Tuesday, October 1, 2013

BA vs. Navy Prep 9/28/13

Cody Younger

After the midweek disappointment, the Wolverines got up early Saturday morning and prepared to rebound from their loss. Connor Johnson (Taunton, MA) got the ball for the Wolverines in the first game of the doubleheader vs. Navy Prep. He went six strong innings, allowing no earned runs and striking out nine. The future University of Maine Black Bear, who has arguably been BA’s most consistent pitcher all fall, kept the Wolverines in this game by battling through four errors committed by the defense. Johnson was given run support in the first with back to back singles by Johnny Williams and Cody Younger. Another four run first inning for the Wolverines proved to be more than enough run support for Johnson. Evan Morris came in the seventh inning and shut the door, with BA taking a 5-2 victory in the first game.
In the second game of the doubleheader, Younger got the start. The Navy bats came out hot in the first, but Younger battled for five innings allowing five earned runs on five hits. Luckily, the BA bats got hot at the right time. Kevin Huscher (Middleboro, MA) stepped up to the plate in the fourth inning with the bases loaded. After just missing a pitch to his liking in the previous at bat, Huscher didn’t hesitate as he laced a three-run triple into the left center gap. That proved to be the spark of the game for the Wolverines as they scored six runs in the inning and didn’t look back from there. Schilling relieved Younger in the fifth and the run support given to him was enough for him to pick up the victory, moving BA baseball to 12-1 record and keeping them in first place in the NECBA.

Kevin Huscher
Abe Grainger

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