The Jesuit Marauders JV baseball team traveled to Concord to play a doubleheader against the De La Salle Spartans. The Marauders beat the Spartans by the scores of 7 to 3 and 15 to 3 last season. I believe that De La Salle actually had two different freshman teams last year.
Leading off in the first game, Jack was 1 for 4 with a double. In his first at-bat to start the game, he hit a 2 and 2 pitch for a hard grounder down the first base line for a double. Jack went to third on a balk during Alex's at-bat. Unbelievably, they were not able to get him home. With Alex and Nick walking to load the bases, Kyle, Sam and Ryan struck out to end the inning. Jack crushed a 0 and 1 pitch to left center in his second plate appearance. When it left the bat, I was sure that it was at least a double. The wind held the ball up and the centerfield made a nice running catch for the out. In his third at-bat, Jack grounded a 1 and 2 pitch to the first baseman for an out. The umpire was calling a very low outside strike. With Jack falling behind 1 and 2 again on a pair of low outside strikes, he hit a high pop fly to the right side that the first baseman caught for an out.
Playing centerfield, Jack had two put-outs and an assist. Fielding a line drive in left center, Jack threw to third base to get a runner that was trying to advance from first to third.
The Marauders only managed four hits. Jack's double plus singles by Alex and Cosca. Sogard had an infield single off the pitcher. Compounding the problems by giving up a couple of unearned runs, the Marauders lost the game by the score of 7 to 1. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.
Wolger (2-2, 7 starts, 1 appearance, 28.67 innings, 2.93 ERA) was the losing pitcher.
Leading off in the second game, Jack was 1 for 4 with a single, a stolen base, a run scored and an RBI. In his first at-bat, he grounded a 2 and 2 pitch right back at the pitcher. The pitcher made a nice stab to keep the ball from going up the middle and threw Jack out at first. Jack grounded a 1 and 1 pitch through the right side for a single in his second plate appearance to lead off the fourth inning. He stole second, went to third on Cosca's single and scored on Iwasa's single. Coming to bat a second time in the fourth inning, Jack grounded a 3 and 1 pitch to the shortstop to drive in Jonah for the RBI and was thrown out at first. In his third at-bat, Jack grounded a 3 and 1 pitch to the shortstop and was thrown out at first. Jack hit a 1 and 2 pitch for a grounder to the shortstop in his fourth plate appearance and was thrown out at first.
Playing centerfield, Jack did not have a put-out or an assist.
Leading 7 to 3 in the bottom of the fourth, the Marauders failed to hold the lead. An untimely error, a walk and a hit batter all combined to let the lead slip away. The Marauders lost the game by the score of 9 to 8. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.
Colombara (1-1, 1 start, 2 appearances, 7.33 innings, 5.73 ERA) was the losing pitcher.
The Jesuit JV baseball team now has 17 wins and 4 losses. Their league record is 7 wins and 1 loss. The game log is here. The high school regular seasons end on May 7. Over the next week and a half, the Marauders have seven games: a three game series with Pleasant Grove, a rain-out make up game against Sheldon and a three game series against Oak Ridge. It is going to be interesting to see how the pitching holds up…