Fight to the Finish! With Win over Franklin, Brookline Legion still Pushing for Playoff Spot
Colgan fires a gem on the hill, as Gold leads the offense with four RBIs.
With one regular season game to go tonight against visiting Walpole, the Brookline Legion baseball team stayed in contention for a playoff spot with a 7-5 victory over host Franklin last night in District 6 West Division play.
"Awesome game," Brookline head coach Patrick Moore said, after his squad improved to 7-10, while Franklin fell to 8-8.
Brookline hurler Andrew Colgan went the distance, striking out seven, while allowing four earned runs.
"That was huge for us, because our pitching staff has been getting run down, so we needed seven, and he gave us seven in a real gutsy effort," Moore said.
First baseman Jon Gold led the offense, driving in four runs, while going 2 for 4 with a double. Alex Rozek went 2 for 2 with a triple, RBI, and two runs scored, while Eric Dumas had three hits in four tries, including a double, while also crossing twice.
Dumas also played a terrific game at shortstop and threw out a runner at the plate.
Brookline is in a tangle for the fifth and last playoff spot in the West Division.
"As things start to fall into place around the league, it's not really in our hands if we're going to make the playoffs, given the fact that other teams have not played all their games yet," Moore said. "However, I told the kids by winning these last three games this week, [it] would put us in the best possible position we could be in.
"It's important that we focus on what we can control, and that’s playing our best baseball and not worrying about what other teams are doing."