The bats got it done for the Silver Lake High baseball team.
Facing Plymouth North, a baseball powerhouse, the Lakers offense made the difference in their first round game of the Brad Martin Memorial Baseball Tournament on Tuesday, Apr. 16. The Lakers won the game 11-5 to improve to 2-3 on the season.
Silver Lake’s bats really started to come to life in the fourth inning, a three- run inning which gave them a 5-1 lead. They nearly batted around the lineup. Mike Quigley knocked in a run on a single while Matt Cauchon got an RBI on a sacrifice fly.
The Lakers scored their first two runs of the game in the first inning when Alex Heffernan, the No. 3 hitter, smacked a two RBI double to put his team up by a pair.
Later in the game, the Lakers offense roared in the seventh and final inning, tacking on six runs. One RBI in this rally came on a triple from Nolan Hughes, the team’s starting pitcher in the contest. Matt Bettle also had a triple in this dominant stretch of Lakers hitting.
On the mound, Hughes pitched on four days rest for the Lakers–and he was sharp. He got pulled in the sixth inning with the team up 5-2 and picked up the win.
Plymouth North rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning. However, they could only muster three runs before recording three outs to end the ballgame.
Two days after their Plymouth North victory, the Lakers also beat New Bedford 7-6 in a nine inning contest to improve to 3-3 on the year. Hughes had a two RBI triple in the win, Heffernan gave the team a strong start on the mound and Quigley earned the win in relief.
The Lakers next bout is this Saturday, Apr. 27 on the road against St. John Paul II (11:00 a.m. start time).