Monty Tech baseball crew performs its first residence video games in 4 years

FITCHBURG — For the bulk of the time they spent on the varsity baseball roster, Monty Tech’s 15 seniors were the traveling nomads of Central Mass. baseball.

Season after season, year after year, wet field conditions left Monty Tech’s home baseball field looking more like a swamp than a playable diamond and forced the Bulldogs to play under the unofficial motto of “Have Bat, Will Travel.”

“I want to say probably 2017 or 2018, we’ve just been playing all over the place,” Monty Tech coach Kevin Anderson said. “The last two or three years we played at Fitchburg State or Westminster’s Babe Ruth Field. Our last season (in 2019) we had 21 games and 19 times we were away. We just lived in Worcester.”

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Playing their first home game in at least four years, the Monty Tech Bulldogs had even more to celebrate when a dropped fly ball enabled them to score the game-tying run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh against Worcester Tech on Friday, May 28, 2021.

This is why, after years of lengthy bus rides to and from multiple road and home venues, the Bulldogs were grateful to have had the opportunity to close out the shortened 2021 season with not one, but two home games over the final week of the season. The outcomes of those contests were not ideal — Monty Tech fell to Worcester Tech in extra innings on May 28 and lost the final game of the season to St. Bernard’s last Thursday — but being able to enjoy the comforts of home still felt like a win for the Bulldogs.

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