Clearly beating the throw to the Wiggins shortstop, Holyoke’s Blake Mosenteen slides safely into second base last Tuesday. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

3-1 conference record puts HHS in favorable position

    Tuesday night baseball may have gotten off to a slow start, but Holyoke High School ended up giving fans an exciting second game to watch for the first home action of the 2019 baseball season. The Dragons swept the doubleheader, winning the first 3-1 and running away with an 11-2 win in the second.
    While winning’s a good thing in and of itself, the doubleheader also put HHS in a good position for games later in the season. “Getting a sweep of a conference opponent is huge though and is really important for district seeding,” coach Sam Distefano said.
    District 2 is made up of Holyoke, Wiggins, Yuma, Wray and Akron. With Tuesday’s wins and a previous doubleheader split with Wray, the Dragons are 3-1 for conference games.
    “Now we feel like we are in total control of our season. We don’t need any help from other teams to finish at the top of the conference,” Distefano said. “Instead, all we have to do is take care of our business and we can have ourselves in a favorable spot going into the district tournament.”

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