Friday, April 26 – Merkley Delivers For McQuaid(article from Pickin’ Splinters)
ROME FREE ACADEMY 13
MCQUAID JESUIT 14
Charlie Merkley cracked a 1-1 pitch into center field to plate Tyler Griggs and Drew Bailey, capping off McQuaid’s four-run bottom of the seventh and giving the Knights the walk-off win. The game had been a back-and-forth affair, with the sixth inning being the only inning of the game in which either team did not score. The contest featured seven lead changes and a combined 25 hits. Merkley finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, while Griggs went 2-for-2 with three runs scored and two RBI. Noah Campanelli had four hits, three runs scored and an RBI in four at bats, and Zach Lee added a 3-for-3 evening with one RBI and a run scored. Bailey collected a pair of RBI and Patrick Xander drove in a run and scored twice for the Knights. Adam Williamson drove in a Rome-high three RBI, followed by both Riley Brawdy and Ryan Marrello with two apiece. Ethan Brown went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and Preston Mecca had two hits and three runs scored in three runs scored in three at bats. Aaron Simons closed the night 2-for-3 with a run scored and one RBI. Justin Swavely also drove in a run for Rome.
Friday, April 26 vs. Victor; 9 holes at Ravenwood Golf Club.
Victor – 273
McQuaid Jesuit 278
McQuaid (and match) Medalist Jack Bailey with an even par 36. Varsity is now 11-1.
Ryan McEvily led the scoring for the Knights with 3 goals in Friday’s double OT win over Nichols in Buffalo. The complete box score can be found here.
The rugby team traveled to Connecticut to compete in the Jesuit Classic. Scores coming soon.