BY GENE NARDI
On Wednesday, March 4, the Seminole Ridge High School varsity baseball team traveled to take on local rival Royal Palm Beach High School in a non-district match-up, shutting down the Wildcats 4-0.
Pitcher Kyle Farjad led the way for the No. 2 Hawks with a complete game and a two-hitter. Farjad also tallied 15 strikeouts, which frustrated the Royal Palm Beach batters, as they struggled at the plate most of the night.
Seminole Ridge (8-1) struck early, in the first inning, and managed to hold on to a 1-0 lead through the seventh. The Wildcats (4-4) stepped up on defense after the initial score and played solidly, until the Hawks broke through in the top of the seventh, adding three more runs.
Jeremy Raymond had two hits in four at-bats with two runs scored and an RBI. Raymond provided the spark in the seventh, when he drove in Andrew Attaway, who was on third, to give the Hawks a 2-0 advantage.
Jason Aponte and Richie Cotromano both had RBIs later in the seventh to seal the win for the Hawks 4-0.
Seminole Ridge participated in the Lake Worth City Tournament at Forest Hill this week, and Royal Palm Beach faced Palm Beach Gardens, but results were not available by press time.
ABOVE: Royal Palm Beach catcher Nick Toney tags out Seminole Ridge’s Justin Reyes at the plate.