Varsity Baseball Loses Home Opener Against Kirkwood

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  • Nick Peters, sophomore, hit the ball through the infield and was able to safely run to first base. Peters had two hits: a single and a double. Peters would later come in to close the game out, pitching two innings giving up no runs. MHS’s record fell even at 5-5 after the 12-6 loss at home to Kirkwood for the home opener on Wednesday, April 6.

  • Alex Musel, junior, relieved starting pitcher Warner Lenahan, junior, after a rough start to the home opener. Musel pitched for two innings and was later relieved by sophomore Nick Peters.

  • Relieving the starting pitcher, junior Alex Musel gets ready to start his inning. First baseman Darion Leigh, senior, talks to him before he pitches. Musel pitched his first inning not giving up any runs.

  • Greeting Nick Peters, sophomore, on his way back from playing third base, pitcher Max Cohen, junior, and outfielder Jack Lally, junior, stood outside the dugout and gave him highfives. Peters would try to get the team back into the game as he later threw two runless innings on the mound against Kirkwood after relieving Alex Musel, junior.

  • Dominic Anselmo, sophomore, celebrates his homerun. Anselmo had one hit against Kirkwood and that hit was a homerun.

  • As the pitch by Alex Musel, junior, is thrown, sophomore third baseman Nick Peters readies for anything to come back his way. Peters would later go on to relieve Musel on the mound with hopes to get the game in MHS’s control after Musel gave up a few runs.

  • Celebrating his double, senior Max Harris stands on second base trying to rally the troops and bring the game back into reach. Harris led the team in hits with three hits against Kirkwood: one RBI and one double.

  • Watching the ball go out to the outfield, senior Darion Leigh looks to see if he can make it to third or not. Leigh supported the team, especially the pitchers, throughout the innings that MHS gave up nine unanswered runs.

  • Seniors Darion Leigh (5) and Josh Syfert (13) lead the team out to the field after the game to shake hands with Kirkwood after the loss of the home opener on Wednesday, April 6. MHS lost 12-6 after falling behind 9-0 in the first three innings. MHS’s recond is 5-5 and looks to stay above .500 going into the upcoming games against Kirkwood, De Smet and SLUH.

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