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Homeruns Propel Boys to Two Wins

With Post-Graduate (PG) Matt Cerfolio ’17 and Joe Simourian ’18 on first and third base respectively, Travis Lane ’18 blasted a three-run homer at the bottom of the first. Lane’s homer propelled Andover to a 4-3 win over Bridgton last Saturday. On Wednesday, Andover defeated Tabor with a score 6-3, propelling Andover to an undefeated 2-0 record early into the season.

Against Bridgton, Andover was able to pull out a narrow win through a combination of tenacious defense and efficient offensive plays, according to players on the team.

Rallying back from Andover’s three point lead in the first inning, Bridgton responded by scoring multiple runs in the third and fourth innings to tie the game at 3-3.

In the bottom of the fourth, Andover’s offense struck back. Tristan Latham ’19 slammed the ball past his opponents, allowing Kai Marcos ’18 to run home from third base. Andover’s effective offense in the fourth concluded the scoring of the match.

The final four innings of the game featured pitching from PG Henry Ennen ’17 and Lane. At the top of the fourth, Ennen approached the mound with the bases loaded. Utilizing the versatility of his pitches, Ennen struck out the Bridgton opponent. Throughout the fifth and sixth innings, Ennen struck out four more opponents.

In the seventh inning, Lane recorded another scoreless inning for the team through striking out Bridgton, and securing the victory for

Reacting to the game’s intense action, Marcos said, “We grinded out each inning, got important hits and outs in clutch situations, and that’s what got us the win.”

On Wednesday, Andover traveled to Tabor for its second game of the season, looking to build off its success against Bridgton.

Co-Captains Robby Cerulle ’17 began the game on the mound, pitching for four innings. In the sixth, he blasted a two-run homer out of the park, placing Andover ahead on of Tabor 4-3. Co-Captain Taylor Beckett ’17 recorded an impressive .750 batting average, scored two runs, and stole second base early in the game.

Latham also secured an RBI, a run batted in, for the second consecutive game, while Lane closed the game out with efficient pitching.

Anthony Redfern ’18 said, “The energy and momentum we got in those last few innings will hopefully carry on and help us during our this Friday and Saturday.”

Beckett said, “We have a ton of potential and just need to work hard in practice to make it all come together.”

Andover will play Belmont Hill away on Friday and Poly Prep at home on Saturday in hopes of continuing its winning streak.

Apr 13, 2017