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Knights finished the season undefeated in conference division play

On Saturday April 30, NECC Knights faced Holyoke Community College. The Knights defeated Holyoke 6 to 4 in seven innings.

The Knights were down early 2-0 in the first inning as Alex Sweeney of Raymond, N.H., allowed a 2 run home run.

Sweeney settled in as the game progressed and pitched 5 inning of work striking out 8 and allowing 2 earned run as he was the winning pitcher.

The Knights scored in every inning in the first game except the 6th inning.

Thomas Cattaneo of Guilford, Conn.,pitched two inning of work allowing two earned run and giving up three hits.

The Knights had 10 hits in the first game including a game tying 2 run triple of Kameron Levesque of Haverhill.

In the second game of the doubleheader  the Knights defeated Holyoke 9 to 1 and finished the season undefeated in division conference play.

Jagger Iovinelli of Huntington Beach, Calif., improved to 5-0 in the season as he pitched a complete game striking out 13 in seven inning of work.

The Knights combined for five runs in the first two inning of work.

NECC Baseball headcoach, coach Mejia talking to his player after the second game of the three game setPhoto by Editor-in-Chief/ Sports Editor Jose Rodriguez

NECC Baseball head coach, coach Mejia talking to his player after the second game of the three game set

Kevin Rodriguez of Manchester N.H. and Nicholas White of Townsend both hit inside the park home runs in the first inning after Jarred Coppola of Lynn flied out. Richard Matos De La Cruz of Boston hit a home run over the left field fence.

I asked NECC Baseball head coach, Coach Jeff Mejia that if he thinks  Holyoke had  a different strategy heading into today game as two days prior the Knights won 24-4.

“I don’t know if they had different strategy but the had their top arm throwing today they were pretty good it took us a little while but even in that first game it was a close game we scored on every inning but one…” Coach Mejia said.

Kyle Hsu of Brookline, N.H., had three runs batting in. I asked him what does it mean being undefeated in conference division play. “It is huge that means we are winning baseball games that it really it is… we are trying to get out there, play our game and come with the win” Hsu said.

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