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Valley Tech Baseball Takes Win Streak into Tourney

The Blackstone Valley Tech baseball team rattled off three straight wins to head into the district tournament with some valuable momentum and an impressive 16-4 regular season record.
"We are definitely coming together," said head coach John Burke. "Guys are starting to carve out their roles and it was good to win three in a row to close it out. It's a good time to get hot again."
The Beavers began the year 13-1 before dropping three straight to Worcester Tech, Assabet, and Auburn. Valley Tech bounced back with a 5-2 win over Bay Path, and hammered Advanced Math and Science and Blackstone-Millville in back-to-back shutouts to finish the year.
Speaking Monday, before the Beavers learned their tournament seed, Burke said he is confident his team's depth on the mound can help put together a run now that the second season has arrived.
"You need to win three or four games to win the district, but we have the starters to do it," he said. "We have a clear-cut top-two starters and we have some other guys who have done a great job out of the bullpen."
Sophomores Steve Earle and Nick Kazarian have established themselves as the top two in the Beavers' rotation. Earle has 42 strikeouts on the season and 0.50 ERA, while Kazarian has struck out 34 hitters and sports a 2.47 ERA.
Seniors Tom and Blake Morin have provided punch in the Valley Tech lineup, hitting .533 and .488, respectively. Tom Morin has two home runs and 27 RBIs on the season while Blake had added 13 extra-base hits and a team-leading 28 driven in. Junior J.J. Newcombe is hitting .451, and sophomore catcher Ty Almeida has been a dual threat. The young backstop has thrown out 40 percent of would-be base stealers this year and has a .328 batting average.
Burke said he expects the Beavers to be competitive from a relatively high seed in the Central Mass field. The regular season performance was good enough to earn BVT a spot in the state vocational tournament as well as the best record in the Colonial Athletic League. The head coach credited the offense, which has produced a league-best 8.6 runs per game.
"We have done a good job putting the ball in play hard," he said. "We only strike out about four times per game, so we are always putting the ball in play and keeping the pressure on the other team."




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