Baseball team ends postseason run in the quarterfinals
An otherwise tight, closely-contested state tournament battle between the Indians baseball team and the Oliver Ames Tigers came to a decisive end in extra innings.
It was a scoreless few innings in the Div. 2 South quarterfinal matchup on June 10, which was broken in the top of the fourth inning, when Oliver Ames scored the first run of the game to take a 1-0 lead.
The Indians scored its first run of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning, tying the game at 1-1.
With the score still tied at 1-1, the game entered extra innings, and in the top of the 9th, Oliver Ames broke through with two back-to-back runs.
“We pitched straight, we played good defense, we just couldn’t string any hits together, and they were able to in an inning,” said Head Coach Mike Frates.
It was the second postseason game for the Indians. The team entered postseason play under very different circumstances: A blowout 20-3 win over the Bristol Plymouth Craftsmen on June 6.
The end to the Indians’ season brings the team’s record to 14-8.
“It was a great season,” Frates said. “We dealt with some adversity, and we managed to pull through as a team. They were a great group to be around, they all like being together. As coaches that’s all you can ask for.”