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WEEK #1 -

Post #220, 11 vs. Marshfield, 6 (1-0); Post #220 starts the season off w/ a win at Spillane Field. Sam Bacchiocchi (Tabor) tossed six innings and allowed only two earned runs, while Michael Kennefick (Old Rochester) made his American Legion Baseball debut in a relief appearance to close out the game. The offense was led by Evan Sylvia (Old Colony), who went 2-for-2 w/ an RBI and a run scored. Bacchiocchi and Wiley Knight (Tabor) added two hits apiece, while Cy Bariteau (Wareham) added a key two RBI base hit. Zachary Moretti (Wareham), Jarrod Murphy (Wareham) and Cooper Thornell (Upper Cape) all collected their first American Legion Baseball hit.

Post #220, 5 vs. Kingston, 4 (2-0); Zachary Moretti (Wareham) pitched two strong innings in relief to help with a comeback win. Tom Cummings (Upper Cape) battled for five tough innings and allowed only three earned runs to keep the game within reach. Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) collected his first Senior Legion Baseball hit, going 2-for-4, while Sam Bacchiocchi (Tabor) added a base hit. John Breault (Old Rochester) reached on an error and came around to score in the third inning; Post #220 would go on to score a run in the fourth and one run in the sixth. Heading into the seventh, trailing by one run; Michael Kennefick (Old Rochester) led off the inning w/ a walk and Jarrod Murphy (Wareham) would eventually reach base to provide some excellent base running, going from first to third. Clutch RBI base hits by Austin Salkind (Old Rochester) and Wiley Knight (Tabor) would prevail, as Moretti pitched out of a jam to close out the game in the seventh.

WEEK #2 -

Post #220, 4 vs. Kingston, 0 (3-0); Sam Bacchiocchi (Tabor) collected eight strikeouts and pitched w/ confidence all night long. In a complete game effort, Bacchiocchi allowed only two hits and one walk. Wiley Knight (Tabor) went 3-for-3 w/ a double and two RBI’s. Cooper Thornell (Upper Cape) opened up the scoring w/ a leadoff triple and would cross the plate on a base hit by Bacchiocchi. To add some insurance in the fifth inning; Jarrod Murphy (Wareham) scored on an RBI double from Austin Salkind (Old Rochester).

Rockland, 8 vs. Post #220, 4 (3-1); Post #220 was handed their first loss of the season as Brendon Deverix (Old Rochester) started on the hill w/ three strong innings and then ran into a little trouble in fourth inning. Deverix would eventually hand the ball over to Cam Coelho (Tabor) for two solid innings of relief and Daniel Renwick (Old Rochester), who would go on to pitch a scoreless top of the seventh inning. John Breault (Old Rochester) collected his first American Legion Baseball hit and went 3-for-4 w/ a run scored, while Wiley Knight (Tabor) and Jarrod Murphy (Wareham) collected two hits each.  

Post #220, 19 vs. Orleans, 7 (4-1); The bats came alive in Orleans, as Post #220 totaled a season high of seventeen base hits. Austin Salkind (Old Rochester) enjoyed a 5-for-6 evening, while collecting two doubles and four RBI's. Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) started the hitting frenzy w/ a bases clearing double in the third inning, while Kyle Brezinski (Old Rochester) and Cam Coelho (Tabor) collected their first American Legion base hit. Sam Bacchiocchi (Tabor) went 2-for-4 w/ two runs scored, while Cy Bariteau (Wareham), Marcus Ferdinand (Upper Cape), Evan Sylvia (Old Colony), and Cooper Thornell (Upper Cape) all contributed w/ base hits. Wiley Knight (Tabor) walked four times and scored twice, while Zachary Moretti (Wareham) pitched into the fifth inning. Daniel Renwick (Old Rochester) came in to throw an inning plus of scoreless relief and Bryant Salkind would eventually retire the last two batters of the game.

