If Burlington baseball coach Christopher Nance had to describe pitcher Peter Dawe in one word, it would be ‘competitor’. Dawe took the mound on Monday against Belmont despite having the flu and was pulled after giving up five runs in the first inning, picking up his first loss of the season. The senior didn’t tell Nance he was sick prior to the game because he thought he could fight through it. Dawe rested all week and got the nod on Friday at Stoneham, going the distance in leading the Red Devils to a 5-2 win. Last year’s Middlesex League MVP allowed no earned runs, only three hits, and struck out five. "He told me he was a little weak before the game but thought he would be good,’’ explained Nance, whose team is now 10-4. ‘‘I had a backup plan and didn’t know until 3 p.m. that he would be pitching.’’ Burlington scored all five of its runs in the third inning after loading the bases and hitting three straight singles.
Burlington 5, Stoneham 2
Friday, May. 10, 2013, at Stoneham
Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 9:38 p.m.