Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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May 2, 2013

After changing name, Giammasi better than ever on diamond

After changing name, Giammasi playing better than ever on baseball diamond

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“But as I have worked, I have gotten back into it, and it’s good that the pitchers can trust me that I can block a ball in the dirt.”

Giammasi has also contributed plenty with the bat. He is hitting .333 with four RBIs this season out of the No. 2 spot, including a three-RBI day in a win over Methuen. That after hitting .302 with 12 runs scored a season ago and winning the second base job during his sophomore season, highlighted by a two-hit, two-run day in a win over Methuen.

“I like to make contact and move the runners along,” he said. “Hitting behind Cam is tough because he is so good and is always on base, and then I have to live up to Deloury, who gets so many big hits. But you have to be confident and have to believe you will come through.”

Even if the name change occasionally confuses him, Grams couldn’t imagine his team without Giammasi.

“The best way to describe him is he is another coach on the field for us,” Grams said. “He knows the game inside and out, he is a fast learner and a great teacher.”

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