The Hampden Broncos Baseball Team opened the season on Tuesday, April 18th with a 5-0 shutout over the Skowhegan River Hawks in Hampden.

Colin Peckham started on the mound for Hampden Academy and went 5.2 innings. He allowed 5 hits, striking out 4 and walking 3 to pick up the win. Brady Eaglin came on in relief to close out the game, pitching the final 1.1 innings. He didn't allow a hit, and struck out 1.

The Broncos scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 2nd and 3rd and added an insurance run in the 5th inning

Peckham helped himself at the plate, going 2-4. Logan Burns was 2-2 driving in a run. Andrew Cote, TJ Llerena, and Josh Lorenzo all had singles. Llerena had a stolen base.

Jackson Quinn took the loss for Skowhegan. He went 5.0 innings, allowing 5 hits and 5 runs. He struck out 5 and walked 2. Brayden Bellerose pitched the 6th inning allowing 2 hits, but striking out the side.

Quintcey McCray and Hunter McEwen each doubled for the River Hawks. Quinn, Tyler Annis and Brendan Dunlap each singled for Skowhegan.

The Broncos are 1-0. They will play at home against Mt. Blue on Thursday, April 20th at 1 p.m.

Skowhegan 0-1 will host Messalonskee on Thursday, April 20th at 1 p.m.

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