Falmouth Players Help Lions Roar To State Title

Falmouth residents (from left) Ben Crago, Brady Jones and Matt Santos, all played big roles for the Pope John Paul II High School baseball team.
COURTESY MARIA JONES - Falmouth residents (from left) Ben Crago, Brady Jones and Matt Santos, all played big roles for the Pope John Paul II High School baseball team.

The Pope John Paul II High School baseball team wrapped up a remarkable season last Saturday by finishing off a mission that began a year ago. Last season the Lions made it all the way to the Division IV state championship game before dropping the title game. On Saturday they returned to the biggest game of the year and got the job done.

The team, which prominently featured three players from Falmouth, in Brady Jones, Ben Crago and Matt Santos, as well as head coach Mark Santos, went 21-1 during the regular season. In the playoffs, they won every game they played, including a 3-0 win against Hopkins Academy in the championship game. The club finished 26-1 overall and earned the first state title in the school’s young history.

Santos had a big game for the Lions in the title game. He scored two of the team’s three runs.

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