Welch, Sweeney Post eliminate Bedford
-Manchester Sweeney Post's Aaron Marsereau, right, high-fives teammate Daniel O'Connor after scoring in Friday's tournament game against Bedford Steven-Buswell Post at Holman Stadium in Nashua on Friday. (David Lane/Union Leader)
Sweeney plays today at 8 a.m. against either Lebanon or Dover.
“The key was that first inning,” said Sweeney assistant coach Ron Beaurivage. “(Welch) had bases loaded, no outs, he came back and struck out the side.”
“We were so hot for so long we kind of ran out. I think a little bit of it is nerves,” said Conway. “I didn’t use that excuse all year, that they were young, but it finally showed itself.”
“They could have opened it up in that first inning. Would have been a totally different game,” said Beaurivage. “Instead we come back and get a run next inning and stayed on top.”
Ryan Boldwin led Sweeney, going 3-for-4 with a pair of singles, a triple and an RBI. Aaron Mersereau and Danny O’Connor each hit two singles and an RBI.
“When he gets his pitch he can hit it out of the park,” said Beaurivage. “For a 16-year-old kid, he’s got a lot of potential.”
Bedford starter Kyle Anderson lasted just four innings, giving up seven runs on eight hits, a walk and one hit batter. He struck out five.
Sweeney lost its tournament opener Thursday to Hudson, 1-0. Bedford lost its opener, 6-1, to Rochester.