Carroll varsity baseball drops in PCL standings after loss to Wood

Domenic Venini, Staff writer

Archbishop Carroll’s baseball team suffered a nail-biting loss to Archbishop Wood on April 26.

Carroll jumped to an early 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first as sophomore Jalyn Tidwell drove in three on a double. Senior Connor Keith followed with a RBI triple to finish off the inning. 

“It felt great to help contribute to the early lead and jump on them early,” said Tidwell. “It was a great way to get the team going and start a rally.” 

Wood quickly responded by putting up two runs to make it 4-2. The fight didn’t end there as Carroll responded with one more run. Wood had a comeback in the top of the fifth and scored four as they would take a 6-5 lead. 

Weather wasn’t on the teams’ sides and the game was postponed. The Patriots traveled to Wood on Thursday to finish the game.

“My biggest role is to be ready when my number is called,” said senior Michael McCafferty. “I usually DH so I only hit but I take the responsibility to keep the bench awake and have the energy through the roof.”

Carroll fought hard but suffered a tough loss 6-5 and fell to 3-5 in the PCL. Carroll headed into the game with a 3-4 record in the Philadelphia Catholic League. Wood’s PCL record coming into the game was 5-2. 

“This was a great game for us,” said senior James Brown. “We have been on a losing streak recently. We played really well this game and this is a good boost for us to show we can compete with anyone.”