Varsity Baseball Spends Spring 'Break' Competing in Myrtle Beach
Varsity Baseball Spends Spring 'Break' Competing in Myrtle Beach
Mike Brantley

For the third consecutive year, the Trojans' baseball team spent a portion of their Easter break at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Trojans played in four games at the Ripken Complex between Tuesday and Thursday against teams from New York, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia.

On Tuesday, April 23, the Trojans faced off against Monsignor McClancy HS (N.Y.). Paul Williams '22 threw a complete game shutout for the Trojans -- his second consecutive shutout -- to improve to 6-0 on the mound. The Trojans hit the ball hard consistently throughout but it was a bases-clearing triple by Christian Carter '19 that gave the Trojans their eventual 3-0 victory.

On Wednesday, April 24, the Trojans played a doubleheader against St. Mary's Ryken (Md.) and the Atlantic County Institute of Technology (N.J.). In game one, the Trojans held a 12-1 lead in the 5th inning before a late rally cut the final margin of victory to just three runs at 12-9. Jacob Miller-Bopp '22 earned the win and Lincoln Lubsen '21 picked up the save. Miller-Bopp, Cody Christman '22, and Zach Stanko '19 all had multiple hits in the game.

In the second game of the doubleheader, the Trojans got a stellar pitching performance from Tanner Schobel '20, who went 6.2 innings while striking out eight and holding his opponent to zero earned runs. The Trojans emerged with a 10-3 victory for their seventh consecutive win overall. Zach Stanko led the offense with 2 home runs and 7 RBIs in the game!

On Thursday, April 25, the Trojans finished off their week with a matchup against Bishop Ireton (Va.). The Trojans were defeated 16-5 to put their overall record at 17-6 on the season. Zach Stanko homered twice for the second consecutive game, giving him six on the season which ties him with JJ Burns '16 for the Walsingham single season record.

The Trojans now return to Virginia for the stretch run of their season. This week the Trojans will square off with Norfolk Academy, Cape Henry, and Southampton Academy to finish off their regular season before they begin the TCIS and VISAA playoffs in the following weeks.