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Milford Legion Out to Fast Start

Seven games into the 2011 season, the Milford Legion Baseball Club finds itself near the top of the Zone 4 standings, and that's exactly what head coach Brian Macchi expected.m"It's a very competitive zone, everyone already has a loss, and we were hoping to be where we are, or even a little bit better," he said. "We have been getting solid performances from our pitchers and are getting better offensively."
Leading the way on the mound is the left-handed tandem of Jarrod Casey and Jack Murray. The two Milford natives are the co-aces of the staff and have combined to post a 3-1 record so far on the season. "(Casey and Murray) really solidify our rotation and we're going to count on them a lot as the season progresses," said Macchi.
Milford has also gotten a boost from another Milford High product, JJ Branch. The right-hander has come out of the bullpen twice so far. He worked 3 1/3 innings in relief against Wachusett to pick up the victory in a come from behind effort for his team. He pitched two scoreless innings against Main South on Monday to earn the save in a 6-4 victory for Post 59.
Offensively, Milford seems to have found a solid combination in the middle of the order. Hopkinton's EG McMillan bats fourth, followed by cleanup hitter Nick White and outfielder Matt Gerrard, who has been swinging a particularly hot bat. The Milford High centerfielder hit a blistering .476 through the first six games of the year, and matched white for the team lead in RBI with five. One of Gerrard's ribbies came courtesy of a walk off single to beat Sturbridge.
Milford was finally able to put it starting shortstop on the field once Hopedale high school finished its run through the playoffs. Dan Mantoni started back to back games upon joining the team, and went 2 for 3 in each of them, driving in a pair of runs against Main South.
With about one third of the season in the books, Milford has a lot of room to move up, or down in the Zone standings. Framingham leads the way with a 7-1 record, followed by 6-1 Leominster and 3-1 West Boylston. Milford sits tied for fourth with East Side and Northbridge, with Grafton Hill, Shrewsbury, Wachusett, and Clinton all nipping at their heels.
"We just need to keep focusing on getting better and having quality at-bats quality outings from our pitchers," said Macchi. "We expect to remain in that top tier of teams."




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