WASHINGTON D.C- Niko Sanchez threw a complete game with five strikeouts, Pearce Howard hit two singles, and Dan Searles drew a clutch walk with the bases loaded to guide the Avalon Black Knights to a first round 1-0 win over host St. Alban's in the first round of the annual Bill Bowman Invitational tournament, completing a historic week for Avalon, where they beat Gilman, WCA, and St. Alban's.
ROCKVILLE – After giving up the lead twice, the Blake High School baseball team beat Rockville 9-6 thank to a five-run seventh inning.
Blake scored a run in the top half of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead, but Rockville responded with two runs of its own. After tying the game in the second inning, Blake scored two more runs in the third inning and led 4-2. In the fifth inning though, Rockville put together a rally and scored three runs to grab a 5-4 lead.
ROCKVILLE - Brian Carroccio has been around The Heights School for most of the last 21 years as a student, teacher and coach. But come the end of this baseball season, Carroccio will step down as the head coach to focus more of his time on his writing career.
“The Heights lose one of their most influential leaders with Brian stepping down,” said Avalon head baseball coach Pat Duffy. “He has the kind of personality that draws you in because he gets excited about good things. It's wonderful he'll still teach at the school but athletics is one of the strongest ways to reach young men. Brian respected that part of the job, and was a true role model and mentor to the Cavalier baseball players.”
“Not enough hours in the day mainly,” Carroccio said for why he is stepping down. “I guess I’ve started a bit of a writing career. I write for an online subscription publication and I’m going to start a media business hopefully around the writing… I’m going to miss but I have two kids now and I couldn’t do the business and teach and coach, so something had to get cut.”
ROCKVILLE – The Sherwood High School baseball team earned 17-3 mercy-rule victory against Magruder on Saturday as the teams combined for 16 errors in five innings.
Magruder committed 12 errors in the game, while Sherwood committed four. Magruder led 2-1 after the first inning, but the repeated mistakes in the field allowed Sherwood to explode for eight runs in the second inning and then score another eight runs in the fourth inning. In total, 11 Sherwood players scored a run.