Westborough Baseball beats Fitchburg

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Photo by/Kelly Burneson
Westborough’s Colin West snatches the ball up and throws to first for the out.

By Kelly Burneson, Contributing Writer 

WESTBOROUGH – The Westborough Rangers Varsity Baseball team hosted the Fitchburg Red Raiders on May 21 at Westborough High School. 

The feel of summer was in the air for this game and there were smiling faces to be seen all around as this marked one of the first Rangers baseball games since the MIAA announced it was eliminating its mask mandate for outdoor high school sports amid the ongoing COVID-19 reopening. 

In the game itself, Fitchburg’s Anthony DiNardo was able to score early in the top of the first inning to get his team on the board. That would be the last run the Rangers allowed, though.

Westborough’s bats came to life in the bottom of the third inning to put the Rangers ahead 2-1. The scoring then did not stop there.

Ranger Jack Pisciotta knocked a hit out of the park for a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Westborough kept the momentum alive and put one more run on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning for a final score of 4-1. 

With the win, Westborough improved their win-loss record for 2021 to 5-3. 

This, likewise, marked the third Rangers victory over Fitchburg this spring.