Baseball team loses home opener

Domenic Venini, Staff writer

Archbishop Carroll’s baseball team suffered its first loss of the regular season to Episcopal Academy during its home opener last Friday.

Carroll  lost 13-1 in seven innings of play. 

“This was our first test of the year,” said coach John Grosse. 

Offensively the team struggled as it only captured one run and one hit while the Episcopal bats were swinging well. 

“Today just wasn’t our day offensively,” said senior Mike McCafferty. “This is the reality of baseball. Some days the team struggles and other days we are red hot. We have time to work harder and get better before our next game.”

Starting pitcher James Brown shut Episcopal down in the top of the first inning but had to end his day early as he pulled his hamstring and remained off the field the rest of the game.

“Obviously this wasn’t the way I expected the first game to go,” said senior James Brown. “I was feeling good pre-game and was excited to start the first game. Hopefully I will have a speedy recovery and be back in time for our first Philadelphia Catholic League game.” 

Prior to opening day, Carroll won two scrimmages, beating St. Mark’s High School 12-3 and Upper Merion High School 9-3. 

The baseball team faces Haverford High School and Sun Valley before they open up PCL play on March 29 against Conwell-Egan High school.