Assistant Sports Editor
The Anchormen have had quite the start to the 2022 season. Their numbers from behind the plate have been blowing up the stat sheets, not just offensively, but defensively as well.
To start off the week after, on Tuesday, March 29th, the Anchormen would remain on home grounds as they faced up against the Johnson and Wales Wildcats.
The bats would continue to catch fire as Sophomore second baseman Cal Parrillo went 4-for-4 on the day, including two doubles, a triple, and an extra-base hit, leading the Anchormen behind the plate. Parrillo also drove in a run and scored twice. The team started off hot, scoring four early runs in the bottom of the fourth inning which came off a hard-hit double from freshman catcher, Lucas Pierce.
The Wildcats would hold the Anchormen scoreless for the next three innings and score four runs of their own as Junior left fielder Griffin Snyder roped a bomb off the fence in left-center field that plated two runs.
After Snyder's dinger off the fence, both teams would continue to each score a run, equalizing the contest for the next two innings. It wasn't long until the Anchormen had finished what they started. Picking up the momentum the team had in the bottom of the first inning, the Anchormen would score five total runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and score one more in the bottom of the eighth. Sophomore center fielder, Cam Santerre, would steal yet another two bases throughout the course of this scoring run. Santerre is yet to be thrown out and still leads the conference in stolen bases with 15 out of 15 attempts. This led to yet another Anchormen opponent having no chance left to come back late down the stretch, as the team has been dominating their visitors on their home field all season.
Second baseman Cal Parrillo has only had great things to say about how he feels his second year with the Anchormen has been. "We've got a great strong group of guys that are dominant behind the plate and I think if we can keep up the pace we will be just fine for the remainder of the year for sure."
To hold off the Wildcats, Freshman pitcher Nolan Potter pitched his first collegiate win with a 1-1 record now on the season on the bunk, resulting in an 11-6 Anchormen victory.
In hopes of continuing their efforts on the road, Thursday the team traveled to Wheaton College to face up against the Lyons for their first away game since March 15th.
The match was a back and forth battle and one of the closer games the Anchormen have had all season. The sophomore right fielder, Seah Helfrich belted a home run early on to start off an early Anchorman run in the top of the fourth inning, as they trailed 5-1 up until that point.
Both teams would continue to add runs, with Wheaton always holding at least a one-run advantage. With Wheaton up, 8-6, and six in the top of the ninth inning, senior closer Dom Cuhna came to end the four-game Anchormen win streak and earn his second save of the season.
The Anchormen now with a 10-5-1 record and still remain 2-0 in the conference as they continue their conference matchup of the season with the University of Southern Maine Huskies on the road on April 2nd. Tune into goanchormen.com to listen to the live broadcast coming live from the Huskies' home ground.
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