Baseball Fights to the Last Inning
Cougars Swing for the Fences
Cougars baseball played well and worked extremely hard in the final weeks of the season, something they've done throughout the campaign. The Cougars swung for the fences, seeing their season come to an end this past weekend.
Holyoke registered three regional wins this year, finishing just one game back of the final postseason spot in the New England standings. Sophomore catcher Jason Couture (Agawam, MA / Agawam HS) had an outstanding season for the Cougars. Couture batted .396 and led the team in hits (19), home runs (5), RBIs (21), and runs (16). Freshman pitcher Anthony Rosado-Burgos (Holyoke, MA / Holyoke HS) was strong from the mound. Rosado-Burgos led Holyoke in wins (2), starts (5), strikeouts (25) and innings-pitched (25).
The Cougars finish the season with an overall record of 3-14 and a regional record of 3-10. They defeated three different regional opponents in their three victories. Eleven of this year's players can return to play as sophomores next year. Let's go Cougars!
Photos: (Main) Couture on first base after hitting a single in the season's home finale. (Thumbnail) Rosado-Burgos attempts to bunt during an April home game.