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26 Titans in 26 Days. #14-Connor McMahon-LHP-Merrimack College-Westfield, MA-Freshman

POSTED April 25, 2011
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

26 Titans in 26 Days. Day 14-Connor McMahon-LHP-Merrimack College-Westfield, MA-Freshman

Connor McMahon -LHP-Merrimack College-Westfield, MA-Freshman

Titans Outlook: This hard throwing lefty has the make up of a workhorse, if his high school and college resume’s hold true.

At Merrimack, McMahon has logged his fair share of innings (43.2) in his freshman year.

Used primarily as a starter, the former Westfield High star has a 1-3 record as of April 25 but has gone 7+ innings in three of his seven starts.

On May 13, McMahon went pitched eight scoreless inning in a 3-0 win over Dominican College. He allowed just five hits, walked but one batter while striking out five.

After a tough stretch over his next four starts, McMahon settled down for two of his best outings, back to back.

On April 16 in a 3-2, 11-inning loss at New Haven, the lefty hurled 7.2 innings and allowed just one run in that span while striking out five in a 94-pitch effort.

A week later on April 22, McMahon went one better, even if he didn’t get the desired result.

Against American International, he pitched the night cap of a double header and threw his first complete game in a 4-2 loss. Only two of the runs were earned. He whiffed seven while throwing 130 pitches.

McMahon was dominant for his American Legion team during his senior year at Westfield as well, striking out 64 batters in just 35 innings.

In those 35 innings, he gave up but three earned runs, giving him an ERA under 1.00.

The Westfield High School ace pitched a two-hit shutout with no walks and 16 strikeouts as host Westfield Post 124 blanked Springfield Post 21, 6-0 at Jachym Field during his last summer with legion.

Westfield won the Western Massachusetts Division I title during his junior year.

Born August 7, 1992. The son of Terrence and Laurie McMahon.

Also played varsity basketball for two seasons. Was a Springfield Republican first team all-scholastic honoree as a senior.

Majoring in electrical engineering at Merrimack.


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