Baseball ends 2 game losing streak with comeback win


By Jack Davis

An eight-run seventh inning to cap a five-run come-from-behind win has highlighted the boys’ varsity baseball team’s 4-5 start to the regular season. The team has started its regular season with a mix of league games and tournament play, splitting their two games series with league rival Alemany while going 3-3 in tournament play.

In their second game against Alemany, this one at Alemany, the squad entered the seventh and final inning down 9-3. A loss would have put the team at an early disadvantage in league play and last in the early Mission League standing, but with their backs against the wall, the Wolverines mounted a comeback charge.

The inning started with two-hitter Oliver Lowry ’10 being hit by a pitch. With Lowry on first, catcher Andrew Shanfeld ’10 doubled off the wall and the rally was on. After RBI singles cut the deficit to 9-5, second baseman Justin Genter ’10 hit a three run homer, his second of the game, to bring the Wolverines within one.

“Before that bomb we were starting to feel the momentum shift already,” Lowry said. “But once it cleared the fence and we were down one the feeling was there is no way were losing this game,” Lowry said.

Down 9-8 the Wolverines kept putting runners on base. With runners on second and first, cleanup hitter Austin Wilson ’10 singled home the game tying run.

“I can’t stress enough how important that win was,” Shanfeld said. “We have that belief as a team that we are never out of a game.”