It turned out to be quite a season for the Brookline American Legion baseball team, which won six of its last 10 games to finish with an 8-10 record. A 2-1 win over first-place Walpole in the season finale was the best ending possible at this point, as Post 11 closed the campaign winning its last three tilts last week.
Brookline missed qualifying for the District 6 playoffs by just one game. A tough break, yes, but considering Post 11 started the season at 2-6, it was a great comeback, especially for a team that just re-entered the league for the first time since 2004.
"The way things broke down we won't make the playoffs," Brookline head coach Pat Moore said. "We were a game out of contention, [but] after starting 2-6, the fact we were even contending says a lot about these kids. I'm not surprised, but I'm absolutely impressed. They never gave up, and I'm really proud of them."
The win against Walpole was a perfect way to cap the regular season.
"Another great game," the coach said.
Brookline got another awe-inspiring pitching effort, this time by right-hander Campbell Narron, who tossed five innings, while allowing only one run.
Bullpen help was also efficient as Eric Dumas came in for the last two frames and got the save.
Catcher Alex Rozek, meanwhile, continued to shine on both offense and defense.
"[He] had another great game behind the plate [and had] a couple more hits and a run scored," Moore said.