In the middle of Andover Boys Baseball’s scrimmage against Andover High School on Wednesday, Kai Marcos ’18 hit a rocket deep into the left corner of the field, ultimately ending in a triple. The team went on to defeat its opponents 2-0.
Travis Lane ’18 hit an RBI for Taylor Beckett ’17 after which Joe Simourian ’18 ran to home off a grounder.
“Our pitching today was fantastic. We were throwing strikes and mixing up pitches and keeping them off balance. Our defense today was stellar and it backed up our pitchers well. Hitting wise we didn’t have our best day but we were able to manufacture some runs without base running,” said Beckett.
Jackson Emus ’19 added, “Our pitchers did really well… They threw strikes consistently and got quick outs. The other team really struggled against our pitching. It was a really solid group effort overall, with some excellent pitching.”
In addition to its strong pitching, the team’s defense played well, explained Tristan Latham ’19.
“Defense was very solid. Six out of our eight pitchers threw today and they all did really well. They were hitting their spots and throwing the right pitch in the right situation. Outfield [also] executed well,” said Latham.
Andover will face Bridgton this Saturday in its season opener.