Roadrunners take sloppy game 1-0
With the game dwindling into the final innings and amid a bleak sky Wednesday afternoon, a light rain began to fall on the Clover Park turf.
It was a fitting scene for a similarly bleak 1-0 Roadrunner victory.
The Runners defeated Yeshiva in a sloppy contest—the game featured five errors, only three hits, and zero RBI’s.
The Roadrunners, while no-hitting the hapless Panthers, managed only three hits of their own. The home team got on the board in bottom of the first when first baseman Griffin Fields hit a grounder to short where the ball was bobbled, scoring senior Casey Smith.
That would do it scoring wise for Crossroads, who left several runners in scoring position, and committed numerous base-running blunders. On a positive note, freshman Kai Pegula and sophomore Max Rosenberg combined to hold the Panthers hitless, and the offensive struggles could be partially attributed to the absence of offensive stalwart Jackson Marcum, who was out due to an undisclosed illness. Still, the team knows they have a lot to work on.
“We need to be better,” said junior pitcher Jesse Shapiro. “To beat really good teams we have to make less mistakes.” Smith, the starting catcher, agreed with Shapiro.
“To do well in league we have to play better than this,” Smith said. “We need to pick it up on both sides of the ball.”
The Roadrunners will have a chance to do so Friday, when they travel to Downey to take on Calvary Chapel.
Check out some photos from the game below.