Saturday, April 8, 2017
Northwest High School
Clarksburg High School
After not playing a game in almost two weeks, the Clarksburg JV Baseball team showed serious signs of rust in their 12-8 loss to Northwest.
The Coyotes last played Mar. 27 in a win at Einstein. Thanks to forfeits and weather, the team has not played an opponent since then.
Northwest scored 4 times in the top of the first thanks to sloppy pitching and defense by the Coyotes. Sophomore Connor Devine got the Coyotes on the board in the bottom half of the inning thanks to a walk, a stolen base and an error by the Jaguars.
In the third inning, Northwest extended their lead to 10-1. Instead of giving up, the Coyotes fought hard to come back all the way until the last out. Clarksburg scored three times in the third as sophomores Chance Leo, Daniel Ward and junior Ryan Johns all scored on passed balls.
Facing a 12-4 deficit in the fifth inning, the Coyotes continued to fight back. Sophomore Gabriel Gomez drove in junior Henry Wykes with a RBI groudout and then Devine hit a double to deep left to drive in freshman Christian Oven.
Things almost got interesting in the final inning. Consecutive singles by sophomore Peter Phillips and Leo got the inning started. Phillips scored on a Northwest error. Johns drove in another run with a RBI groundout to cut the lead to four. With the bases loaded, a bizarre double play combining a foul tip strikeout and a pickoff ended the game.
Clarksburg is now off for spring break until April 18 for their makeup game at Gaithersburg.