NECC Observer

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

Knights beat CCRI for the first time since 2018

The NECC Knights defeated CCRI 10 to 1 in the first game of a three game set in Trinity Stadium in Haverhill, Mass. The Knights had Jagger Iovinelli of Huntington Beach, Calif., on the mound. He pitched five full innings only giving up one run and striking out four CCRI batters.

Tristan Ciampa of Wilmington pitched three innings of work striking out five batters and Jack Swarbrick of Haverhill pitched one inning of work to finish off the game.

Chris Bear of Boston went 3 for 5 at the plate and knocked home three Knights run.

“I was trying to put the ball in the ball and find some gaps,” Bear said.

The only run for CCRI came into the fourth inning. The Knights had 10 runs 13 hits and no error during the game while CCRI had 1 runs and 7 hits and committed 2 errors during the game. The Knights exploded 5 runs sixth inning.

“Nothing really changed, we just worked. We hit some balls early in the game right at guys that’s a problem. It’s the first time we beat CCRI since they dropped down to division three it is a very good problem and they coached very well…” Mejia said.

According to this is the Knights first win against CCRI since 2018.

The Knights will travel to CCRI on Saturday, April 23, for a doubleheader.