St. James avenges earlier setback with 4-2 win over New Haven.
The St. James High School baseball team opened its Four Rivers Conference schedule by clipping New Haven 4-2 Monday.
It was the second straight victory for the St. James Tigers, now 2-3 overall. New Haven falls to 2-5.
Monday’s win avenged last week’s 4-3 setback to the New Haven Shamrocks in the Four Rivers Tournament.
On Monday St. James scored all the runs it needed during a three-run top of the second frame. The Tigers added a run in the fifth.
New Haven tallied solo runs in the third and seventh innings.
St. James outhit the Shamrocks 8-4. New Haven committed four errors and St. James made three.
Evan Grayson led the Tiger hitting attack, going 3-for-4 with two RBI. Also for STJ Justin Ray was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI and Austin Gibson, Zach Dean and Jesse Hays each had a hit and scored a run.
Dean went the distance on the mound, scattering four hits and four walks while fanning a whopping 13 New Haven batters.
Garrett Schoenfeld was the losing hurler for New Haven, also going the distance.
St. James was scheduled to play a non-league game at Newburg on Tuesday. The Tigers are slated to host Houston in non-conference action on Friday, starting at 4:30 p.m.