From The Ryan to Rooney, Jays Sweep the Crusaders

Posted March 22, 2019 / Last updated March 27, 2019

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From John Ryan to Kirsch-Rooney Stadium, the Jesuit High School (JHS) baseball team completed its district-opening series with a clean sweep of the Brother Martin (BM) Crusaders. Game 1 was an extra-inning nail-biter, providing entertainment to the packed house of Blue Jay fans. Game 2 was a hit fest for the away team, bringing satisfaction to Blue Jay coaches, players, and loyal fans who enjoyed the show.

Senior P/CF Will Moran

Moran Led the Machine
Game 2: Jesuit 14, Br. Martin 1

Senior Will Moran’s arm and bat worked like well-fueled machines Thursday night at Kirsch-Rooney. Leading the Jays to a satisfying 14-1 victory, Moran pitched a complete game and went 2-for-2 with an RBI in the Blue Jays’ second straight win against Brother Martin.

The Jays followed a 4-run third inning with their 7-run fourth inning, started, nevertheless, by a Will Moran single. Infielder Seth Dardar followed suit with a single, paving way for a Will Hellmers bunt that scored Moran. Later in the inning Tripp Haddad hit a bases-loaded RBI single, and Parker Serio and Luke Eccles were both hit by pitches. After a few more runs the lineup circled back to Moran and Hellmers, who hit an RBI sacrifice fly and RBI single, respectively. 

When There’s a Will, There’s a Way
Game 1: Jesuit 2, Br. Martin 1

After throwing five strikeouts and seven scoreless innings, pitcher Will Hellmers made his first error in the top of the first extra inning. The Jays surrendered one run in the top of the 8th, and Brenden Berggren took the mound to finish the inning. But Hellmers’ night was not over.

Trailing 1-0 with two outs and empty bases, Seth Dardar battled the BM pitcher and eventually walked. Hellmers subbed in to hit a perfectly placed RBI double down the right-field line. Sophomore Zack Casebonne then stepped to the plate and smashed a walk-off single to score Hellmers and force the Blue Jay crowd to shake John Ryan Stadium with excitement.

Through the Lens…

View the Photo Gallery from the JHS-BM District Opener

With two outs and Will Hellmers on second, Zack Casebonne hits walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 8th inning.

By the Numbers…

Stats from Jesuit’s 2-1 victory over BM at John Ryan:
Player H HR RBI    
Will Moran 2 0 0    
Seth Dardar 1 0 0    
Will Hellmers 1 0 1    
Zack Casebonne 2 0 1    
Tripp Haddad 1 0 0    
Totals 7 0 2    
Player W L SV IP SO
Will Hellmers 0 0 0 7.33 5
Brenden Berggren 1 0 0 0.67 0
Totals 1 0 0 8 5
Stats from Jesuit’s 14-1 victory over BM at Kirsch-Rooney:
Player H HR RBI    
Will Moran 2 0 1    
Seth Dardar 2 0 0    
Will Hellmers 1 0 0    
John Carbo 1 0 0    
Zack Casebonne 1 0 1    
Brian Valigosky 1 0 1    
Tripp Haddad 2 0 2    
Parker Serio 0 0 1    
Marc Dougherty 0 0 1    
Luke Eccles 0 0 1    
Connor Bendeck 1 0 1    
Chris Favalora 0 0 1    
Totals 11 0 10    
Player W L SV IP SO
Will Moran 1 0 0 5 5
Totals 1 0 0 5 5

On the Horizon…

2019 Season Schedule (PDF)

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