BROCKTON, Mass. ---- The Massasoit baseball team scored six times in the eighth inning to break the game open and received a strong pitching performance from starter Jake Morris en route to a 12-2 victory against Holyoke CC on Thursday afternoon.
With the win, Massasoit evened up its league record at 2-2 and sits at 3-9 overall for the season.
HCC jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, by collecting three two-out hits in the frame.
From there, it was Morris' game into the eighth, retiring the side in order in four of the next six innings. The righty allowed just the two first inning runs (one earned) off eight hits, struck out four and walked two in seven-plus innings of work. Morris (1-1) also received plenty of support from his defense, as the Warriors spun a trio of double plays in the win.
Things did get a little dicey for Massasoit in the top of the eighth. Leading 6-2, Morris put the first two runners on and was lifted for fellow freshman Tim DeCouto (Whitman). The righty did his job, retiring the next three batters in order to keep the four-run lead intact to earn the save.
From there, the momentum followed Massasoit to the batter's box as the home squad erupted for six runs to close out the 12-2 win in eight innings.
Offensively, the Warriors finished with 12 hits, two each from Nick Andrews (Raynham), Bryan Dwyer (Abington) and Dylan Ashburn (Norton). Ashburn knocked in four, Andrews posted two RBI and Dwyer scored three times in the win.
After three straight games, the Warriors are off until Saturday, with a doubleheader at Quinsigamond slated for 12 PM.