BROCKTON, Mass. ---- Massasoit starters Tom Protentis (Lakeville) and Mike Nader (Hollywood, Fla.) held Bridgton Academy to just six hits over 14 combined innings as the Warriors captured a doubleheader sweep, 8-2 and 2-1.
Massasoit returns to the diamond on Wednesday with a road contest at Dean College slated for 3:30 p.m.
Game 1: Massasoit 8, Bridgton Academy 2
Behind the arm of Protentis and a six-run sixth inning, Massasoit claimed game one, 8-2.
Protentis was perfect through the first four innings, fanning seven batters over that stretch. In fact, he struck out five of six during a span from the second through the fourth. He finished with nine punch-outs for his outing.
Bridgton got on the scoreboard with a pair of runs in the fifth, but Protentis (2-1) settled down to earn the complete game victory. His pitching line ended with two earned runs off two hits with a walk to go along with his season-best nine strikeouts.
With the score knotted at 2-2, the Massasoit offense gave Protentis some support. The Warrior lineup touched home six times in the sixth. Five consecutive batters roped singles for Massasoit, featuring a two-run base knock from Nick Oliveira (New Bedford).
Game 2: Massasoit 2, Bridgton Academy 1
Mike Nader fired a complete game four-hitter to give Massasoit the doubleheader sweep.
All the games runs were scored in the sixth inning, as the contest was deadlocked in a classic pitchers' duel through the first five.
After Bridgton took a 1-0 lead in the top half of the sixth, Massasoit responded. With one down, Al Carey (East Bridgewater) was plunked and Matt Levasseur roped a single. Next up was Dave Murphy (Plymouth) who rocketed a two-run double, which was all the offense that Nader would need on the mound.
Nader went all seven innings, striking out two, improving to 2-1 on the bump. The righty did hit three and walk two, but worked around several jams. After taking the 2-1 lead through six, Nader retired Bridgton in order in the top of the seventh to earn the sweep.
Levasseur finished 2-for-3 with a run scored.