In the first game after falling behind 2-5 and then 2-6 the Cats clawed their way back to to 6-5 in the bottom of the 6th. Chris McAuliffe, "Big Dog" (Brattleboro) hit a 2 run bomb to put the Club ahead to stay 7-6. Carlos Fernandez (Greenwich, CT, Big Dog and Ryan Connor (St. Albans) all had 2 hits. Ryan pitched a complete game 5 hitter. Carlos made a ESPN highlight catch on the dead run in foul territory to end the game. Carlos by the way was coached in high school by Mike Mora former UVM player that played for Coach Bill Currier.
Game 2 was equally interesting as the Club prevailed 5-2. Clutch hits were provide by Cassidy Moore (Colchester), Jake Levan (South Burlington) and Dave Lacroix (Colchester). Key runs were scored by Mike Berkley (Boxborough, MA) and Luke Dolan( Underhill). Luke Russell (Duxbury) pitched 6 strong innings striking out 7 and giving up 1 earned run. Jacob Sprague (Randolph) finished up the 7th for the save.
The Club plays this coming Sunday in the annual NECBA Showcase in Lynn, MA versus Harvard and the University of New England.