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Win 5-2
Taft traveled to Municipal Stadium in Waterbury for their final game of the season. It was a beautiful day for baseball as the Rhinos looked to end their season on a high note. Noah Pakutka (2024) got the start for Taft and did a nice job cruising through 3 innings. He allowed 1 earned run while scattering 2 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 2 Kent batters. Connor Frickey (2023) threw the final 4 innings, earning the win. He was dominant, allowing 4 hits and 1 walk, while punching out 5 Lions. He only allowed one run, which was unearned. Down 1-0 going into the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Taft bats began to wake up. Luke Froemming (2023) hit a hard ground ball and reached on an error. He stole 2nd base and then scored on a Cooper Tantraporn (2025) single. Later in the inning, Cayden Van Dolah (2025) doubled Tantraporn home to give Taft a 2-1 lead. Kent tied the game up in the top of the 4th scoring an unearned run. Taft would rally in the bottom of the 6th to take the lead. Van Dolah led off with a walk, and Jacob Podhajsky (2023) and Frickey followed with hard hit singles to load the bases. Ben D’Amico (2023) drove in the go-ahead run with another hard-hit single. A couple batters later, Podhajsky was able to score on a wild pitch, and Frickey took advantage of a defensive miscue to score from 2nd on the play. That would be all Taft would get, and they held on to the 5-2 win. Thank you to the JV coaches Bernier and Vargas for their hard work and dedication all season. Thank you to the two best assistant coaches in New England—Coach Piacenza and Coach Ganung, for all of their hard work and their genuine care for the players and the program. And thank you to the players, especially the 6 seniors for leaving the program in a better place than it was when they got here: Ben D’Amico, Connor Frickey, Luke Froemming, BJ Mayes, Jacob Podhajsky, and Colin Randol. Congratulations and best of luck as you move on to college!