The Hull-Hingham 15-year-old Babe Ruth team fell in the finals in the state tournament championship game to Braintree, 2-1, on Sunday.
“We played a great game,” said head coach Eric Rickard. “Our defense was outstanding as well as our pitching. It was a great showing by our team.”
The team’s tourney journey started with a 20-4 win over Brockton. Hull-Hingham followed with a 7-0 win over Weymouth, then eliminated Brockton with a 12-2 triumph. The team lost its first game of the double-elimination tournament with a 12-0 setback to Braintree, then rallied with a quarter-final win over Parkway in West Roxbury, 6-2. Next came a 12-4 win over host Newton, before an eventual loss in the finals.
The team, also playing in a summer travel league, is currently unbeaten at 5-0 and is scheduled to play in the second annual Covid Cup State Tournament at the end of August.
On Tuesday, H-H beat Weymouth in the summer travel league 7-2. Connor Hipp had the go-ahead RBI hit. The team will play Plymouth at L Street Field on Sunday. Hull members of the team are Connor Hipp and Bran James and coaches Eric Rickard and Eric Hipp.
NOBULL, that was Mac Jones
If you are an early riser and were in the vicinity of Hull High School on Friday morning, yes, that was New England Patriots rookie first-round draft pick quarterback Mac Jones throwing footballs on the high school turf field.
Jones was there filming a commercial for NOBULL, a Boston-based athletic wear company. The filming began at 5 a.m., just as the sun was rising. “It was awesome,” Hull High School athletic director Connor Duhaime told The Patriot Ledger. “It was cool to see him running around, dropping back and throwing balls on our field.”
Football, cheerleading registration
Registration for Hull Youth Football and cheerleading is now open. Register soon to save $25 on the early bird discount. You can sign up at www.hullyouthfottball.com.
Please send sports information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Weekly deadline is Tuesday at 6 p.m.