecticut was able to tie things up and force the game into extra innings. Bridgton held on into the 11th, but Eastern Connecticut pulled ahead and secured the 5-4 win.

George Seigle (Concord, NH) had a solid start to the game only letting up two hits resulting in three runs scored. Ammad Khan (New Britain, CT) came into the game and three close to five innings recording five strikeouts, only allowed one run to score, and didn’t walk a single batter. Iasiello came in to face the last four batters and close out the game for Bridgton Academy.

Matt Pagano (Cranston, RI) had a solid day at the plate with three hits, including two singles and a triple, and a run scored. Wynne had another strong game with two hits, an RBI, and a run scored.

Up next, the Wolverines will travel to Newport, RI on April, 1st to play Navy Prep at 2:00 P.M.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tanner Chase '11 Named Rookie of the Week

Congratulations to Tanner Chase '11 (York, ME) who was named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week at Keene State College.

Chase recorded a hit in five of his six appearances to post a .333 batting average (8-for-24) with two runs scored and nine runs batted in this past week for Keene State College. The freshman from York, Maine registered an extra-base hit against Becker and Roger Williams. Chase went 2-for-6 from the plate against Becker with a week-high four RBI. He also went 3-for-5 with three RBI against Endicott.

Click here for the official Little East press release

Release courtesy of Keene State College.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Matt Pagano Commits to Marist College

Matt Pagano (Cranston, RI) has recently committed to Marist College where he will join the Red Fox’s baseball team in the fall.

When asked about his decision, Pagano commented, “Marist has everything I am looking for in a college. It’s a nice campus with impressive academic buildings, a great business program where I can study accounting, and on top of it all I can play baseball."

Coach Izaryk supports Pagano’s decision adding, “Matt had a few different offers to play college baseball, and by choosing Marist, he is joining a program with a rich tradition of winning in the highly competitive MAAC conference. Matt is a player with some tremendous raw tools that project well at the Division I level. I think Marist will be very happy with Matt Pagano in their program."

BA Returns From Spring Break

With the team back on campus after spring break, they are gearing up for a strong spring season which opens Saturday, March 24th at Massasoit Community College. With the nice weather we are having, it looks like they might be able to take the field sooner than expected. Make sure to "like" us on facebook for even more updates!