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Heart of the Order Returns for Milford Baseball

The Milford High School baseball team figures to have a potent lineup this season with Paul Pellegrini's Scarlet Hawks returning the two, three, and four hitters in the 2014 batting order back again this spring. The head coach is hoping Drew Wilde, Jeff Besozzi, and Blake Hill pick up right where they left off last season.
"We saw progress last season from beginning to end and these guys worked hard in the off-season to be better," Pellegrini said. "They helped organize captain's practices and I know they want to compete and be better."
Wilde will likely play in the middle infield, either at second base or shortstop. Last year's team MVP, the senior will serve as co-captain along with Besozzi, who will see time at first base and third base. Hill, despite being just a sophomore, is expected to be a force in the Scarlet Hawks' lineup.
"[Hill] put on some muscle and some good weight and he's the type of hitter who is going to intimidate opposing pitchers," Pellegrini said. "Last year, we only hit around .240 as a team and that is not going to win you ballgames at the high school level. I think if we find our pitching, we will do pretty well."
In addition to hitting cleanup, Hill will take the reigns of a pitching staff that lost nine of its 10 wins to graduation last spring. Seniors Alex Croteau and Griffin Lynch will also see significant time on the mound. Croteau pitched for the state championship Milford Legion team in 2014, and Lynch lead the staff for the Milford Sr. Babe Ruth squad.
"Alex worked his tail off to get better and it shows, I can tell from his first couple bullpen sessions how much he has worked on his mechanics," Pellegrini said. "Griffin had a very good summer with the Sr. Ruth team. I think they can do it, these guys have competed at the varsity level in a few different sports."
Pellegrini says he has a number of players who could potentially fill multiple roles on this year's team. Anthony Mazzini can catch and play anywhere in the field. Freshman Aidan Wilde can also catch, play the infield, and pitch and will likely step in and play right away. "Aidan is a natural athlete who can do it all," Pellegrini said. "He doesn't look like a freshman. I expect him to play a big role."
Milford won 10 games last season and Pellegrini says he's hoping to bump that total up to at least 15 this year. The Hockomock League appears strong, with teams like Oliver Ames, Stoughton, Franklin, and King Phillip all returning standouts from their 2014 rosters. But the head coach remains undaunted as the season nears.
"I expect us to compete with everyone this year, this is a baseball-minded squad," he said. "I think we are going to see a bump in run scoring and I think a lot of people are going to be surprised at what a difference a year can make. This is a good group and I think we are going to hit."




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