Editor's Note: The following was submitted by Jim Derochea of Beantown Bias Blog (AFR Sports).
After two heartbreaking losses to begin the 2014 season, Stoughton Post 89 bounced back with two wins to move to 2-2 on the season. On Monday, Stoughton won a classic pitchers duel against Coahsset, 1-0 behind a combined Pat Raeke, who allowed just two hits and Pat Jackman who closed the door for the save. Jackman led off the game with a triple and was later driven in by Jovani Pires for the only run of the game. Jake Gibb went two for three with a double and a triple, while Raeke, Mike Gallagher and Sam Werman had the other hits for Stoughton Post 89.
On Tuesday, Stoughton pounded out 12 hits in a 13-2, rain-shortened game. Sam Werman pitched five innings to earn the win. Post 89 Captain, Pat Jackman, paced the Post 89 offense with three hits, two stolen bases and two runs scored. Pat Raeke had two hits as did Kaleb Ballou and Jake Gibb who also knocked in three runs a piece. Werman reached base safely three times and scored three runs to help his own cause. Zach Gibb and Justin Hutchinson also had hits to round out the Post 89 attack.
Post 89 Manager Jim Derochea liked what he saw the last two games.
"Our goal is to get quality at bats up and down the line up and then putting pressure on our opponent by staying aggressive on the base paths," he said. "When we do that and get quality pitching, we are a tough team to beat."
Post 89 travels to Braintree on Wednesday before returning home on Thursday against Milton and Sunday against Holbrook. Both home games are slated for 5:45 p.m. starts.