Boys baseball defeats BV North for second time this season, 6-0

Matt Antonic, Sports Editor

After a walk-off single by catcher junior Kobe Gelles gave the Tigers a win against BV North last Tuesday, the team returned to the DAC on a beautiful Friday evening for another matchup with the Mustangs — potential for a series sweep.

The Tigers quickly jumped on Mustang starter junior Cooper Marks, getting two quick runs in the top of the first frame. Shortstop junior Tanner Fox drove in a run on a sacrifice fly, and right fielder junior Derek Peck managed to score on a Mustang fielding error.

Marks managed to settle down and throw four more scoreless innings, but with pitcher senior Ryan Cyr on the mound for the Tigers, the two first-inning runs would prove to be plenty. With a fastball that reached 93 miles per hour and a nasty slider, Cyr turned in a dominant performance on the evening.

Over six innings, Cyr gave up a measly three hits to the quiet Mustang bats, while striking out 10. The Mustangs had a handful of opportunities to make some noise, but each time, Cyr and the Tigers’ defense pushed them back.

The game saw no runs after the first inning until the Tigers reopened the wound in the top of the sixth. Marks was removed from the game, lasting over five innings, but the decision to take him out would come back to bite. Nick Romey took over for the Mustangs, and second baseman junior Justin Smith promptly smacked a two-run homer to right field, giving the Tigers two more insurance runs.

In the top of the seventh, senior Dylan Smith entered the game for BV at third base. In his first and only at bat, he put the final nail in the coffin, doubling home two more runs down the right-field line. The 6-0 scoreline would not change for the rest of the game.

In the final frame for the Mustangs, senior Brock Mason came over from third base to pitch for the Tigers. Aside from giving up a single, Mason set the Mustangs down without much trouble to finish out the night.

The win moves the Tigers to 4-1 on the season, while BV North regresses to 1-4.