JV baseball wins 10-6 over Rockets
By Katherine Duncan
APRIL 16, BLAZER STADIUM—
The Blazers pulled through yet again today with a 10-6 win over Richard Montgomery, proving that they have the skill to overcome tough competition.
After sloppy field play in the first few innings, the team demonstrated focus and determination in the last three, overcoming a 5-5 stalemate and emerging victorious. The Blazers have maintained their undefeated record thus far, and are now 4-0.
The Blazers started off strong in the first inning with a 4-0 lead. However, defensive mistakes in the second, third and fourth innings cost them the advantage, leveling the score to 5-5 at the top of the fourth inning.
Freshman Dylan Rebois helped turn the game around in the bottom of the fourth inning, stealing third base and then scoring on sophomore Sam Morris' pop fly, bringing the Blazers' back ahead at 6-5. The team continued to do well in the fifth and sixth innings, scoring four more runs.
Despite several slip-ups earlier in the game sophomore co-captains Avi Wolfman-Arent and Lee Shields excelled in the field, making several key defensive plays.
The Blazers' teamwork and precision improved as the game progressed, according to sophomore Sam Morris. "The beginning of the game was kind of rocky, but then we pulled together as a team," he said. This precision was evident in the seventh inning when freshmen Adam Kopp, Rebois and Gabe Fonte caught three pop fly balls consecutively, ending the game well.
However, Coach Richard Porac feels this game was the team's worst performance in the field so far, with good pitching and strong hitting compensating for the mistakes the team made.
The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. but was moved to today at 3:30 because of the rainy weather. The Blazers play Damascus tomorrow, April 17 at Damascus at 10:00 a.m. Their next home game is Tuesday, April 20 at 3:30 against Blake.