Published May 12, 2021

WAKEFIELD — The WMHS baseball team picked up their third consecutive win to start the season yesterday at Walsh Field, beating Wilmington by a score of 8-0. 

Senior Chris Alden threw 5.1 innings of shut out ball for the Warriors. The righty hasn’t allowed a run in 12.1 innings to start his 2021 season 2-0. 

DANNY HURLEY follows through on a two-RBI single which scored Cal Tryder and Zack Kent (2) while head coach Kevin Canty looks on. (Dan Pawlowski Photo)

The Warrior bats were busy, putting up two runs each in the 1st and the 3rd before running away with it on four runs in the 5th. 

Nick Knowles led the way going 3-for-3 with three RBI’s. Danny Hurley went 2-for-2 with two RBI’s.

CHRIS ALDEN had another shutout through 5.1 innings to earn his second win for Wakefield. The senior hasn’t allowed a run in 12.1 innings so far this season. (Dan Pawlowski Photo)

Zack Kent (2-for-4) led off the 1st with a triple. Cal Tryder wasted no time in getting him home hitting a sac fly to make it 1-0. After Hurley hit a double on a shot to left field, Mike Iannuzzi came through with an opposite field base knock and an RBI to make it 2-0.

Alden allowed just one baserunner throughout the 2nd and 3rd while Wakefield added to their lead in the 3rd. Tryder and Hurley both reached to lead off and Iannuzzi bunted them over into scoring position, setting up Knowles whose single up the middle scored two and made it 4-0.

Alden gave up two hits in the 4th but ended the frame with a strikeout. 

MATT ELWELL beats a pickoff attempt while the Wakefield dugout looks on during a beautiful day at Walsh Field. (Dan Pawlowski Photo)

The Warriors got some insurance in the home half. Kent singled and stole second with one out. Tryder walked and Hurley connected on a two-RBI single for a 6-0 lead. Hurley stole second and came around to score on another RBI hit by Knowles down the left field line. John Whitson came through on a two-out base hit to score Knowles. 

Alden cruised in the 5th with two strikeouts and Aidan Riley came on in relief to finish up the 6th before Kent closed it in the 7th. 

Wakefield will look to keep it going in Wilmington on Saturday at 1 p.m.