The Silver Lake High baseball team saw one of its members recognized at the statewide level this past weekend.
When the Boston Herald released its 2019 Spring All-Scholastic rankings over the weekend, a junior pitcher from the Lakers staff made the cut. That would be Halifax native Michael Quigley. It is his first time receiving the honor.
Quigley, who was a third-year varsity player this past spring, had a dominant campaign not only on the mound, but at the plate as well.
As a pitcher, the righty went 7-3 with a 1.94 ERA in 54 innings pitched. Over that same span, he struck out 73 batters, saved two games and tossed a no-hitter.
However, as the Herald notes, Quigley’s numbers are far better if the Lakers early season struggles are ignored.
Over the final 48 innings he pitched this past spring, his ERA was a miniscule 0.46–making him among the state’s most dominant arms.
At the plate, Quigley also got the job done. He collected 23 hits in 59 at-bats, good for a .389 batting average. In the process, he also knocked in 15 runs. That said, he should also be an asset to the team’s batting order next season.
At the moment, Quigley is committed to play Division I baseball for UMass-Lowell when his high school career comes to a close.
According to Perfect Game, Quigley’s pitch has topped out at 85 miles per hour, but he has been clocked at 92 when throwing in the infield.
Next season, pitching should absolutely be a strength for the Lakers.
Not only do they have Quigley expected to return next season, but Nolan Hughes as well.
A Patriot League All-Star this past spring, Hughes’ return means the team should have back two of their three primary starting pitchers. This should be a major advantage for them.