Asst. Sports Editor
Diving into this week in baseball for the Anchormen, the team now sits at a 7-4-1 record to start off the season. This week the team recorded a loss on Tuesday to Salve Regina 11-2 and secured a blowout win 21-1 against Anna Maria.
The first game on Tuesday was a close one until the 5th inning. The score was 6-0, Anna Maria led until Izaiah Rivera bombed a home run to deep right-center field to put some points up on the board for the Anchormen making the score 6-2, a little bit more in reach for a comeback. Little did they know, those were the only two runs they would score the rest of the way through.
Salve Regina would then go on to tack on five more runs over the last three innings to win for the third time in four games.
Anchormen after that tough loss struggling all day at the plate were now seeking revenge in the next opponent to get in their way. The team was supposed to have a one-day break where they would practice and game plan for Anna Maria, however, their game got moved back to a day earlier, which meant they would play back-to-back days.
Doing everything they could pre-game to prepare, the Anchormen were eager to catch fire early at the plate and in the field. The first two innings were back and forth and the score was close at 1-1. Once the bottom of the third inning approached, the Anchormen would go on to score five straight runs pushing the score to 6-1. With Anna Maria struggling at-bat, the Anchormen took advantage.
The score remained the same until the bottom of the seventh inning when the team would go on score 14 total runs, including a pair of Grand Slams from Sean Helfrich and Nate Pearce. To add to the bombs the team was hitting, Lucas Pierce and Cole Podedworny also hit a home run of their own joining the party. The pressure was too much for Anna Maria as they went through seven total pitchers on the day. Not only were the Anchormen scoring on all cylinders, but in the field, the team only let up one run in the second inning for the rest of the game. Junior Pitcher Connor Davey was the man on the mound leading the way, pitching a complete game, striking out six batters, and giving up just that one run on four hits. Davey is now 2-1 on the season on the mound.
Coach Frank Holbrook for the Anchormen was very pleased with the way the team was able to bounce back after back-to-back days without practice. "It's the same routine just a different day, whether it's a full day of practice or right before a game. The guys like to come to the field early, get as many reps as they can and I think they do a great job in regards of preparation."
Anchormen look to continue their winning ways at the end of this week on Saturday, March 26th with yet another home game for their first conference doubleheader against rival Keene State.
For more information on Anchormen Baseball and to check out their upcoming schedule for the remainder of their season, go to http://www.goanchormen.com/sports/baseball/schedule