Snow flurries in Somers didn’t exactly put the Arlington High School baseball team on ice Saturday.
Taking on the Tuskers and battling light precipitation, the Admirals beat their hosts, 6-1. Arlington will now turn its attention to Monday, when it will host Lakeland.
“From what I see (Lakeland) has some pretty good arms,” said Admirals coach Darrell Flynn, whose Admirals improved to 4-1. “I saw the game against Ketcham, they scored 13 runs. We’re kind of light on arms, but that’s not just us. That’s every team. We’ll put some guys out there who have yet to throw and I’m excited to see what they can do.”
Arlington scored three times in the first inning against Somers, taking a lead it never gave up. Mike Pascoe led the Admirals on offense, going 2 for 3 with two singles, an RBI and a run.
Teammate Matt Chipkin doubled, knocked in two runs and scored a run, while Austin Zakow singled, walked and scored twice.
Flynn praised his offense, which didn’t cool off despite the unfavorable weather.
“There were on and off snow showers. It was kind of light but definitely one of those 32-33 degree days,” the coach said. “I thought the kids handled it well.”
Rob Fratarcangeli pitched six innings for Arlington and gave up one run on four hits. He struck out two batters. After giving up a solo home run in the first, Flynn said Fratarcangeli “put on cruise control.”
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