By Max Tarlin (Sports Correspondent)
It took a couple of timely mistakes from the other team, but the Eagles got it done in their fall season opener this past sunday.
With the 9-1 win against RBI Carolina, Sharon starts off their fall ball season with a rush of momentum which it hopes can continue through the rest of the fall and onto the spring.
Junior Noah Kamens looked strong in his first start since coming off a shoulder injury. He pitched two innings while letting up no hits, two walks and seven strikeouts after a runner got on on a dropped third strike.
The lefty pitcher said after the game that he has been rehabbing all summer. “I did not think my arm would feel that good,” he said.
As well as he pitched, Kamens was not awarded the win, as the eagles could not get a substantial number of baserunners until the seventh inning when Kamens exited the contest.
Spencer Singer, Jake Fritz, Max Leblanc, Max Tarlin, and Ben Reinbold, all contributed with hits for the hometown team, but coach Dan Tarlin was still not impressed with his side’s offense.
Coach Tarlin says that he wants the team to hit better as three of the Eagles’ nine runs were scored by players who did not get on base from a hit. “We need to put the bat on the ball and drive it. There were way too many strikeouts,” said Tarlin.
Senior Spencer Singer proved to be the bright spot in the Eagles’ offense, going three for four with a triple and two runs scored. “If Spencer hits like that in the spring this year, he is gonna be feared by other teams,” said Tarlin.
Junior Ben Reinbold was officially awarded the win for Sharon. He pitched two innings while allowing no hits, three walks, and three strikeouts. Sophomore Max Leblanc got the save, throwing for three innings, three walks, no hits, and five strikeouts. Along with Kamens, senior Max Tarlin was awarded a no decision while throwing for two innings, one walk, no hits, and six strikeouts.
Coach Tarlin was satisfied with the pitching and fielding from the team, and said apart from allowing too many walks, was the bright spot for Sharon. “I was really proud of all four of our pitchers, as well as the field for limiting the errors,” said Tarlin.
Tarlin has high expectations his team this fall, and did not keep them to himself. “I expect to win every game.”