The Saints beat the Shaw Park Bulldogs 15 – 0 on Thursday, September 20th.
Christian threw 2-1/3 scoreless innings, striking out six, walking one, and giving up just one base hit. John Fulton came on in relief to get the last two outs in order in the third, and Will G finished the game by tossing a seven pitch, scoreless fourth inning.
Mt. Paran got all their runs in the first two innings, scoring seven in the first and eight in the second.
--Colin got things going in the 1st with a leadoff single, stole 2nd & scored on Curtis’ single.
--Curtis stole second and third before scoring on Will M’s triple.
--Russell singled to center to score Will, then stole second & took third on a wild pitch.
--Christian singled to LF to drive in Russell & took 2nd on the left-fielder’s error. Christian later scored on a wild pitch.
--Preston drew a walk, and advanced to third on Tanner’s double.
--After a pitching change Will G drew a four-pitch walk to load the bases.
--Then John Fulton had a big 2-out single up the middle, & both Preston & Tanner scored.
--Jack was hit by a pitch to load the bases again, & Will G scored on a wild pitch.
In the second Joe fouled off several pitches and battled for a walk. He advanced to third on two wild pitches, and scored on Curtis’ second RBI single of the evening.
--Josiah also walked on a full count, went 1st-to-3rd on Curtis’ single, & scored on Will M’s infield single.
--Curtis scored on a wild pitch, and Russell walked.
--With the lead now 10 – 0 Will could’ve scored on a wild pitch, but the coaches wisely held the boys back from scoring needless runs.
--Will scored anyway when Christian tripled to right-center, as did Russell.
--Patrick’s grounder to the right side of the infield scored Christian.
--Preston walked on a full count and stole second. Tanner also walked.
--Will G singled to right-center to drive in both runners…it was probably the first time in Tanner’s career that he scored all the way from first on a single!
--John Fulton walked, but Jack’s pop fly was caught to end the inning.
Long-time Mt. Paran standout Bradford Williams came on to pitch for Shaw Park in the bottom of the third, and he struck out the side on only ten pitches.
The Saints also made a few plays in the field...
--In the third Christian fielded a come-backer to the mound.
--third-baseman Kevin made a fine charging play on a grounder.
--First-baseman Josiah made both putouts at first.
--Russell also made a fine running backhand catch in centerfield.
In the top of the fourth pitcher Will G fielded a come-backer, tossing to first-baseman Tanner for the out. Will M also caught a popup at shortstop.