Fence Clearing Blasts Lift UCT Baseball Over Avon
By: DAN CROWLEY, May 9, 2014
Home runs by Jason Comoletti and Anthony Delmonico highlighted a 14-5 victory for the Upper Cape Tech Rams Wednesday on the road at Avon. With the win UCT earned a spot in the MIAA state tournament.
Tyler Mahoney got the start for the Rams going four and two-thirds innings, allowing just one earned run, while striking out three.
“He did a good job,” coach Gabe Coutinho said. “We’re hoping to use him more moving forward.”
Jason Shell finished the fifth inning and pitched the sixth and seventh frames without allowing a hit.
UCT scored three times in the top of the first inning as Rally Wheaton and Randy Frazier had base hits. Ben White then singled to score Wheaton and Trevor Rowe and Austin Smolinsky followed with base hits, driving in Frazier and White. An RBI single in the third by Delmonico made the score 4-0.
The Rams took over in the top of the fifth, scoring five times. Smolinsky singled and Comoletti followed with a blast down the right field line that cleared the fence. Before the inning ended Delmonico knocked another out of the park for the Rams as he hit a shot that cleared the left centerfield fence.
UCT continued to score in the sixth with an RBI single by Delmonico and in the seventh on a two-run double by Matt Kelley.
Avon scored all five of its runs in the bottom of the fifth, plating four on a grand slam and another on a UCT error.
“We only had that one error,” the coach said. “We made the plays and did a good job.”
Frazier had three hits on the day and Wheaton scored four runs. White finished the afternoon with three RBI.
Monday’s game at Blue Hills got away early, putting the Rams in a hole and forcing them to play catch-up. The Warriors scored 11 times in the bottom of the first inning, as they roughed up three UCT pitchers in a 15-6 win for Blue Hills.
The Rams got onto the scoreboard with a run in the fifth inning when Nick Gagner doubled to drive in Rally Wheaton. In the sixth UCT pushed five more runs across the plate.
Wheaton and Gagner finished the afternoon with two hits and Randy Frazier had a double.
UCT returns to action tonight when it will host Old Colony in an important Mayflower Athletic Conference small game at 7 PM. A win for the Rams will put them into a tie with the Cougars for first place in the conference with three games to play.