“I think we work harder than any team in this league, so we have no reason to not go back to winning.”
Team flying its colors in solidarity with victims
In a 15-7 home win over Maimonides, the Archbishop Williams baseball team took the field with red, white, and blue tape wrapped around their wrists, coupled with blue and gold ribbons — the colors of the Boston Marathon — in their cleats to honor victims of the recent bombing. The makeshift wristbands had a variety of supportive messages, including “Boston Strong,” “617” and “Pray for the victims,” according to coach Pat Clifford .
Clifford credited his captains — senior Jason Pekkinen , junior Mike Sorenti , and sophomore Ryan Earle — for coming up with the idea, and the rest of the team quickly jumped on board.
None of the athletes knew anyone victimized, Clifford said. It was just a sign of solidarity.
“They came up with that on their own. It had nothing to do with the coaches,” Clifford said. “They said they wanted to do something just to recognize it. It showed great character on their part.”
The Avon softball team blew through the first part of the season 7-0 , outscoring opponents by an aggregate 104-27. The Panthers’ closest call came April 17 in an 8-7 win over Seekonk, when senior second baseman Jen Crane hit a walk-off two-run homer . . . Oliver Ames baseball was 6-0, with all wins coming in Hockomock League play, until it fell to Sharon, 8-2, Wednesday. The Tigers haven’t won a game by more than four runs. . . West Bridgewater baseball and longtime coach Cully Ohlson , in search of their fourth straight Mayflower Athletic Conference Small Division title, are off to an 8-0 start.