Varsity Baseball Outhit by Colonels


Photo courtesy Donovan Shekhdar

Pitcher Donovan Shekhdar has shared duties with fellow pitcher Lucas Ribaudo who had seven strike outs in the Rams’ loss to the Magruder Colonels April 1.

Jack Horan, Staff Writer

Varsity baseball (6-2) suffered their first loss at the hands of the Magruder Colonels (5-2) April 1 with a score of 5-3 due to their strong hitting and pitching.

At first glance, this game looked like a scrappy one, with both teams not putting up any runs in the first inning. But a wild pitch by sophomore pitcher Lucas Ribaudo led to the Colonels’ first three runs at the bottom of the second. By the sixth inning the Rams were down 5-2 and the deficit was too big to comeback from.

“Our game plan was to play to our strengths, but this game didn’t show them,” senior center fielder Matt McTighe said. “We all know what we are capable of and I believe we will show our full potential as the season goes on.”

The Rams had a batting average of .200 for the game but McTighe had strong hitting going 2-3 with two runs batted in. Despite committing three errors, Ribaudo had a good game pitching wise, striking out seven Colonels during the game.

The Colonels on the other side had a batting average of .296 for the game and senior Mason Crickey led the team and went 4-4 for the game, managing to bring in two runs for the Colonels. The Colonels were also led by strong pitching as senior Josh Purley had eight strikeouts during the game.

“While we struggled this game, it’s gonna be a learning experience for us; We are definitely gonna learn from this and become a better team after this,” sophomore shortstop Donovan Shekhdar said.

The Rams look to bounce back away against the Poolesville Falcons April 11 at 3:45 p.m.