Baseball Roundup: Saturday, April 20

Junior Brian Rourke shut out the Barons despite allowing nine baserunners in seven innings.

Junior Brian Rourke shut out the Barons despite allowing nine baserunners in seven innings.

Northwest 6, Bethesda-Chevy Chase 0: Brian Rourke pitched a complete game and the Northwest infield turned four double plays as the visiting Jaguars shut out the Barons, 6-0, on Saturday. Rourke, a junior, allowed seven hits, struck out three and walked one in seven innings.

Northwest scored four runs in the top of the first inning and added single runs in the fourth and seventh, all charged to B-CC starting pitcher Joe Feldman. Feldman struggled with his control all game, walking three batters, hitting two others and committing a throwing error on a pickoff attempt at first base.

The Barons had the bases loaded with one out in the fifth inning, but Rourke got sophomore Kyle Dunne to hit a double-play grounder to shortstop Scott Adroin to escape the inning.

Rourke looked shaky trying to close out the shutout in the bottom of the seventh as he walked Cobi Furcolo on four pitches to open the inning and then hit Raphael Sacks with his next offering. After a coaching visit, though, Rourke settled down, getting Andrew Brilliant to hit into a double play and Matt Bacon to ground to first to end the game.

Catcher Michael Shannon was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored and Brennan Kam was 2-for-2 with 2 RBI for the Jaguars.

Wootton 5, Clarksburg 3 (14 innings): The Patriots scored with one out in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game and finally took the lead when Boaz Ru knocked in Matt Hsiung seven innings later on their way to outlasting the host Coyotes.

Hsiung got the win for Wootton, striking out eight while pitching 5 2/3 scoreless innings in relief. Glenny Woolschlager was 2-for-7 with a home run and two RBI for the Patriots.

Sherwood 5, Blake 4: Stefan Sigwalt hit two home runs and had three RBI for the visiting Bengals but the Warriors scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to eke out the win in a back-and-forth game.

Sherwood took the early lead when the first three batters in the bottom of the first inning reached base and scored, but Blake chipped away and finally pulled ahead on Sigwalt’s 2-run home run in the top of the fourth.

The Warriors tied the game with two outs in the bottom of the sixth when left fielder Peter Waldo couldn’t handle Brady Adam’s fly ball, allowing Patrick Dunn to score. Mike Zerafa then knocked in Adam to put Sherwood ahead to stay.

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