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Underclassmen Buoy Beaver Baseball Scoring
The Blackstone Valley Tech baseball team racked up double-digit run totals in four of its last six games — including 17 runs earlier this month in a win over Keefe Tech and 24 runs in a Monday drubbing of Assabet — and head coach Scott Felper said his underclassmen are a big reason why.
"We had a lot of guys getting their first varsity experience this year and a lot of young guys in the lineup as well, we don't have a ton of seniors, so the guys stepping in and filling the shoes have been the younger guys," Felper said.
Sophomore Nate Charron is the team's leading hitter, batting .462 heading into the week. Felper credited the young second baseman for getting the offense rolling and called him a player who consistently gives the Beavers "good, tough at bats." Another sophomore, J.J. Newcombe has moved into the number two spot in the order, Felper said.
"It's pretty exciting and pretty fun to have two sophomores be one-two right off the bat," the coach said.
Juniors Blake Morin and Andrew Lavargne hit, respectively, third and fourth in the order. Felper called Morin, who is hitting .414 with a home run, the most talented and improved player on the BVT team.
"He was not getting into the lineup a ton last year, now he is our number three hitter," Felper said. "He is also a good third baseman, he has quick hands. He is just a ballplayer."
Felper praised Lavargne as a cleanup hitter who "knows how to grind out at bats." The coach added,"He is not your typical number four hitter."
Another junior, Tommy Morin, leads the team in home runs with three. Juniors Ryan Wickett and Hector Petri have also given Valley Tech significant innings on the mound, aiding seniors Tyler Brodeur and Nick Laren. Felper also continued to keep praise on senior shortstop Joe Corsi, who he called a leader who has been setting a solid example for the younger players.
Valley Tech sits 10-4 overall and 8-3 in the Colonial Athletic League (CAL) after Monday's win looking up only at unbeaten Bay Path in the league. Valley Tech averages close to nine runs per game, the best total in the CAL. The stretch run for BVT includes this week's game against Nipmuc Warriors, which has special meaning for Nipmuc Regional High School grad Felper, who played for current Warriors' head coach Steve DellaRovere.
"This is where I went to high school so I understand the history of the Green (Warriors) and that's a really exciting program to be a part of," Felper said. "I remember playing BVT in the playoffs, but that was almost 10 years ago, so it was a little different then.
"Steve DellaRovere was one of my coaches, so I have the utmost respect for him," he added. "If it's not us that's going to get a win, I would hope to see Green win. The guys are pumped up though, this is one we circled on our calendar and one we definitely want to go get."




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