(Rowley) Cam D’Agostino’s complete game 3-hitter and Rich Fecteau’s three-run homer led Triton past Amesbury, 7-1, on Friday afternoon at Eiras Park in Cape Ann League baseball action.
Cam held the Indians hitless over the last 5 2/3 innings as the tourney-bound Vikings recorded their eleventh win of the season.
Rich Fecteau’s blast over the right field fence in the bottom of the sixth inning gave Cam a nice six-run cushion going into the final inning. That “cushion” was just three runs going into that inning and Tim Cashman did warm up but wasn’t needed in the seventh.
Plenty of accolades for Cam and Rich but anyone on hand was marveling at two outfield plays by right fielder Asa Knowles. JC Collette was on the wrong end of both catches. In the fifth, it was a running catch toward the fence that could well have been a triple for JC if it had gone over Ace’s outstretched glove. In the seventh, Asa ended the game by making a diving catch on a blooper into short right.
Asa also singled in a run in the fourth. Someone in the Triton dugout opined afterward, “Did he just have the game of his life??”
Amesbury (7-8) scored its lone run in the first as JC Collette’s double to left delivered Tyler Lay. The Indians loaded the bases in both the second and fourth with two outs but each time Cam D’Agostino retired Tyler Lay. The first time on a fly to center and the second time on a grounder to short.
Triton picked up two runs in the first on Blaise Whitman’s double to right. Tim Cashman and Rich Fecteau scored the runs. Tim fell down rounding second on his hit to right center and then fell down rounding third on Rich’s hit. Later he was getting his wrist taped.
Tim drove in Jarrod Mullen with the first run in the sixth on a grounder to left. Rich Fecteau followed with the 3-run blast over the fence in right.
Cam D’Agostino struck out seven and gave up six walks.
Sean Ward went the distance for Amesbury. He had five strikeouts but gave up eleven hits including a 3-run homer.
Rich Fecteau had three hits, three rbi, scored two runs, and had two errors. Nice job of filling the stat sheet!
It was indeed a remarkable weather day. There was no rain and no wind.
Eiras Park has bleachers on both sides and convenient parking. It also has the police station handy in case fans get rowdy!
(I collect my own stats and take my own pictures. I make an occasional mistake. Bear with me.)