SeaWolves compile 10-1 record
by the Beacon Sports Staff
The SeaWolves baseball team has started off the 2019-20 Yankee Small College Conference season in grand fashion. While the Wolves have only dropped two out of the 13 games, they have played (one of the loses was in an exhibition game against Holyoke Community College), the Wolves have plated 99 runs while their opponents have scored 44 runs.
Since the last Beacon, the Wolves have collected 7 wins while dropping two. The two weeks started off by sweep- ing Central Maine Community College on the 17th, 9-3 and 9-2. The Wolves then dropped a game against Bridgton Academy 16-5 on the 18th and rebounded on the 21st with wins against Great Bay Community College 12-0 and New Hampshire Technical Institute 13-3 before dropping the final game of the day to Holyoke Community College 6-1. The Wolves started their current win streak on the 22nd, besting GBCC 12-3 and CMCC 5-1 on the 22nd. A few days later, the Wolves would best CMCC again as the Wolves belted out 10 runs while allowing 2 runs.
Heading into Sunday’s games against American International College, a Division II team in Springfield, MA, head coach Dave Walsh commented, “Any phase of our game can win a ball game for us. Whether we need a pick-me-up from our offense, a big play from the defense, or a dominant inning from our bullpen, we are getting it. This weekend will be a good test for our guys—getting exposure to NCAA division 2 baseball.”
In last Wednesday’s action against CMCC, first-year pitcher Brayden Bartlett took to the mound lasting three-innings, giving up two earned runs in the top of the third inning. Sophomore Cole Lawrence took over in the 4th inning, pitching four solid innings while allowing only one hit. Tyler Mitchell and Jake Sullivan, both freshmen, pitch scoreless closing innings.
The SeaWolves bats would start the scoring in the bottom of the second, when Jayco Pena drove in two SeaWolf base runners with a single. The fourth inning would prove to be a breakout inning for the Wolves as they would score five runs. After a strike out by Hayden O’Donnell, Cory Gunter would reach first base on an error by the CM shortstop and advance to second on a passed ball.
Jayco Pena would single to centerfield, advancing Gunter to third and bringing Peter Stauber to the plate.
Stauber’s single drove Gunter across the plate and advanced Pena to second.
Alexander Miller would follow Stauber with a walk, which subsequently filled the bases for the Wolves as Miller would take second and Stauber would take third.
Joshua Paisley would also gain first base via a walk, pushing Pena across the plate and keeping the bases loaded.
Juan Subervi would single to the shortstop who erred on a throw to third base allowing two more SeaWolves to cross the plate as Miller and Stauber scored padding the Wolves lead by five runs (7-2). The Wolves would plate three more runs in the fifth, seventh and eighth innings build a 10-2 lead.
Beacon shout outs to Jayco Pena going 4-4 at bat and sophomore captain Peter Stauber for a 2-3 day, collecting two Runs Batted In and scoring one himself and to Juan Subervi for driving in his 15th and 16th RBIs of the fall.
The SeaWolves return to SMCC for their last home game on October 2nd when they take to the diamond against Northern Essex Community College with the first pitch slated at 4pm. The Wolves will end out the fall season when they travel to Central Maine Community College on October 5th for the Yankee Small College Conference Fall Classic.