Barnstable, 7 vs. Post #220, 0 (4-2); Post #220 was shut out by Barnstable pitching once again. In a weird resemblance of last year’s playoffs; Tom Cummings (Upper Cape) kept the game within reach, but the offense was only able to muster two hits. Cy Bariteau (Wareham) broke up a no-hit bid in the fifth inning and Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) went 1-for-3 on the night. 

WEEK #3 -

Post #220, 10 vs. Rockland, 0 (5-2); Post #220 gets in the win column again, as Sam Bacchiocchi (Tabor) hurled five shutout innings. Bacchiocchi allowed only three hits and struck out six batters on the night. Wiley Knight (Tabor) came in for some late relief and retired each batter that he would face. Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) went 2-for-2 w/ a double and two walks, while John Breault (Old Rochester) and Cooper Thornell (Upper Cape) also secured two hits for themselves. Daniel Renwick (Old Rochester) collected his first American Legion Baseball hit and Austin Salkind (Old Rochester) connected on a late RBI double, that helped put the game away.  

Post #220, 12 vs. Orleans, 2 (6-2); Cam Coelho (Tabor) had five strikeouts and was in complete control on the hill. Coelho allowed only three hits and two earned runs on the night. Zachary Moretti (Wareham) retired the only two batters that he would face in relief. Offensively, Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) went 3-for-4 w/ two runs scored, two RBI's and a stolen base, while Marcus Ferdinand (Upper Cape) finished 2-for-2 w/ two runs scored and a stolen base of his own. Cooper Thornell (Upper Cape) and Wiley Knight (Tabor) had RBI base hits in the third inning. John Breault (Old Rochester) had an RBI base hit in the sixth inning and Kyle Brezinski (Old Rochester) smashed a double that produced two RBI's in the same inning.     

Post #220, 5 vs. Sandwich, 4 (7-2); After back to back base hits by Cooper Thornell (Upper Cape) and Sam Bacchiocchi (Tabor) led off the bottom of the first inning, both runners would advance on an error. An eventual passed ball made the score 1-0 and a RBI base hit by Wiley Knight (Tabor), put Post #220 up by two. Tom Cummings (Upper Cape) put together six-plus strong innings on the mound, but after Sandwich took the lead in the top of the sixth inning, Bacchiocchi would tie it up w/ a big two out RBI base hit. In the top of the seventh, Sandwich would go up by a score of 4-3 and then in the home half of the inning, back to back base hits from Knight and Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) put runners on the corners. After a Salkind steal, Kyle Brezinski (Old Rochester) was intentionally walked to load the bases. Cy Bariteau (Wareham) walked; which pushed across the tying run and then w/ Mike Kennefick (Old Rochester) at the plate, a passed ball by the catcher allowed the winning run to score. Thornell finished 3-for-4 at the top of the lineup.

WEEK #4 - See the article from Wareham Wicked Local and Adam Ellis

Whitman, 4 vs. Post #220, 2 (7-3); Zachary Moretti (Wareham) pitched well to keep Post #220 in the game, but the offense couldn't make-up for a couple of defensive mistakes. Daniel Renwick (Old Rochester) had two hits w/ one run scored and Marcus Ferdinand went 1-for-1 w/ one run scored. Cooper Thornell (Upper Cape), Sam Bacchiocchi (Tabor), and Cam Coelho (Tabor) each collected a hit, while Austin Salkind (Old Rochester) went 2-for-4 at the plate and drove in the only two runs. 

Post #220, 6 vs. Plymouth, 3 (8-3); Brendon Deverix (Old Rochester) returned to the mound to toss almost four innings of work, while collecting five strikeouts along the way. Cameron Coelho (Tabor) pitched well in relief and didn’t allow a run, which set up Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) to come in for the save. Salkind also finished 3-for-4 w/ a double and an RBI at the plate. John Breault (Old Rochester) and Austin Salkind (Old Rochester) added two hits apiece w/ a run scored. Wiley Knight (Tabor) threw out a couple of would be base stealers and added an RBI base hit. Cy Bariteau (Wareham) went 1-for-2 w/ a walk and an RBI, while Mike Kennefick (Old Rochester) collected his first American Legion Baseball hit, w/ a two out RBI single in the fifth inning. 

