It’s been a rainy week throughout New England and the weather has led to more than a few Massachusetts baseball games suffering from rain outs.
The teams that had both bad weather and bad results were No. 5 Walpole and No. 10 Billerica. Last week, both teams were riding high in the top 20. This week, the Rebels went 0-2, losing to both Norwood and No. 9 Braintree. Meanwhile, the Indians went 1-2, losing to Lowell and Malden Catholic with a win against Tewksbury in between. Walpole and Billerica will be high seeds in the tournament when the pairings come out on Tuesday, but neither is entering it with a ton of momentum.
A team that made the most of a lackluster week for baseball was No. 19 Xaverian. The Hawks got their 10th victory of the season this past week, which means the defending Division 1 champions will be in the state tournament this year. Xaverian knocked off Central Mass. power St. John’s (S) 8-4 this past Tuesday before defeating Millis, 10-6, Thursday. The Hawks’ season struggles cannot be forgotten but that doesn’t make them any less of a scary team going into the postseason.
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- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our winter correspondents:
- Emily McCarthy | @EmilyMcCahthy | BPS correspondent
- Jake Fischer | @GlobeFischer | Boys basketball
- Michelle Fenelon | @michfenelon | Girls basketball
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Boys hockey
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
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