Baseball Blanks Holyoke In Doubleheader Sweep

#22 Jake Stearns (photo credit - Adam Ellis)
#22 Jake Stearns (photo credit - Adam Ellis)

BROCKTON, Mass. ---- Starting pitchers Jake Stearns (Plymouth) and Zack Reid (Dighton) each fired shutouts as the Massasoit baseball team swept Holyoke CC, by scores of 3-0 and 10-0 on Saturday at Colombo Field.

The pair of victories ups Massasoit's record to 17-16 overall and is set to conclude the regular season on Sunday with a single game at Quinsigamond CC.

Game 1: Massasoit 3, Holyoke 0 (7 innings)
Massasoit scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth and that was all ace left-hander Jake Stearns would need a 3-0 victory in game one.

Stearns was masterful, yet again, not allowing a run in seven innings of work. The sophomore scattered seven hits to go along with six strikeouts to improve his record to 6-1 on the season.

The lone threat against Stearns came in the third, when the visiting Cougars loaded the bases with two outs. But, the lefty induced a pop up to escape the jam. 

Tyler Morini (Plymouth) went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a run scored. Kevin Huscher (Middleboro) and Alex Carey (East Bridgewater) each went 2-for-3 in the victory.

Huscher spearheaded the three-run fourth frame, leading off with a single. Following a strikeout, Massasoit strung together three consecutive singles, featuring RBI base knocks from Carey and Justin Martinho (Dighton) to account for the big inning. 

Game 2: Massasoit 10, Holyoke 0 (5 innings)
Zack Reid was lights out in game two against the Couagars, slinging a one-hitter and the Warrior offense provided more than enough run support, winning 10-0 in five innings to sweep the twin bill.

A leadoff single in the fourth inning was all the Holyoke offense could muster against Reid (3-5). The righty fanned eight and walked just one in the victory.
On offense, Massasoit utilized a pair of four-run innings to put away the Cougars early.
Huscher went 2-for-2 with two runs scored, while Ashburn added two hits and knocked in two. Bryan Dwyer (Abington) chipped in with a double and two RBI.