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Pats baseball falls to Conwell-Egan

Senior Gavin Wray started the game for the Pats and went five innings with four earned runs given up.

The Archbishop Carroll varsity baseball team fell to Conwell-Egan High school 4-1 on Apr.17.

The Pats fell to 1-4 in the Philadelphia Catholic League after the loss and dropped to ninth in the PCL rankings.

The first inning was not the best for the Pats. Senior pitcher Gavin Wray walked a few batters and allowed a few hits. Conwell-Egan was up 4-0 going into the top of the second. 

The Pats were faced with a great pitcher on the opposing team, battling and working counts as best as they could. Unfortunately, nothing offensively happened in the top of the second for the Pats.

Wray dialed it in for the Pats as he had a quick second inning, and he collected a couple of strikeouts. Going into the top of the third, Conwell-Egan was still up by four.

The third and fourth innings were an absolute pitching duel between Wray and the opposing team’s pitcher. With both pitchers getting quick and easy outs, it was suddenly the bottom of the fifth, and senior Anthony Auteri was put into the game from the bullpen. Auteri recorded the last out in the fifth inning and the Pats went back to the dugout ready to hit. 

The Pats went one, two, three. Going into the bottom of the sixth, Auteri did what he has been doing all year, and shut the opposing team down. The Pats headed into the top of the seventh looking for a comeback. 

The comeback seemed promising as senior James Wright roped a double into the gap to get the Pats started. There was a pitching change for Conwell-Egan, and that looked to be in Dylan Gallagher’s favor as he smoked a triple, bringing in Wright from second. The score was now 4-1 in the top of the seventh inning. That comeback was short-lived as Conwell-Egan’s closer shut down the Pats lineup for the win. The final score of the game was 4-1, Conwell Egan.

“We faced a great arm today,” Coach Jonathan Grosse said. “With a good arm like that, you’re only gonna get one good pitch to hit.”

Senior Stephen Thomson said the Pats struggled from the outset of the game.

“We came out flat from the jump,” Thomson said.

The team needs to work on its chemistry, Junior Jason DiRita said.

“We have to be more connected as a team and work together.” DiRita said.

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