The Stoughton High baseball team was in action Friday afternoon when they hosted the Canton Bulldogs in a battle of 4-6 teams in the Hockomock League’s Davenport Division.
The Knights with the help of timely hitting and spectacular pitching by Sophomore Mike Gallagher were able to pick up an 8-2 win to improve to 5-6 on the season.
The Knights started the scoring early going up 5-0 after just an inning to play. Stoughton never looked back and was able to tack on three more runs throughout the game. Gallagher pitched 5 strong innings allowing 2 runs, only one being earned.
Coach Mike Armour praised his team’s performance when stating, "We had a real good practice [Thursday]. We talked about jumping on them early. This was a big game for us and you know we dug ourselves in a hole early [starting with a 1-5 record], we are close to getting out of it but obviously every game’s a battle and it was nice to see the guys come out and jump on them early."
Winning pitcher Mike Gallagher said, “It was a big game for us, the fact that we were both 4-6 and we were able to get ahead of them and hopefully make it to the tournament is huge. The bats came out and gave me plenty of run support, and if they can continue to do that we will be a team no one will look forward to facing."
The Knights certainly did break out the bats, coming off a .
Gallagher helped his own cause with a two-run homerun. Pat Raeke also contributed to the offensive charge, driving in a pair of runs.
Junior captain Pat Jackman praised his team’s effort: "I really like the job we did today. A couple of plays didn't go out way defensively but we were resilient and we never let anything get to us, we just kept chipping away and were able to come up with the win."
Stoughton will be back in action Monday when they host King Philip.
Photos and video by Stoughton Patch editor Jeffrey Pickette.