Tabor Baseball Battles through 2019 Season

            Tabor Academy baseball currently sits at 5-9 with only four games remaining in the regular season. Although it isn’t the record the Seawolves would’ve wanted at this point in the year, before the season began, their sub-.500 run hasn’t impacted their efforts. That’s primarily because Tabor only has a handful of seniors on the 2019 roster. By and large, this group is looking to develop in preparation for next season.

            “The majority of my team is made up of first-year varsity players,” Tabor coach Ken Ackerman said. “So I’m looking forward to the future. I’ve got some kids coming in locally who are going to help. It’s looking bright for the future. And I really love this team, too. They’re a fun group to coach and they really want to work hard and they’re really competitive.”

            At the plate, Jake Cady(.324), Colton Mairs(.323), and Justin Simon(.321) lead the Seawolves in batting average, all hitting over .300. Cady is also bringing the power, leading the team with four doubles. Ted Dunnis hitting .270 and has three doubles, as well as the team’s lone home run.

            On the mound, Tommy Rousseaugives Tabor the best chance to win from game-to-game. The sophomore right-hander had back-to-back scoreless performances earlier in the season, spanning 10 1/3 innings. Throughout the season he has put together a 2-3 record with a 2.47 ERA. He has 10 strikeouts in his 31 2/3 innings of work, along with 17 walks.

            After visiting Milton Academy on Wednesday at 3:00 pm, Tabor takes a trip to St. George’s on Saturday for a 2:30 pm first pitch.

            Tabor baseball alum PJ Poulinhas now made 16 appearances for the Class A Asheville Tourists (Colorado Rockies). Working primarily as a one-inning reliever, Poulin has struck out 19 in 17 2/3 innings of work. He has a 3.57 ERA on the season and a 1.47 WHIP.

Old Colony

            Old Colony baseball captured its sixth straight Mayflower Small Vocational title after knocking off Norfolk Aggie 25-2.

            “It’s a good day for the Cougars,” Old Colony coach Craig Lincoln said. “They go out and get the job done every day. They work hard in practice and in games. They’ve learned to pick themselves up and not let little things get them down. They’re a great group of guys to be around.”

            Matt Bumpusimproved to 3-0 with his efforts on the mound in the win. He has a 2.41 ERA on the year and has 29 K’s in 20 1/3 innings of work.

            The Cougars would then go outside the Mayflower Small Division to face Tri-County. Old Colony dropped to 10-4 on the year after the loss. Jacob Wordengave up three earned runs, but still has a rock bottom 1.65 ERA on the year and 34 strikeouts in 34 innings.

            Fresh off of blowing out South Shore softball 21-2, Old Colony lost a 14-13 slugfest nail-biter to Tri-County. Unfortunately for the Cougars, they were unable to hold onto the 13-8 lead they’d built heading into the seventh inning because the field conditions took a turn for the worse at that stage in the game.

            Hannah L’Heureuxwas 3-for-3 in the loss with two RBI, two stolen bases and two runs. She now has six hits in her last six at-bats, improving her average to .711. She has 21 RBIs and 32 hits through 13 games for Old Colony.

            Te’Lynn Laytonis currently ranked second on the team in batting after her two-hit day against Tri-County. She is hitting .600, with Taylor Haskellbehind her at .568, who also had two hits against Tri-County.

            After a matchup at 3:30 pm against Westport on Wednesday, Old Colony hosts Blue Hills on Thursday at 3:30 pm.

High School Sports Update

By Nick Friar

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