Practice at Brown Middle School was cancelled due to bad weather.
We played L.E.A.D. games on Thursday due to the Washington High School Varsity Baseball team having a home game on our usual Friday. Brown Middle School made a chilly Thursday evening rather warm with their very hot hitting and good defense to go on to a 15-5 victory over Young Middle School. Brown got most of their hits and runs from the top half of their order and got timely defensive plays in the field. Young played good defense but Brown continued to find holes with their hits.
Our day was started with King Middle School vs. Harper-Archer Middle School. King put up 6 first inning runs and did not look back on their way to a 9-0 victory. Samuel Katz pitched three scoreless innings to pace the way. Sahrod Poon had a great outing on the mound for Harper-Archer as they continue to get better each week. Their bats woke up a little more this week but could not string enough hits together to get on the board.
Our second game featuerd Sylvan Middle School vs. Kennedy Middle School. Sylvan started out slow but after going through the order, the bats woke up and put 5 runs up in the 3rd in route to a 12-4 victory and their first win of the season. Sylvan got a storng pitching performance from Vernard Kennedy and Wayland Lloyd to led the Bears to the win. The Kennedy LEADers were very upset because they were not at full strength due to several of their teammates participating in a track meet.
The last game featured B.E.S.T. Academy vs. Parks Middle School. This was the best pitched game of the season so far as Reginald Parham (B.E.S.T.) and Octavious Battle (Parks) battled pitch for pitch with Parham and the B.E.S.T. Eagles coming out on top 4-1. Battle struck out 12 Eagles but the Mustangs could not muster enough hits to get runners on. The defense on both sides was excellent behind the great pitching. This was the best played game so far on our young season.