Stallions Stampede over Bradford Prep 14-3

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The Queens Grant Stallions rolled over Bradford Prep by scoring 4 runs in the 4th inning, 5 runs in the 5th, and 3 runs in the 6th inning to end the shortened game and having the umpires apply the mercy rule with two runners remaining on base with only one out.  The Stallions ponded out 13 hits in the contest.

The scoring started with one out in the first inning when junior John Orlowski hit a rocket to deep center field for a triple.  Then Spencer Smith reached on an fielding error to make the score 1-0.

In the second inning Clay Thaxton worked a base on balls, Jacob Beard hit a single, and with two outs John Orlowski hit a hard smash through the infield to make the score 2-0.

In the third starting freshman pitcher Jacob Beard was lifted, and freshman Nick Kuebler had a rocky start.  With two outs and two fielding errors in the inning, John Fisher drove a double down into the left field corner to drive in 2 runs giving Bradford Prep a 3-2 lead after scoring an unearned run.

In the fourth the Stallions began their run and dominated the game from this point forward.  Clay Thaxton reached on an error, Noah Richter followed with a base hit, after a double steal and runners on second and third Spencer Smith singled in both runners to get 2 RBI’s.   The Stallions added 2 more runs after the Bears booted the ball around the infield.

With one out in the fifth inning Andy Durant blasted a triple to left center and Robbie Corley drove him home with a base hit up the middle.  The scoring ended when Spencer Smith drove in 2 more runs with another base hit giving the Stallions an 11-3 lead.

In the sixth inning after a base on balls and a single by Andrew Ollenberger, Robbie Corley singled to left to drive in another run.  Noah Richter hit a hard line drive to center to make the second out.  Then on a 2-2 count with runners on second and third Spencer Smith would pick up 2 more RBI’s with his third hit to end the game.

Spencer Smith went 3-5 with 6 RBI’s, John Orlowski 2-4 with 5 RBI’s, and Robbie Corley 2-2 with 2 RBI’s.  While Nick Kuebler pitched 4 solid innings and Jacob Beard who started went 2 innings without giving up a run.

The Stallions have a busy weekend with a game Friday night at Covenant Day, and a home game staring at 1 pm on Saturday hosting Union Academy.






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