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Baseball Plates 13 in Win Against New England College

Baseball Plates 13 in Win Against New England College

- PAXTON, MASS: The Anna Maria baseball team came out on top this afternoon against nonconference opponent New England College. Late inning success at the plate saw the AMCATS pull ahead to a 13-6 victory.  


- Date: 2/28/2021

- Score: ANM 13, NEC 6

- Records: NEC (0-1), ANM (1-0)


- The AMCATS went on to win after having two four-run innings that included two homeruns and four doubles.

- Jarrod Marifiote (Framingham, MA) started the scoring off for Anna Maria with a first-inning bomb to right-center field.

-  The Pilgrims had their biggest inning in the second as they put up four runs of their own to gain the lead. After two walks and a single NEC had the bases loaded with just one out. Luka Giallongo hit a ball up the middle that was miss-handled, plating two. Next up was BJ Minarcin, who hit a single up the middle scoring their third run of the contest giving them their first lead. Harutaro Takahashi finished the four-run inning with a groundout RBI to give the Grims a two-run lead at 4-2.  

-  The AMCATS answered right back in the bottom of the second with a four-spot of their own after a walk and two errors plating one. Marifiote continued his day with a ground rule double which plated two more 'Cats to give them the lead back. James Powers (Folsom, CA) made his presence known with a stinging single into center field to plate the inning's final run.

- The game remained at 6-6 until the bottom of the sixth when Powers took a fastball over the plate and turned it into a grand slam to jolt Anna Maria up to ten runs to New England's six.  

- The seventh inning was the last either team scored. The AMCATS put up three more in that inning to reach the final score of 13-6. After an error and a Fili Veras (Sleepy Hollow, NY) single, Greg Gehring (Southold, NY) plated both of them on a double ripped down the third baseline. The last score for the AMCATS came on an Adam Twitchell (Shrewsbury, MA) sacrifice fly, scoring Gehring.


Chris Brouwer (Northbridge, MA) picked up his first win of the 2021 season after going three innings and striking out five.

-  Marifiote ended the game batting 3-for-5 with 3 RBI's, a homerun, and 2 doubles.

-  Powers also went 3-for-5 on the day with 5 RBI's, a grand slam, and a double. 


- Anna Maria returns to action next Saturday for a doubleheader against Mitchell College. The first pitch is slated for noon.


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