Grafton beats Shrewsbury in baseball

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By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

Shrewsbury runner Tyler Hopping is safe as Grafton pitcher Joe Gemelli attempts a pickoff throw to Xander Lovvern.

Grafton – The Grafton High School Indians baseball team fought back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Shrewsbury High School Colonials by a score of 6-3 in a game played April 15.

Shrewsbury scored three runs in the third inning to jump out to an early lead.  Grafton scored twice in the fourth inning to cut the lead to one, and then rallied for four runs in the fifth inning to lock up the game.

Charlie Farrah and 3 RBIs while Joe Gemelli and Cam O’Toole each had 2 hits for Grafton.  Gemelli also pitched a complete game, striking out 3 in the victory.  Nick Martin had two hits and 2 RBIs for Shrewsbury.

Grafton improves to 5-1 on the season which Shrewsbury falls to 2-1.

Shrewsbury pitcher John West delivers a pitch to a Grafton batter.
Grafton pitcher Joe Gemelli winds up to throw a pitch.

Photos/Jeff Slovin

Shrewsbury’s Nick Martin beats out the throw to Grafton first-baseman Xander Lovvern.