Bartlett struggles through rough week
By Steev Riccardo
The Bartlett Indians dropped 3 games this week but that wasn’t even the worst news.
The struggling 3-5 Indians also have to deal with the loss of Tyler Mandeville, one of their top pitchers and hitters, who suffered an apparent season-ending leg injury.
The Indians had their hands full against the David Prouty Panthers hurler Jake Grenier, who struck out 12 batters and scattered 6 hits in a 7-3 loss on Friday
Luis Caro and Nick Kobel shared the pitching duties for the Indians who were victimized by some poor fielding and errors.
Kobel was the lone bright spot at the plate for the Indians knocking in a pair of runs with a single.
In a good defensive effort behind the plate, Indians Catcher Jeff Coulter threw out a pair of Panthers trying to steal.
On Wednesday, the Indians were bombed 11-1 by the powerful Auburn Rockets. Luis Caro had a pair of hits in the loss.
Earlier in the week, the Indians could only muster one hit by Billy Phillips in a 5-2 loss to the Tantasqua Warriors.
Evan Anderson pitched well in the loss, but the Indians could not solve Warriors ace Eric Proulx, who had a no-hitter broken up by Phillips in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Pirates Split: The Oxford Pirates split a pair of games this past week crushing Worcester South 18-1 on Tuesday and dropping only their second game of the season 10-3 to Millbury on Saturday.
Tyler Bostek banged out three hits and knocked in a pair of runs, while Mike Cicero had a huge game at the plate with three hits and five runs batted in for the Pirates.
Lefty Nick Lemay continued his pitching mastery striking out eight Colonels and allowing only 1 hit all while continuing his scoreless streak on the mound.
Nick Bates was the only bright spot for the Pirates on Saturday with a pair of hits in the loss at the hands of Millbury.
Rams go 1-1: The Shepherd Hill rams were like night and day in their two games last week.
They crushed a weak Grafton Indians team 15-9 in a slugfest on Tuesday but fell apart on Wednesday and were beaten by the Millbury Woolies 10-3.
Drew Ravenelle handled the pitching while Brady Ravenelle had three hits including a three-run homer and five runs batted in for the victors on Tuesday.
Bryan Stearns and Brady Ravenelle each had a pair of hits in the Rams loss on Wednesday.
- Tuesday, 01 May 2012
- Posted in Categories: : Region