Barnstable, 6 vs. Post #220, 5 (8-4); Some defensive mistakes cost Post #220 the opportunity to avenge an earlier loss to Barnstable, as Wiley Knight (Tabor) tossed four worthy innings and allowed only one earned run. Cameron Coelho (Tabor) came in to relieve Knight and didn’t allow an earned run. At the plate, Knight finished 2-for-3 w/ a walk and two stolen bases. Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) went 2-for-4 w/ 2 RBI’s, while Kyle Brezinski (Old Rochester) collected two hits and scored a run. Michael Kennefick (Old Rochester) went 1-for-3 and Zachary Moretti (Wareham) added a base hit and a sacrifice bunt. 

WEEK #5 -

Post #220, 2 vs. Whitman, 1 (9-4); It only took an hour and fifteen minutes…and 65 pitches later, for Tom Cummings (Upper Cape) to toss a complete game effort. Cummings was superb, as he allowed only one hit and one unearned run in his return to the hill. Wiley Knight (Tabor) went 1-for-3 w/ an RBI and a stolen base. Austin Salkind (Old Rochester) belted a double and scored a run, while Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) knocked in the go ahead run w/ an RBI double in the top of the sixth inning. 

Pembroke, 4 vs. Post #220, 3 (9-5); See the article from Southcoast Today and Nick Friar 

Hanover, 8 vs. Post #220, 1 (9-6); Cameron Coelho (Tabor) pitched five innings and allowed only two earned runs, but the bats went silent once again. Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) had the only RBI base hit and Kyle Brezinski (Old Rochester) went 2-for-4 w/ a double and a run scored.

WEEK #6 - See the article from Wareham Wicked Local and Rob Duca

Post #220, 10 vs. Brockton, 1 (10-6); Wiley Knight (Tabor) and his battery mate John Breault (Old Rochester) withstood the Brockton heat, as Knight allowed only one earned run in four innings of work. Sam Bacchiocchi (Tabor) tossed the final three frames w/ out allowing a run. At the plate, Knight finished 3-for-5 w/ a run scored and Austin Salkind (Old Rochester) went 3-for-5 w/ two RBI’s and two runs scored. John Breault (Old Rochester), Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester), and Cooper Thornell (Upper Cape) collected two hits apiece, while Marcus Ferdinand (Upper Cape) drove in a run w/ an RBI base hit. Brendon Deverix (Old Rochester) and Evan Sylvia (Old Colony) each added a base hit, while Cy Bariteau (Wareham) went 1-for-2 w/ a double and a walk.

Post #220, 3 vs. Plymouth, 2 (11-6); Tom Cummings (Upper Cape) followed up his last performance on the hill, w/ another gem. Cummings went six plus innings to earn the win. With the tying run on third, Sam Bacchiocchi (Tabor) would strikeout the only batter he would face for the save. Cy Bariteau (Wareham) went 2-for-3 w/ a double and an RBI, while Wiley Knight (Tabor) added an RBI base knock. Austin Salkind (Old Rochester) went 2-for-3 w/ a run scored and Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) went 2-for-3 w/ a double. Marcus Ferdinand (Upper Cape), Jarrod Murphy (Wareham) and Evan Sylvia (Old Colony) each added a base hit.  

Post #220, 12 vs. Hingham, 9 (12-6); After scoring four runs to tie the game in the top of the 7th inning, Cy Bariteau (Wareham) iced the comeback with a solo blast down the left field line in the top half of the 9th. Cameron Coelho (Tabor), Zachary Moretti (Wareham) and Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) pitched well in relief. John Breault's (Old Rochester) triple added a late insurance run, as Breault, Wiley Knight (Tabor) and Austin Salkind (Old Rochester) collected three big hits apiece on the night. Cooper Thornell (Upper Cape) added two base hits, while Bryant Salkind and Evan Sylvia (Old Colony) belted RBI doubles. 

