NECC Observer

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

NECC Knights moving on to semi-finals

On May 5, the NECC Knights faced the Community College of Rhode Island  (CCRI) Knights  at Trinity Stadium in Haverhill, Mass.,for the first round playoff. CCRI Knights arrived at 6:35 just 25 minutes before first pitch as they were stuck in traffic.

The Knights defeated CCRI 12 to 1 in five innings and the Knights moved on to the semifinals of the Region 21 tournament, picking up their 29th straight win.

NECC Knights warming up before the game against CCRI Knights Photo by Editor-in-Chief/ Sports Editor Jose Rodriguez

NECC Knights warming up before the game against CCRI Knights.

Richard Matos de la Cruz of Boston give an early lead, a 2 run home run in the first inning and the NECC Knights never fell behind behind ever since. The Knights exploded with a 6 run third inning.

Jarred Coppola of Lynn, Richie Williams of Georgetown, and Clay Campbell of Goffstown, N.H. all tripled for the Knights, not to mentioned also Kyle Hsu of Brookline, N.H., also hit a home run.

Dallas Vaughan pitched a complete game, 5 innings, allowing a run and 4 hits.