THE TOWNIES Senior Babe Ruth team picked up a 6-4 win over Medford on Thursday. (Karen Pugsley Photo)

Published in the June 18, 2018 edition.


WAKEFIELD — The Townies Senior Babe Ruth team started their home-opener off on the right foot as they beat Medford 6-4 on Thursday.

Wakefield’s bats were in midseason form in this one as they scored four runs in the first two innings.

Pat Roche entered in the 3rd and pitched 4.2 innings to finish the game and get the win. Roche allowed no earned runs and stuck out five.

Roche struck out the side in the 4th, and retired eight of the final 10 batters he faced.

Wakefield scored three in the 1st inning to jump on Medford early. Chris Coombs hit a double and Brendan Coughlin knocked him home with a base hit. After Coughlin stole second, Tommy Mottl drove him in with a double. Anthony DeVito picked up an RBI base hit to make it 3-0.

Jordan Fauci led off the 2nd with a single and came around to score after a stolen base, a wild pitch and a balk.

Mottl singled and stole two bases in the 3rd before Erich Hickey later made it 5-0 on a sacrifice fly.

With a 5-4 lead heading into the 4th, Wakefield put another one on the board when Cole Kraus doubled, Tyler Pugsley reached on an error and Coombs walked to load the bases for Coughlin who reached base for the third time when another walk earned him an RBI.

Roche and the defense did the rest, as Wakefield held on for a nice win at Walsh Field.

The Townies Senior Babe Ruth team is now 1-1 after they had to forfeit their first game.

Wakefield plays Wednesday in Arlington, and Thursday and Friday at Walsh Field.