Middle School Baseball
The middle school baseball Warriors ended the season with a 15-0 loss at Cary Academy in the second round of the conference tournament Monday. St. David’s finished with a 5-6 record that included the first post-season victory since 2013. “I thought we had a tremendous season,” said coach Jason Redmond. “We stayed positive all season and tried our best every game. I enjoyed coaching them.”
The middle school baseball Warriors won their first post-season game since 2013 with a 14-4 rout of Grace Christian Friday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. St. David’s (5-5) advances to play at Cary Academy in the second round Tuesday. The Warriors took advantage of nine walks and five Eagles errors, while collecting four hits. Grey McMahon had two, while David Crowder and Josh Litra each had one. “I’m proud of our first tournament win in a long time,” said coach Jason Redmond. “This team takes advantage of what other teams give us and our pitching has been good all year.” Crowder pitched four innings for the win with eight strikeouts.
The middle school baseball Warriors were down to their last three outs, without a hit and trailed Grace Christian by five runs Monday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. Four walks and three hits later they were celebrating a 10-9 victory. The four walks came to start the rally, then Busbee Phillips, Davis Crowder and Grey McMahon put together three straight singles to win the game. “I’m proud of the way we battled back,” said coach Jason Redmond. “We saved our hits for when we needed them the most and it’s neat to get a walk-off win.” St. David’s took advantage of 10 walks and two Grace Christian errors to even their record at 3-3. In addition to getting the game winning hit, McMahon earned the pitching victory in relief.
The middle school baseball Warriors put together a game-winning rally in the bottom of the fifth inning for a 5-4 victory over Trinity Academy of Raleigh Tuesday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. St. David’s led 3-2 early, then fell behind 4-3 before coming back to win. They used a hit batter, Grey McMahon’s single, an RBI ground out and an error to raise their record to 2-2. “We had a great response to losing the lead in the top of the fifth,” said coach Jason Redmond. “Grey’s hit was our only one, but it was timely. He and Josh Litra pitched well and I’m proud of our guys for coming back.” Litra struck out five Tigers in the first three innings, while McMahon fanned seven in the last three to earn the victory.
The middle school baseball Warriors used a three run first inning to win on opening day, 11-3, at Friendship Christian Tuesday. St. David’s started the game with three straight hits and all three scored. The Warriors broke the game open with eight runs in the third inning. Busbee Phillips, Davis Crowder and Josh Litra had two hits each. “It was a great way to start the season,” said coach Jason Redmond. “Our hitting, pitching and defense were all solid and that’s how you win games.” Phillips pitched three innings for the win, while Crowder finished the game on the mound.