BERLIN - The bats never stopped working for the Berlin baseball team Saturday afternoon.
The Redcoats compiled 18 hits on their way to a 20-1 rout over Rocky Hill in a shortened five-inning game.
“We just started hitting the ball and it kind of steamrolled,” Berlin head coach Leo Veleas said. “We’re just fortunate and now we move on to the next game.”
Already up 4-0 after the first two innings, the Redcoats (1-1) added another 10 runs in the bottom of the third and scored six more insurance runs in the fourth for good measure. Cody Lacasse, Mike Patterson, Dan Pirruccio, Adam Willametz and Gianni Fanelli combined to go 14-for-20 at the plate with 13 RBI. All five had at least two hits, a double and 2 RBI apiece with Fanelli driving home four runs and going 4-for-4. Lacasse went 3-for-4 himself with three RBI.
While the offense was cruising, the Terriers (0-2) had very little success against Berlin starter Zach Philippon, who recorded the win. Rocky Hill managed just one hit and did not cross the plate until the fifth inning.
The Redcoats will now have some time before their next game, which will be Thursday against Simsbury.