Central Catholic Raiders Baseball '17

Braintree eliminates Central from Super 8

BROCKTON — You just don’t want to mess with the champs this time of year. Braintree, the two-time defending Super 8 title winners, know better than anyone in the state on how to win big baseball games in June.

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Baseball, 06/17/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Central falls to St. John's Prep, drops to loser's bracket

BROCKTON — The ride home had to be a strange one for the veterans on the Central Catholic baseball team.

Sure, the Raiders dropped a tough, 7-4, decision here to St. John's Prep before about 250 fans.

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Baseball, 06/04/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Lara again

With runners on first and second, Sam Lara (9 Ks) got the final batter to ground out and Central Catholic beat Catholic Memorial 4-3. Mike Piero homered and Michael Borrelli and Sean Thompson each had two hits.

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Baseball, 05/28/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Central Catholic baseball wins third straight MVC title

Steve Hajjar did it all for Central Catholic, jacking a solo home run in the third inning and then striking out nine en route to a complete game shutout to beat Lawrence 1-0. With the win, Central has now won the MVC for the third consecutive year. "It's quite an accomplishment to win a championship in this league in baseball, and to win three striaght is a testament to the hard work our program does," said Central coach Marc Pelletier.

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Baseball, 05/27/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Raiders roll

Steve Hajjar was 2 for 3 with two runs and three RBIs as Central Catholic blasted Billerica 13-2.

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Baseball, 05/11/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Lara, Central eke out win over Lowell

LOWELL — Sam Lara came in and did the job in the sixth and seventh innings as Central Catholic pulled out a key win at Lowell.

Winning pitcher Steve Hajjar (5 innings, 5 hits, 2 earned runs, 9 K's, 2 walks) gave up a lead-off homer then a triple in the fifth. Lara came on with back to back strikeouts then induced an inning-ending ground out.

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Baseball, 05/10/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Carpenter throws no-hitter

Most no-hitters come with some spectacular plays in the field, and that was the case when Central Catholic's Joey Sanchez made a terrific running catch in the top of the seventh to preserve junior Nate Carpenter's no-no. The catch did result in a sacrifice fly, causing Carpenter to have an earned run, but he still worked seven innings without a hit allowed and with five strikeouts.

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Baseball, 05/03/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Central rallies

Down for the first time in its first five games this season, Central Catholic got a clutch 2-run double from Mike Pierro and RBI singles from Michael Borrelli and Sean Thompson to respond with four runs in the sixth inning to clinch a 6-5 victory. Will Conaton closed the door with four good innings of relief for the Raiders (5-0).

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Baseball, 04/15/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Lara on fire

Sam Lara struck out nine and did not walk a batter in a complete-game effort to improve to 2-0 on the season a Central Catholic held off Lowell 3-2.

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Baseball, 04/13/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

The Hajjar Show

Steve Hajjar homered and fanned the first nine batters he faced as Central doubled up on Chelmsford 4-2. He fanned 13 in 5.1 innings and Will Conaton pitched 1.2 innings of one-hit ball for the save. 

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Baseball, 04/11/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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