Caleb Deaver dives back to first base, narrowly avoiding being picked off in Saturday’s baseball game against Burlington. — Johnson Publications
Dragons end regular season with 5-3 loss to Burlington
Saturday, May 5, marked the end of the regular season for Holyoke High School baseball. It was a close game in which every run was hard-fought — on both sides. The visiting Burlington Cougars, however, won 5-3 in the end.
Burlington took the lead early on, scoring one run each in the first, second and third innings. It wasn’t until the bottom of the third that Holyoke got on the board. Luis Chafino scored the team’s first run, thanks to his impressive baserunning.
While Burlington had a 3-1 lead, neither team scored in the fourth inning. In the fifth, the Cougars added another run to extend their lead.
In the sixth inning, HHS kept Burlington from scoring again, and Blake Mosenteen added another run for the home team.
With a 4-2 lead going into the final inning, Burlington scored one more run. With one more chance to take the lead, HHS put forth a good effort. Seth Watson managed to score one, but Burlington’s defense put a stop to the Dragons’ momentum for a 5-3 win.
Caleb Deaver pitched most of the game for Holyoke, facing 25 batters in five innings. He struck out 10, walked two, and gave up seven hits and four earned runs. Mosenteen pitched the last two innings, facing 10 batters. He struck out four, walked two and gave up just one hit.
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