The Huskies were swept in a two-game away and home series to South Kingstown, and lost to North Kingstown twice to fall from a tie for first place to a tie for 10th with a record of 4-4.
The Mt. Hope baseball team felt good about their Division I-B placement after starting the season with a four-game winning steak, but reality has set in of late as they hit a four-game skid facing top opponents, lost their shortstop to injury and are mired in a slump, plating just one runner in their last three games. The Huskies were swept in a two-game away and home series to South Kingstown, and lost to North Kingstown twice to fall from a tie for first place to a tie for 10th with a record of 4-4.
Mt. Hope’s erratic play in the field began in the fifth inning of the Huskies 5-1 loss to North Kingstown on April 15. Their play fell apart after losing junior shortstop Parker Camelo to injury in the team’s 6-0 loss in a two game series opener at South Kingstown on April 18 and in game two at Guiteras when they fell to the Rebels 12-0 on Wednesday.
Camelo injured his shoulder diving back to first base after a hitting a single and to make things worse, the offense has been mired in a slump, plating just one run in the last three games.
Mt. Hope 0 - South Kingstown 12
South Kingstown spread twelve runs through five innings in game two at Guiteras. Ten of the runs were unearned as the Huskies committed a bunch of errors behind pitchers Ethan Santerre, Rocco Ferolito, Dayton Van Amberg and Jack Standish. Offensively, the Huskies mustered just three hits off Rebels pitcher Eric Lindley. A pair from Santerre and an infield hit by Dan Desilets.
Mt. Hope 0 - South Kingstown 6
Brad Denson no-hit the Rebels for four innings in the 6-0 loss. The Huskies gave up an unearned run in the bottom of the second inning and five more in the bottom of the fifth on five Huskies’ errors. Van Amberg pitched the bottom of the fifth and gave up a pair of doubles. Ferlito relieved Van Amberg and got Mt. Hope out of the inning, but the damage was done. Camelo and Aidan Ramaglia each singled off of Rebels all state pitcher, Ben Brutti, who had major league scouts watching him from the stands. The pitcher has committed to playing at the University of South Florida.
Mt. Hope 1 - North Kingstown 5
Huskies starter AJ Jones pitched well against last year’s D-I champs, North Kingstown. Jones pitched one hit ball and gave up just one run through four innings off work. He was replaced by Denson, who pitched a scoreless fifth, but North Kingstown got to him in the sixth, scoring two runs on a two out double. The skippers scored two more on another two out double off seventh inning pitcher Jack Standish.