With Tyler Zamjahn setting the tone early on the mound and the offense scoring five runs in the first three innings, the Crusaders never looked back while on their way to an 8-1 win at Kirsch-Rooney Wednesday night.
The Crusaders jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Seward singled to ignite Crusaders’ offense. A ground out by Daniel Lahare moved Seward from first to second and a single from Cody Ducote scored Seward for the first run of the game.
Second baseman Blake Battle doubled to start a third inning rally and scored one batter later on a single from Jacob Seward. Right fielder Daniel Lahare and Ducote then singled and walked respectively to load the bases bringing Deichmann to the plate. Deichmann followed with a two-run single that increased the lead to 4-1 and end the night for Jesuit’s starting pitcher.
The Jesuit reliever gave up two ensuing walks to first baseman Owen Magee and third baseman Peyton Senner which forced in courtesy runner William Douglass for the inning’s final run.
The Crusaders sent 10 batters to the plate and scored four runs in the bottom of the third to take a 5-1 lead while knocking out Migliore.
Brother Martin added another run in the bottom of the fourth to pad the lead to 6-1. Three consecutive walks by Jesuit pitching loaded the bases and brought on another reliever, who was greeted by Magee with a sacrifice fly to center scoring the innings only run.
Greg Deichmann hammered a massive 400-plus-foot home run to dead center field that plated the game’s final two runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Tyler Zamjahn got the win for the Crusaders with nine strikeouts, no earned runs, three hits and three walks in six innings.
Right-hander Jonathan Ebersole struck out two in a perfect seventh inning in relief.
The Crusaders will play Jesuit next on Friday at John Ryan Stadium. The game is set to start at 7:00 pm.