Wareham baseball hopes for tournament run despite early losses
After crushing their opponents during the season opener, the Wareham High Baseball players are suddenly hitting — and pitching — on no cylinders.
On Friday, the Vikings lost their third game of the month, this one to Apponequet Regional team with the score of 12-2.
The players opened with a comfortable 17-4 win over Upper Cape Regional in the first week of April but fell short 0-6 against rival Dighton-Rehoboth. Then, the Vikings took a 7-2 victory over Joseph Case and finally lost 7-10 to Seekonk this Wednesday, bringing their season record to two wins and three losses.
Despite the loss, the Wareham baseball coach Christopher Cabe hopes the team will enter the state tournament this year by winning ten games. Cabe believes that while the Vikings have strong pitchers, “defense has been [the team’s] biggest weakness so far.”
This year, the team features three new players while four seniors — Zack Gonsalves, Tyler Haddock, Matt Pearle, and Aj Lecuyer — will be graduating.
Although admitting that disputes occasionally happen within the team, Haddock appreciates a strong bond between the players, saying that team “feels like a family that we have established.”
The team’s next game will take place at the diamond at Wareham High School on Wednesday, April 24, against Fairhaven.