Old Colony baseball’s Jacob Wordencould make the case to run the state penitentiary with the way he handles opposing hitters. The Warden takes no guff from anyone.
Puns aside, the senior right-handed pitcher was lights out for the Cougars in 2018. He threw a complete game in each of his final four starts and did not allow an earned run over those 29 innings.
Worden is back to keeping hitters off balance to start 2019, earning a win in his first outing. He went the full seven innings in his first start for the Cougars and struck out 10. He scattered three hits and three walks, which only manifested into two Upper Cape runs.
“He has good command of all his pitches and keeps hitters off stride,” Old Colony coach Craig Lincoln said. “And he has the ability to reach back when he needs to.”
Through two games, Worden is also 2 for 4 with a double, two walks, and an RBI.
But the story offensively for Old Colony has been Matt Bumpus. The junior infielder already has five hits through seven at-bats. He’s scored four runs, knocked in one, and hit a double.
Junior outfielder Liam Stuartleads the Cougars in the early going with three RBI.
The Cougars opened the season with back-to-back wins. They will play at Cape Cod Tech on Friday at 3:30 pm after Wednesday’s matchup with Bristol Aggie at Pope Park.
Old Colony softball found itself in quite the afternoon affair against Upper Cape.
Down seven runs heading into the top of the seventh inning, Old Colony charged back to score 12 runs and finish with a 20-15 win.
FreshmanTaylor Haskelllaced her first varsity hit of her career, and later drove in Old Colony’s go-ahead run as part of her 4 for 6 day.
Hannah L’Heureuxcontinues to terrorize opposing pitchers, as well. She went 5 for 5 against the Rams. She knocked in three runs, scored four, and laced both a double and triple.Like Haskell, Tori Santoshad four hits. She drove in three runs. Allyson Pompeoknocked in four of her teammates.
Old Rochester Regional
In pursuit of retaining its title as South Coast Conference champions, Old Rochester Regional’s girls lacrosse continues to prepare by taking on challenging difficult opponents outside of their league.
The Bulldogs were able to knock off an always challenging Dartmouth team in a 14-6 finish after ORR suffered a 14-7 loss at the hands of Cohasset.The common denominator in both of those games: Megan Shay.
On her own, Shay outscored the high-powered Dartmouth offense 7-6. Against Cohasset, she scored five goals. The senior midfielder scored 35 goals as a junior and 31 as a sophomore. She already has over one-third of the number of goals she scored in 2019. Suffice to say, she’ll once again be one of the area’s top players, maybe the best in the South Coast Conference.
Defensively, ORR is more-than-capable with goalie Gates Tenerowiczback between the pipes. She also has two unrelenting defenders, Mary Butlerand Caroline Thomas, playing in front of her, as they did in 2018.
High School Sports Update
By Nick Friar