Around The Bases With The Bay Sox [Week4]
It was another tough week for the New Bedford Bay Sox. They played a couple of really close games but still weren’t able to rise up in the Southern Division standings. They’re still sitting at the bottom of the division with a 3-17 record and 12.5 games behind the first place Plymouth Pilgrims (15-4). There are still plenty of games left this season so make sure to head on down to Paul Walsh Field to get in on the fun. There are lots of fun activities scheduled at most of the remaining games this summer. Now let’s take a look at the past few games:
June 26 – Bay Sox 2 vs. Ocean State Waves 8
New Bedford’s Brandon Cook (1-3) had a tough outing and didn’t get much help from his defense. Cook lasted only two and two thirds, allowing seven hits and seven runs while walking one and striking out another. The Pilgrims struck first in the 1st inning with a two run homer to left by Buck McCarthy. A third run crossed the plat to make it 3-0 in the 1st. Plymouth’s A.J. Ramirez later hit another two run bomb to deep center to extend their lead to 7-0. The Bay Sox’ two runs came in the 4th inning when Lorenzo Papa and Josh Smith scored on a Chris Travers double to right center. The Bay Sox defense committed a total of four errors in this tough loss.
June 27 – Bay Sox 2 vs. Mystic Schooners 10
The Sox had some trouble early on and never recovered. Tim Superko (0-4) only went three and a third innings, giving up three runs on five hits, two walks and three strike outs. The Schooners picked up four runs in the 5th inning after a lead off walk and some good hitting. New Bedford’s offense stepped up in the 7th with a two run homer to left by Josh Smith. Unfortunately, that was all for the night. Mystic’s Chris Kalica (2-0) threw five innings of no hit baseball, until Nick Sciortino doubled in the 6th. Kalica went six complete, allowing only one hit, no runs, and two walks while striking out seven.
June 28 – Bay Sox 0 vs. Plymouth Pilgrims 3
The Bay Sox were no-hit for a majority of this one. Plymouth’s Aaron Fossas (1-0) went the distance for a complete game shutout, striking out six and going 8 2/3 innings without giving up a hit. He finished with only allowing one hit and three walks. Spencer Hermann (0-1) got took the mound for his first start and went seven complete innings, allowing only two hits, two runs, four walks, and two strikeouts. The Pilgrims took advantage of the four consecutive walks in the 2nd and scored taking a 1-0 lead. They went on to score again in the 6th then once more in the 8th.
June 30 – Bay Sox 2 vs. Ocean State Waves 3
This was a close one until a pinch-hit home run put the Waves on top. Jimmy Gutowski made the start for the Bay Sox but left after the 4th inning due to an injury. Reed Mason (1-1) took the mound in the 5th and immediately gave up a walk and a single. Another singled by Jordan Mountford brought Steve Wilgus around to score giving Ocean State a 2-0 lead after an earlier sac fly. In the bottom half of the 5th, New Bedford’s bats came alive. Josh Smith reached on a fielder’s choice and later crossed the plate after a single by A.J. Ramirez. The Sox later tied it up in the 7th, but a pinch-hit solo shot to left by Drew Ferguson in the 9th finished it. Nathan Bates (3-0) got the win for the Waves.
July 1 – Bay Sox 4 vs. Mystic Schooners 11
The Bay Sox bats were quiet for this one. The Schooners started off by knocking in two runs in the 1st inning. Frank Trimarco (3-1) got the start for Mystic and had no trouble keeping the Sox at bay. New Bedford’s only runs came in the 7th inning after a double and a couple singles to score four in the frame. The Schooners went off on Trevor Simms (0-1) for five runs. They later went on to score six more off the bullpen.
July 2 – Bay Sox 13 vs. Laconia Muskrats 8
New Bedford catches fire and picks up third win of the season. Laconia scored in the 1stinning on a mix of singles and walks. The Bay Sox quickly responded in the latter half of the 1st. Joey Cecere reached on a leadoff walk and then was immediately driven home on a two run blast from the bat of Josh Smith. Down 3-2, Brad Johnson walked and Mike Gilbert reached on a single, and both would find a way across the plate on wild pitches, which plagued Mick Masonia throughout the ballgame. The Muskrats picked up the equalizer in the top of the 2nd on a sacrifice fly off of the bat of Nick Masonia to score Jack Sundberg. All would remain at four, until the 5th when the Bay Sox added two more, but it was not until the 6th that the Bay Sox broke the game wide open. Joey Cecere singled in Chris LaVorgna, and then Mike Gilbert poured it on with a two run single. The Bay Sox exploded, adding the three more in the inning and two additional runs in the 8th. Joe Carvero (1-2) earned the win going two and two thirds allowing two runs on two hits while striking out two. Jordan Sheffield (0-2) would get the loss for Laconia going the first four frames allowing six runs on three hits as well as seven walks.
This Week’s Notable Pitchers
This Week’s Notable Hitters