GHS baseball won its season opener, defeating Bristol Eastern 14-4 at home. The Guardians scored 10 runs in the 5th inning thanks to back-to-back triples by Sam Benedict (4-4) and Owen Stephens (3-4). Spencer Azzara (3-4) and Ben Curcio (2-4) each had multiple hits and pitcher Daniel Beagle was solid, giving up only one hit, two earned runs, and striking out four in four complete innings. Azzara closed out the game on the mound, registering the win.
After falling 7-1 to East Catholic, who held the Guardians to one run on three hits behind hard-throwing lefty Frank Mozzicato (15 strikeouts), the team rebounded with a 5-2 win over Farmington. Azzara got the win, pitching six complete innings and giving up two earned runs. Stephens closed out the game by striking out all three batters faced in the 7th and was great from the plate, scoring three runs and sending in two more.
The Guardians fell to Hall, 11-4, last Friday at Riverfront Park. Hall pitcher Joe Dooley had 10 strikeouts and GHS was held to five hits. Nick Verdone and Benedict each had two hits in the loss, which dropped the team to 2-2 on the season.
Glastonbury is scheduled to play Simsbury, Tuesday May 4th at 3:30pm, at Dunkin Donuts Park (home of the Yard Goats) in Hartford. Tickets are $5 for an adult (free for student aged children). Concessions will be open (credit card only). Come on out and support GHS Baseball if you can!
Sports Editor for the Rare Reminder, Glastonbury Citizen, and Rivereast News Bulletin