Baseball Season Ends In Quarterfinals
Rummel swept the quarterfinal baseball series with Jesuit, carrying the momentum from Game One’s extra-inning walk-off home run into Game Two’s 8-0 season-ending shutout.
The finale on Saturday, May 6 at Kirsch Rooney Stadium was one of those games where just about everything that could go wrong for the Jays did. Starter Collin Kulivan was dinged up for two runs in the top of the first, and things kept going downhill from there. Aside from an inning-ending double play to end a threat in the sixth inning, the Jays proved to be their own worst enemy, posting more errors (5) than hits (3) and making several base running mistakes.
Obviously, we’re all disappointed,” Jesuit coach Joey Latino told the Morning Advocate after the game. “I feel bad for the kids, especially the seniors, and I just wish we had played better.
“We’re capable of playing so much better and we just didn’t do it these two days,” Latino added. “Losing in the fashion we did (Friday) night certainly made it a lot more difficult to come out today with energy, and it showed. But take nothing away from Rummel. They did a great job.”
Jesuit ends the season with a 23-14 record.
Three seniors will lace up their cleats at the next level. Stephen Sepcich and Marc Theberge will play for Tulane, while Nick Ray heads to Hammond to play for Southeastern.