Sophomore P Quintin Galvin gives up just two hits, striking out six batters for the victory
The St. Helens baseball team finally has a check in the win column, shrugging off a tough first week to beat David Douglas 3-1 on Tuesday, March 25.
The Lions (1-4) never trailed, and hardly gave an inch until a grounder from Nate Lampert drove Spencer Raethke home, giving the Scots their first score in the top of the sixth inning. By that point, the Lions already had a solid lead. Josh Keller scored on an error by the David Douglas first baseman in the bottom of the third, and a few minutes later, Bryce Winnier sent a pitch into left field, holding the door open for Bryce Mulcahy to skip home and put St. Helens ups 2-0 in a flash.
In the bottom of the fifth, St. Helens struck again. Bryson Takemoto tried to sacrifice and push Keller into scoring position on third base, but the Scots thought otherwise, throwing Keller out and letting Takemoto make it to first. Then Mulcahy stepped up, knocked the ball into far right field and rounded to third himself, pushing Takemoto home to score and put the Lions up by three.
Lion sophomore Quintin Galvin came away with the win on the mound, striking out six batters, walking none and giving up just a pair of hits. The defense played a big part as well, overcoming three errors, three batters hit by pitches and a nabbing fair handful of groundouts and flyouts.
St. Helens will have another game to close out their Glencoe Tournament tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. Their home schedule will open on Monday, April 1 at 4:30 p.m. against Hillsboro.
St. Helens 3, David Douglas 1
DDHS 000 001 0 – 1 2 2
STHE 002 010 0 – 3 4 3
Hits (4): Keller, Mulcahy, Winnier, Weitzel
RBIs (2): Mulcahy, Winnier
Runs (3): Keller, Takemoto, Mulcahy
Hits (2): Reifenrath, Tomiak
RBIs (1): Lampert
Runs (1): Raethke