Knights Come Up Short in Upper State Tournament
The SJCS baseball team came up short in its quest for an Upper State championship, losing 4-3 to Christ Church in an elimination game Monday.
The host Knights led 3-0 heading into the top of the seventh inning, but the Cavaliers rallied and scored four runs with two outs.
St. Joe's took the lead with single runs in each of the first three innings.
Jack Murphy led off the bottom of the first with a single. He stole second, moved to third on a groundout by Trey Sanders and scored on a groundout by Henry Dryden.
In the second inning, Noah Watts led off with a double. With one out, Liam Green reached on an infield hit and courtesy runner Ben McKay moved to third.
On an attempted double steal, Green was thrown out at second but McKay scored, making it 2-0.
In the third, Murphy was hit by a pitch to start off the inning. He moved up on a sacrifice by Sanders and scored on a single by Dryden.
The score remained 3-0 until the seventh. Sophomore left-hander J.P. Rambo was splendid through 6 2/3 innings.
After the Cavaliers took the lead in the top of the seventh, the Knights were unable to answer.
Nonetheless, congratulations to the Knights on a district championship and a great season!