By HockomockSports.com Staff
Taunton senior Jack Moynihan has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for June 2 through June 8. Moynihan is the 33rd player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2018-19 school year and the 10th player in the spring season.
Moynihan tossed a gem in Taunton’s playoff opener against Marshfield, a team that entered the postseason on the back of a pair of wins, including one over top seed Silver Lake. Moynihan shut down the Rams and got the Tigers started on a tournament run (which continued on Monday with a walk-off victory against Catholic Memorial). It was Moynihan’s second straight complete game shutout; he blanked KP with four-hit, four strikeout performance in the regular season finale.
“Jack’s been that guy we’ve looked to all year when we need a dominate performance and he delivered one of the best pitching performances of his career,” said Taunton head coach Blair Bourque. “It couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. The last couple of postseason losses put a bitter taste in his mouth and he was excited to get the opportunity to pitch in the postseason again.”
Against Marshfield, Moynihan went the distance in a complete-game shutout. He allowed only five hits and one walk, while striking out 12. Taunton won the game 6-0. It was the sixth win of the season for Taunton’s ace (6-2) and remarkably improved his ERA, which was only 1.32 at the end of the regular season. He was third in the Hock with 54 strikeouts in 47-2/3 innings during the regular season. The Tigers will take on No. 9 seed Xaverian in the Div. 1 South semifinal.
The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision.