Thursday, May 28, 2015

FHS baseball and softball top Sharon

Hockomock Sports provides the results of the FHS vs. Sharon baseball and softball games. The baseball team has the featured write up as the Sharon coach is retiring after 44 years.

Sharon, 0 @ Franklin, 14 - Final (5 innings) 
FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

- Franklin jumped out with five runs in the first, tacked five more on in the second and never looked back. Erin Hanley and Maddie Connelly (three RBI) each scored three runs, Olivia DiGiacomo and Alyssa DaSilva each knocked in three runs, Sabrina LoMonaco knocked in two runs and Brie Flaherty knocked in one. LoMonaco struck out five in three innings of work and Emily Sawyer struck out three in two innings of work.
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Emotional Home Finale for Sharon Baseball Coach

He went through the handshake line and had a quick word with his opposing coach, then turned around and walked back to the dugout to speak with his team. As Sharon coach Joel Peckham went through the usual postgame routine, the crowd crept ever closer to the huddled players. 
Franklin won the game 10-8, its seventh win in a row, and Sharon showed its typical fight to claw back three runs in its last at bat and have the tying runs in scoring position, but after the final pitch the game was forgotten and the coach became the focus.

On Wednesday afternoon, Peckham walked off the Sharon field for the final time as head coach of the Eagles. His 44-year career at Sharon High that has included stints as an English teacher and a guidance counselor as well as coach of the football, basketball, and baseball programs will be coming to a close on Friday at Milford.

His current players, their families, and a number of alumni were on hand to pay tribute to his tenure on the bench. The longtime coach admitted that it was an emotional afternoon for him.
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