Midweek Baseball: Pitching performances on full display

So far this week, pitching has been the dominant aspect to several games. Multiple Founders League teams had pitchers throw complete games, and many did so in a convincing fashion. The parity within the league seems to be apparent, as no team appears to be head-and-shoulders above the rest. As usual, the level of competition is high in the Founders.

Here’s how the action played out:

Choate 3-2 AOF

The Wild Boars prevailed in a 9-inning battle against a strong AOF squad on Monday. It was a game of skilled fielding and elite pitching performances from both sides, but Choate proved they could execute more efficiently at the plate, pulling out a narrow victory.

Choate pitcher Jacob Stevens threw for a complete game, keeping Avon’s hitting in check.

AOF 11-1 Kent

AOF bounced back from defeat to Choate on Wednesday against a struggling Kent squad, picking up a convincing win. Highlighted by a complete game from pitcher Chris Davis and strong hitting from senior Ryan Phillips, who hit a three-run homer to seal the game.

Taft 9-6 Trinity-Pawling

The Rhinos came out with a victory against the Pride in an even matchup. Home runs by Petey Colon and Hadley Stone accompanied by a save from Taft pitcher Justin Lebek allowed Taft to come out on top.

Lebek also chipped in at the plate, knocking in a run with a double in the first inning. Hunter Frantz drove in two runs with a ground-rule-double in the same inning, and Ross Colton was 3 for 5 on the day with two doubles.

Loomis 10-1 Westy

The Martlets continued to struggle as they faced an all-around impressive Loomis team. A dominant complete game from Bobby Cecere held Westminster to 1 run all game, and the Pelicans took advantage by blowing up the scoreboard in the late innings of the game.

Choate 8-6 Deerfield

Choate continued to roll as they won against their bitter rival Deerfield in extra innings on Wednesday, following their big victory over Avon on Monday. The Wild Boars look to extend their win streak as they take on Hopkins next week.

Hotchkiss 6-0 Trinity-Pawling

The Bearcats cruised against the Pride on Tuesday, as Trinity-Pawling suffered its second-straight loss.

Junior pitcher RJ Hall threw a complete game shutout, as the Pride struggled to score any runs against his great performance.

They look to bounce back against an also struggling Westminster team on Saturday.

Featured Image: Credit Robert Falcetti