Fishermen baseball falls short

MIKE CODY, Staff Writer

The Gloucester Fishermen baseball team was officially ruled out of earning a tournament berth after Saturday’s loss to Beverly. The team sits at 7-11 and is mathematically eliminated.

The Fishermen will finish out the season with home games against Winthrop on Wednesday and senior night against Salem on Saturday.

This is the second consecutive season where the Fishermen baseball team has not made the tournament. However, the team returns multiple starters next season and hopes to compete for a state title.

Junior captains, Liam Lyons and Marc Phinney, return alongside a handful of underclassmen talent. Junior Sal Costanzo was consistent all year long as he played well at both middle infield positions and lead the team in hitting.

“It wasn’t what we had hoped for at the beginning of the year, but we look to build off of our experience this year and have a successful season next year” said Lyons.

The late season emergence of junior Matt Heckman’s hitting, and sophomore John-John Mondello’s pitching, will hopefully carry into next season. Other key players returning are junior Jeremy McCollum, who filled the DH spot this past season, and junior catcher Daimon Brown.

Next year’s team hopes to get Gloucester baseball back to where it was two years ago, when it set the school record for wins in a season and made it to the Division II North Final.