But Dunn struggled at the plate early for Andover, going 2 for his first 24.
“My confidence was down,” said Dunn. “And I started to get down on myself.”
To his credit, Dunn fought his way out of the trouble and has helped ignite the late Warrior charge right into the MVC large race.
“We know we can play, and I just think we’ve shown it lately,” said Dunn, who has gone 7 for his last 13 with six RBIs in the last four for the Warriors who hit the new week on a six-game win streak.
Andover has Central (7-3) twice and Chelmsford (7-3) left in its final four league games.
“We have our work cut out for us, but we’re definitely right there,” said Dunn. “We decide our own fate, and that’s all we can ask for. We just have to play like we know we can.”
Dunn will need to stay hot. He hopes to keep his baseball career going as long as he can. After graduation, he’s off to Providence College, where he hopes to walk-on in hoops.
STAT OF THE WEEK
For you Methuen High Ranger hardball fans out there, there is no conspiracy because there are no Methuen players in the local hitting leaders.
The Rangers, who’ve scored just 37 runs in 14 games (4-10), are simply battling to scrounge up offense. Methuen enters the home stretch hitting only .225 as a team. Evan Lacroix leads the Rangers with a .288 average.