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Anthony Pirolli got the start against a very strong Exeter offense today. He did his job, going 5 innings and surrendering 1 earned run on 4 hits. Unfortunately the Lancers defense gave up 4 unearned runs on the day. Anthony had all his pitches going and deserved a better fate. Nick Salcito came in and did a great job keeping Exeter off the board.
At the plate Cam Fennell had the hit of the day, a triple to right-center. Marc Brickely contributed a double to deep left-center. The offense couldn’t decide the approach they wanted to take today and it cost them. Games like this are good as they show us areas that need to be addressed in order to move forward. We have some time off before our next game and the coaching staff is confident that the lessons learned today will take us closer to where we want to be. Time to move foward. Next pitch!
Anthony Pirolli’s day didn’t start out the greatest after his first two at-bats amounted to 2 strike outs. A lot of high school players would let that bring them down, but Anthony demonstrated the 2016 Lancer’s defining characteristics- moving forward and staying positive. With men on 2nd and 3rd and 2 outs of a 3-2 game, Pirolli laced a 2-run single to left center, breaking things open. Then he came on in the 7th to preserve a 1 run lead for the big save! It turned out to be a big day for Anthony and all because he kept the right attitude/approach!
Nick Musto got the start and even though he was let down by some miscues from his defense- pushing his pitch-count higher- he still showed why he is among the top-tier of pitchers in Divsion 1. He fought through 5 innings to keep the Lancers in the game until they were able to score the runs we needed. Jackson Leavitt came in the 6th to get a huge strike out to keep the lead in-tact.
On the offensive side no Lancer had more than 1 hit as the Pinkerton pitcher did a good job of keeping the offense off-balance. Pirolli’s single was the difference-maker.
This was a solid team-win and something to keep the confidence of the boys growing. We face a very good Exeter team on Monday, let’s hope we continue to play to our ability to get the best results! Great win today, next pitch!
Noah Tavano has made two starts on the season and has two complete game strong performances. Tavano held a scrappy Concord line up to 1 earned run on 5 hits and 1 walk en route to his second consecutive complete game. Needless to say the confidence of the team and coaching staff grows when the big lefty takes the mound!
The Lancers returned to the defense they have established earlier in the season as they had only 1 error and sophomore defensive whiz Ricky Perry had a day out there!
At the plate Jimmy Zimolka and Brody Dupuis each had 2 hits, while Cam Fennell had a solid day with 1 hit and 2 rbi. The boys demonstrated another step forward by taking advantage of some Concord miscues to score runs!
It was nice to get a solid all-around game on the books this week, just in time to play a tough Pinkerton Academy tomorrow! Next pitch.
The Lancers earned their first loss of the season due in large part to the failure to execute on defense. The normally sure-handed Lancer D had 6 errors on the day that lead to numerous unearned runs in 11 innings. The overall pitching was solid as Nick Salcito kept the game to a 2-1 contest through 5. Nate Sullivan came in the 7th and gave his team a gutsy performance out there.
At the plate the offense was lead by 3 hits for Xander LaPlante and 2 hits for Anthony Pirolli. The boys didn’t execute their approaches they have been working so well with so far this season and it hurt.
It is the regular season and this is the type of loss you can learn from. The boys tied the game in the bottom of the 7th and fought hard through the extra frames. Even when they went down 4 in the top of the 11th, they fought back to get within two. It is always tough to lose, but the boys will take today’s lessons and move on.
The Lancers won an ugly game Monday against Trinity. Anthony Pirolli got his first Varsity start and turned in a solid performance. He didn’t give up a hit until the 4th inning. Anthony showed real promise that he will be a solid contributor on the hill this year and beyond! The bullpen had an uncharacteristic bout of missing their spots and making mistake pitches- but the defense was sound and made most of the plays.
At the plate, the Lancers continued to hit the ball hard and were able to put up 12 runs. Jon Meskell continued his torrid start to the season with 2 more hits and 2 rbi’s. Brody Dupuis had two lasershots to the outfield for 2 doubles and an rbi. Cam Fennell went 2-3 and scored 2 runs. Nate Sullivan collected 3 rbi’s on the day as well.
There were plenty of bright spots and plenty to work on. We will hit it hard in practice tomorrow to address some areas of weakness to get ready for a good BG team. Come out and see the boys play! Next pitch.