Around The Bases With The Bay Sox [Week 2]
The New Bedford Bay Sox had another rough week on the diamond. They are still sitting at the bottom of the Southern Division of the New England Collegiate Baseball League with a record of 1-7. Below is a recap of the previous week’s games. The Sox did have something to celebrate this week: their first win! There is still plenty of time for these hard working players, and there are already some stand-outs in this young season.
June 14th – Bay Sox 5, Blue Sox 11
New Bedford’s infield had a different look to it this night because of injuries. Some players weren’t in their usual positions. Brad Johnson (1-4, HR, 4 RBI, BB) hit a grand slam that cut the Blue Sox lead to 11-4. This was Johnson’s first home run of the season. Bay Sox starter Tim Superko (0-2) lasted less than five innings (4.2 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 4 BB, 4 K) as Blue Sox pitching took advantage of four key New Bedford errors. Blue Sox reliever Anthony Elia (1-0) picked up the win in relief (4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K).
June 15th – Bay Sox 1, Swamp Bats 0
New Bedford earned their first win of the season against the Keene Swamp Bats. Brad Johnson scored the game’s only run after a long fly ball to right field from Nick Sciortino in the fifth inning. Bay Sox started Brandon Cook (7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 5 K) brought his season record to 1-1. Dan Wertz took the mound in the ninth inning to pick up his first save of the season.
June 16th – Bay Sox 0, Westerners 6
The Bay Sox were shut out in another tough loss against the Danbury Westerners. Danbury starter Max Knutson (1-0) went six innings allowing only two hits, while striking out seven Bay Sox batters while picking up the win. David Mackinnon had all three Bay Sox hits, two singles and double, to raise his already fourth best batting average in the NECBL. The loss was charged to Joe Carvero (0-1) who went five innings, allowing seven hits and five runs while walking two as well as striking out two.
June 18th – Bay Sox 6, Swamp Bats 7
New Bedford lost a close one after a walk-off two run double by the Keene Swamp Bats. Scoring went back and forth throughout the game when the Bay Sox entered the bottom of the ninth inning with a 6-5 lead. Jimmy Davitt (0-1) entered the game in the bottom of the eight and returned to the mound in the ninth. He gave up two singles before Keene’s Bret Dennis stepped in and ripped a high fly ball to left center field to bring in the winning runs.
This Week’s Notable Pitchers
This Week’s Notable Hitters