The Endicott baseball team (0-3) came up winless in last weekend’s three-game set against Trinity (Tex.), but the 2020 season is just beginning.
The Blue and Green finished last season with a record of 23-18, and were eliminated by Roger Williams in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament. That being said, this season’s team aims to respond with relentlessness, not regret.
If there’s one thing this season’s group already has going for them, it’s their versatility. A diverse blend of both upper and lowerclassmen is sure to bring a contagious energy to the diamond.
Of the roster’s 47 spots, 13 freshmen will begin their collegiate journeys in the coming months.
“Several of the newcomers will have a chance to take on important roles with the team this season.” said Head Coach Bryan Haley.
Two standouts that return to the field this season are junior Jordan Carvalho (Rehoboth, Mass.) and Kevin Gould (Rollinsford, N.H.), who’s in his postgraduate season.
Carvalho’s name looked strong on last season’s statistics page, as the righty recorded 25 hits to go along with 13 RBIs. On the mound, Gould drew eyes with 71 strikeouts and a 2.19 ERA last season.
The two standouts, along with the other veteran leaders, will look to spread their knowledge and experience to the younger players. Coach Haley also deems it necessary that each newcomer understands what the team stands for.
“It's also extremely important that our team leaders live by our core values and hold every player accountable to those beliefs and standards on a daily basis.” said Haley.
Despite the early frustration of last weekend, there were still aspects worth noting in the team’s performance. On the trip, postgraduate Matt Bald (De Pere, Wisc.) tallied three hits and Gould allowed just four runs in the set’s second contest.
The Gulls aim for their first win of the season this Sunday against Stevens Institute, with first pitch beginning at noon.