Guard claims district win over Grace Community

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Brook Hill Guard 12, Bishop T.K. Gorman Crusaders 1, FINAL

BG: 0 0 0 0 1 - 1

BH: 6 3 0 3 X - 12

The Brook Hill Guard varsity baseball team continued action in district play last week, as the team took to the field Thursday, April 5, hosting a district matchup against the Bishop T.K. Gorman Crusaders at Herrington Field.

The Guard attacked the Crusaders early at the plate in the contest, swinging their powerful bats to collect a total of six runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Brook Hill was able to continue their offensive success in their share of the second inning of play, scoring a total of three runs, while also scoring three more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Bishop Gorman’s lone run of the contest came late in the contest, as the visitors were able to light up the scoreboard in the top of the fifth.

However, the late run scored by Bishop Gorman proved to be too-little, too-late, as the Guard claimed the district win in a five inning rout of the Crusaders, 12-1.

The Guard was the stronger team at the plate, amassing a total of 13 hits in the contest, while the team’s pitching staff allowed Bishop Gorman just one hit in the contest. Both teams were charged with one fielding error each.

Carson Richards was the leader at the plate for Brook Hill against Bishop Gorman, turning in a perfect 2-2 performance with a total of two runs batted in.

Other significant contributors for the Guard against the Crusaders included Mason Kelley, going 1-1 with two RBIs; Greyson Priestner, going 1-3, including a double, with two RBIs; Campbell Fletcher, going 0-3 with two RBIs; Tyler Overbeek, going 2-2, including a triple, with one RBI; Connor Carson, going 1-3, with one RBI and one stolen base; Jake Shaffer, going 1-2 with one RBI; Josh Jenkins, going 2-3, including a double, with one RBI; Miguel Vega, going 2-3; and Seth Moss, going 1-2.

Credited with the victory for Brook Hill on the mound against Grace Community was Vega, allowing one hit, one run, and one earned run, while striking out nine and walking four, in five innings of work.

With a record of 1-0 last week, the Brook Hill Guard varsity baseball team currently stands with an overall record of 9-6, 2-2 in district play.

Next week: Tuesday, April 10 – Brook Hill at Grace Community; Saturday, April 14 – Pollok Central at Brook Hill.

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