With the high school and American legion baseball season being cancelled there was a potential for no baseball for the local high school players but Area x baseball was formed and started their season on July 6th. Whitman won the opening game of the season that night with a 6-2 win over Rockland. It was a great win and great to see these players who lost their spring and summers seasons out on the field playing again for the first time in a year. Tommy Marshall was the star on the mound coming in with the bases loaded and no outs and getting out of the jam and pitching shut out ball in relief. Offensive stars were Bobby Marshall and Chris Zalewski who each scored two runs and were on base 6 times.
On Monday night Whitman played against Pembroke who was leading the south region In Area x baseball. Whitman fell behind 6-2 but battled back to win the game 9-6. Ty Gordon and Tommy Marshall combined to pitch 4 innings of shut out relief. The offense was led by Cole Levangie who had 3 hits, Tommy Marshall who was on base all 4 times he batted and Chris Kenney who started 2 rallies and scored 2 runs. Jack Allen and Dan Bird also chipped in with 2 hits and ty Gordon came within inches of hitting the seasons first homerun.
Whitman also started a junior team in the Area x league and is off to a great start having only 1 loss. Ryan Mcdonald has picked up 4 wins on the mound. Sean Daggett, Sam and Ben Pace, Connor Sottak and Matt Phelps have also chipped in with valuable innings pitched. Connor Sottak has been on fire at the plate, crushing the ball time after time. He has had plenty of help with Ryan Carroll, Sean Daggett, Josh Googins, Aidan Blake and Jake Falco putting up some great offensive numbers as well. Jack Carron missed the first couple games of the season but has played flawlessly in the field and at the plate since his return. Other team members who have helped get the new team off to the fast start are Ryan Hawley, Jake McAleer, Jake Googins and Manny Essling.
-head coach Mike Josselyn