Springstead Continues Hot Start, Beat Central 12-9
By Brandon Webster
The Springstead Eagles used their high-powered offense once again, beating Central 12-9 last night.
Springstead, who advanced to 7-0 early in the season, started the scoring early with two runs in the top of the second.
Max Glenn had a two-out RBI single and Jack Jasiak a two-out bases loaded vaulting the Eagles ahead 2-0.
After loading the bases on two singles and a walk, Jasiak singled home a run. Johnny Oliveira plated two on infield single, during which Central made a throwing error trying to nail a runner at home.
Brett Majarah would follow later, knocking in a run of his own.
Central added three runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning, as Dalton Lewis singled home two and Ian Peacock added to the scoring with a RBI single.
In the fifth, more runs were added to the board as both Springstead and Central scored.
Jasiak again contributed to Springstead’s scoring with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.
Central answered with two runs of their own as Lewis drove in his second run of the
night with a single. Matthew Voda would be hit by a pitch forcing in a run, cutting the Springstead lead to 9-6.
Dominic Marrone started the sixth for the Eagles with a two-run single. Jasiak would get his third RBI of the night on bases loaded walk and Luke Laferty decided to copy Jasiak with an RBI walk of his own. Oliveira would cap the scoring on a fielder’s choice that scored Dakota Blevens.
Central tried to mount a comeback but fell short, scoring four runs on two bases-loaded walks and two singles.
Springstead has outscored opponents 49-19 early on this season, and Eagles coach Shawn Laferty says an ability to have long quality at bats is helping them.
“I think what helps is having the seniors have the at-bats, and some of the younger guys are above
their years playing baseball.” Laferty said. “Jack Jaziak is an example he takes
pitches and goes to three balls and two strikes and it doesn’t bother him.”