After having their second loss of the season to Greenfield last Thursday the 5th, the Hawks bounced back at Frontier yesterday. “I came into the game with the mindset that we needed to make up for the loss of Greenfield,” says center fielder James Garand. The 12-1 loss to Greenfield left hanging heads, but not for long. After having a good practice and getting back into it the Hawks came ready to play against Frontier, and it showed.
Scoring one run in the first inning and following up with 5 runs in the second inning. The 6-0 lead was held until the 6th inning where the Hawks scored another six runs going into the 7th with a 12-0 lead. As the score showed, the bats were going. Even Delaney had three hits, almost completing the cycle (getting a home run, triple, double, and a single) without the home run and put in 3 RBI. Garrison Banas also got three hits with two RBI. James Garand and Tim Knightly both had one hit while getting 2 RBI each.
As pitching goes, senior Garrison Banas started the game and did what he knows how to do. Banas struck out 11 and walked 1 in the five innings he pitched. Banas let up no runs and handed off the ball to junior Andrew Bemben. Bemben pitched the last two innings letting up only one run in the 7th.
After this game, the Hawks are in first place in their league with a record of 7-2 (9-2 total) landing them in a spot in the Western Mass tournament post season.
Coming up, the Hawks will be playing at Mahar on Wednesday the 11 and the at Smith Academy on Saturday the 14th.