Blazers struggle with health and with bats
APRIL 27, BLAIR FIELD -
An ailing Blair baseball team was shut out by Springbrook High School today by a score of 13-0. Just one day after a big win over Damascus High School, the Blazers' record dropped to 8-5.
A majority of Blair's players are unable to play their best for a variety of reasons, according to Coach John Macdonald. Blair's only starters that were not sick or injured prior to or during today's game were seniors Will Fassett, Thomas Kaufman, Liam Bowen and Matt Collogan. "We're really banged up," said Macdonald.
Several players were able to play through their injuries, but Macdonald will bring up players from junior varsity if he needs to fill holes in the roster.
Blair went through the lineup just three times in seven innings of play, striking out 12 times in 24 official at bats. Springbrook pitcher Justin Riggs pitched a 3-hitter and hit a grand slam off of sophomore Grant Staking in the seventh inning. Staking struck out five and allowed only one base runner in his first two innings of work, but broke down in Springbrook's six run seventh inning.
At Damascus, senior Nick Cope and junior Max Eckert hit the Blazers' second and third home runs of the season en route to an 8-7 victory. Blair's field is a comparatively large high school field so home runs are rare.
Blair's next game is at Watkins Mill High School on Tuesday April 30 at 3:30 p.m.
Ben Meiselman. Ben Meiselman is a senior in the Communication Arts Program at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. He enjoys playing sports, especially baseball. Ben is seventeen years old, born May 16, 1985. He has played the trumpet since fourth grade when he began … More »