• Middle School
A No-Hitter, a Grand Slam, and a Shutout

by Jason Wainio, Baseball Coach

It was a great first week of the baseball season for The Country School.  After practicing three to four days a week through the frigid month of April, the warmer weather arrived just in time for our first games.

The Owls first traveled to Mooreland Hill, where pitcher David G. threw four innings of no-hit baseball.  He also struck out 11 batters and yielded only one walk to earn the victory.  Offensively, the team was lead by Ryan W., who had two hits, including a triple, three runs scored and an rbi.  John D. also had three hits, a pair of doubles and two rbi.  5th grade newcomer, Cooper B. had two hits and four rbi on the day.  It was a great way to start the season.

Next, the junior Owls traveled to Clinton to play some of their 5th and 6th graders.  It was a fantastic opportunity to get the younger players more at bats and time on the field.  Several players pitched and played various positions around the diamond.  Luke P., Joey S., and David C. all had three hit games.  The big blow of the game came during a long second inning, where Joe C. hit a majestic grand slam over the left field fence.  On the day, Joe had three hits and collected seven rbi’s!  The game was a lot of fun and a big thank you goes to parent Dave Perrotti in helping put this game together.  We hope to do it again!

Finally, the Owls traveled to the Foote school to take on this challenging rival.  Foote’s pitching was strong all day, allowing only two TCS hits and winning the game 6-0.  Phin S. and David G. collected the only hits on the day.  Phin S. and Ryan W. also pitched a combined six innings, and many of the runs given up were unearned.  

On the week, the Country baseball squad was 2-1.  It is a solid start for a hard working group of players.  We look forward to this week’s game with Our Lady of Mercy.