As far as today is concerned, L’Italien said he doesn’t believe there is any one key to beating the Generals. What he has simply told his team is to play the best baseball they can.
“That was our approach at practice and we’re looking to play a great game,” he said. “We don’t feel like there’s one way to win, we want to be sound in all phases of the game. The game of baseball knows, if you play the right way you’re going to put yourself in a good position to be successful.”
The winner of tonight’s game will move on to the Division III North Finals, where they would face the winner of tomorrow’s semifinal between No. 2 North Reading (18-4) and No. 19 Austin Prep (13-10).
Division III North Semifinals
No. 13 Pentucket vs. No. 8 Hamilton-Wenham
Fraser Field, Lynn, 4 p.m.