JULY 30, 2012
SO. SECTIONALS GAME 2
ROCKLAND POST 147 = 4
MARSHFIELD POST 88 = 2
Rockland Post 147 and Marshfield Post 88 have faced off only three times and all three have gone to Post 88. Marshfield is a tough, gritty, dirt dog team, that will beat you if you don’t bring your best to the fight. It took four times but Rockland finally put the right combination together, and survived the rough contest. Post 147 went with Brody Loughlin a potential Babson College prospect, while Post 88 went with Kevin Kweedor an SNHU prospect. This could only mean a pitching duel was in store, and it turned out to be just that. Loughlin pitched seven innings with seven strike outs, while Kweedor pitched six innings with five strike outs. Rockland finally broke the scoreless game in the top of the sixth inning, when Matt Nicholson reached first on an error, then Cejay Suarez battled Kweedor for a 10 pitch at bat finally resulting in a walk, next Brody Loughlin singled to load the bases. Kweedor struggled at this point and hit Chris Donovan with a pitch to force in Nicholson from third base. Nate Littman up next for Rockland smashed a single to right center, which was bobbled, and with all Post 147 runners going on contact, it cleared the bases and gave Rockland a four to nothing lead. Post 88 however was not down yet. In the bottom of the seventh, Loughlin gave up a lead off triple, and then followed that with a home run to left, giving Post 88 two runs and some life. Rockland had to make some plays and they did, and were finally victorious over Marshfield.
On The Positive; Brody Loughlin pitched a great game with seven strike outs. Nate Littman had the key hit to break the jinx, and went 2 for 3 at the plate. Cejay Suarez had a great at bat causing the opposing pitcher to get tired. Rocklands’ defense was just good enough to win.