2018 Woolie Baseball Preview

Matt Fiore

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As a three year member of the Millbury Varsity Team and a member of the program my whole Jr./Sr. High School career, it’s crazy writing about my last year playing for this team. After losing in the opening round of district play to Littleton last season, it was not the most painful loss. Coach Ron Silvestri said it best telling the team, “It was a game where both teams played hard but they made the extra plays and hits.” Going on to say that, “We will be back, we have a deep senior class returning next year and a bright future ahead of us.” These were the words that I think really got to the team. Watching my teammates go through my last offseason process really showed what kind of players they are. The Woolies have 9 seniors who have all put in work to get better this past offseason. Two of which have signed to play college baseball next spring. All of these seniors with a mix of some bright showing of juniors and sophomores should pave way for a strong lineup and hopeful deep run into districts this season. To try not and leave out any varsity members, the Woolies have Senior ace Ethan Teixeira who honestly dominated opposing hitters last season posting numbers that ranged from his 7-1 record to his 2.04 ERA and his 77 strikeouts. Nick Morley (Gordon College signee), one of the best catchers in SWCL will look to control and be in charge of the defensive outlook of the team. An infield of hard working, skilled players like Jeremy Jenoure (SUNY Cobleskill signee), Gil Picard, Kyle Boria, Tim Cunningham, and myself will pace a strong defensive front and a not so easy group of hitters to face. In the outfield the Woolies have rangey and athletic James Saunders, Anthony Greenwich, Mason and Miles Broyles, and Cody O’Connell. With some holes, new members should be ready to step up and take their respective spots filling out a very complete team this season. A team can’t go without noticing their coaches. Head Coach Ron Silvestri and his assistant coaches, Tom Donahue, Mike Brousseau, and Ray Morley all have been very bought in setting a tone of making sure their players are practicing hard each and every day. The phrase “Practice Perfect” is well heard by the players from our coaches and really helps get a better view of practicing the way you want to play in a game will result in better numbers. The want to win and represent our high school in the best way is definitely there. We all push ourselves almost too far to be better leaders and players. Which is a reason why I think it will translate into a very successful season. Winning is contagious, so when our team gets a taste at how sweet it is to capture a few wins, I think it will lead into many. The Woolies have all parts to make a run at a championship this season, and being confident in this makes it all the better. With 16 days remaining until first day of tryouts and our April 3rd season opener @ Sutton just two weeks later, the team aims to put our finishing touches for being ready Game 1.

 

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6 Responses to “2018 Woolie Baseball Preview”

  1. Nick Salerno on March 3rd, 2018 4:48 PM

    Excellent job Matty! Millbury is lucky to have such a deticated multi- talented student athlete. Proud cousin.

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  2. Tony Fiore on March 4th, 2018 8:50 AM

    Even prouder uncle! Wow Matt, excellent and precise expression. Great Job!

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  3. Michy on March 4th, 2018 9:17 AM

    I am so impressed Matthew!!!! Keep on writing… You’ve
    Got what it takes. 😁

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  4. Tiffany Charest and Joe LaCourse on March 4th, 2018 9:34 AM

    Great Job Matt!! Your future is so bright, you should be so proud of yourself! Good luck on the field!

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  5. Beth Inman on March 5th, 2018 6:35 PM

    Great job Matt! Good luck this season. Enjoy every moment!!

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  6. Louise on March 7th, 2018 7:44 AM

    Great writtine matt love it just like i love you

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2018 Woolie Baseball Preview