TILTON — After coming up short in its first three contests, the Winnisquam Regional baseball team needed a big time performance to right the ship. And Hunter Tierney delivered.
The junior pitcher tossed a complete game, four-hitter in helping the Bears get in the win column with a sound 3-1 victory over Bishop Brady Wednesday afternoon. “You don’t want to go too long into the season before you get that first win,” Winnisquam coach Fred Caruso said after his team improved to 1-3.
Tierney made sure that wait ended today. He allowed just one unearned run in the first, while striking out eight and walking just two. His last strikeout ended the contest with the bases loaded.
The Giants pushed a run across in the first inning, and it looked like that may be enough.Bishop Brady’s Tom Blandini needed just 10 pitches to strikeout the side in the first inning.
Winnisquam’s Tim Harmon lined into a double play in the second and Christian Serrano hit into another double play in the third inning.
The Bears would break through in the fourth though. Blaise Ross and Tierney worked walks before Mike Lowrey singled to load the bases. Ross would than score on a wild pitch to tie the game, with Tierney and Lowrey moving up a base. Jake Snow ripped a two-run single to right field for the 3-1 lead.