CHARLESTOWN, Mass. ---- The Massasoit baseball team pounded out 28 hits in a doubleheader sweep at Bunker Hill on Saturday, 5-4 (9) and 17-6.
The sweep upped the Warriors record to 8-9 overall and 5-1 league play and have now won five of the last six games.
Game 1: Massasoit 5, Bunker Hill 4 (9 Innings)
Massasoit pushed across a run in the top of the ninth to escape with a 5-4 extra inning victory in game one.
The Warriors received stellar pitching from the combination of starter Luke DiTondo (Marshfield) and reliever Nick Steele (Dartmouth). The duo did not allow an earned run over the nine-inning affair. DiTondo fanned seven over the first 5.1 innings of work before giving way to Steele, who yielded only one hit, fanning four in the last 3.2 frames to earn the win.
Game 2: Massasoit 17, Bunker Hill 6
The Warriors offense exploded for 14 runs over the last four innings to sweep the Bulldogs with a 17-6 game two win.
Massasoit finished with 17 hits for the game, as Luke Lewando (Brockton), Nick Andrews (Raynham) and O'Donnell all finished with three hits each. Aidan O'Neill (Halifax) and Sherlock also roped two hits and DiTondo rocketed a homer, as he and O'Donnell each knocked in three runs.
After allowing six runs over the first three innings, the Warriors received an impressive outing from lefty Matt McGrath (Braintree) out of the pen. The sophomore fired four shutout innings, yielding only two hits and fanning five to pick up the win.