Feels Like Spring Baseball for Nighthawks and Amcats

Photo Credit: Noelle Sass
Photo Credit: Noelle Sass

Spring-like Weather in Non-Conference Play

It appears as winter will release its grasp, at least for one day, as the Newbury Nighthawks welcome the Anna Maria College Amcats to the New England Baseball Complex for non-conference action on Tuesday afternoon. With temperatures set to be in the mid-50s, the 9-6 Nighthawks look to stay hot close to home as they currently hold a 5-1 record at the NEBC. The Amcats enter winners of six of their last eight, including taking four of five from Maine-Presque Isle over the weekend.

Center Heating Up, Goes Deep vs. Mitchell

Nighthawks sophomore David Center (Medford, Mass.) joined the ranks of Nighthawks players who are off to a hot start in 2017. Center is batting .344 in nine games for the Nighthawks. Center has compiled four doubles, two triples, and the Nighthawks only home run this season; a two-run shot to left in a 7-0 win vs. Mitchell. Center has reached safely in all but one of his nine games for the Nighthawks this season.

Leahey Finishes Five-Game Series With Astronomical Numbers

Amcats senior Matthew Leahey (Rutland, Mass.) applied constant pressure on the UMaine-Presque Isle Owls over this past weekend, finishing the five-game set batting .619 with six doubles, a triple, and 12 RBIs. The weekend for Leahey ranks him first in batting average on the Amcats (.385), first in RBIs (15), and first in hits (20).

Nighthawks Next Five

Tuesday, March 21 vs. Anna Maria at 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 25 vs. Lesley University (2) at 12:00/2:00

Sunday, March 26 at Lesley University at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 30 vs. Rivier University at 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 1 vs. Southern Vermont (2) at 12:00/2:30