Baseball team wins fifth division championship in five years

By Zachary McMahon | May 19, 2018

Rochester — Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School's varsity baseball team just added another championship trophy to an already-packed case.

The baseball team won the Mayflower League Small Vocational Division Championship for the fifth year in the row. The team defeated Norfolk Agricultural High School, 6-2, earlier this month, to take the championship.

The team's overall league record is 6-1.

Old Colony pitcher Jacob Warden pitched a complete game against Norfolk, which means that he pitched all seven innings. He allowed two hits, with two earned runs, and struck out eight batters.

The team's coach is Craig Lincoln, a math teacher at the school. He has been the coach for all of the five straight Mayflower Conference Championships. This is his sixth season coaching.

"It's been a total team effort with multiple players contributing on a daily basis," Lincoln said of his players' success.

Lincoln had a lot of rebuilding to do as the season began. The baseball team lost nine players to graduation last year, leaving the team with only three returning players: Captain Drew Sullivan, Matthew Bumpus, and Hunter Soares. Soares, however has been sidelined for most of the season due to injury.

The Cougars aren't done yet.

"We're going to win all the championships," senior player Brandon Zakrosky said.

The team will play in the Mayflower League's overall championship, the dates of which are still being determined by the MIAA.

Zachary McMahon is a sophomore at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School.

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