Gloucester baseball falls to Masco at home opener


Gloucester High’s baseball team had their home opener on Friday, May 7th. The Fishermen competed against Masconomet Regional. The team played a great game, unfortunately they fell short of a win losing 4-1. This loss comes after their 11-9 comeback win against Danvers on Thursday, May 6th. Gloucester’s record after the first two games is 1-1.

Junior Jack Costanzo had a great game on base despite a difficult pitcher. Costanzo hit the ball very well and stole second base continuously. Pitcher Brett Moore also pitched a terrific 5 innings of relief.

The Fishermen defense played very strong making several excellent plays in both the infield and outfield keeping the Fisherman in the game.

“Had the bases loaded the first four innings couldn’t score. Played hard, a lot of positives, and lots to work on,”Coach Rory Gentile said. “Masco is a good team and if we controlled the strike zone better and had more timely hitting we would have had a better chance. Brett Moore pitched great in relief and Jack Costanzo had a great day all around.”

While the result on Friday night wasn’t what Gloucester wanted, the Fishermen are off to a promising start to the baseball season after splitting games with two of the top teams in the area.

The Fishermen will have a tough week on the road, with three games Saugus on Monday, Swampscott on Wednesday, and Beverly on Friday.