The 8 year old team from Wrentham (9-2) won the American League Hockomock Championship Sunday beating Raynham (10-1) in a thriller, 8-5.
Wrentham built an 8-1 lead and held on for an 8-5 win as Jack Foster pitched the final 1.1 innings to pick up the save. Wrentham got fabulous pitching from Mark Tagerman (2 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER) and Matty DiFiori (2 IP, 3 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 Walks.) Foster entered the game with 2 out in the 5th inning with Raynham having scored 4 times to cut an 8-1 deficit to 8-5. Foster faced the tying run, cleanup hitter Domenick Murphy, and induced him to bounce back to the mound. Foster again faced the tying run in the 6th inning and struck out Joey Leclerc looking to end the game.
Wrentham was lead by Shawn Legere (2-2, Double 2 Runs Scored) and received an RBI single from Danny Jutrus and an RBI bounce out by Will Motorano to help build a 5-0 1st inning lead.
Every player from Wrentham either scored a run or got on base; Roby, Lucas, Foster, Gartska, Motorano, Jutrus, McNamara, Wolowski, Hanewich, Tagerman, Legere and DiFiori all helped Wrentham capture the title.
Wrentham next plays at Booth Field in Foxboro Tuesday at 5:30 vs. Mansfield for the right to advance to the Foxboro Friendship League Championship on Thursday night. If you can’t make it to the game you can listen live on AM 1170 WDIS or on the internet at www.wdisam.com. Pregame show begins Tuesday at 5:25 pm.
(Submitted by Jim Lucas)