Central Catholic Raiders Baseball '14

Silk ends season strong

Pat Silk hurled 7.0 shutout innings and allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out five to help Central Catholic to a 6-0 win over Drury. Silk and Central won their final three games to close out the season.

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Baseball, 05/25/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Spinning a gem

Tom Pelletier allowed just three hits, walked just one and struck out five in a complete-game effort as Central Catholic beat Central Mass. power David Prouty 5-0.

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Baseball, 05/24/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Becht goes distance

Central Catholic lost three straight one-run games, two on walk-offs, but yesterday the Raiders won via the walk-off. North Attleboro broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the top of the seventh. Stephen Jaskelevicus' two-run triple tied it and Pat Silk singled him in for the winner. Evan Becht threw a complete-game three-hitter.

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Baseball, 05/21/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Warrior walk-off

Central Catholic may have had its state tourney hopes dashed this week, but Andover High's are alive and well, thanks the Warriors' 6-5 walk-off win over the Raiders yesterday. Down 5-4 in the seventh, Frank Potts rapped an RBI single, and Colin Flynn drove home the game-winner with a base hit to left, all with one out in the bottom of the seventh. Potts had a huge day with three hits, driving in three. Andover is now 9-7 with four games left.

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Baseball, 05/20/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Silk strong in loss

Despite a strong effort from Pat Silk, who pitched 8.1 innings and struck out eight, Central Catholic baseball lost 2-1 to North Attelboro on a walkoff base hit in the bottom of the ninth inning.

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Baseball, 05/18/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Becht lifts Central over Andover

NORTH ANDOVER — When your baseball team is 4-9, teetering on extinction when it comes to the state tournament, and Andover's Alex Brickman takes your best fastball and launches it some 390-feet the other way for a 2-run homer in the seventh, it might just be time to panic.
"All I did was treating like a new start to the inning," said Central Catholic senior Evan Becht, who like the rest of the afternoon simply refused to buckle.
Still nursing a two-run lead, Becht finished the job, closing out Andover and pumping a little life into the Raiders with a 7-5 victory.
The win kept Central's playoff hopes alive at 5-9 — they'll need to take five of the final six to qualify. It also dented the hopes of the Warriors, who are 8-7 with five games left.
"It's obviously not the start we were looking for or the spot we wanted to be in," said Becht, who was making only his second mound start of the year and suddenly looms huge in the Raiders' mound plans over the season's final nine days. 
"We're hanging in there. You could say that we're playing with nothing to lose, and things can only get better."
Becht battled, and that's all Central could have asked for as the Raiders piled up 11 hits in the first four innings.
Sizzling Eddie Orkney, now 7 for his last 13, stroked a pair of doubles for Central, scoring twice and driving in two more. Becht was 3 for 3 himself and battery mate Mike Goglia added a pair of RBI singles as the Raiders built a quick 5-0 lead through three.
Becht gave up three runs in the Warrior fourth but shut it down there, stranding Warriors at second and third and allowing the Raiders to tack two back on in the bottom of the frame for a 7-3 advantage.
"I've never really been a pitcher for this team before, but this has been pretty exciting," said Becht, who finished with a seven-hitter, striking out a pair and walking one. "I'm just trying to take it pitch by pitch. Under the lights last week, I was just pitching on adrenaline, and it carried into today."
Andover junior Gabriel Hernandez gave the Warriors something to rally around with 2.1 scoreless innings of one-hit relief. Six of the seven outs he recorded were via the strikeout. But the damage had been done.
The Warriors did find a way to slow down Central hit machine Kevin Regan (0 for 2), but the senior, now batting an even .500 on the year, was hit twice and scored a pair of runs. 
Central remains optimistic that a chance to qualify remains despite the daunting task ahead.
"It's a long road, but I wouldn't call it intimidating," said Becht. 

Both Andover High and Central Catholic remain in the hunt to try and qualify for the Division 1 North tourney.
Each is hunting that elusive 10th win that will lock up a spot.
Here's a look at the road that remains for each:
Andover (8-7)
Saturday, hosts Central
Wednesday, hosts Bishop Guertin
Thursday, hosts Salem, N.H.
Sunday and Monday, at Peabody Tourney
Central (5-9)
Saturday, at Andover
Sunday, at North Attleboro
Monday, host Bishop Fenwick
Wednesday, host North Attleboro
Saturday, host David Prouty
Sunday, host Drury

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Baseball, 05/15/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Something for Joey

Sophomore JV call-up Joey Auterio came in and pitched out of a bases-loaded jam and hurled 5.1 innings of one-run ball as Methuen beat Central Catholic 10-4 in eight innings. Josue Espinal scored the tying run in the seventh on a passed ball. Jacob Wallace singled in what proved to be the winning run. Evan Lacroix (3 hits), Enrique Veras (3 RBIs) and Jonathan Pierce (2 RBIs) also starred.

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Baseball, 05/12/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Central Catholic 10, Chelmsford 7

Kevin Regan went 4 for 4, leading s 16-hit Central attack as the Raiders picked up a much needed win to end the week, 10-7, over Chelmsford. Tom Pelletier earned his first win, with a couple solid innings of relief work.

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Baseball, 05/09/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Super Sophomore

Sophomore Jacob Wallace threw a 5-hitter and allowed just one earned run as Methuen beat Central Catholic 7-3. Evan Lacroix, Jonathan Pierce and Danny Aziz each had two hits for the Rangers.

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Baseball, 04/24/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Lees goes distance

Tyler Lee dazzled Central Catholic with a complete-game five-hitter and North Andover rolled 8-1. Brendan Parisotto (3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) and Joe Kramer (2 RBIs) and Stephen Borzi (2-3, 1 run) led the offense and Matt Iannone and Austin Flinn shined defensively in the outfield.

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Baseball, 04/22/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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