The Mustang baseball team is off to a 5-1 start for the season, as well as a 2-0 start in Greater Boston League play. The team opened up at Playstead Park on Saturday, April 6TH beating Winchester 3-2 thanks to a walk off base on balls by Sean Doncaster. The bases were loaded with two outs and a full count, and Doncaster took ball four to win the game. Junior Ryan Covelle pitched 5 solid innings to lead the Mustangs to victory. The Mustangs then took on Matignon and defeated them 2-1 thanks to a walk off single by Kevin Andrew. John Lavoie pitched a great game, holding the Warriors to only one run. In the third game of the season, the Mustangs traveled to Waltham and defeated them 6-1. This was revenge for Medford as they were swept by Waltham last season. Senior Chris Hayes blanked the Hawks, holding them to just 4 hits over the complete game victory. He only allowed one unearned run the entire game. The fourth game of the season was an interesting one, with the Mustangs taking on Lexington at home. Lexington has been a powerhouse in the past, so the Mustangs were in for a tough matchup. Lexington opened up a 5-0 lead, but thanks to solid hitting by Jake Porrazzo and Sean Doncaster, the Mustangs clawed right back and tied the game at 5-5 in the sixth inning. Lexington scored two quick runs in the seventh to take a 7-5 lead and shut down the Mustangs for the final inning.
The Mustangs then opened up league play against much-improved Somerville. Somerville has struggled in recent years, but has a much better core of talent this year. The Mustangs bats were hot and they scored eleven runs. Ryan Colbert and Sean Doncaster both pitched a solid game and the Mustangs were able to win 11-5. The Mustangs brought their 1-0 GBL record into their next game against the Cambridge Falcons. Medford and Cambridge split the season series last year so the Mustangs were eager to take this one. Ryan Covelle pitched 5 solid innings and again the Mustang hitters were on fire. The Mustangs won the game 10-4. Medford’s next two GBL games are against Malden and Everett, the top two ranked teams in the GBL. Medford, Malden, and Everett figure to compete for the GBL title this year, so these games will be key if Medford hopes to capture their first GBL title in 13 years.