Sandwich American Legion Post 188 Claims Back-To-Back Wins
By: Rich Maclone
Mike Pratt got the start and Jason Hendy delivered a strong finish as Sandwich American Legion Post 188 (10-5) picked up a 13-6 victory over Plymouth Post 40 Wednesday night at Massachusetts Maritime.
Post 188 gave Pratt six quick runs to work with in the bottom of the first, highlighted by a two-run home run by Kyle Kasprzyk.
Hendy took over on the hill in the third and shutdown Post 40, allowing just three additional hits. In addition to picking up the win, Hendy went 2-for-3 at the plate. Jordan DeBettencourt also had two of the 11 hits for Post 188.
If hitting is truly contagious, it appears that the Post 188 American Legion squad came down with a severe case in Marshfield yesterday. After scuffling through the first two innings, the Sandwich-based team exploded for 14 runs over the final five innings, scoring at least once in each of those frames, as they pounded out 17 hits in a 14-6 win over Marshfield.
Marshfield looked ready to blow the game open early. A controversial two-run homer in the first inning by the home team, which was helped by some tricky home-field ground rules, and another rally in the second that resulted in just one run, thanks to some solid Post 188 defense, had Marshfield looking to be in good shape. Two things happened, though. First, Sandwich starter, Tom Cunning, settled into a groove and then his team’s bats came roaring alive.
Shortstop Jason Hendy put Sandwich on the board and gave them the lead for good, with one swing of the bat. With the bases loaded, Hendy came to the dish with two away and smashed a long homer to left-center field to turn a 3-0 deficit into a 4-3 lead and the visitors never looked back. Mike Pratt, Bobby Bray and Wyatt Hamilton all scored on the bomb.
From that point forward, Sandwich simply hit and hit and hit. In the fourth, with one down, the team plated two more with a Bray RBI single to right that plated Mike Janerico and a Hamilton sac fly to left that brought in Olsen who also drove in the team’s seventh run in the fifth with a single. In the sixth, Spencer Perlmuter drove one in with an RBI hit.
The team put it away with a six-run seventh that featured RBIs by Pratt, Hamilton, Hendy and Janerico. Each Post 188 starter had at least one hit in the game. Olsen, Perlmuter and Bray each had three hits and Bray and Hendy both had two.
On Sunday night, Post 188 won an exciting game over Rockland, 3-1, in eight innings. Kyle Garvey worked eight outstanding innings and started the game-winning rally by reaching on an error by the third baseman to start the eighth. Pratt moved him along with a sacrifice bunt and he advanced to third on a groundout.
Hamilton drove in the go-ahead run with a single, making it 1-0. The first baseman then stole second and scored on an RBI double by Hendy. Perlmuter then gave the team some extra insurance with an RBI single. Rockland got one in the bottom of the eighth, but it was not enough.
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