Stallions win three PAC 7 Conference games this week

Nick Kuebler ready to unload on a home run. (Ed Berti)
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Michael Ritch ready to drill a base hit. (Ed Berti)
Stallion leading off first base. (Ed Berti).

Stallions 7 – Comets 6 

The Queens Grant baseball team played four games during the past seven days and went 3-1 winning all their PAC 7 Conference matchups.  The Stallions are now 11-4 overall, and 9-2 in conference competition for the 2019 season.

Over last weekend Queens Grant defeated the Carolina International School in a come from behind 7-6 win.  The Stallions took an early 5-0 lead after the first two innings.  However, the bats went silent until they scored 2 runs in the bottom half of the seventh inning to pull out an important conference victory.

Andy Duran picked up the win shutting down the Comets while facing three batters giving up one hit to hold the visitors to a 6-5 lead in the seventh inning preventing any further damage giving the Stallions the opportunity bounce back for the win.

Doubleheader Sweep over Bradford Preparatory 13-4, 13-0

In the opener, the Stallions struck quickly scoring 4 runs in the first inning, then added 3 more runs in the second inning taking a comfortable 7-0 lead.  However, Bradford bounced back for 3 runs of their own in the third inning on three hits including a three run bomb for a home run by center fielder Ben Locey.

The Stallions pitchers settled in nicely the remainder of the game allowing only one hit and an unearned run.  Meanwhile, Queens Grant would pad another 6 runs and come out with a 13-4 win.  Leo Hoffer would obtain the win on the mound to improve his record on the season.

In Game 2, the Stallions just dominated from the first pitch jumping out to a quick 6-0 lead after the first inning putting Bradford in a huge hole.  The combined pitching of Cameron King and Michael Ritch did not allow a hit, they gave up just one walk and another runner reached on an error.

It was a hitting barrage for the Stallions, the lineup smacked 13 hits over just 4 innings.  The offense was led by junior Nick Kuebler, who became the first Stallion to ever hit for the cycle in a game, while accumulating 5 RBI’s.  The team would hit 3 home runs, Kuebler, Andy Duran and Andrew Ollenberger, a career first.

In the two games the boys of spring really padded their offensive statistics.  Kuebler had a perfect day 7-7 with a home run, a triple, three doubles, and 8 RBI’s.  Jacob Beard went 5-7 with a double, Ollenberger 4-6 with a home run, Braian Baez 3-4 with a double, and Andy Duran 2-7 with a home run, double including 4 RBI’s.


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Ed Berti
Ed is retired and remains active as a freelance writer, local journalist and independent contractor. He is engaged in print and electronic media writing stories covering business, sports, hometown news and veteran's affairs including articles of interest to various media outlets. Ed is a graduate of Wagner College where he earned an MBA and holds a BBA from Pace University.
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