GHS Baseball loses after 13 scoreless innings


Yahir Collado

Gloucester senior Thomas Elliot at bat vs Swampscott.

YAHIR COLLADO, Sports Writer

Last night, the baseball team lost to Swampscott 1-0 after 14 innings in a four hour long game.  Gloucester’s Senior Captain Brett Moore and senior Thomas Elliot both had outstanding games throwing nothing but heat. 

“We definitely need to hit better,” Moore said. “Our defense and pitching are near perfect. Once we start hitting the ball, it’ll be harder for teams to stop us. We’ll turn into a dangerous offensive team along with our defense which is already above average.”

Elliot and Moore were the only pitchers to throw in last night’s contest. Moore was the starting pitcher for the night and he threw in 9 innings. He had 17 strikeouts. Elliot, who relieved, threw in 5 innings and had 6 strikeouts. Defensively, the Fishermen did have some highlights. Elliot had a beautiful catch in the outfield and senior Jack Costanzo played a good game at shortstop.

“The coaching staff was talking about how it might be one of the best pitching performances we have seen,” Head Coach Rory Gentile said. “It is unfortunate that we got a loss and that neither of them got a win.”

Gentile also spoke about the team offensively.

“Tommy Elliot stayed hot,” Gentile said about the hitter. “Nate Montagnino showed us that he can put the bat on the ball.” 

Elliot and senior Zach Oliver got on base multiple times. Moore and Junior Zach Morris both got on base as well. Morris was intentionally walked to stop any opportunity he could have at hitting anyone home when Gloucester had runners on base. Junior Nate Montagnino was also seen on base. Senior Aidan Cornetta tried bunting multiple times throughout the game in an attempt to bring some people home.

The Fishermen’s next game will be against the Beverly Panthers on Friday. Gametime is set at 4:30 pm at the Nate Ross Field.