Play at Leicester on April 22.
by Steev Riccardo
DUDLEY – The Shepherd Hill Rams have something that can take you a long way in high school baseball: pitching.
Despite the loss of senior hurler Victor Champagne, who is out of action due to illness, the Rams have a trio of starters who all have the ability to be very effective.
Seniors Drew Ravenelle and Adam Darling and newcomer Cam Scotia give the Rams a solid rotation to go along with their strong experienced lineup, which includes catcher Matt Vertucci, who does a great job behind the plate.
The Rams can beat you offensively in a number of ways as we found this week. First they took care of Northbridge with timely hitting in a 6-3 win and then they pounded out 19 hits against Bartlett in a 18-3 romp.
Ravenelle pitched superbly and held down the Northbridge Rams, while Brad Picard and Chris Daniels supplied the offense.
It was Scotia’s turn against Bartlett and even though he didn’t have to do much since the Rams were pounding Indians’ pitching, he showed good composure and held down the pesky Indians.
Offensively, Darling banged out five hits and Brady Ravenelle, who has been killing the ball, added another four hits.
The 3-1 Rams, who look like one of the teams to beat in SWCL, play at Leicester on April 22.