Irvington Comes Back Against Moreau

By Srija Srinivasan | Staff Writer

On Wednesday, Apr. 22, Irvington’s varsity baseball team played a close game with Moreau Catholic High School, and ultimately won with a score of 4-3. Throughout the game, Irvington trailed Moreau as they gave up multiple innings. However during the final inning, Irvington was able to turn things around in their favor by tightening up their defense.

Irvington gave up three runs throughout the game and Moreau gave up 0 runs through the first six innings. In the first inning, the Irvington team scored a run when Junior Marcus Sanchez hit a single with two outs and then advanced to third on an error. Junior Nathan Schmitz then hit a rbi double, scoring Sanchez, advancing the score by one point to Irvington.

Leading up to the final inning, Moreau was beating Irvington 4-1. The Irvington players went into the final inning with their last chance to score and win. In this final inning, Irvington players defeated Moreau by scoring four runs to win the game.  At the bottom of the 7th inning, junior Andrew Mack got walked, and senior Jacob Doty was hit by a pitch. Andrew and Jacob then moved to third and second base, respectively. Junior Michael Newman hit a ground ball, scoring both Mack and Doty. The bases were then loaded. Junior Jacob Coleman bunted the ball, leading to what seemed would be a tie game of 4-4.

However, Sanchez got a walk off hit to win the final inning and the game itself.

“It was a whole team effort,” said Sanchez. “I was just doing my job to keep the line moving like the guys in front of me did. They did their part, so I needed to do mine. Overall, it was a great team win and it felt good.”

“I liked how we were still focused and plugged into the game even though we had our backs against the wall throughout the entire time”, said junior Eric Cao. “We didn’t give up and we stringed together a couple of walks and base hits in the 7th which led to Marcus’s walk off hit.”

“Its always nice to win. However this win was different,” said senior outfielder Venkata Gudugundla.“It was special. We put our minds and hearts to work in that last inning and we were able to comeback as a whole team.”