Archmere Baseball Celebrates Senior Day With Win Over Hodgson
On May 8th, the Archmere baseball team defeated Hodgson, on the same day they honored their seniors. The Auks scored runs in each of the first five innings to take down Hodgson, 12-5. It was the team’s tenth consecutive victory, led by seniors Trey Albanese, Matt Benson, Andrew MacWilliams, Michael Mallamaci, Allan Mousley, Matt Puppio, Erik Risnychok, and Danny Storm.
Mike Lang of the Dialog covered the game, writing: "It took the Auks just two batters to take a lead they would never lose. Erik Risnychok reached on an infield single, and Allan Mousley followed with a triple to the fence in right-center field. The Auks mounted a two-out rally in the second to add to their lead. Matthew Puppio hit into a fielder’s choice. Andrew MacWilliams followed with a grounder bounced toward the mound. Puppio rounded second as the throw to first went down the right-field line, and he came home. Risnychok singled again to bring another run home."
Erik Risnychok was on base four times with three hits, two runs scored and two batted in. Michael Mallamaci had two hits and two runs scored, and Andrew MacWilliams finished with two hits, two runs scored and one batted in. Matt Benson struck out five in 3.1 innings. Junior Matt Keen and senior Michael Mallamaci combined for three strikeouts.
Congratulations to the team on another win, and to our seniors on an amazing 4 years!