Jack Kerr’s complete game masterpiece led the way in game one of a Senior Day twin bill against Orange. The 5-1 victory brought the Demon’s record to 8-10 on the season. Jack scattered six hits, only one for extra bases, and walked just three. The Lions only run came in the third inning on a hit batter, stolen base and a double to center. From the fourth through the seventh Kerr faced only three hitters over the minimum. Kerr added and RBI single to help his own cause.
Zach Regas paced the Demons offense with a pair of hits and an RBI. Keir and Needham also drove home a run.
The Westlakers did not have a miscue in the game.
The pre-game Senior Day ceremonies were memorable for the players and their parents. A big thanks to Joyce Stenger for her efforts in coordinating a wonderful ceremony. The “no crying in baseball” rule was temporarily suspended for the day. The park was decorated beautifully with the senior signs, picture poster boards, and balloons. The seniors last catch tradition with a parent is always special. We began a new tradition this year of the seniors transitioning to the juniors with a pitch between senior Michael Stenger and junior Ivan Tucholski.
Game two recap to follow (spoiler alert: it’s more good news).