By Michael Cotton, Currier Times Staff//
Within the past few years, the Curry College baseball team hasn’t had the best success in terms of winning, but this season they’ve had a great start thus far with a 7-6 record, and a 3-2 record when playing at home.
They also previously went on a three-game winning streak, which started during their time in Florida. The first victory was a 5-3 win against SUNY Canton in Auburndale, Florida on March 17. Their second victory was a 6-4 home win against Dean College on March 20. The third and final win in the streak was a dominant 11-1 home victory against Merrimack on March 21.
At a recent game, after their victory over Dean College, Paul Bortolotti (head coach), Phil Ledwith (pitcher), Jason Leonard (infield), and Zach Wensley (pitcher) had individual conversations with Currier Times about their winning streak and momentum for the rest of the season.
When asked about their winning streak and how proud he is of his team, Coach Bortolotti said, “I think we’re really starting to put things together, it’s a process, and when you learn how to win things naturally take care of itself, and we’re gravitating towards that right now.”
Bortolotti continued by saying, “We have an all in crew here, there’s no selfishness throughout the team.. We need to continue to win in order to set that “winning” mentality, and when we start playing the tougher competition, we’ll be able to hold our own and anything can happen in the game of baseball.”
CCC Pitcher of the Week, Phil Ledwith, was also excited about their three-game winning streak, as well as the award that he received.
“Getting Pitcher of the Week is a great honor,” said Ledwith. “It was definitely a goal I set for myself this season. I’m also really proud of the guys this year, a lot of guys coming together, the team dynamic is amazing. This year, the guys have really bought into the fact that we’re a family, everyone plays a role.”
Senior Jason Leonard and fifth-year student Zach Wensley were exhilarated after their victory over Dean as well. When asked about the team’s work ethic and chemistry this year, Jason Leonard explained how the past previous seasons on this team have humbled him.
“We put a lot of work in during the off-season, and came back hard in the spring,” said Leonard. “As a senior, we didn’t have the greatest success my previous three years here.”
Leonard smiled with enthusiasm as he added, “We currently have a great young core here, and figuring out everyone’s strengths and where they need to be is key.”
Leonard’s peer and teammate, Zach Wensley, was delighted to speak about the team’s success as well.
When asked about the team’s time in Florida, Wensley told Currier Times that, “Getting the wins in Florida really helped us bring some momentum back to Massachusetts and I think that’s what propelled our current winning streak.”
If you want to check out the Curry Baseball team and support your classmates, their next home game is Sunday, April 3rd!
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