Baseball defeats Rockhurst 5-2

The baseball team won 5-2 on Tuesday, March 23 after scoring four runs in the sixth inning


By Sam Hanson

Going through his motions, sophomore pitcher Lucas Mahoney throws the first pitch of the bottom of the fifth inning, en route to a 5-2 victory. “Everyone started getting hyped in the dugout, and it carried over onto the field,” Mahoney said.

Tanner Smith, JagWire editor-in-chief

The baseball team defeated Rockhurst 5-2 on Tuesday, March 23.

The team first scored in the fourth inning but quickly lost the lead to go down 2-1 going into the fifth inning.

After going down, the team refocused and was able to get three crucial huts to score four runs in the sixth inning to win the game.

After a hard fought game, sophomore pitcher Lucas Mahoney was proud of the team.

“They did great, everyone did really great,” Mahony said. “[We just need] to keep getting better every game.”

For senior second basemen Jonathan Contreras, the team got better as the game progressed.

“The team’s performance was really good today,” Contreras said. “The second half of the game was better because we were able to stay in it and show what we really could do.”

Assistant coach Dustin Stinnett is happy with the team’s performance but is always looking for more.

“I feel like we are getting better every single day,” Stinnett said. “I am pleased … [but] not satisfied there’s tons of stuff we still need to work on.”

Stinnett feels that this team has a lot of potential.

“The thing that I find a lot of promise with this team is that one side of our game can waiver and the other side can pick us up,” Stinnett said. “Today we were not strong offensively for most of the game and pitching and defense carried us through to victory.”

For Contreras, the game will help the team with consistency.

“[We learned] to play more constantly throughout the game.” Contreras said. “We just locked in and said this is what we are apart of and … bought into the process.”

Stinnett is also happy to see the seniors stepping up to lead.

“Our senior leadership has been fantastic,” Stinnett said. “Those guys are taking ownership of our team and it shows. We were kind of on the ropes … and our seniors stepped up and refused to let [us lose].

The team plays next on Saturday, March 30 at Bishop Carroll.

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