SUDBURY — Westford Academy’s excellent season is alive and properly.
James McDermott raced residence with the profitable run within the prime of the seventh whereas Matt Morash fired 5 innings, permitting only one earned run, as Westford Academy picked up a key 3-2 baseball street win over Dual County League rival Lincoln-Sudbury on Wednesday afternoon.
The Ghosts (13-0) have allowed greater than two runs on only a pair of events this 12 months.
“We knew going into today it would be a battle so I am really proud of the way our guys competed throughout,” Westford coach Mike Parent stated. “We left a lot of runners on base early and it could have been a frustrating loss but we kept reminding our guys it’s a seven-inning game and they stayed composed.”
Westford held a 2-1 lead within the backside of the fifth however a Matthew Stango RBI groundout tied the rating. After Morash departed, Nic Bonica entered and threw an ideal sixth inning, sending the sport to the seventh all even, 2-2.
In the decisive body, McDermott reached on an error to start the inning, moved over to second on a stroll, after which superior to 3rd on a base hit by Tyler Frazee which loaded the bases. On the primary pitch he noticed, pinch hitter Dan Metznik related on a sacrifice fly to convey residence McDermott and provides the guests a 3-2 benefit.
The Warriors (8-7) received the tying run on base within the backside of the inning when Logan Umbach singled, however Bonica received the ultimate two outs to protect Westford’s thirteenth consecutive win. Morash struck out eight and had a stretch at one level the place he retired 10 consecutive hitters earlier than turning it over to Bonica to complete the job.
“We’ve been conservative with our starting arms because we want our guys to be strong come June. I am very blessed to have five or six guys that I trust in key situations with Matt and Nic Bonica being two of those guys. There is not much dropoff there,” Parent stated.
Lincoln-Sudbury grabbed a 1-0 lead within the backside of the primary when Jake Haarde singled after which scored on a Frankie DeTraglia sacrifice fly. The Ghosts tied the sport within the third when Morash scored on a fielder’s alternative after which took a 2-1 lead within the fifth on a Warriors’ defensive miscue.