On Tuesday afternoon, the baseball team built on their momentum from Saturday’s 2-0 win over Phillips Andover by pounding Long Island Lutheran, 13-3, in a non-league match-up. It was the Bears’ second win over LuHi, who is currently undefeated in the PSAA.
Jacob Lippe took the mound for the Brook and gave up a single and a line drive double to the first two batters. A pick-off of the runner at second was followed by another sharp single that plated the game’s first run, but the freshman was far from rattled as he struck out the next two batters to end the inning.
What followed was one of the longest half innings Jeff Adams Field has ever seen. The Bears sent 18 batters to the plate as they put the game out of reach early. Here are the Bears’ first 16 at bats in which they registered 7 hits, 5 walks, 12 runs, and only 1 out. At one point, a run came across in eight consecutive at bats.
|1.||Sebastian Perez||Single LF|
|2.||Tyler Jones||Bunt single|
|3.||Aaron Babaev||Double RC||1-1|
|6.||Seth Laureano||Single LF||3-1|
|7.||Jojo Franco||Fielder’s Choice|
|8.||Sam Ribeiro DiCanio||Walk||4-1|
|9.||Alex Baaden||Single CF||5-1|
|12.||Tyler Jones||Single RF||8-1|
|14.||Logan Charboneau||Single RF||11-1|
|15.||Jayden Stroman||Strikeout + Passed Ball||12-1|
LuHi chipped back for two runs in the 2nd inning, but Charboneau took over pitching duties in the 3rd and needed just eight pitches to sit down the side in order. In the 4th, he struck out the side before a Rodriguez sacrifice fly brought the up-10-after-five mercy rule into play. In the 5th, Charboneau worked around a pair of walks with a strikeout and a game-ending 1-6-3 double play to nail down the 13-3 win.
The Bears are back in action this afternoon in a match-up at Ward Melville.