Baseball: Cougars Take Two From Tigers

April 2, 2012

Bobby Foley
HCC sophomore lefty Bobby Foley threw seven scoreless innings in the first game of the Cougars' doubleheader against Roxbury CC Sunday afternoon.

Foley and Florek Earn Big Wins in Region XXI Play

HOLYOKE, MA - Sophomore lefty Bobby Foley (Springfield) struck out seven and allowed only two hits over seven scoreless innings in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Tigers of Roxbury Community College.  

Held hitless until the 4th inning, the Cougars' David White (S. Deerfield) singled advancing the runner on 1st to 3rd with 1 out.  The following batter, Nickolas L'Heureux (W. Springfield), bunted home the game's only run.  Foley (3-0) struck out the side in the 5th and then in the 7th with 2 out and a runner on second, got a Roxbury pinch hitter to ground out to second with a full count to end the game. 

After winning the first game 1-0, Game 2 featured more offense as HCC sophomore Sam Farnsworth (Westfield) hit the team's first home run off the season.  Farnsworth's 2-run shot over the left field wall put the Cougars up 3-0 in the first inning. 

HCC recieved another strong pitching performance in Game 2 from freshman righty Zak Florek (Westfield) who went seven innnings allowing two runs on two solo homers.  Florek (1-1) struck out eight Tigers on the afternoon. 

Scoring two more runs in the 4th and one in the 6th, the Cougars earned a 6-2 victory in Game 2, improving to 6-11 overall, 4-0 against Region XXI Division III.  HCC travels to Southern New Hampshire University today to take on the JV Penmen at 4 p.m.

Matt Patenaude



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