DHS Baseball Team Picks Up Back-To-Back Thrilling Wins
May 10, 2019 05:14PM
By Bill Gilman
A Dracut High varsity team gets off to a slow start, finds its footing, shows incredible grit and starts to put things together in the second half of the season.
You probably recognize that as the plot of the Middies' boys basketball team, which made an historic and unlikely run to the Division 3 North Championship and State semifinal.
But it seems the DHS baseball squad has picked up on the storyline and wants to make it its own this spring.
After stumbling out of the gate, the Middies (5-6) have won three of the their last four games and look poised to make a run at the post-season.
Most recently, Dracut posted back-to-back extra-inning victories, over Lowell and Tyngsboro. Against the Raiders, the Middies rallied from an 8-1 deficit in the 6th inning and walked off with a heart-stopping 9-8 win!
Dracut climbed back in the game with five runs in the home half of the 6th inning, before adding two in the 7th to push the game to extra-innings and set the stage for heroics from Sean McMeniman and Danny Robichaud. McMeniman led off the inning with a triple, then broke for the plate on contact and scored the game-winner on Robichaud's ground ball to second base.
Devin Lambert earned the win, pitching 1.2 innings of scoreless relief. Jared Fahey started and pitched 3.1 innings, giving up 3 runs (1 earned. Mike Patterson and John Cormier pitched well in relief, as well.
Brad Keefe (3 RBI), Pat Crowley (2 RBI) and Patrick O'Toole all had RBI doubles in the 6th inning. McMeniman and Robichaud had two hits each. Lambert also had a hit.
The game against Tyngsboro was played Thursday at LeLacheur Stadium in Lowell as part of the annual Mickey Sullivan Baseball Classic. The Tigers and Middies were locked in a pitchers' duel through seven inning before Dracut erupted for 4 runs in the top of the 8th to claim a 5-1 win.
Lambert once again picked up the win in relief, this time allowing no hits over 1.2 innings. McMeniman worked the first 6.1 innings, scattering 8 hits, while giving up just one run and striking out five.
McMeniman also had the big hit in the 8th, driving in a pair of runs. Mike Patterson also drove in two runs with his second hit of the game.
John Cormier chipped in with a double. Patrick O'Toole and Kyle Cox also had hits.
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