The Blind Brook baseball team is entering a crucial stretch of the season, with just four games to go. After consecutive wins saw the Trojans move to 8-6 on the year, the team split games to move to 9-7. They beat up on league opponent Bronxville before losing a difficult game to Croton-Harmon at home.
On Thursday, May 2, the boys hosted Bronxville in a crucial matchup for their league championship prospects. Senior Chris Bucci got the start and threw all five innings, allowing no earned runs and striking out four in the process. However, the home side went down 3-0 within the first two innings before getting one back in the bottom of the second. A big three-run third inning put the Trojans up 4-3 before they grabbed four more in the fourth and three more in the fifth. The game ended after five innings due to rain as Blind Brook walked away with an all-important 11-3 victory. Offensively, the group was led by senior Noah Swartz, who went 4-4 at the plate with an RBI. Fellow seniors Zach Zimmerman and Andrew Winton went 3-3 and 2-3 respectively. Zimmerman drove in one, in addition to Winton’s three. With the win, the Trojans secured the season sweep of Bronxville, moving to 9-6 overall and 5-1 in league play.
Home loss to Croton
The following Monday, May 6, saw the Tigers from Croton-Harmon come to town. It was a tough outing from the get-go for the home side, who didn’t look ready to play. After walking the first three batters of the game, the Trojans gave up a grand slam that was corked over the right field fence. After that, the team looked deflated and failed to get anything going offensively. It ultimately ended 9-0 on a day to forget for Blind Brook.
The squad took on Putnam Valley after press time on Wednesday, May 8. Looking ahead, they will travel to North Salem on Saturday, May 11 for a 10 a.m. start before hosting Rye Neck in a league matchup on Tuesday, May 14 at 4:45 p.m. They will round out the regular season with a rematch against Rye Neck the day after, Wednesday, May 15, with the location still to be determined.