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High school baseball

Mariners, Witches battle to final out as Brewer prevails by one

Oceanside, Brewer play clean game, but miss scoring chances with 17 stranded runners
By Staff | May 03, 2021

Rockland — The high school baseball game between Oceanside and Brewer on Saturday, May 1 — pushed back a few hours to allow the field to better recover from Friday’s rain — was worth the wait.

In a clean game that saw the opponents combine for only one error — but combine to leave 17 runners on base — the Witches got a pair of key hits from Anthony Chiappone, which proved enough to allow the visitors to tiptoe off Morrill Field with their first win, a 5-4 decision over the Mariners.

The Witches pounced on the Mariners quickly to the tune of two runs in the first and three in the second, but the hosts responded with two-run frames in the first and third.

Brewer was led offensively by Chiappone, who belted two home runs and plated all five RBIs for the Witches, as he hit a two-run shot in the first and a three-run bomb in the second. Maddox Torrey, Jed Gilpatrick and Logan Levensalor also collected hits.

For Oceanside, Nathan Coombs singled and belted a solo home run, while Finnegan Lynch added two singles.

Duncan Oakes-Nelsen and Nathaniel Barnard pitched for the Mariners, while Torrey and Gilpatrick worked the bump for the Witches.

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