Baseball falls to Bellarmine 7-3

The Eagles faced the West Catholic league Bellarmine Bells today, April 2 and failed to string together hits and make up for Bellarmine’s offense.

The second inning proved to be the downfall for the Eagles where they gave up three runs. A combination of walks, hits, passed balls and wild pitches made for a sloppy inning that the Eagles would never recover from.

Similarly, the Eagles struggled in the fourth inning, where they gave up four runs. After third baseman junior Simon Rosenbaum made a fielding error, starting pitcher senior Mat Snider proceeded to walk batters and eventually walked in the fifth run of the game, prompting a pitching change.

Junior Luke Wiechec came in to relieve, but even his efforts could not hold off the Bells and they scored two more runs in the fourth, making the score 7-0.

The Eagles continued to get hits, but had trouble making the hits count, and could not surmount a comeback despite solid offensive efforts in the fifth and seventh inning.

In the fifth, the Eagles took advantage of Bellarmine’s pitching change and senior Mitch Kehlet and junior Shuyo Chang drove in runs.

The seventh inning provided for another pitching change for the Eagles when junior Joe Chedid came in to pitch and struck out the side, giving some hope of a comeback for the Eagles.

Only one more run was scored when Shuyo hit an RBI and drove Mitch in for the final run of the game.

The Eagles ended the game 7-3 and look to clean up their play before their games against Aptos and Saratoga next week.