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Nipmuc Baseball Wins League, Surges to Tourney

After dropping four out of five in a bit of a midseason lull, the Nipmuc baseball team rolled to wins in eight of its final nine games to capture the Dual Valley Conference championship and enter the district tournament on a roll.
"We have been playing really well at the right time," said head coach Steve Dellarovere. "We have had some good wins down the stretch and the first goal is always to win the league."
The Warriors lost just one game in league play, scoring wins over Sutton, Douglas and Hopedale to help lock up the DVC crown. As has been the case all season, the team's trio of pitchers have been instrumental to the squad's success. Jack Tempesta, Brendan Mathieson and Andrew Griswold have taken the mound and kept their team in games.
"We have been rolling them out one after another, no matter the opponent, and those guys are up to the task," Dellarovere said. "They are not walking a ton of guys and they are able to go deep in the game. They keep the ball in play and let the defense help them out."
Matt Fraser, a sophomore, has slid into the middle of the Nipmuc lineup and been one of the squad's most consistent hitters,
responsible for a number
of significant hits. Consistency at the plate
throughout the lineup has been the primary reason for Nipmuc's sizzling stretch run.
"The pitching has been there, but at the
plate, during the tough stretches, we were a bit inconsistent," Dellarovere said. "We would get a guy on base and not be able to move him along. Now everyone is helping out, one through nine. It's not the same guys, but a few guys each day who are stepping up."
The Warriors learned their first round district tournament opponent earlier this week. Dellarovere said he expected the Division 3 field to be fairly deep and competitive, but liked the fact that his team is built around strong pitching. The quality
of pitching around the area, he said, has been very strong.
"With the pitching we have, I feel pretty good, when you have the arms you
feel like you have a shot against
everybody," Dellarovere said. "On
the flip side, you can always run into a hot pitcher too and have a tough day. I would like to think we can make a run, but every game is going to be tough."




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