(Amesbury) Two batters into the game, Amesbury had two hits and a run.
Nine batters into the game, Blackstone Valley Tech was still trying to get someone on base.
Amesbury ended up with nine hits in a 7-1 win over Blackstone Valley on Wednesday afternoon in the Division 4 Round of 16.
They will now face #9 Abington in a D4 Round of Eight game.
Trevor Kimball was the complete-game winner for #1 Amesbury. The junior lefty struck out eleven Beavers and gave up only two hits.
“I think it was my best performance all year,” said Trevor afterwards.
The combination of Trevor’s pitching and the team’s hitting made it difficult for #17 Blackstone Valley.
“It’s tough to overcome seven runs against pitching like that,” said BVT coach John Burke afterwards.
“My best pitch today was my breaking ball,” said Trevor. “I threw it as a secondary pitch for a lot of strikes. My fastball was moving good, and it was missing bats.”
The Amesbury batters gave Trevor runs to work with right from the start.
Jake Harring (3 hits) singled to open the Amesbury first and Shea Cucinotta tripled to the fence in right scoring Jake.
In the second inning Cam Stanley reached on an error and took second on a messed-up pickoff attempt. Another Jake Harring single delivered Cam.
Amesbury sent up nine batters in the third inning and added four more runs. Trevor Kimball, Will Arsenault, and Jake Harring (2) had RBI for Amesbury.
After three innings, Amesbury led 6-0 and Trevor had yet to give up a hit.
Tade Riordan put an end to the no-hitter with a long double to left leading off the fourth inning. Tade reached third on a wild pitch and scored on Corey Magill’s sacrifice fly.
Nick Laflamme also had a hit in that inning.
The last three innings the Beavers were held hitless and only one batter reached base.
Trevor had six strikeouts over the final three innings including the last four batters he faced.
“Trevor pitched the best game I’ve ever seen him pitch,” said teammate Drew Scialdone post-game. “When you’re going like he was you’re going to win games.”
Aiden Donovan scored Amesbury’s seventh run on a Cam Stanley sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.
“We came out swinging today and Jake and Shea set the tone for the rest of the game,” said Coach Brierley afterwards.
Jake Harring led Amesbury with three hits and three RBI.
“We had a good crowd, and we were able to string hits together,” explained Jake. “I like to sit on fastballs early in the count. If they give it to me, I try to pepper it to any part of the field.”
Aiden Donovan and Cam Stanley both scored twice for Amesbury.
“My arm is a little sore and I’ve got a headache,” said Trevor afterwards. “It’s hot but we got the win and that’s what counts.”
“We’ve got to take it one game of a time,” said Drew Scialdone. “We’re playing our best baseball at the right time.”
Blackstone Valley is located in Upton and play in the Colonial League.
Blackstone Valley 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 = 1
Amesbury 1 1 4 0 1 0 – = 7