BROCKTON, Mass. ---- The Massasoit baseball team will face top-seed CCRI on the road to begin the Region 21 Tournament on Thursday at 3:30 PM in Warwick, R.I.
The fourth-seeded Warriors (10-19, 6-9 R21) qualified for the tournament for the 37th consecutive season and will face the Knights (21-10, 12-1 R21) for the fourth time in 2019.
Massasoit hit .282 on the season, led by freshman Ian Nadeau (Brockton) who recorded a .378 batting average with eight extra-base hits and 25 RBI. Sophomore Jonathan O'Donnell (Hull) hit .325 with three homers and 25 RBI and Bobby Belezos of Holbrook posted a .317 batting average.
On the mound, Nadeau was a workhorse leading the team and Region 21 in innings pitched (46.2) and complete games (5). He finished with a 5-3 record and 47 strikeouts to just eight walks and a 4.29 ERA.
CCRI was nearly perfect in league play, with its lone blemish coming at the start of regional play to Quinsigamond. The Knights are 13-2 over their last 15 games and won 12-straight against divisional opponents.
As a team, CCRI is hitting .334 with four regulars hitting north of .400 on the season.