Curley baseball hits 4-0 with last at-bat victory
In what was a well pitched, well defended MIAA A Conference baseball game, a couple of late errors allowed Archbishop Curley to claim a 3-2 walk-off win, Monday, against John Carroll School in a battle between two previously undefeated teams.
Curley (4-0 overall, 3-0 MIAA A) loaded the bases in the seventh with no one out with a single, a hit batsman and a walk, but John Carroll came up with an unusual double play as shortstop Ethan Ruiz fielded a grounder and forced Curley’s Ryan Edmonds at the plate. The Pats also got the return throw to third to complete the twin killing. Unfortunately for Ruiz, he was charged with consecutive errors as the following two batters hit grounders his way and the second one allowed Kobe Davis to cross home plate with the winning run.
John Carroll (2-1, 2-1 MIAA A) took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on an RBI single by Cody Kurek and Curley pulled even in the fourth on a sac fly by Joe Petryszak. In the Curley fifth, the Friars moved in front when Edmonds plated Ryan Torres with a one-out single.
Curley maintained its slim lead into the seventh when the Patriots managed to load the bases with two out and Mason Deletis batting. Curley’s Harry Middlebrooks was pitching and managed to retire Deletis for the final out, but not before a passed ball allowed Matt Bishop to race home with the tying run.
Curley ace Jake Michel made the start, working four innings, allowing one run on one hit while striking out seven. Middlebrooks was the winning pitcher, working three innings and allowing just one hit, but walking five.
Matt Archibald made the start for John Carroll and worked four strong innings, allowing four hits and one run.