Baseball is back at Heinz Field
On a dreamy spring Saturday afternoon, the Hurricanes High School baseball team thumped the Paul Cuffee School of Providence 11-1 before an appreciative crowd of parents, friends, and siblings who spread across the lush lawn of Heinz Field.
The Hurricanes stand at 2-3 in this young season with another home game scheduled for Saturday against Times Squared Academy of Providence at 12:30 p.m.
The ‘Canes are managed this year by two new faces, with first-year coaches and former Hurricane players Mason Littlefield and Tadhg O’Neill taking over the reins.
Fans of the team seemed thrilled at the chance to gather outside for a relaxing couple of hours, as due to Covid last year, the team did not play. The opportunity to socialize seemed as important as the chance to root for the team.
‘Canes sophomore Sam Stockman pitched the first game of his high school career, limiting Cuffee to one run, and few runners. Said Littlefield: “For his first high school game, he pitched terrific - mixing up speeds and location while maintaining his control.”
Noted Littlefield: “Tadhg and I really enjoy coaching. Hitting is where we think we need to improve the most but we are showing some signs of picking that up. Nick Phillips and Tim Conner both got ground-rule doubles in our last game that would have been homers on any other fields. Phillips is probably our best hitter so far. He is doing his best to get better and help his teammates improve. Remember, it’s early in the season!”