JV Baseball Update

Joe Meade, Staff Writer

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April 20- Revenge was the theme of JV Baseball’s second game vs Brearley. The Brearley Bears beat the Rams last time in a contest in which untimely errors and unlucky plays sunk the Rams giving the Rams their only loss on the season. But this time the entire Rams team knew what they had to do to beat Brearley. The Rams came out firing in the first inning scoring three runs thanks to hits from James Kim, Jack Reily, and Michael Roper. After an error lead to a run for Brearley, the Rams kept crushing the ball. In fact, everyone in the starting lineup either got a hit, scored a run, or was on base. The score after the third inning was 10-2 Rams. Although Brearley managed two more runs in the bottom of the fourth and fifth, the Rams firepower on offense was too much as the Rams scored four runs off multiple hits in the fourth and fifth inning. After having a 10 run lead, Pat Tobin came in and shut Brearley down for good. This meant the Rams mercy-ruled Brearley 14-4. This was a sweet game for the Rams as it avenged their only loss of the year.

April 29- After a week without a game, the Rams played their first Union County Tournament game against five seeded New Providence. New Providence was no doubt the strongest team the Rams had played up to this point of the season. The Rams came out aggressive on offense as they took a 3-0 lead in the top of the second thanks to walks drawn by Pat Tobin and Joe Meade and doubles from Jack Reily and James Kim. New Providence quickly responded by scoring two runs from the core of their lineup. The game was an exciting knockout championship fight that saw one team answer the other immediately. In the top of the fifth inning, the Rams held a 4-3 lead but they exploded getting into New Providence’s bullpen by drawing walks and getting hits in key moments. Thanks to this, the Rams took a 7-3 lead into the bottom half of the fifth. But, the Rams knew New Providence a team with an endless amount of talented hitters could answer. Unfortunately, New Providence was awoken after they gave up three runs in the top of the fifth as they exploded scoring six runs in the bottom of the fifth. They were more aggressive at the plate and even had some lucky hops go their way. The score after five was 9-7 New Providence. The Rams tried to mount a late rally in the sixth and seventh innings but New Providence’s closer was lights out as he shut down the Rams for good. The Rams stuck with the higher seeded team and even had them on the ropes but some untimely plays and hits are what ultimately sank them. This was the Rams’ second loss of the year. But, there is no need to worry as the Rams are a resilient bunch.


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