Batters ignite successful season

JV baseball has started off their season with a 7-2 record.

After their disappointing loss to Churchill on Apr. 6, the boys rebounded on Apr. 9 beating Springbrook 35-0. “We were really hurt after losing to Churchill by one run, but we  took out all of our frustration on Springbrook, getting a good win,” sophomore second basemen Andrew Misovec said.

On Apr. 10 at home, the Patriots beat Richard Montgomery 6-5 as sophomore pitcher/right fielder Max Levine got the walk-off single. “I just wanted to help my team and score the last run to get a win,” Levine said.

On Apr. 12, the Patriots played another game at home against the Magruder Colonels. The boys won 15-3 with sophomore catcher Freddie Rodgers and sophomore outfielder Brett Olsen each getting two hits to help propel the Patriots over Magruder.
The next day, on Apr. 14, The Patriots faced off against Quince Orchard. It was a back and forth game that went into extra innings. Sophomore second baseman/pitcher Jacob Glazier pitched all eight innings. Going into the bottom of the sixth, the boys were down 3-1, but an error by Quince Orchard tied things up. Two innings later, in the bottom of the eighth, Misovec came in the clutch by hitting a walk-off single to secure a win to make the Patriots record 5-1.

“It was a great all-around game and Andrew just came in the clutch in the end giving us the win. I am really proud of the ways the boys are playing so far this season,” coach Robert Acevedo said.

The Patriots looked for another win at home on Apr 18 against Gaithersburg as the game was supposed to be played on Apr. 17, but was postponed due to the rain. Freshman center fielder/pitcher Miller Romm started on the mound pitching three innings and surrendering one run.

Their next game came the next day on Apr. 19 away against Northwest. They started off scoring 11 runs in the first inning, thanks partially to Romm with a double. Karis ended with four hits on the day, and even after giving up three or four runs each inning, they won 17-11. “It is always great to get a win against one of the best teams in the county,” Romm said.

On Apr. 21 at Clarksburg, the boys suffered a disappointing loss. Romm started the game and surrendered four runs on five hits over four and two-third innings. The boys started off the game with a hot start getting an early 3-0 lead, but later in the game gave it up and ended up losing 5-3. Romm lead the team with two hits.

The Patriots took on Blair on Apr. 24 and won 11-1 thanks to a four-hit game by Karis.

Dev Zoks

Staff Writer

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