Jays Turn Out the Lights on Purple Knights
Jays Have Opportunity to Avenge Earlier Loss When They Play Their Final District Game Against the Shaw Eagles on Wednesday, April 23 at John Ryan Stadium. First pitch: 7 PM
The “pings” of Jesuit’s bats on Easter Monday were as loud as the sound of crickets on a spring evening at John Ryan Stadium.
In defeating St. Augustine, 17-7, the Blue Jays exploded with five runs in the bottom of the first inning. But the Purple Knights came right back in the second inning with four runs. It looked like it would be a close game as the 5-4 score held up, even in the bottom of the fourth when Jesuit added a run to make it 6-4.
But in the bottom of the fifth inning, nothing but “pings” for the Jays, seven of whom crossed home plate to take a commanding 13-4 lead.
And it still wasn’t over. The Purple Knights scored three unearned runs in the top of the sixth on fielding errors to cut the score to 13-7.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Jays decided to turn out the lights… for good. Four runs crossed the plate, giving the Jays a 17-7 win in six innings on the 10-run rule. Jesuit had 13 hits to St. Aug’s six.
Senior hurler Glynn Hyer won in relief and improved his record to 3-3. He pitched 4 2/3 innings, striking out five batters. Hyer relieved starter Myles Blunt after 1 1/3 inning in which St. Aug scored those first four runs in the top of the second.
Big hitters for the Blue Jays were Spencer Miller – two hits, including a double, and four RBIs; Brandon Sequeira – two singles and three RBIs; Blake Baker – two hits, including a double; Stephen Sigle – two singles; and, Nick Ray – two singles.
The Blue Jays (25-5 overall; 7-2 district) play their final district game against Archbishop Shaw on Wednesday, April 23 at John Ryan Stadium. First pitch is 7 p.m.
Students, faculty, and staff are admitted with school IDs and season passes will be accepted. Otherwise, admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children (ages 6-11).
Come on out and support the Blue Jays for their last district game of the 2014 season.
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