Blazers burn Blue Devils 12-2


April 28, 2004, midnight | 17 years, 8 months ago


By Katherine Duncan

APRIL 28, BLAZER STADIUM—

The Blazers won their fifth straight home game today, beating Springbrook 12-2 because of the mercy rule. Teamwork, determination and smart play helped the Blazers overcome the Blue Devils and emerge victorious. The team's record is now 6-3.

Sophomore Miguel Noel-Nosbaum is proud of the team's victory and overall progress throughout the season. "This is a great comeback from our previous losses, and the team as a whole has worked hard and improved," he said.

Pitchers sophomore Dough Friedman and freshman Matt Ludington both played well on the mound, striking out numerous Springbrook players and giving few walks. After a shaky start in the first inning, Friedman turned up the heat in the second inning, striking out two batters in a row. Friedman continued to pitch well in the third inning, striking out two more batters for the first and third outs of the inning. Ludington pitched in the fourth and fifth innings.

The Blazers also excelled at bat, coming back 7-2 in the second inning from a 0-2 deficit in the first inning. Sophomore co-captain Avi Wolfman-Arent stood out among the Blazer batters, hitting two doubles and 2 RBI's in just one inning.

The team continued to score in the fourth inning, after a quick third inning in which both teams remained scoreless. Sophomores Sam Morris, Jesse Mueller and freshmen Keith Ingram played smart offensively, getting walked by sloppy pitches from the opposition. While at bat, Morris got hit by the ball for the second time in the game and the eighth time of the season. By the end of the fourth inning, the Blazers were up 10-2.

Due to defensive focus and good fielding, the Blazers got three quick outs at the top of the fifth inning, holding Springbrook to their mere two runs. Freshman Gabe Fonte and Morris scored the eleventh and twelfth runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, ending the game at 12-2 because of the mercy rule.

Wolfman-Arent feels that the team played well, but says that "what everyone is looking forward to is playing the tougher competition and proving ourselves against the best teams in the county."

The game against Springbrook was rescheduled from Tuesday, April 27 to today because of the weather. The Blazers play at Whitman tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. and at home against B-CC on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.




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