WHS BASEBALL: Wildcats Drop 2 In A Row, Bats Go Cold

WILMINGTON, MA — The WHS Varsity Baseball team fell to Arlington, 6-1, at Spy Pond Park in Arlington on Wednesday, May 3.

Darin MacEacheron (1-1) lost his first game of the season, giving up 5 runs (3 earned) on 8 hits in just four innings.  MacEacheron struck out 3 and walked 1.  Ben Maynard made his varsity pitching debut in relief, giving up 1 run in 2 innings.

Offensively, the Wildcats had plenty of scoring opportunities, leaving ten runners on base, including two in the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 7th innings.  Matt Rideout (2 hits) led the offense, while David Woods and Riley Zaya each chipped in with base hits.

The following day, the team lost to Winchester, 3-2, at McDonald Field in Winchester on Thursday, May 4.

Dan Gracia was the hard luck loser, going 6-2/3 inning, with the winning run scored on a wild pitch for a Winchester walk-off win.  Gracia recorded 4 strikeouts and 3 walks.

The Wildcats’ offense remained “nonexistent,” according to Coach Caira.  Rob DuCharme (2 hits), Dan Gracia, Carl Beatrice, and Matt Rideout mustered the team’s 5 hits — all singles.  The Cast left six players on base.

For the second time in two days the Wilmington offense was nonexistent. Wilmington managed only 5 hits and 2 runs and left 6 men on base. Singles by Dan Gracia, Carl Beatrice, Matt Rideout and 2 from Rob DuCharme were all that the Wildcats could come up with.

UP NEXT: The Wildcats (6-3) next play undefeated Reading High on Monday, May 8 at 3:45pm at Reading High School.

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