Cheverus baseball earns gritty opening day win

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 22nd, 2012 by Tom Nolette

By Michael Hoffer

PORTLAND—The Cheverus baseball team knows that defending its first state championship won't be easy.

The Stags discovered just how grueling it might be in their season opener Friday afternoon.

Hosting Bonny Eagle under a bright sun that wreaked havoc for fielders all day, Cheverus had to scratch and claw throughout and didn't break open the game until the sixth inning.

Senior ace Louie DiStasio managed to extricate himself from jam after jam en route to an 11-hit complete game and the balanced Stags' offense was too much for the Scots to contend with as Cheverus went on to an 11-3 victory.

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