Jays Scorch St. Augustine with 8 Runs on 11 Hits
The Blue Jays spotted St. Augustine one run in the bottom of the second inning before turning on their aluminum spigots and blitzing the Purple Knights for 11 hits and eight runs. In their 8-1 win over St. Aug on Friday, April 4 at Wesley Barrow Stadium, the Jays (19-3 overall) remain the only undefeated team in District 9-5A with a 4-0 record.
Winning pitcher Glynn Hyer improved his record to 2-3. He pitched four full innings and struck out three batters before being relieved by Miles Blount who closed the final three innings.
The Blue Jays left three runners stranded in the first inning and one runner in the second. Not used to being on the short end of the scoreboard, the Jays woke up from their nap after St. Aug took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. It would be the only run for the Purple Knights.
In the third inning, the Jays scored two runs and came back in the fourth to push three more runs across the plate. In the fifth inning, the Jays added three more runs.
Once again, Scott Crabtree wielded a hot aluminum stick, hitting a single and a double. Also, give the junior left-fielder credit for three ribbies. Other Jays who hit the ball were Blake Baker (2B) and Nathan Zimmer (DH), each with a pair of singles. Alex Galy (SS) notched a single and double, Harrison Daste (RF) tripled, and Brandon Sequeira (3B) smacked a double.
Spencer Miller (C) got a free ticket to first base four times. His first at-bat, Miller drew a walk. But the next three times he stepped into the batter’s box, Miller was hit by a pitch.
The Blue Jays play the Patriots of John Ehret in a non-district game on Saturday, April 5 at John Ryan Stadium. First pitch is 6 p.m. Student IDs will not be accepted at the gate. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children (6-11).