A strong victory for varsity baseball

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A strong victory for varsity baseball

Pitcher Matt Seubert gives his all during the seventh inning.

Pitcher Matt Seubert gives his all during the seventh inning.

Pitcher Matt Seubert gives his all during the seventh inning.

Pitcher Matt Seubert gives his all during the seventh inning.

Justine Phipps, Scot Scoop Sports Editor/In Depth Editor

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“We came together as a team and picked each other up when we needed to,” said left fielder Julian Billot.

Carlmont came out strong with a 5-3 win against Terra Nova High School on Friday afternoon.

Third baseman Aaron Albaum started off the first inning with a line drive to left field. With two outs, right fielder Vinny Bologna hit a solid grounder to left field, scoring Albaum. Designated hitter Spencer Stewart, who was recently brought up from the junior varsity team, followed up with a grounder to right field, advancing Bologna.

“Moving up to varsity is awesome,” said Stewart. “It’s a privilege for any underclassman to be pulled up for a varsity sport in any competitive sport.”

Terra Nova came into the bottom of the first with a solid double to the right field fence. With two outs on the board, the fourth batter hit a line drive to center field, bringing in a run and tying the game.

Carlmont brought the bats to life in the third inning. Albaum hit a solid grounder to center field, followed by a bunt along the third base line by Aaron Pleschner, who made his first appearance in a league game since he broke his foot. Second baseman Kyle Barret kept the streak going with a line drive to right field, scoring Albaum and advancing Carlmont’s lead 3-1.

“Tonight’s game went really well,” said Stewart. “We played really good team baseball.”

Terra Nova fought back during the bottom of the fourth inning with solid line drives and grounders left and right. Terra Nova ended the inning still trailing Carlmont 3-2.

“[Seubert] went out there and dealt just as we knew he would,” said Stewart. “We were sacrificing at bats for the run support he needed.”

At the top of the fifth inning with one out and no one on base, Barret crushed a home run over the left field fence, boosting Carlmont’s spirit. Keeping their confidence high going into the sixth inning, pitcher Matt Seubert hit a line drive to the center field fence. Billot kept the streak going with a line drive to right field, scoring pinch runner Ryan Giberton.

Carlmont ended the game with three outs in a row, finishing with a final score of 5-3.

“It was a great game because we took first place in our league,” said Mitchell Wright. “That [created] some tension at the beginning of the game, [so] it felt good to beat them.”

Carlmont hosts their senior game against Menlo High School on May 7 at 4 p.m.

“We are confident that if we play the way we’ve been playing the last few games, that we will have another good game,” said Billot.

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