"The four games leading to the final of the Massachusetts American Legion Senior Baseball Tournament all saw sixth or seventh-inning comebacks. In the championship game, Jacob Jette wouldn’t have it.
The eventual tournament MVP fired 71 of his 107 pitches for strikes, racking up eight strikeouts in 6 ⅓ innings (he was pulled due to tournament pitch count rules) to earn the 6-2 victory over Leominster for Franklin (20-4) at Milford’s Fino Field.
“My changeup was working really well,” Jette said. “It’s on and off, but today it was good. I was getting ahead on batters a lot with my curveball, which really helps.”
Jette (1 for 4) pitched in the high school state championship for Franklin, where he pitched well but Taunton got the win. Coach Tyler Pasquarosa said this game felt like his second chance."
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Via FHS Coach Zach Brown:
"Today was surreal! Watching 3 All-Star teams win Championships all at the same site & seeing each age group & all the families supporting each other was amazing! Franklin=Special Town! Congratulations to the 9u, 10u, 11u& 12u teams that won today! #PantherPride #FranklinStrong"
|Boston Globe: "Jacob Jette takes charge in Franklin’s American Legion championship victory over Leominster"Photo by A.J. TRAUB|
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