Toad hitters stomp Earwigs
By Jese Phelps
After Spring Break and a rain-out,
The Thacher School's varsity baseball squad is back in action
with two more huge wins going down in their record-breaking season.
The guys, who have scored 111 runs in 10 games and allowed only
16 runs against them, have as much skill as chemistry, said head
coach Rich Mazzola.
"It would be a winning season regardless of if we won or
not," he added.
Thacher played at Villanova Wednesday, coming out on top after
five innings with an 18-3 win. Last week, the Toads pounded the
Dunn Earwigs (6-6) with a 15-1 win, 13 of which came in the first
"They were raring to go," said Mazzola. "They
came out with their bats swinging."
Toad Graham Douds was a force on the field, scoring two runs
and four RBIs, and hitting a two-RBI triple. Catcher Brenton
Sullivan drove in two teammates off of a double, while Dillon
Validez rounded out the multiple scores, going two for three
with an RBI and a double.
Thacher continued in the usual fashion against Villanova, besting
the Wildcats, 18-3. The Toads' 18 runs came off of 14 hits. They
made no errors. Toad Owili Eison, pitcher for the game, gave
up just one hit and struck out six. He had pitched a no-hitter
going into the fifth, when Villanova scored two runs.
Villanova's three runs came off of one hit and six errors, and
had a string of pitchers, including James Howard, Jason Steininger-Holmes
and Andy Malkin.
Villanova's solo hit came from left fielder Frank Tsai, who connected
for a double. He also had a walk and made two of Villanova's
Thacher scored the majority of its runs in the fourth inning
where the Toads drove in 12 runners. Charlie Munzig went a perfect
three for three with two runs, a double and an RBI. Chris Willoughby
also hit three for three with five RBIs and one run scored. Douds
was three for four, crossing home plate three times and driving
in one teammate.
Thacher plays a non-league game against Malibu tomorrow at 2
p.m. at Malibu.
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