Jesuit vs. Jesuit: Tigers Grab Jays by Their Tails

Posted March 19, 2014 / Last updated April 21, 2014

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Junior outfielder Ben Hess is safe at first as the Jesuit Tampa Tiger juggles the throw.

Junior outfielder Ben Hess is safe at first as the Jesuit Tampa Tiger juggles the throw.

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It was an all-Jesuit battle at John Ryan Stadium on Tuesday evening as the Blue Jays threw down the welcome mat for the Tiger baseball team from Jesuit Tampa. The Jays felt the pain as the Tigers stepped all over their mat, administering a clinical shutout to the home team, 4-0. The stingy Jesuit Tampa the Jays to four hits. It was as if those hot bats wielded by the Jays during the last two weeks were thrown into vats of ice water.

The Jays (11-2) managed only four scattered singles by senior Blake Baker and juniors Ben Hess, Scott Crabtree, and Harrison Daste. Senior starter Glynn Hyer (1-2) took the loss, pitching 2 2/3 innings and striking out three batters. However, the Jays’ bullpen saw strong performances from junior Myles Blunt and sophomore Mason Mayfield. Blunt pitched 3 1/3 innings, yielding no runs, while Mayfield threw a scoreless seventh.

The only consolations were that the game has no affect on power rankings (the Jays are #2 behind Brother Martin). And both teams sat together for a post-game feast catered by the Jesuit New Orleans parents.

The Jays return to action Thursday when they play at Destrehan at 4 p.m. in Game 1 of the Gerard Oubre Memorial Tournament. Game 2 of the tournament, against W. Ouachita (heretofore, the Jays’ only loss in the WGNO Classic), will be played Friday at John Ryan Stadium. First pitch is 6 p.m.

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