2018-04-11 / Sports

Spartans split double header to region opponent

ASHLEIGH JAQUESS

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartan baseball team played a double header on Saturday, April 7, against Trinity Christian School, their last region opponent before the region tournament.

In the first game, it was obvious that the Spartans were coming back from a long break, as they couldn’t get their bats swinging, resulting in an 11-1 loss to the Crusaders. “We didn’t really do anything well,” commented coach Ben Skinner. “We couldn’t hit the ball and we couldn’t get focused which led to key errors in the field.”

In the second game against the Crusaders, the Spartans sought out redemption and came out with their bats on fire, leading to their 10-4 win.

The Spartans scored 5 runs in the top of the seventh to pull away from the Crusaders.

Sophomore Jonathan Duffie led the team from the mound, striking out 6 and allowing 6 hits.

Leading EBA in hitting was sophomore Mason Boswell, who was 2-4 from the plate with a single and a double. Sophomore Jeremy Gay also had a key double in the top of the seventh inning, scoring two runs.

“I’m really proud of the guys for bouncing back from a hard loss the first game and battling back to take home the win,” added Skinner.

The Spartans will play on Friday, April 13, against Ben Lippen School in Columbia, S.C. Game time is 7 p.m. On Tuesday, April 17, they’ll play Trinity at home beginning at 4:30 p.m.

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