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Knights win first conference game of the season

On April fools day NECC Knights faced Quinsigamond community college the first game of a 3 game set over the weekend.

The Knights had Jayden Volker of Coventry on the mound — last time he pitched was against Central Maine on March 26 when Volker throw a no hitter. The Knights defeated Quinsigamond 21-1.

I asked Mejia how he is going to put the right players in the field as the Knights is playing 3 games in the next 2 days “ We are in great tip tok shape very very thorough program so fatigue is not a issue it will not be a factor at all” he said.

First pitched was 6:57 with one out in the inning Jarred Coppola of Lynn made a diving catch at third to robbed Neyffi Sanchez of Worcester of a hit for the second out of the inning. Volker pitched a 1,2,3 inning in the first.

Brandon Hart of Spencer was pitching for Quinsigamond. Nick Panzini of Methuen reached first in a throwing error by the shortstop and he didn’t waste no time as he stole second. The Knights had runners in scoring position with nobody out Chris Bear of Boston hit an inside the parker 2 run home run as the Knights were up 2-0. Nicholas White hit a triple and scored on an error as the ball went into the Knights dugout. Coppola ground out for the first out of the inning and Joseph Settle of Melbourne strike out. Clay Campbell of Goffstown N.H. hit a double over the first base head Campbell was left stranded at second after Kyle Hsu of Brookline, N.H. groundout to second to end the inning.

NECC Knights first conference division game of the season. Photo by Editor-in-Chief/ Sports Editor Jose Rodriguez

NECC Knights first conference division game of the season.

On the second inning Volker walked the first batter to lead off the inning. Coppola throw the ball to second which it was a throwing error as the ball went to center field and the runners were in the corner with nobody out. Voelker got him self out of trouble without scoring a run.

Lucas Berube of Dighton hit a solo home run on the first pitched through left field that he saw to make it 4-0 Knights “It feels good the boys be rollin all year long and I’m just having fun seeing the ball well and doing my thing,” Berube said. followed a ground roll double of Kameron Levesque of Hooksett, NH Panzini hit a RBI single to make it 5-0 Knights.

Chris Bear walked the Knights had bases loaded with nobody out when Coppola hit a ground ball for a double play to make it 6-0 Knights.

The Knights scored the 7 run on a wild pitched when Campbell was batting and settle moved to second when Campbell hit a base hit up the middle to make it 8-0 Knights. Berube hit a high fly ball and the catcher and the pitcher miscommunicate as the ball landed in front of them that scored the 9 run of the game. Levesque hit an opposite field bloop double that scored 2 more Knights run that made it 11-0. Knights put an 8 spot on the second as they really had a comfortable 11-0 run.

On the third inning Volker strikeout the first 2 batter after giving an opposite field single but he managed record the three outs via strikeout. Bear reached on first on a error by the shortstop as he dropped the pop up.

White hit a double and the Knights had second and third and nobody out for Coppola at the plate and he made it 12-0 Knights the second baseman dropped the ball when Settle was at the plate the Knights had the bases loaded when Campbell was at the dish he made it 13-0 when he got ground out from first and the run from third scored.

Hsu struck out.  Berube walked the Knights had the bases loaded for Levesque when he hit a bases clearing double that made it 16-0 Knights a throwing error by the third baseman he throw the ball to first wide Panzini went to second and Levesque scored made it 17-0 Kevin Rodriguez came off the bench and he walked Mejia send Luis Colon of Lawrence to pinch hit for White.

Quinsigamond brought a pitching change it was Benjamin Borrero of Worcester Colon strike out to end the inning. The Knights were up 17-0 heading to the 4th.

Volker night was over as Mejia uses his bullpen for the 4th Tyler McDonald of Haverhill was on the mound McDonald strikeout the side for a 1,2,3 inning.

Coppola got hit in the first pitched that he saw Settle and Campbell walked Knights had bases loaded and nobody out when Hsu walked to force in a run. Knights made it 19-0 on a walk and Levesque hit a groundball short roller to make it 20-0 on an infield hit. The Knights managed to score one more run inning the Knights left the bases loaded Colon hit a line drive right at the pitched for the third out of the inning.

On the 5th inning the Knights were 3 outs away from the win with one out Quinsigamond had first and second, they scored the first run over the leaping try of Campbell with 2 outs in the inning.

“It feels good it feels really good that’s what you want to do when you play in conference game hit the ball and pitched well and we did that all night,” NECC Knights asistant head coach Evan Glew said.

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