T-S Baseball: Beavers, Pelicans Split Series, Pride Win Offensive Battle

Two of New England’s best, Avon and Loomis faced-off in a highly anticipated weekend series, while Trinity Pawling’s loud bats lead them to victory. This week was filled with close games as teams try to solidify themselves amongst the best in New England.

Here is how it all happened:

Thursday April 10th

Cheshire 7-4 Choate

In this non-league game, Choate fell to Cheshire Academy. Cheshire was able to defeat the Boars with a late 9th inning push that scored them three runs which proved the be the difference as Choate was unable to push any runs across in the bottom half of the inning.

Friday April 11th

Avon 1-4 Loomis

The Pelicans were able to take the first game of the weekend series with a dramatic 9th inning rally. The Pelicans pushed across the first run of the day in the top of the fourth following a Austin Cave ’14 triple, Connor Cox ‘14 struck a two out single up the middle to score Cave.

Avon was able to load the bases off back-to-back base hit and a walk, but were held to only one run because of a home to first double play converted by Ben Suski ’15.

Loomis responded with back-to-back hits of its own off the bats of Cave and Matt Smoolca ‘14, and an intentional walk to Cox loaded the bases. After a strike out, and back-to-back an Ivan Rivera ‘15 single brought home the three runs that proved to be the difference. Pitching was strong for both teams Avon’s John Witkowski ’15 threw six strong innings fanning 12 batters. For the Pelicans starter Bobby Cecere ’16 threw one hit, shutout ball for the first five innings, and reliever Austin Cave battled his way to the win over the course of the last four innings, yielding four hits and the lone Avon run but striking out five.

Saturday April 12th

Avon 4-1 Loomis

Avon was able to split the weekend series with the Pelicans. In this game, the Beavers were lead by the pitching of Andrew Gnazzo ’15, who threw a complete game to silence the strong Loomis bats.

Choate 15- 5 Hotchkiss

The Boars strong bats rallied together in their rout of Hotchkiss. The Choate attack was lead by Jack Bohen’s 3/3 performance that included a double and two RBI, Phil Perrino was also strong at the plate going 3/5 with 3 RBI and a triple.

Hopkins 2-5 Taft

Taft was lead by the strong pitching of Patch Robinson ’14 who threw six innings waving five and only giving up two runs, he also was solid at the plate driving in two runs. Taft’s offense wasn’t over powering only stringing together four hits, but got to the point early by scoring four in the first frame. Peter Colon ‘14 was also a vital part in the offense going 2/3 and bringing in one run.

Trinity Pawling 12- 11 Westminster

In this high scoring affair the Pride were able to out slug the Martlets in league play.


Games to come:

Wednesday April 16th

Avon vs. Kingswood Oxford

Loomis vs. Choate

Hotchkiss vs. Trinity Pawling

Taft vs. Kent