By Armando Machado, Jr. – 1851 Staff
The baseball team is well into their season and features a few standout players. Freshman Brett Sherron and junior Hector Coscione have both received GNAC Player of the Week honors in the past few weeks. Sherron earned the award during the Laser’s spring break in Florida, where the team grew closer together but won only four of ten games during the trip.
When asked what major league player he looks up to, Sherron answered it is former New York Mets catcher, Mike Piazza, who is now retired.
“I want to be just like him, I want to hit like him, I know everything about him,” said Sherron. Piazza will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer.
A few weeks after the team returned from Florida, Coscione was awarded his GNAC Player of the Week. “The best part of Florida was knowing it was snowing in Boston because the 80 degree weather made us appreciate our spring break that much more,” said Coscione. With 15 freshman on the team, Coscione knows he has an important role as an upperclassman.
“My goal is to be an asset to these guys. Being a leader and going about my business, showing them the right approach, and making them feel comfortable while playing college baseball,” he said. Coscione’s favorite professional player is Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts because they have similar styles; both hit for an average and defense is the strongest part of their game.
Freshman pitcher Daniel Petr threw a complete game no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader against Anna Maria on April 16. Petr struck our four in the second no-hitter in Lasell history; graduate Greg Sherman posted a clean sheet on April 14, 2013.
The Lasers got off to a slow start but are 5-2 in their last seven games and stand at 13-13 on the season, at the time of publication.