By Nick Beversdorf
Bluejay varsity baseball lost their 5th game this past Tuesday (April 19) against DC Everest. Despite good pitching from Collin Grefe and two hits from Christian Hallbach, the Bluejay boys would not be able to score any runs for the entire game. The loss brings the Bluejays to 0-1 in their conference and 0-5 overall.
The first three innings saw neither team score any runs. That quickly changed in the top of the fourth when an Everest line drive to left field drove in two runs. Later in the inning, Everest scored a run off a wild pitch and another run off a Bluejay error.
Everest got two more runs off solo home runs in the 5th and 6th innings. They tacked on another in the seventh to put the final score at 7-0. Merrill collected just four hits and made three errors.
“Collin pitched well. It was 0-0 through four innings,” comments head coach Shawn Schultz. “We had a rough fourth that we didn’t do ourselves any favors in. They added a couple of home runs after that but Collin continued to pitch aggressively which is what we want to do.”
Top performers include Collin Grefe who struck out four on the mound and had one hit at bat; Christian Hallbach with two hits; and Tyler Belfriori with one hit.
“We just can’t seem to break through with the key hit,” adds Schultz. “Collin led off the third with a double but we couldn’t bring him around. After that, they took the lead and we didn’t answer back on offense.”
Bluejay varsity baseball will face Everest again at 4:30 p.m. this Thursday at DC Everest.