By Josh Levine
University High School scored six runs in the first inning, fueled by four errors by Drew School, in their 13-3 victory in Bay Counties League West play Saturday afternoon at Big Rec.
The Red Devils (6-6, 2-3), led by senior captain Eli Wald, scored in every inning except the third. Wald went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs.
“Things just started to build up, and baseball is hard on you that way sometimes,” said Drew Head Coach Carlos Reed. “This is our first week back after a two week break, and it showed today.”
The Dragons (3-8, 1-4) were held hitless until the bottom of the fifth inning. Sophomore John Schember started the game for the Red Devils, and allowed one earned run in two innings of work.
“We actually got no-hit last night [against Marin Academy],” said University Head Coach Gary Johnson. “The end result of that game was we lost on a wild pitch. We weren’t able to execute, but today the hitting was there. Overall, I would say our performance was a five on a scale of 1-to-10.”
Eight of the nine starters for the Red Devils scored at least one run, with junior Matt Schneider contributing three runs.
Beckett Sheeder threw a complete game for the Dragons, giving up five earned runs on ten hits with eight strikeouts. All six runs in the first inning were unearned.
“I was impressed with his performance today,” said Reed. “We saved him specifically for this game, because he is a team leader and one of our best pitchers.”