Boys from Brooklandville beat down Spalding 18-8
No matter the flavor, one scoop is good but two is better. The boys from Brooklandville (aka JV baseball) brought their bats with them today and collected their second win. Eight of the starting nine collected at least one hit and scored at least one run. All nine spent time on the base paths in the 18-6 victory over Archbishop Spalding in 6 innings. Mike Lorden led the way scoring 5 runs on 3 hits while Preston Funderburk, "Fundi", had 4 rbi on his 2 sac flies, bases loaded HBP and his sharp double in the 3rd inning.
St. Paul's jumped in front with 4 runs in the 1st inning only to have it quickly erased by Spalding scoring 5 in the bottom of the frame but starting pitcher Mark Holden held back any further damage once St Paul's immediately reclaimed the lead scoring 5 more runs, the last two plated on a sharp single inside the leftfield line by Ohsuke Nakamura. Jack Van Valkenburgh was at the top of this game, going 3 for 4 with a walk, scoring 4 runs, collecting 4 rbi, two of them on his 6th inning triple. As if that wasn't enough he followed Holden with two innings of relief, facing only 7 batters to collect the 6 necessary outs, striking out 3 and inducing 3 more on pop-ups.
Both the infield and outfield defense were strong all game with the only two errors coming on errant pitcher pick offs to first base. Olu Kopano continues to play defense all over the field while today chipping in 2 hits and a run. Olu has played every position except catcher this year. Nick Miller was comfortable back in his lead-off spot, going 2 for 4 with 2 hits and adding 3 runs. Aidan Eck caught the entire game, collecting 2 hits and 2 rbi while Mark Holden went 4 strong innings, striking out 6 to compliment his own 3 hit, 2 rbi, 1 run day and most importantly earned today's second scoop...The Win. Our guys go for the triple dipper third scoop on Thursday to close out the season. Bring the fudge.
Varsity Tennis ended their season against a tough Gilman opponent yesterday afternoon 0-5. The guys fought hard, but Gilman proved to be too much in the end. The team did, however, reach their first semifinal in over five years so it was a great season for this group.
The team next competes in the MIAA Individual tournament that will be hosted by St. Paul's next week.
Varsity baseball lost to Spalding yesterday 14-3
Varsity lacrosse was tied with BL at the end of the 1st period 3-3, at the half 6-6 and at the end of 3rd period 8-8 yesterday. After falling behind 12-8 in the fourth the team roared back scoring 3 goals in 1:52 but could not get the final tally to push the game into overtime. Final score 12-11 BL
On Tuesday afternoon, the Blue Baseball team traveled to McDonogh and improved their record to 5-1 on the year. Luke Orner pitched a complete game striking out 5 Eagle batters. The Crusader defense was led by infielders Nick Mitchell, Zach Felton, Owen Hayes and Bryan Sharps. John Padousis and James Plank again handled the catching assignment. On the offensive side of the ball, Padousis led all hitters with 2 hits on the day. A host of Crusaders recorded singles during the event. The Crusaders and Eagles exchanged productive back to back innings. In the top of the 4th, the score was SP 5- McDonogh 3 but McDonogh switched pitchers and the Crusaders erupted scoring 10 in the inning. In the bottom of the 5th, Orner slammed the door shut by striking out two. St. Paul's won the game 15-3. Come out and see the Crusaders on Friday at Blenckstone field as they will face off against the Calvert School.