Three Thrillers: Baseball Draws Large Crowd, Falls to Tigers in Game 3

Posted May 1, 2019 / Last updated May 3, 2019

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2019 Blue Jay baseball is over, but the spirit of the season will continue to vibrate through John Ryan Stadium and Carrollton and Banks.

In a playoff-opening series that saw an average of nine combined hits per game, a true testament to solid pitching from both ball clubs, the results of games 1 and 2 were dependent on the hitting column. Jesuit won the Friday series opener, 2-1, with three more hits than Holy Cross, winning 5 to 2 in that column. The Tigers shut out the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon, 1-0, by winning 8 to 1 in that column. The if-necessary game 3 was not as self-explanatory.

The Jays and Tigers each had five hits in the deciding game, but the game’s deciding factor would become the far-right column on the scoreboard. Jesuit had three Game 3 errors in a series that was error-free through its first two games. The Jays scored their first run of the day in the bottom of the 7th inning, but that would not be enough. The Tigers escaped with a 2-1 victory and stole the series to advance further in the playoffs. All season long Blue Jay players’ hope and belief in comebacks was on display, as it was Saturday night all the way to the final out.

Through the Lens…

View the Photo Gallery from the Jesuit-Holy Cross Playoff Series

Friday night’s victorious crowd cheers and exits the stadium as students wait to greet their baseball classmates.

By the Numbers…

Stats from Jesuit’s 2-1 Playoff-Opening Victory:
Player H HR RBI    
Will Hellmers 1 0 0    
Zack Casebonne 1 0 0    
Chris Favalora 1 0 0    
Brian Valigosky 0 0 1    
Luke Eccles 2 0 1    
Totals 5 0 1    
Player W L SV IP SO
Will Hellmers 1 0 0 7 8
Totals 1 0 0 7 8

View the LHSAA Div. I Boys Baseball Bracket

Read More on Friday’s Game… | Will Hellmers tosses six no-hit innings to help Jesuit edge Holy Cross, 2-1, in Division I regional opener

Read More on Saturday’s Double-Header… | (WATCH) Replay: Holy Cross survives bases-loaded jam late, advances in LHSAA playoffs past Jesuit with 2-1 win