Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Clarksburg High School
Gaithersburg Sr High School
After showing signs of rust early in their game against Gaithersburg Tuesday, the Clarksburg JV Baseball team pulled themselves together and scored 11 consecutive runs and defeated the Trojans 11-3.
The Coyotes allowed three runs to the Trojans in the bottom of the 1st inning thanks to three errors by the defense. The defense overcame their early struggles to shut down Gaithersburg for the remainder of the game. Sophomore pitcher Peter Phillips threw a complete game and only allowed one earned run while striking out seven batters.
Trailing 3-0, Clarksburg had a tough time early on scoring runs. Sophomore Connor Devine got the team on the board in the 3rd inning thanks to a stolen base and three Trojan errors.
In the 4th inning, Phillips led off with a single and scored two batters later on a RBI groundout by freshman Scott Lucas.
The offense exploded in the 5th inning as the Coyotes scored 7 runs and sent 12 batters to the plate. Junior Henry Wykes started the rally with a beautiful bunt single that stopped right on the third-base foul line. After a single by Devine, Wykes scored when he beat the throw home on a fielder’s choice off the bat of freshman Bailey Arensmeyer. Then Phillips drove in Devine with a RBI single to give Clarksburg the lead at 4-3.
After another single by sophomore Chance Leo, Lucas cleared the bases with a 3-RBI double down the right field line. Sophomore Gabriel Gomez then beat out an infield single to continue the inning. Next freshman Christian Oven drove in Lucas with a double down the right field line. Gomez scored later on a passed ball to make the score 9-3.
With a sizable 9-3 lead, the Coyotes tacked on a couple of insurance runs in the 7th inning. Sophomore Ray Hopkins led off the inning with a pinch-hit single, stole a base and then scored later on a passed ball. Later freshman Phillip Del Sordi drove in a run with a bases loaded walk.
The Coyotes continue the second half of their season at Blair Thursday at 3:45.