Post 147 Legion Baseball the “Z” report

June 21, 2013

Sports, Uncategorized

Rockland Post 147 “RAIDERS”  vs. Hawkeye

 

Finally!!!,  The American Legion Post 147 Raiders were able to get their season started, after seeing their first 2 games on the schedule rained out.   Ominous looking skies gave way to some light rain and showers through much of the game, giving doubt as to whether the game would be official.   Mattakeeset Field in Pembroke proved that good maintenance pays off, and it weathered the precipitation quite well as the boys were able to play a complete game in just over 2 hours with no delays. All in all, it was a very entertaining game for the fans with a total of 13 total runs,  including  2 Home Runs by the Hawkeyes,  (Goldberg, Kelly),  both clearing the left field fence.  Both teams hit several long balls, with Post 147 launching a few into the deeper reaches of center field, not quite long enough to clear those fences.   Ultimately, a couple of errors and the home run ball would send the Post 147 Raiders to defeat, falling to Hawkeye, 8-5.   The Post 147 Raiders were out hit 10-7.  John Fisher  (Norwell HS),  took the loss for the Post 147, 4 innnings,  7 runs,  2 unearned,  vs. O’Brien,  7 innings,  9 Ks for Hawkeye.   Nate Littman,  the catcher for Post 147,  had  3 RBIs, and Tyler Peraksilis had 2 hits with a double. 

Reported by  Dave Z

HAWKEYE 8

ROCKLAND 5

Rockland Post 147 “RAIDERS” versus Duxbury Post 223

 

Rockland  Post 147 Raiders earned their first win of the season, with a great  all around game as they were able to topple Duxbury 10-0 in 6 innings.  We have to start with the battery,  of Ryan Brown,  and the impressive rookie,  Andrew Frazer.  “Brownie” got the start on the hill and had a memorable performance,  throwing a 1 hitter,  working with Frazer to keep the Duxbury offense completely off-balance.   And that wasn’t  enough,  as they both went  2 for 4 at the plate and Frazer would score what would be the “Game Winning Run” in the top of the first inning after drawing a walk.  Both of them reached base 3 out of 4 at bats, Frazer scoring all 3 times, while Brown scored and had an RBI.

Post 147 would get 9 hits on the evening and showed patience at the plate, drawing six walks.  Matt Nicholson had a nice double in the first, to put the first two  runs in scoring position and Tyler Peraksilis got the job done with a hard hopping grounder that was mishandled by the short stop,  scoring Frazer.  Nicholson would use his speed and give the Raiders a 2-0 lead on a passed ball.  Jonathan Turner,  “JT” went  2 for 4,  ripping a triple to deep center  in the top of the sixth inning, that would drive in the magic 10th run for the Post 147 Raiders,  and  Ryan Brown would extinguish any hopes that  Duxbury might try and make a game of it,  as the game was called after six Innings by rule. Lest we forget  the leather  that  was on display by the Raiders Post 147 defense, with some nice plays being made on the left side of the infield by Bryan Dwyer at short and Scott Smyth at third,  as well as JT going back and hauling in what would have surely been an extra base hit deep in right field over his shoulder.  As Manager Mike Loughlin stated after the game,  this victory was the culmination of “Playing the Game Right”.

Reported by  Dave Z

ROCKLAND 10

DUXBURY O

Rockland Post 147 Raiders at Sandwich Post 188

 

The Rockland Post 147 Raiders traveled to Sandwich and breezed to a 9-1 Win over Sandwich Post 188. Jonathan Turner threw 85 pitches on his way to a complete game victory, and may have thrown 70 strikes on the evening, walking only 1 Sandwich batter. The Post 147 Raiders offense gave “JT” a comfortable 4 run lead in the top of the first inning, on 3 hits and 2 errors by the Post 188 defense. In the bottom of the inning, Sandwich was able to get something started after 2 quick outs, with 2 singles around a walk plating 1 run, before having any further chances extinguished when the Raider’s catcher, Nate Littman, threw a strike to short stop Bryan Dwyer, cutting down the Sandwich catcher, Kay, trying to steal second base, to end the inning. After that, Turner was focused on the strike zone, never throwing more than 13 pitches in an inning, getting into the seventh inning before another Sandwich batter would get into scoring position by reaching second base on a close play. It was an outstanding game for the Post 147 defense, most notable, by short stop Bryan Dwyer leaping out of nowhere to snag a hard line drive that may have been 10 ft. in the air, when he robbed the Post 188 shortstop. As if that wasn’t enough, Dwyer snagged another hard liner robbing the very next batter. Dwyer also had 2 hits with a double and 3 RBIs.  Ryan Brown, (Right Field), also had a double to drive in a run in the 3 run fourth.  Scott Smyth, (3rd Base), and Matt Nicholson, (Center Field), accounted for 6 of the Raiders 9 runs, scoring 3 runs each.  Thanks to all the rain, Post 147 has only played 3 games out of 6 but they are a respectable 2-1. Post 147 has 4 games between Friday and Monday, including a makeup game scheduled against Orleans at Rockland Stadium Saturday at 7pm.            Reported by Dave Z.

ROCKLAND POST 147 — 9

SANDWICH POST 188 — 1

NEXT HOME GAME – SATURDAY JUNE 22 @7pm Rockland Stadium