Seidleck homers twice for ICS; Dragons shock Friends with a 5-run seventh; BL routs St. Paul’s
The MIAA B Conference baseball league schedule is now in full swing and three teams remained undefeated with victories on Thursday.
Indian Creek stretched its season-opening win streak to five games, including a 4-0 start in the B Conference, with a 8-4 home win over Gerstell Academy (0-4, 0-2). The Eagles were powered by two home runs and four RBI’s from Alex Seidleck.
The Eagles trailed 3-1 entering the fifth, but drew even on a two-run double by Logan Harris. Alex Craig then put Indian Creek in front to stay with a two-run home run. Gerstell got one run back in the top of the sixth, but Seidleck countered with a three-run blast in the home half of the inning. Seidleck’s first home run was a solo shot in the bottom of the first.
Gerstell opened the scoring in the top of the first with an RBI triple off the bat of Graham Vaeth. The Falcons added two more in the fourth with a two-run home run by Tyler Stuck.
Evan Selmer was the winning pitcher, going the first four innings, allowing three runs while striking out five. Craig earned the save by working the final three innings on the mound.
Pictured above: Indian Creek’s Alex Seidleck who hit a pair of home runs in the Eagles 8-4 win over Gerstell Academy.
GLENELG COUNTRY 6, FRIENDS 4
A game that was scoreless for four innings turned into a slugfest, as Glenelg Country and host Friends combined for 10 runs over the the final two innings with GCS rallying for a 6-4 win to remain undefeated.
The Dragons (3-0 overall, 2-0 MIAA B) scored five times in the top of the seventh, after Friends scored four times in sixth to take the lead.
Glenelg Country grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth when Dylan Melton reached with a single and eventually came around to score on a fielder’s choice grounder. The Quakers (0-2, 0-2) countered with three hits and four runs in the bottom, keyed by a RBI triple by Will Levy. Jacob Grossman plated Levy with a single and Lucas Monaldi-Fisher drove in a run during the rally. Also scoring a run for Friends in the sixth was Emmet Neff-McCready who went 3-for-3 with a double in the contest.
The Dragons’ big rally in the seventh was fueled by several walks, setting the stage for a two-run double by Tommy Berbert and an RBI single by Dylan Levin.
Brian Hammond was the winning pitcher, working the first five innings, allowing four hits and four runs (3 earned) with four strikeouts. Trey Miller got the save by working two scoreless innings.
BOYS’ LATIN 9, ST. PAUL’S 1
Having lost a pair of non-league games to St. Paul’s in March, Boys’ Latin turned the tables on their new MIAA B Conference baseball rival, Thursday, by routing the Crusaders, 9-1, on the road in Brooklandville, in a conference game.
The Lakers (3-3 overall, 2-0 MIAA B) broke on top with a two-run first inning single by Charlie Godin and took a 7-0 lead with a five run fourth inning. In the BL fourth, Antonio Akaterinidis, Braeden Hammett, Kaden Lymon and Jack Fishel delivered four consecutive RBI singles, with two down. Hammett’s base knock plated two.
The Lakers added on when Lymon walked with the bases loaded in the fifth and JT Windle provided an RBI single in the sixth. St. Paul’s only run was produced on a RBI double by Charles Konkolics in the home half of the sixth.
Liam Karey pitched a complete game for Boys’ Latin, allowing just three hits. He struck out seven and walk five.
The loss was the first of the year for St. Paul’s, which is now 6-1 overall and 2-1 in the B Conference.