Haverhill Police Beat New England Patriots 15-13 in Weekend Softball Game

The Haverhill Police Department took on the New England Patriots in a game of softball at Trinity Stadium on June 15, 2019. (Courtesy photograph)

It’s another W for the HPD! The Haverhill Police Department softball team chalked up a victory on Saturday against the New England Patriots during this year’s celebrity softball classic, walking away winners after the annual match with a final score of 15-13.

Officer Justin Graham is off and running for the Haverhill Police team after a hit during Saturday's game. (WHAV News photograph)

WHAV was the only media outlet at the game as Haverhill Police standouts Officer Matthew Marshall, Officer John Orsillo and Sgt. Thomas Howell helped the first responder team beat the Super Bowl champion Patriots, led by Max Lane and Steve DeOssie.

Rounding out the police team were Officers Nicole Donnelly, Brittney Birch, Kevin O’Brien, Carlos Arriaga, Bryan Bailey, Kevin DeCarvalho, Ryan Connolly, Justin Graham, Kevin Tracy and Daniel McDonald.

Haverhill Police Officer Daniel McDonald swings at a pitch thrown by New England Patriots' Steve DeOssie. (WHAV News photograph)

Haverhill Police Department Relief Association Vice President Eric MacKinnon, who served as the team captain, told WHAV he was thrilled to have the Patriots return to Haverhill Stadium for the sixth year in a row.

“We love having the Patriots here and it’s a great family day where people can get to know officers outside of the job,” MacKinnon said.

Food for the game was donated by Fantini Bakery and Haverhill Beef, with proceeds from ticket and food sales going to the Haverhill Police Relief Association, the group’s president Officer James Keenan said.

The police department’s next citywide event is Aug. 6’s National Night Out, expected to take place at Swasey Field.

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