By Brandon Torng '20
The Bulldogs had an action packed week featuring a series with Bullis and two other non conference matchups. Last Tuesday, the team went out to Bullis, winning by a score of 13-3. Scoring 9 runs in the first two innings, STA came out strong and never looked back. Lead by strong pitching performances by seniors James Howe and Zach Shauer, the Bulldogs were able to extend their winning streak to 4 games. Unfortunately, the Dogs suffered a loss the following day to Lake Braddock, a team just out of the top 10 in the Washington Post’s latest baseball rankings. With the score tied up at 1-1 going into the top of the eighth inning, Lake Braddock’s leadoff hitter hit a solo homerun, giving them the lead. The Bruins would tack on another run in the top of the eighth, before shutting out the Bulldogs in the bottom half to secure a 3-1 victory. After losing another close matchup to Bullis on Thursday, the Bulldogs were back in action on Saturday with a non-conference game against Langley. The Bulldogs won comfortably by a score of 6-1, giving them a 2-2 record for the week.
The Bulldogs are now 5-3 in IAC play, following their split with Bullis. Upcoming is a series against St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes, where the team aims to finish out the season on a high note and end up at 7-3, putting them in a strong position to receive a first round bye in the playoffs.