Eddie Childs had a big day on the hill and at the plate to help lead the Mashpee High School baseball team to its fourth consecutive victory on Saturday afternoon, May 10. For the second time in less than a week, MHS squared off against Bristol-Plymouth, a team they’ve met in the past two MIAA state tournaments, and scored a 4-2 win over the Craftsmen.
Childs worked four strong innings to start the game, and earned the victory. Curtis Bridge pitched the fifth and sixth innings, and did not surrender a run, and Kris Carpenter worked the ninth to pick up the save.
B-P got one in the top of the first, but the Falcons answered with a pair of unearned runs to take the lead. Ari Purdy singled, stole second and scored on an error, that came off the bat of John Giatrellis. Later in the inning, Giatrellis scored on a passed ball to give his team a 2-1 lead.
The Craftsman rallied to tie the score with a run in the top of the fourth, but once again the Falcons answered back. Mashpee took the lead for good in the bottom of the inning when Childs, who went two for two at the plate and was also hit by a pitch, delivered an RBI single to make it 3-2.
Mashpee scored an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth. Jordan Pinhack roped an RBI double deep to left field that plated the fourth run for his team.
The win kicks off a huge week for the Falcons. The team improved to 7-9 overall and has continued to improve its chances at earning a tournament spot. With six games remaining, the Falcons have to go no worse than 4-2 the rest of the way to get in.
South Shore League-leading East Bridgewater, who is undefeated in SSL play, is today’s (May 12) opponent. Tomorrow second place Abington is on tap. Mashpee then faces Hull on Thursday, May 15. All three opponents beat the Falcons in their first contests of the year.