Indians second baseman, Billy Phillips.
Photos and text by Steev Riccardo
WEBSTER - Bartlett Senior Tyler Mandeville not only pitched a superb game but also came up with the game winning hit to lead the Bartlett Indians past the Millbury Woolies 4-3 last Monday (April 9) in a Southern Worcester County League game played at Bartlett High School.
Mandeville was sharp on the mound, allowing only three hits while striking out 11 Woolies batters en route to a complete game victory. It was the first start of the early season for the hard-throwing right hander, who looked really good on the mound.
The Indians were trailing 3-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning when some last inning heroics earned them a huge win.
Sophomore Justin Caro led the seventh inning off with a double and moved to third when his older brother senior Luis Caro reached on an error. He then scored the tying run when Billy Phillips also reached base on an error. Luis Caro crossed the plate with the winning run on Mandeville’s single, clinching the comeback win for the Indians.
Bartlett's Tyler Mandeville with Luis Caro in the background
The victory was the Indians’ second against a Southern Worcester County League opponent. They had beaten Grafton in their opener. They did however suffer their first loss of the year later in the week at home to the pesky Oxford Pirates.
The Indians are preparing to play in the Auburn Classic with upcoming tilts against Tantasqua Regional on Monday, April 23, the Auburn Rockets on Wednesday April 25, and the David Prouty Panthers on Friday, April 27.
- Monday, 16 April 2012
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