A junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six, seven, eight, and nine
Varsity Baseball v. Rectory
Varsity baseball improved to 8-1 on the season with a 3-1 win against Rectory on a gorgeous Tuesday afternoon at Eaglebrook.
James Clavel (3-0) was calm, cool, and collected on the mound in his first complete game of the season. He allowed only 3 hits, struck out 5, and walked 2 in seven innings. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in all four of his starts this season.
Despite a relatively quiet day at the plate, Eaglebrook stayed focused and energized throughout the game, once again finding a way to win with a few timely at-bats, and good pitching and defense.
After falling behind 1-0, Eaglebrook broke things open with a three-run fourth inning that was just enough offense to secure the win. Landon Whayne started the rally by beating out an infield dribbler, and Ryan McHugh smashed him over to third with a double to right-center. Kiernan Keller singled to bring home Landon to tie the game. Carson Cleage beat out a funky infield pop fly that drew the catcher down the first base line, allowing Ryan McHugh to swipe home when he picked up that no one was covering the plate. Jack Bradway then grounded into a fielder's choice to score Kiernan and increase the lead to 3-1.
Rectory threatened in the 6th with runners on first and second with one out. James Clavel fielded a hard-hit come-backer cleanly and threw to second, and an off-balance Ryan McHugh fired the ball over to first for the 1-6-3 double-play to end the inning. It was one of the more spectacular plays of the season, and could not have come at a more opportune moment.
It was a sweet bounce-back win for Eaglebrook, made even sweeter by the fact that it was our final home game of the season, and the last time our eight Sixth Formers will suit up on Memorial Field. The team still has one more piece of unfinished business this season. We head to Cardigan Mountain School on Saturday for our Cardigan Day rivalry game. The teams have not seen each other since splitting a two-game series in Florida in early March, so it is sure to be an exciting matchup.