A well-earned victory for varsity baseball


Pitcher Ryan Giberton throwing a strike for the second out of the inning.

Justine Phipps, Scot Scoop Sports Editor/In Depth Editor

They hit, they ran, they scored. Carlmont captured a home victory on Friday afternoon against Terra Nova High School.

“We did a good job pitching and hitting,” said catcher Connor Loucks. “They [Terra Nova] were a good team.”

Pitcher Joe Pratt started off the game with three strikeouts. Pumped up, first baseman Aaron Albaum hit a hard grounder to shortstop, bouncing over his head and rolling into left field. Keeping the streak going, center fielder Matt Seubert hit a line drive to left field, followed by a grounder to short by Pratt. Carlmont ended the first ending with a 4-0 lead.

“We did what we came here to do,” said Pratt.

Terra Nova scored their only run of the game shortly into the third inning, but couldn’t keep their streak going.

Left fielder Julian Billot took control defensively with all three outs during the fourth inning. Staying hot, Loucks took the walk to lead off Carlmont’s offense. Albaum hit a solid line drive to center field, scoring pinch runner Mitchell Wright.

Carlmont switched up their pitchers in the top of the fifth inning, bringing Ryan Giberton to the mound. Giberton struggled at first with two walks, but managed to bring it back with three outs in a row.

Pratt kept the streak alive with a line drive to center. With one out, designated hitter Alex Smith got a run batted in (RBI) with a pop out to center field, scoring Pratt and advancing Carlmont’s lead to 6-1.

The rest of the game began a back and forth battle of the defenses. Carlmont started off the sixth inning strong with a strikeout by pitcher Sean Yao. The boys quickly got out of the inning, but were not able to keep the bats going.

“I felt like [the game] went very well,” said third baseman Michael McGill. “I think the whole team was really confident after the win on Wednesday.”

Carlmont ended the game with a quick defensive inning, finishing with a final score of 6-1 Carlmont.

“If we play [the next game] well, then we’ll be fine,” said Loucks.

Carlmont’s next game got rained out, and will be rescheduled later on.