Wootton Patriots Varsity defeated Whitman 6-5 on Thursday after taking the lead late in the game. Wootton Patriots Varsity was down 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Gabe Pollack singled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs.
Wootton Patriots Varsity earned the victory despite allowing Whitman to score three runs in the fourth inning. The offensive onslaught by Whitman was led by M Ryan, Max Weinberg, and Sean Fleming, all knocking in runs in the inning.
Harrison Cance earned the victory on the pitcher’s mound for Wootton Patriots Varsity. He went six innings, allowing five runs on nine hits and striking out two. Ryan Mariani threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Mariani recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Wootton Patriots Varsity.
Mickey Gutierrez took the loss for Whitman. He allowed five hits and two runs over two innings, striking out one and walking zero.
Peter Montgomery started the game for Whitman. He went four innings, allowing four runs on six hits and walking one.
Wootton Patriots Varsity launched two home runs on the day. Niko Jones had a homer in the fourth inning. Cance went deep in the third inning.
Wootton Patriots Varsity totaled 11 hits. Jones, Jeremy Goldstein, and Chris Vondas all managed multiple hits for Wootton Patriots Varsity. Jones led Wootton Patriots Varsity with three hits in three at bats.
Whitman scattered nine hits in the game. Ryan and Justin Carboni each had multiple hits for Whitman.