NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

Baseball team opens season with doubleheader

The Northern Essex Baseball team opened their season with a doubleheader on March 7 and 8.

After no season in 2020, the team was excited to get back onto the field again. Saturday’s games were played down in Quincy, MA against Eastern Nazarene, where they lost the first game 6-1 and then bounced back with a commanding 18-7 win in the second game.

On Sunday they made the trip all the way down to Connecticut, where they faced Mitchell college in another doubleheader.

The first game went to extra innings until they eventually ended up losing 6-4 on a walk off home run. Just like Saturday’s games, the team came back and took the second game with a 6-1 win to end the weekend.

It was a long first weekend for them with wind chills in the low 20s on both days, but they managed to pull out wins when they needed to on both days.

The team has a midweek game scheduled for Tuesday against Fisher College, before they get ready to go down to New Jersey this weekend.

They are scheduled to play 2 more double headers vs. Rowan Gloucster on Saturday and Sunday.

“Overall, I thought we had a good weekend as a team. We have some things to work on, but it was our first time playing outside and with the weather we got, mistakes are going to happen. I’m excited for what’s to come for sure.” said Captain Ronnie Luke, who also got his first win in Game 2 on Saturday night.