Tuesday, May 7, 2019

WH Baseball Wins Again

> The Whitman-Hanson baseball team qualified for the state tournament for the fourth year in a row with a 1-0 victory over Duxbury in Duxbury.
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> W-H pitcher Rian Schwede and Duxbury's lefty Charlie Coon went head to head in a game that went scoreless for 6 innings.
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> Schwede faced the regulation 15 batters batters in the first 5 innings, in the fourth turning a 1-6-3 double play after a bunt single.
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> By that time Coon had struck out 11 W-H batters while stranding men on second and third in the first inning and on first and second in the fourth inning.
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> In the seventh inning W-H started a rally with a strike-out passed ball. Two sacrifice bunts later the bases were loaded, and W-H scored the game's only run when Coon walked Ethan Phelps.
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> Drew Haight then came on in relief of Coon and retired the next three batters to get out of the jam.
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> In the bottom of the seventh Duxbury threatened, and with two outs and runners on second and third, Tommy Marshall came on in relief of Schwede to induce a fly ball to right field for the final out of the game.
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> Schwede went 6 2/3 innings in shutting out Duxbury. He gave up 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7.
> Marshall faced one batter to end the game.
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> Coone gave up 1 run on 6 hits, walked 4, and struck out 12.
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> Whitman-Hanson is now 10-1 overall and 7-1 in Patriot League play.
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