The Harbormen Baseball Team Wins Comeback Game Against Scituate


Mary Kelly Prosky Gilbert

Senior Pitcher Jack Clougherty’s lightning pitches and solid hitting gave the Sailors extreme difficulty

Mary Kelly Prosky Gilbert, Contributing Writer

The 2019 spring sports season is in full swing with many talented student-athletes taking to the field to demonstrate their Hingham pride. For the HHS baseball team, the beginning of this season hopefully foreshadows future successes. “The varsity roster is stacked at every position,” sophomore baseball player Declan Flynn shared about the team’s capabilities, “The coaching so far has been stellar and if the team keeps on rolling the way they are, we should make the playoffs.”

The Harbormen took Cronin Field on Wednesday, April 24th, for an impressive win against Scituate Sailors with a final score or 4-3. The Sailors took an early 3-0 lead in the 2nd inning, but a solid performance from senior pitcher Jack Clougherty and from the defense, led by senior right fielder Andrew Snape, held the Sailors at bay. The Harbormen rallied in the bottom of the 4th inning as Snape scored the teams first run which started their comeback. The home team crowd cheered, never losing faith in its players. Senior Patrick Findley scored another run in the 5th inning, cutting the Sailors lead to 3-2. To seal the team’s victory, in the 6th inning, junior Nicholas Lynch and Snape teamed hit the final two home runs. Pitcher Clougherty then retired the Sailors with no difficulty in the 7th inning, getting the last Sailor out on a weak ground ball to second base. Clougherty has been the winning pitcher in all three Harbormen victories.

The team record as of now is 3-2, but upcoming games look promising for the hometown nine based on their most recent performance. Stay tuned for rest the of team’s season; a loud student section is always encouraged. Go Harbormen!