The Wellington High School varsity baseball team defeated Seminole Ridge High School 8-2 on Friday, March 16 at the Hawks’ Callery-Judge Stadium.
Though the Hawks fought to hold back the Wolverines, they gave up hits that helped Wellington load the bases and bring in runners.
Wellington scored early with a run by Jared Tosner in the top of the first inning. However, the Hawks rallied to keep them from scoring again. But the Hawks couldn’t bring in a run and ended the first inning down 1-0.
Hawk pitcher Courtney King walked Wolverine Brad Riddle in the top of the second. He also walked Michael Cusenza, driving Riddle to second base. A hit by Jacob Aqua pushed Riddle to third and Cusenza to second.
The bases were loaded with one out for Wellington after King walked David Koos, prompting Riddle to head home. With the score 2-0, King was replaced by pitcher Tyler Beck for the Hawks.
But another Wolverine hit brought in Cusenza to make the score 3-0 going into the bottom of the second.
The Hawks attempted to tie up the score in the second inning when Tyler Glover got on first and was driven home by a hit from Cruz Alcazar. Then Jacob Rhemer drove in Alcazar, and the inning finished 3-2.
That would be the last run for Seminole Ridge. Meanwhile, the Wolverines scored five more runs to win the game 8-2.
The Wolverines face the Royal Palm Beach High School Wildcats on Wednesday, March 29 at home for a 7 p.m. game. The Hawks host Santaluces High School on Monday, March 27 for a 7 p.m. game.