With three wins in the last four games, Plymouth American Legion Post 40 baseball team has gotten back into the District 10 Legion baseball playoff race.
PLYMOUTH – With three wins in the last four games, Plymouth American Legion Post 40 baseball team has gotten back into the District 10 Legion baseball playoff race.
“We’re in pretty good shape coming down the home stretch,” Head Coach Marc Manfredi said. “If we keep playing like we have lately we should be fine.”
Post 40's offense has exploded over the past 10 days. Last week, Plymouth ripped Barnstable Post 206, 12-2, and then lit into Sandwich Post 220, 8-3. After a five-day layoff, the team was stymied in a 6-3 loss to Kingston Post 387 before getting back on track with a 10-9 win over Hanover Post 149 on Monday. At 8-8, Plymouth is tied for sixth place, but the boys are only four points out of second place.
“The last few games have been really good,” Manfredi said. “We really battled and we came to play.”
Jake Stasiowski has led the way at the plate. During one stretch last week he had nine hits in 10 plate appearances, including a grand slam and two-run double in the win over Barnstable. John Quindley picked up the win on the mound, allowing three hits over five innings. He also helped his own cause with a pair of hits.
Jake Manfredi collected two hits, and Sean South and John Hayes contributed in pinch-hitting roles. South drove home two runs with a double, and Hayes doubled in another run.
Plymouth put the game away with seven runs in the fourth inning. The game was halted after five innings.
Stasiowski collected four hits in the rout over Sandwich, while Ben Zoebisch and Jake Cassidy each had two hits. Plymouth took control early, scoring three runs each in the third and fourth innings.
That was more than enough support for Brendan Ferrell, who went the distance, allowing four hits and fanning three.
After the five-day layoff, Plymouth cooled off against Kingston. “We got to reset our pitching, but you hate to take time off when you’re playing well,” Manfredi said. “But it was key to getting refreshed. It was good for the arms.”
And the bats got hot again in the win over Hanover.