St. Georges opens season with victory over Conrad

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St Georges baseball Nate Arterbridge went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and a home run in the victory over Conrad, photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

On a cold blustery Wednesday after noon the St. Georges Hawks baseball team visited the Conrad Red Wolves to open the spring baseball season for both teams. The Hawks were able to defeat the Red Wolves to start the season off with a victory. 


Both teams’ bats started a little slow which is normal for the beginning of the season, but the pitching wasn’t. Both teams went scoreless for three innings before the Red Wolves started the scoring. Kaden Netta helped himself. Netta, the Conrad starting pitcher, hit a double to score Andrew Stute as the Red Wolves took a 1-0 lead.


St Georges answered right back in the top of the fifth inning when Nate Arterbridge took a fast ball deep to left field for a solo homerun to tie the game up at 1.


In the bottom of the fifth inning the Red Wolves regained the lead when Justin O’Connor ripped a double to left field that scored Matt O’Connor who hit a double of his own from second base. The Red Wolves went up 2-1. 


In the top of the sixth inning the Hawks broke the game open. After a single and two walks Arterbridge walked to the plate with the bases loaded. He fouled off a couple of pitches but connected on a ground ball to right field that scored two more runs for a 4-2 lead. 


After holding the Red Wolves scoreless in the bottom half of the inning the Hawks tacked on two more runs for a 6-2 lead. Conrad did tack on a run in the bottom of the seventh, but were unable to climb back from the four run deficit. 


Joey Russo pitched four solid innings for the Hawks in the start. Logan Burns however picked up the win. Burns also added three hits and an RBI while Arterbridge went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and a home run. Brayden Fields contributed two hits and a run scored for the Hawks.


 Matt O’Connor had a hit and two runs scored for Conrad. Netta took the loss but pitched five strong innings.

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