Hawkeye, 11 vs. Post #220, 3 (12-7); The three game winning streak came to a halt after the opponents bats were hot. Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) went 2-for-3 w/ an RBI and Wiley Knight (Tabor) added an RBI double in the third inning. Cy Bariteau (Wareham), Evan Sylvia (Old Colony) and Cooper Thornell (Upper Cape) each collected a base hit. 

Hawkeye, 9 vs. Post #220, 1 (12-8); After jumping out to an early six run lead, Hawkeye cruised to a win in the home and home series. The bright spot of the night was Marcus Ferdinand’s (Upper Cape) performance on the hill. Ferdinand allowed only three hits in three shutout innings of relief. Michael Kennefick (Old Rochester) went 2-for-2 w/ the lone RBI, while Austin Salkind (Old Rochester) and Cooper Thornell (Upper Cape) collected two hits of their own. John Breault (Old Rochester), Brendon Deverix (Old Rochester) and Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) each collected a base hit.

Post #220, 7 vs. Pembroke, 4 (13-8); In the last regular season game, Cam Coelho (Tabor) settled down after facing eight batters in the first inning and would go on to only allow two runs in four innings of work on the hill. Marcus Ferdinand (Upper Cape), Michael Kennefick (Old Rochester), and Daniel Renwick (Old Rochester) provided some productive relief pitching  during the late innings of the game. Kyle Brezinski (Old Rochester) went 2-for-3 w/ a triple and two runs scored, while Cy Bariteau (Wareham) had two doubles and two RBI’s. Wiley Knight (Tabor) went 1-for-2 w/ two RBI’s and Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) added a RBI base hit. Sam Bacchiocchi (Tabor), Jarrod Murphy (Wareham) and Cooper Thornell (Upper Cape) each collected a base hit on the night.  


7/17 - Post #220, 8 vs. Barnstable, 7 (14-8); Post #220 gets a first-round playoff win by holding on after Barnstable's six run rally in the bottom of the 7th inning. Sam Bacchiocchi (Tabor) tossed six strong innings w/ 8K's and allowed only one earned run. Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) belted a two-run HR and Austin Salkind (Old Rochester) went 2-for-3 w/ two runs scored. Kyle Brezinski (Old Rochester), Wiley Knight (Tabor) and Jarrod Murphy (Wareham) added RBI base hits, while Cy Bariteau (Wareham) and Cooper Thornell (Upper Cape) collected a base hit. 

See the article from Southcoast Today and Brendan Kurie 

7/18 - Hawkeye, 9 vs. Post #220, 1 (14-9); Post #220 was held to just three hits as they faced SNHU-bound, Connor Gavin in the second round playoff matchup. Bryant Salkind (Old Rochester) went 2-for-3 w/ an RBI and Cooper Thornell (Upper Cape) added the only other base hit. Tom Cummings (Upper Cape) threw well on the hill, but didn’t have a whole lot of luck on his side, as he allowed four earned runs on the night. Brendon Deverix (Old Rochester) tossed two innings of relief and handed it over to Zachary Moretti (Wareham), who pitched a scoreless inning.

7/19 - Barnstable, 9 vs. Post #220, 5 (14-10); Eliminated from the District 10 playoffs - Facing elimination, Post #220 went up by three runs in the first inning and knocked Barnstable’s starting pitcher out of the game. Yet, Barnstable chipped away at the lead and would eventually tie the game in the bottom of the fourth inning. After trading runs in the sixth, Post #220 would strand the go ahead run in the top of the seventh. Then in the home half of the seventh, with one out and the bases loaded, Barnstable had their best hitter at the plate. With both the infield and outfield in, he delivered the game winning blast that sailed over the center fielder's head; which would eventually turn into a grand-slam that ended Post #220's season.

See the article from Southcoast Today and Laurie Los 


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