St. Xavier advances to Semis
The St. Xavier baseball team came out on top today by a score of 10-0 against the Central Yellow Jackets. With only three starters playing most of the game and a few sophomores getting to play, the Tigers were looking on top of their game today. The bats were hitting everything and they run ruled the Yellow Jackets in 5 innings. Pitching today was led by the starter Robby Skarvan who pitched his way out of two bases loaded jams unscathed, as well as Sam Melchoir who hit a home run.
The first pitch Sam Springer saw he rocketed to deep left center field and had an easy standing double. Later in the inning Andrew Hubbs had a two RBI double that left the Tigers up by a score of 4-0 after one inning. Robby Skarvan had a bases loaded jam that he pitched out of in the second inning by recording a strikeout and then a ground ball tag out by Melchoir. One run was scored the next inning by the Tigers and Skarvan has the shutout after two innings. In the bottom of the third inning, Andrew McCormick hit a bomb to the fence that led Melchoir up to bat. He then nailed the ball in the same place but farther for a two run homer. That made the score 7-0 after 3.
Matt Lasley came in the game to pitch next and continued shutout as well. In the bottom of the inning, Austin Gahafer knocked in two on a two RBI double to end that inning. With the score of 9-0, sophomore Trace Amshoff came to the plate and walked to start the bottom of the fifth inning. On a Central error, he advanced to third and eventually made his way home to score the run rule effect against Yellow Jackets and then St. Xavier won by a score of 10-0.
Next up for the Tigers is a game against Trinity at Jim Patterson Stadium on Wednesday at 5 o’ clock. The Tigers beat the Rocks earlier in the season and hope to do so again. This is the seventh region semi-final game and should be one to remember in the St. X versus Trinity rivalry.