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Baseball picks up first victory against Lancers

Atoms Baseball pulls out first win against the Lee Lancers 12-11.

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Sophomore Alex Brennan pitches during the game against the Lee Lancers on April 1.

Sophomore Alex Brennan pitches during the game against the Lee Lancers on April 1.

Sophomore Alex Brennan pitches during the game against the Lee Lancers on April 1.

Jude Nanaw, Sports Editor

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The Atoms baseball team snapped the team’s five game losing streak with a 12-11 victory over the Lee Lancers on April 1.

“We pulled out a hard-fought victory against Lee,” junior Ryan Gammon said.

The team’s victory comes following a five game slide with their most recent loss coming against the Woodson Cavaliers on March 28 by a score of 9-6. The Atoms last victory was a 10-6 win in a scrimmage against the Osbourn Eagles on March 9.

“Our two biggest strengths against Lee was our pitching and hitting,” senior Ryan Peich said.

The Atoms opened the game against the Lancers with sophomore Alex Brennan being the starting pitcher for the match-up. The Atoms trailed 2-1 at the end of the first inning.

The Atoms would take a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the second inning with all bases loaded and no outs. At the end of the second inning the Atoms would expand their lead to 8-2.

The Atoms and Lancers would score one run each in the third inning as the Atoms maintained a 9-3 lead. At the beginning of the fifth inning the Atoms led 10-4 with senior Brandon Ho pitching.

The Lancers would however begin to close the gap at the top of sixth inning to eventually take the lead over the Atoms 11-10.

The Atoms would come back with senior Liam Conroy scoring on a wild pitch to tie the game up at 11-11. Following a pitching change by the Lancers, the Atoms would score another run to retake the lead 12-11.

With the Atoms up a run and junior Travis Beacom on the mound, the team would close out the game to pick up their first win of the regular season 12-11.

“One thing we can improve upon for our next game is throwing strikes,” Peich said. “With more consistency in all areas, we will be very prepared for our coming games.”

The Atoms look to use the momentum of their first regular season win for their coming games.

“We had good win against Lee, but now we are looking to prepare for our next game against Hayfield,” Gammon said.

The Atoms’ next game will be against the Hayfield Hawks on April 3.

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