Monday, March 21, 2011

SEU Battle of the Saints Series



The St. Edwards Hilltoppers baseball team took on the nationally ranked St. Mary’s Rattlers on March 4th in their annual Battle of the Saints series.
St. Edward’s practiced their throwing and fielding before the game while the
Rattlers extended their batting practice. The St. Edward’s baseball team fell behind early three to nothing, but with strong perseverance the Hilltoppers pitched a great inning in the 3rd inning to keep the score at seven to one. The Hilltoppers managed to get a man on base in the bottom of the 3rd, but they did not score a run. The Rattlers’ outfielder Jason Garcia hit a bomb off of st Edwards pitcher, Patrick Scholl, in the top of the 4th inning. The St. Edward’s Hilltoppers would go on to lose nine to three.

The final score of this game was 9-3. St. Mary’s, a top-ranked team, slugged four home runs on their way to the big victory over the St. Edward’s Hilltoppers. Jeff Rohrbach got the starting nod for the Hilltoppers, but lasted only three and a third innings. He gave up eight hits and eight runs, though only four of them were earned. It was his second loss of the season out of four decisions. The Rattlers started Matt Holland who pitched almost the entire game; he pitched 6 and two thirds innings out of 7 possible. He gave up 8 hits as well, but only allowed three of them to score while striking out eight. Holland earned his fifth win of the season and has yet to lose. St. Mary’s four home runs were hit by Reagan Moczygemba, Jason Garcia, Esteban Raygoza, and Greg Hurbst, who can be seen above slugging a solo bomb to left field.

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