For the Blue Jays, a Howling Good Time in Shutting Out the Wolves of St. Paul’s, 1-0
Sparks fly whenever Jesuit and St. Paul’s meet. The baseball game between the two rivals on Saturday, April 13 at John Ryan Stadium was no different. The Jays had only three hits and scored their lone run in the first inning. This time, one run was all that was needed.
When the Wolves came to bat in the top of the seventh inning, they were down to their last three outs. With a runner on second base and two outs, one of the Wolves smacked a single up the middle, straight to Jesuit centerfielder Mitch Alexander. The runner on second base was heading home, and fast. If he scored, the game would be tied at 1-1. Alexander scooped up the hit and executed a perfect “do or die” throw to home plate where catcher Trent Forshag was waiting, the Wolf runner charging fast. It wasn’t even close as Forshag stood his ground and tagged out the runner. End of game.
The winning pitcher was junior Brandon Sequeira (2-0), who struck out four batters in four and two-thirds
innings. Senior Andrew Mitchell pitched two and one-third innings in relief, striking out five Wolves and picking up a save. Jesuit plays a district game against Chalmette on Tuesday, April 16 at the Owls’ field. First pitch is 6 p.m.