Baseball team still searching for first win

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Senior Jimmy Fitzgerald is the top pitcher on the Bulldog staff this season. (Mike Barucci photo)

Senior Jimmy Fitzgerald is the top pitcher on the Bulldog staff this season. (Mike Barucci photo)

Update: The CHS baseball team fell to 0-6 after a heartbreaking loss to Oliver Ames on Wednesday. Senior captain Steve Mullaney had what appeared to be the winning hit in the bottom of the seventh inning — smacking a line drive to right field with runners on second and third and the team trailing by 5-4 — but the ball was ruled a ground-rule double and the game went into extra innings. The Tigers went on to score three in the top of the eighth and Canton was unable to counter, falling 8-5 at home in their only game of the week.

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The CHS baseball team is still looking for its first win of the season after five attempts, including losses last week to Cardinal Spellman 7-1, Franklin 15-4, and Milford 7-1.

Head coach JP Scott said improvement should come soon as the team is still adjusting to his style of coaching, especially the younger players.

Some of the highlights of last week’s games included important hits for Kevin O’Brien and Steve Mullaney against Cardinal Spellman; another hit and RBI for Mullaney against Franklin, as well as two hits and two RBIs for Justin Rudy and a triple by Wyatt Golledge. In the Milford loss, Jimmy Fitzgerald had a hit and Mullaney had another run-producing hit.

Commenting on the start of the season, Scott said, “Our seniors are playing great. We are asking a lot of freshman Kevin Powers at shortstop and sophomores Pat Vartanian, Anthony Ross, and Liam Murphy. Once we get them some experience and we get everybody knowing their roles, we should start playing better baseball.”

The starting pitching rotation includes Fitzgerald, Sam Larson, and Kyle DelSignore, with Powers also set to see some action.

This week, the Bulldogs were due to host Oliver Ames on Wednesday and then travel to Dedham for a noon game on Friday. They play two more at home next week: Monday, April 22, against Sharon and Wednesday, April 24, against Foxboro, both starting at 3:30 p.m.

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