WA Baseball mercies the Warriors 11-0 to keep the streak alive


Katie McDermott

WA celebrates the seniors with teammates, coaches and parents before the game.

Katie McDermott, Social Media & Graphic Design Editor

The Ghosts’ Baseball team’s undefeated season remained intact after a 11-0 senior night win over the Wayland Warriors on Friday, May 12, improving their season record to a 14-0. The Ghosts’ offense has been surging recently as they outscored their opponents 33-2 in the last five games. 

WA had a remarkable game on senior night with many seniors contributing significantly to the win. The first three innings started off strong defensively with junior Donny Metznik on the mound striking out four batters and only letting up one hit. 

The bottom of the first inning was when WA got the offense going as senior captain Ben Mulgrew hit a single to left center followed by senior captain Matt Morash with a walk. Junior Jake Cullen brought Mulgrew and Morash home after a single to left center. 

They continued on a roll when junior James McDermott hit a triple to center field to bring in Cullen. Senior Anthony Giuggio got hit by a pitch and advanced to first. Senior Kush Gami then reached base on an error to drive McDermott home. The first inning ended with WA in the lead 5-0 after senior Jack Reimer drove Guiggio in. 

The second inning defense was very strong and consistent as Metznick pitched another scoreless inning. The offensive firepower continued when junior Nic Bonica hit a home run increasing their lead 6-0. After Mulgrew reached on a hit by pitch and senior Matt Morash doubled, McDermott drove them both in with a ground rule double over the left center fence giving the ghosts an 8-0 lead. 

The Ghosts generated more offense in the third frame. Senior Tomas Ho led the attack with a single to right field, followed by a double down the third base line from Bonica. Mulgrew’s double up the middle drove them both in making it 10-0. After two pass balls, Mulgrew scored the eleventh run. 

Sophomore Evan Pasters came in relief in the top of the fourth and retired the side with three strikeouts. The ghosts offense had a scoreless bottom of the fourth with the lone hit coming off the bat of Ho. 

Pasters again retired the side in the top of the fifth with three more strikeouts ending the game in an 11-0 mercy. 

As the Ghosts have been undefeated throughout this season, they have found ways not to let the pressure get to them. 

“I just want to go out and win games. That’s a big part of how we play as a team. We all have the same goal,” Morash said. “I go into every game thinking our record is 0-0 and we are just trying to make a name for ourselves.” 

There is a lot of hard work that goes into an undefeated season and being able to succeed consistently.

“From 1 to 19 on our depth chart we can all play well. The team preaches discipline and hardwork and I think it definitely shows,” Gami said. “Every team member knows what’s expected of them and is always ready to step up when needed.”

The Ghosts’ Varsity Baseball head coach Mike Parent knows that there can be some added pressure that comes along with being one of two Division I Massachusetts teams that remain undefeated, but the coaching staff has the team focused on taking one game at a time. 

“I’m sure it’s in the back of their minds that they would like to [stay undefeated] but we also know that we try to take it pitch by pitch and inning by inning,” Parent said. “But this is a good group. […] They have had a lot of success the last couple of years so they want to win and they are passionate about baseball so I love coaching them.”

WA is looking to keep the streak alive as they travel to Bedford to play the Buccaneers at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 15.