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Defense Sparks Milford Baseball Win Streak
Alex Dion did not try to make things overly complicated when asked what allowed his team to rattle off three league wins in a row and get back above .500 on the season. "Catch the ball and don't walk guys," the Milford High baseball coach said with a chuckle.
The formula seems simple, but the Scarlet Hawks' ability to avoid giving teams extra outs has been crucial to the recent success, which included wins over Hockomock League foes Stoughton, Oliver Ames and Canton.
"We cleaned things up defensively," Dion said. "Guys have had the
ability to do it the whole year, but we struggled a bit two weeks ago with catching the ball. We were beating ourselves and the guys did a great job of responding."
Dion said the team gathered after a loss to Framingham dropped its record to 4-5.
"We sat down and talked about the opportunity we had to go out and play three league games in four days and the guys understood what we had to do. We did enough offensively to be able to score runs and win games and we just caught the ball, we didn't beat ourselves."
Milford has been bolstered by
solid pitching and a balanced lineup throughout the year and began
the week 7-5 overall and 5-4 in the Hockomock. Dan Corsini has led the way at the plate, hitting cleanup for MHS, and on the mound. Colby Pires, a junior, has also lifted the rotation with a 2-2 record and several strong starts.
Sophomore Mario Lee has been
a pleasant surprise for the Scarlet Hawks out of the bullpen. He earned a save in a one-run win over Stoughton and pitched in eight of the team's first 12 games.
Justin Applebee has come on strong for Milford at the bottom of the lineup, batting .424 and setting the table for Nick Marcolini, Matt Shaver and Pires at the top of the order.
"We are getting production one through nine," Dion said, pointing out that 10 players on the team have scored at least three runs. "We don't really have to rely on one or two guys to get the job done."
Milford has nearly all-Hockomock games remaining on the schedule,
a lone non-league game against Hopedale is the only exception.
The Hawks began the week just
a half game behind Stoughton in
the Davenport Division standings, keeping a league title very much in play if Milford continues to make the plays in the field.
"We have gotten good pitching the whole year," Dion said. "If we can continue to catch it and not give the other teams outs, we can be pretty good."




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