Do Unto Others: This Time Around, Jays Grab Tigers by the Tail
Jays Shut Out Tigers, 7-0
Jesuit scored three runs in the third inning and added a nice cushion of four more in the fourth, while Jack Burk and Logan Hornung held Holy Cross scoreless on four hits.
The Friday night game at John Ryan Stadium attracted a large crowd that witnessed the Jays explode for 11 hits and seven runs to even it up in the second round of district play. Two weeks ago, the Tigers manhandled the Jays, 8-6. Everything that went wrong for the Jays in that game played at Holy Cross went completely right under the lights at the Ryan.
The Jays’ record is 20-7; in district play, 5-2. The Jays are a half-game behind Holy Cross. Jesuit plays two more games this weekend on their home field. A non-district game against John Ehret is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday. The game will feature Blue Jay Senior Day and recognize the 11 seniors on the team. On Sunday, the Jays play Rummel at 3 p.m. in a game that was rained out earlier this week. The Jays are looking at squaring things up with the Raiders who rallied in extra innings to defeat Jesuit, 6-5, in the first round.
In the Holy Cross game, Burk started on the mound and pitched five innings, giving up two hits, two walks, and striking out five Tigers. Hornung pitched the last two innings, giving up two hits and striking out four batters. Burk got the win to improve his record to 5-0.
Offensively, Jesuit’s bats were pinging and ringing up 11 hits. Stephen Sepcich had two singles and three RBIs. Brandon Briuglio had a base hit and a triple. Ben Hess had three singles and an RBI. Dan Edmund had a big double that drove in two runs.