Nerve-racking game ends with close win for Scots baseball


Nick Thompson sliding into third on a steal

Sarah Klieves, Editor-in-Chief

Nick Thompson sliding into third on a steal
Nick Thompson sliding into third on a steal

The sound of a pitch hitting the catchers mitt during the Scots’ frosh-soph baseball game against the Capuchino Mustangs signaled the start of the game Wednesday afternoon.

The game was a close one, with a final score of 3-2 Carlmont.

Freshman Connor Loucks said that winning a game with a close score feels “kind of sketchy, I have to admit, but in the end, it comes up being bigger than a normal win.”

“We’ve been practicing really hard this week, so it feels good to get the win either way,” said sophomore Nick Thompson.

The top of the first inning was  quick, with the Scots getting three outs fast to go to the bottom of the first. During the bottom of the first, Calrmont scored when freshman Ryan Callahan hit a double, bringing sophomore Ryan Giberton home.

The whole team played a great game. The Scots’ had excellent defense throughout the game and the pitchers threw the ball well. Thompson stated, “Our starting pitcher, Sean Yao, did really good today. He kept the runs really low, didn’t give up too many hits, and threw a lot of strikes.”

Assistant coach Jeff Outzen stated, “It was a close ball game and our guys stayed locked in for all seven innings. They didn’t quit. They played hard and ended up coming out on top.”

Things got dicy in the fifth after pitcher Sean Yao balked, thus advancing the runner on first to second. The next two Capuchino batters were walked, loading up the bases. Capuchino was able to score, tying up the game.

In the bottom of the sixth, it looked like Carlmont would come back to get the win after sophomore Julian Billot hit a fly ball that landed in the grass just shallow of center, bringing in freshman Tyler Brandenburg, making the score 2-1 Scots.

After a pitching change for Calrmont brought in sophomore Kyle McGuire in the top of the seventh, Capuchino scored again when the ball was overthrown to first base.

Luckily, in the bottom of the seventh, Calrmont recovered to earn the win. With great at bats for Thompson, sophomore Joe Pratt, freshman Spencer Stewart, Loukas’ hit brought in Thompson and the Scots earned another win.

From a coach’s perspective, head coach Chris Davidson added, “[The game was] nerve-racking from the start to the finish.” They don’t plan to do anything differently in future games except “we hope to win by more runs,” added Davidson.

Carlmont’s next game is scheduled for Friday, April 26 at Capuchino at 4pm.