JV Hurricanes victorious in game two

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 3:15pm

What a difference a year makes in the development of a young baseball player.

Second baseman Fisher Johnston displayed his development as a ballplayer by knocking in five runs to lead the JV Hurricanes Baseball team to a 12-11 victory over the Wheeler School in Seekonk on Friday, May 17. Johnston, who belted a booming triple to left field and was active with his glove in the field, received player of the game honors for his stellar performance.

Johnson went two for four, and each time he stepped to the plate the Wheeler School defense took a collective step back. With the JV Hurricanes trailing by two runs in the second inning Johnston sparked the offense, delivering a ringing triple that plated three runs. After that the JV Hurricanes never looked back, scattering 11 hits, and were all over the base paths.

Capt. Sam Stockman had a breakthrough performance on the mound, yielding only four hits while striking out six Wheeler batters to garner the complete game victory. Stockman, who shook off some early trouble to right the ship, was the victim of some sloppy defense in the outfield. His battery mate, and assistant captain Blaize Hatfield, was solid behind the plate. 

First baseman Justin Cullen had a nice game at the plate and in the field. Cullen went two for four with an RBI, and was a rock at first base, fielding everything sent his way.

Shortstop Ezrah Murray swung a hot bat going two for three with two RBIs, which included a line drive double down the right field line.

The JV Hurricanes next game is Friday at 3:30 p.m. against Our Lady of Mercy in Warwick at Ray Silva Field.