Boys Varsity Baseball · Baseball Opens the Season with Two Walkoff Wins

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The Baseball team (2-0, 1-0) has rallied twice for walkoff wins in their first two games of the season.  The team pushed across a bases loaded ball in play to knock off Ben Davis HS 3-2 in eight innings on Friday night, and then another bases loaded single to pick up their first Circle City Conference win in program history by beating Brebeuf Jesuit Prep 6-5 last night.

The team got 2019 started at Grand Park on Friday against the Giants, as wet conditions forced the game to be moved to a synthetic turf field.  Ben Davis struck for two runs in the fourth inning, taking a 2-0 lead.  The Warriors got one run back when Senior Nick Wilson’s fielders choice ground out plated the first run of the season.  Senior Jake Brackett knotted the score with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Some missed opportunities could have haunted the Warriors, as they left ten men on base.  But Junior Brennan Moran hit a hard ground ball to first base with the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, which was not fielded cleanly, allowing the winning run to score.  Moran pitched four scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win on the mound.

Covenant was able to open up conference play for their first season in the CCC at home against Brebeuf Jesuit (1-3, 0-1) on Tuesday.  The Braves plated single runs in the first two innings, and two more in the third to take a 4-0 lead.  But CCHS rallied with four runs in the fourth inning to knot things up.  BJPS scored again in the fifth inning, before a single run tied it in the sixth for the Warriors.  Senior Cam Collins singled to center to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning.  Sophomore Blane Bradford worked a walk, which was followed up with a beautifully placed bunt for a base hit by Wilson.  Sophomore Alex Coleman hit an 0-2 pitch up the middle to drive in the winning run.  Sophomore Darien Pugh pitched a complete game to pick up the win for Covenant, giving up five runs on eight hits.

The Braves and Warriors complete the two-game series tonight at Brebeuf at 6:00 pm.