St. John’s Prep traveled to BC High Wednesday in hopes of knocking off the Catholic Conference’s only remaining undefeated baseball team.
The Prep didn’t exactly cruise to victory but was able to get the win, defeating its rival, 6-5, in a back and forth game.
Prep starting pitcher Brandon Bingel saw his team give him a one-run lead before he took the mound in the bottom of the first. Bingel came into this clash of Eagles with a 2-0 record, but that was put to the test early by BC High.
The home team was able to score three runs in the first inning on three costly errors by the Prep defense.
BC High held onto that 3-1 lead until the fifth inning, when St. John’s Prep’s bats came alive.
Led by stellar base running by Nick Latham, the Prep scored four runs in the top of the fifth.
Latham capitalized on two balls thrown in the dirt by BC High starter Trent Berg to move from first to third before being driven in on a three-run double by Paul Crehan.
“It was just heads up. Once you see it in the dirt and it doesn’t come up clean, we work on going,” said Prep coach Pat Yanchus.
BC High answered with a run against Bingel in the bottom of the fifth on two straight doubles but the Prep hurler was able to get the next three outs in a row.
Chelsea 11, Minuteman 1 — Carlos Vega did it all for the Red Devils (4-4), pitching a complete game with 11 strikeouts and hitting a solo home run.
Watertown 5, Stoneham 1 — Senior Chris Stanizzi gave up just two hits in seven innings for the Raiders (6-2).
Sharon 8, Oliver Ames 3 — Senior Jake Fishman powered the Eagles with 11 strikeouts.
Lincoln-Sudbury 3, Boston Latin 2 — Junior Owen Bautze struck out six in five innings for the Warriors (4-3).
Wilmington 6, Melrose 5 — Heading into the bottom of the sixth inning trailing, 5-3, the Wildcats were able to score three runs with two outs. Cassie Grasso walked, Kim Woods singled, and then Alliy Gemallaro hit a two-run double, then scored the winning run on a passed ball. Wilmington has dedicated this season in the memory of officer Sean Collier. They wore decals on their helmets for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and black armbands for the officer.
Danvers 13, Lynn English 0 — Kendall Meehan pitched a perfect game and Caitlin McBride collected four hits, including a home run, as the Falcons rolled.
Foxborough 14, Canton 0 — Senior Eva Mavvoni and sophomore Lindsey Cunniff both went 3 for 3 for the Bulldogs.
Franklin 15, King Philip 4 — Junior attack Tara Doherty had four goals and two assists to lead the Panthers (5-2).
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