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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.  

 THE BASICS:

- Date: 2/28/2021

- Score: ANM 13, NEC 6

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

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- 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.


INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

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. 


UP NEXT:

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

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