Baseball: Choate, Loomis, and Avon Offenses Shine

Choate was able to go undefeated on the weekend scoring a combined 39 runs in two games, and Loomis was able to expand their winning streak to 3 games. Taft was able to create offense late to take a much needed league game against Westminster.

Here’s how it all went down:

Friday April 18th

Choate 17-2 Taft

The Wild Boars offense was the clear-cut difference in this game registering 17 runs off of 19 hits. Choate scored their runs early, 10 in second inning and never looked back. Choate was lead by hitters John Vaughan (’15) 2/4 3RBI, Josh Huttler (’14) 2/3 2 RBI, and Andrew Christofor (’15) 2/3 2 RBI. Choate also received strong pitching from Ben Engvall (’14) who went 5 innings yielding only 4 hits and 1 earned run.

Saturday April 19th

Avon 12-1 Northfield Mount Hermon

The Beavers were able to defeat NMH handled in a non-league matchup.

The Hogger’s grabbed an early one-run lead in the 1st, but Avon responded quickly. A three-run homerun by Matt Millea ’15 started the spark for the Beavers. A ground out RBI by Dan Nobile, a sac fly by Stephen Thibault ’16, and a solo homerun by Ben Johnston ’15 expanded the Avon lead to 6-1 after 3. Garrett Stonehouse ’16 was able to destroy any thoughts of an NMH comeback with a three run shot in the 5th that gave the Beavers an 11-1 lead.

Avon’s pitching was also dominant only giving up one run as well as one hit.

Choate 22-5 Hotchkiss

The Wild Boars bats stayed hot as they traveled to Lakeville for a league game. Choate started early scoring 5 in the 1st, but Hotchkiss was able to answer with 2 of their own in the bottom half of the inning.

After only being up by 3 heading into the top of the 4th, Choate was able to blow the game open. The Boars scored a total of 11 runs in innings 4-7. Choate’s offense was lead by Doug Schaffer (’14) 4/5 4 RBI, John Vaughan (’15) 4/5 3 RBI, and Brendan Craven (’14) 3/3 2 RBI.

Loomis 19-1 Kent

The Pelicans were able to keep rolling in league play on the road against Kent. Loomis was able to take total command with a 5 run rally in the 4th inning lead by Connor Cox’s (’14) grand slam, Cox lead the offense going 3/5 with 5 RBI on the day. Tyler Mulberry ’15 2/2 2 RBI, Will Hanson ‘15 2 RBI, Ivan Rivera 2 RBI, and Austin Cave ’14 2 RBI were also essential in this lop-sided victory. Loomis was lead on the mound by Cave who threw 7 innings, only giving up the lone run.

Taft 8-6 Westminster

The Rhinos were able to come back from Friday’s tough loss to Choate with a late-inning rally.

The game was knotted at 5 in the bottom of the 7th when Taft’s Petey Colon ‘14 lined a one-out, 3-2 pitch to left for an RBI single, Miah Vargas ‘16 was able to able to expand the lead with a single that brought in 2 runs. Taft’s offense was lead by Justin Lebek ’15 1/3 3 RBI, Miah Vargas 1/5 2 RBI, and Petey Colon 2/4 RBI. Taft was lead on the mound by Patch Robinson ‘14 who pitched 6 innings giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, and fanning 10, although Hadley Stone ‘14 recorded the win by pitching 3 strong innings giving up no earned runs (2 total) and striking out 4.

Toby Casper ’14 carried the Martlets offense going 2/5 with 4 RBI.

Kingswood 18-8 Trinity Pawling

Kingswood was able to defeat the Pride on the road in league play. TP will look to bounce back against Taft at home on Wednesday, while KO will try to continue its winning ways with a trip to Suffield Academy on Thursday.