Momentum is Strong for ORR Softball

            Old Rochester Regional (ORR) softball has had its share of ups and downs throughout the regular season, though the Bulldogs have managed to combat the weather and get the majority of their games in, giving them a reasonable chance at sneaking in the postseason. Where other South Coast Conference schools may have to cram in the remainder of their games, the Bulldogs should have a chance to give Ashley Soaresample rest in between starts.

            Soares has been ORR’s pitcher of record in 13 of its 14 games, earning the win in all seven of the 7-7 Bulldogs’ victories. Her latest effort resulted in a 16-1 blowout over Wareham at ORR, bringing the Bulldogs SCC record to 3-5.

            Soares had one of her best starts, statistically, for the ORR 2019 season. The senior pitcher limited the Vikings to two hits without walking anyone in her complete game, six-inning effort. Of the 18 Vikings she had to face, Soares struck out 13. She was also dynamite at the plate, finishing a triple shy of the cycle. ORR’s starting pitcher went 4-for-5 with a single, two doubles, and a home run, knocking in a whopping six RBIs in the process.

            Alex Sheehanand Meaghan Dufresnewere electric at the plate for the Bulldogs against Wareham, as well. Both finished the day with three hits apiece, with Dufresne knocking in two runs. Carly Drewalso did well at the plate, finishing 2-for-4.

            Old Rochester Regional (7-7, 3-5 South Coast Conference) heads to Fairhaven on Friday for a 3:45 pm first pitch after hosting Apponequet on Wednesday at 3:45 pm, as well.

            Old Rochester Regional girls lacrosse continued its impressive 2019 run with a gigantic 16-1 win over Fairhaven to follow up their 15-1 win over Dighton-Rehoboth and the 16-0 win over GNB Voc-Tech prior to that. Megan Shayand Madeline Wright(one assist) led the Bulldogs with four goals in the win over Fairhaven, but it was Mary Butlerwho logged the most points for the Bulldogs. The junior only scored one goal, but she assisted five others in the South Coast Conference win.

            Against Dighton-Rehoboth, three Bulldogs finished with hat tricks or better. Zoe Kelleyled ORR with four goals while Shay and Maggie Carrolleach scored three.

Old Colony

            Zach Soucycontinues to help Old Colony boys lacrosse as the Cougars work to regain a .500 winning percentage with the postseason slowly approaching. The senior attacker scored half of the Cougars goals in their 8-5 win over Bishop Connolly. Soucy’s four goals bring his season total to 24 through 11 games.

            The Cougars also had two goals come from Ethan Harrop’sstick as he works towards the 100-goals mark. The junior currently sits at 38 on the season and has 86 on his career.

            Old Colony baseball saw its pitching staff’s 15-inning scoreless streak snap in Thursday’s 6-1 win over Bristol-Plymouth. Nick Hedlundwas still very much dominant in his third win of the season, striking out six and allowing four hits. Hedlund leads the Cougars with a 1.18 ERA in 23 2/3 innings of work. He’s also averaging just over a strikeout per inning, with 24 in his name. Old Colony’s pitching staff has a collective ERA of 1.64 with Jacob Worden(1.59) andMatt Bumpus(2.74) limiting opponents, as well. Ryan McGuigganhas also chipped in three scoreless innings in 2019, too.

High School Sports Update

By Nick Friar

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