On Saturday May 11th, the Boys Freshman Baseball Team hosted a doubleheader with Holy Name High School on a sunny, but cool day. The Bears had another opportunity to play on the Varsity Field. In game one, the Bears played in another very close game and again took a walk off win in the bottom of the seventh inning, winning 5 to 4.
Holy Name started the game with a hit. The runner attempted to steal second, but catcher Joseph Schmidt threw to second baseman Alex Trivonovich who tagged the runner out. After four innings, the score was 0-0 with only two hits in the game.
In the fifth inning, Holy Name batted through their lineup and scored four runs, with two hits, three walks and a Bears’ error. The Bears came back with a run in the bottom of the fifth inning when Thomas Cooney walked and moved to second on a wild pitch. Trivonovich singled and Cooney was able to score. The Bears were down 4-1.
The Bears rallied in the bottom of the sixth inning and scored three runs. Jacob Lipchek and David Hicks walked and Billy LoBello came in as a pinch runner for Hicks. Logan Woodmancy doubled and Lipchek scored the Bears’ second run. Nick Colabianchi came in as a pinch runner for Woodmancy. Cooney singled and LoBello scored the Bears’ third run. With runners on first and third, Schmidt grounded to the shortstop, which forced out Cooney at second, Schmidt was safe at first and Colabianchi scored the tying run. The score was 4-4 going into the seventh inning.
In the seventh, Vince Koprowski walked and stole second base. Trivonovich singled and moved Koprowski to third. Trivonovich stole second base. Andrew Kortan was hit by a pitch to load the bases. With one out and Hicks up to bat, a wild pitch got away from the catcher enough for Koprowski to race home and score the winning run. Bears Win!
Matt Abbott went four and two-thirds innings on the mound for the Bears, giving up four runs on four hits. He had four strike outs and four walks. Tyler Collaros came in to pitch the last two and one-third innings giving up no runs, no hits, and no walks. Collaros had one strike out and took the victory.
The Boys Freshman Baseball Team record is now at 10 wins and 9 losses. Come cheer them on as they host Riverside High School on Monday May 13th at 4:30 PM. GO BEARS!!