SPORTSMANSHIP. After the boys defeated the Pioneers, they all shook hands.
SPORTSMANSHIP. After the boys defeated the Pioneers, they all shook hands. photo/Carly Meyer

On Friday, April 1, the baseball team played the  Oak Ridge Pioneers.

The game started off great, as the Braves time after time got the Pioneers out.

In the bottom of the first inning, junior pitcher Jacob Shumsky and junior Christopher Jones got three Pioneers out in the first five minutes of the game. Jones, freshman Edgar Alvarez and sophomore Christian Amlong all hit doubles and junior Howard Rodriguez hit a single. Jones and Alvarez both advanced to home, making the score 2-0.

In the second inning, junior Jacob Burr and Jones both hit singles, but neither team earned a point, keeping the score the same.

In the the third inning, senior James Robbins, Alvarez and Amlong all hit doubles, and sophomore Layton Wojtas hit a single. The Braves advanced to 5-0.

In the fourth inning, neither team score any points. The Oak Ridge crowd began yelling at the players to at least score one point.

Finally in the top of the fifth inning, the Pioneers step up their game and scored five points. The inning ended 7-5.

In the top of the sixth inning, the Pioneers could not score. In the bottom of the inning, Wojtas and Rodriguez both hit singles, and Wojtas made it home, bringing the score to 8-5.

In the seventh and final inning, the Braves kept the Pioneers from scoring, resulting in an 8-5 victory.

The Braves have their next home game April 6 against Freedom at 3:30 p.m.

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