The baseball team’s 10-run third inning was more than enough for Bay to rout Drew, 14-1, on Tuesday, May 12.
Nine different Breakers collected at least one hit in the offensive outburst, and sophomore Alex Dworetzky and junior Nick Quazzo enjoyed multi-hit afternoons. Most of the knocks came in the third inning, including a two-RBI double for junior Bobby Murray, the only extra-base hit of the game for Bay.
Quazzo was also the starting pitcher for the Breakers, and he turned in three shutout innings with three strikeouts to complement his work at the plate. The junior looked as though he could have pitched deeper into the contest, but was taken out after getting in the work necessary to keep his arm fresh for future games.
Sophomore Arthur Churnin, who did it all for Bay, took over for Quazzo on the hill. Arthur struck out two of the four batters he faced, went 3-for-3 in stolen-base attempts, and picked up a hit in two at-bats, while adding a walk, two RBI and three runs scored
Up by double-digit runs, Bay was able to play the bench more than usual. As a result, 13 of the 17 Breakers on the roster reached base at least once, and Bay stole a total of 11 bases on 12 attempts. The Breakers also played solid defense, even turning a double play to help the pitching staff shut down Drew.
Bay turned in a comeback, 6-5 victory over Pescadero on Friday, May 15, and now has a home playoff game on Friday, May 22, against the winner of the semifinal between third-seeded Gateway and no. 2 Waldorf. Bay finished league play with a 7-1 record to earn the top seed for the league playoffs.
– Brooks Carman ’15