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Baseball Team Earns Non-League Win

posted Apr 13, 2018, 5:56 PM by Steve Barr
4/13/18 - 
Woodmore 0 0 0  2 2 0  0 3 - 7   9   4
Cardinal Stritch  1 0 3  0 0 0  0 0 - 4   7   3
The Wildcats scored three times in the eighth inning and rode the right arm of senior Donovan Reyes to earn the non-league win in a game played at Owens Community College.  Cardinal Stritch scored all of its runs in the first three innings of the game getting a single tally in the first, on an error and an RBI double, and three runs in the third, on three hits, a walk, an error and four stolen bases, to take an early 4-0 lead.  Woodmore chipped its way back into the game with two runs in the fourth, sophomore Tyler Babka had a two-run single with two outs, and two more in the fifth to tie it at 4-all.  Woodmore scored on a fielder's choice and an error.  Neither team threatened in the sixth or seventh innings to send the game to extra innings where senior Zach Matwiejczyk led off with a single and Babka followed with another single.  They were balked to second and third, where with two outs senior Hunter Stevenson stroked an inside the park home run to right field to account for the three runs.  Reyes game up a single in the bottom of the eighth, but retired the side on two pop ups and a strike out, his fifth of the game.  Reyes allowed just seven hits in going the distance on the mound while walking just one.  Only two of the four runs he allowed were earned.  Stevenson went 2-for-5 with the three RBI in the eighth inning.  Senior Kevin Paul and Babka also had two hits.

Junior Varsity
Cardinal Stritch   1 3 1  2 0 0  3 - 10   7   3
Woodmore    0 0 0  0 2 1  2 - 5   6   3
Woodmore's comeback stalled in the seventh when they had the bases loaded with two outs but were retired on a pop out.  Woodmore had scored five runs in its last three at-bats to get back in the game after trailing 7-0 at one point.  Freshman DJ Melter had an RBI single in the fifth inning and the other run scored on an error as Woodmore began to come back.  Woodmore scored a run on an error in the sixth inning.  Freshman Mike Brzeczek drove in a run in the seventh with a ground out and the other run scored on a fielder's choice before the comeback stalled.  Melter had half of the Woodmore hits in the game including a double and a triple.  Freshman Zach Hunt was 2-for-4 at the plate.  Freshman Hunter Allen pitched the first three innings and Melter tossed the final four.  Allen yielded six hits with five strikeouts and two walks while Melter allowed one hit and had five strikeouts and four walks.