Crusaders Take Victory Against St. Pius X In Pitcher’s Duel
Both teams were strong on the mound Tuesday, but Concordia defeated St. Pius X 2-1. The Crusader pitchers allowed just two hits to St. Pius X. C. Black toed the rubber for Concordia. He allowed two hits and one run over six and a third innings, striking out six. Concordia racked up ten hits. Simmons and Harrington each managed two hits to lead Concordia Lutheran. The Crusader defense was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error.
Concordia Lutheran Crusaders Varsity Can’t Quite Erase 6-Run Deficit In Loss To St. Pius X
Concordia Lutheran’s effort to come back from down six runs in the fourth inning came up just short, as they fell 8-7 to St. Pius X on Tuesday. Concordia scored five runs in the failed comeback on a home run by R. Diaz in the fifth, a walk by R. Choate in the sixth, and a single by E. Harrington in the seventh.
The Crusader were in it until St. Pius X singled in the eighth inning.
St. Pius X got on the board in the first inning.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Concordia Lutheran Crusaders Varsity tied things up at seven. Harrington drove in two when he singled.
K. Purdy was on the mound for the Crusaders. He surrendered six runs on four hits over three innings, striking out three. W. Maynard and T. Burnett entered the game as relief, throwing four and a third innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively.
S. Polk, Choate, D. Simmons, E. Harrington, R, Diaz, and W. Maynard each managed one hit to lead Concordia Lutheran Crusaders Varsity.
Monday at St. Thomas
Despite seeing its five-run lead whittled down by the end, Concordia Lutheran still held off St. Thomas Catholic for a 5-3 victory on Monday. St. Thomas Catholic scored three runs in the failed comeback on a single.
St. Thomas scored three runs in the seventh inning, but the Crusaders still managed to pull out the victory.
Concordia fired up the offense in the second inning, when an error scored one run for the Crusaders. Petro took the mound for Concordia. He allowed five hits and three runs over seven innings, striking out 13 and walking one.
The Crusader offense totaled seven hits. E. Harrington, J. Young, and S. Polk all collected multiple hits for Concordia Lutheran. Polk, Young, and Harrington all had two hits to lead the Crusaders.
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