• Benjamin Rex Cross

Shamrock Boys win District


On Saturday, June 5th the Portland St. Patrick Shamrocks hosted the districts for Baseball. The Shamrocks exploded onto the playoff scene, winning the first game against Bellevue 25-0, and the second game against Carson City-Crystal 16-0.


In the first game, Shane Cook took the mound, pitching 3 innings, giving up 2 hits and striking out 4. Brayden Simon pitched 1 inning and struck out 1. The Shamrocks scored 2 in the first, 6 in the second, and 4 in the third, before exploding in the 4th inning and scoring 13. Offensive leaders were Connor Cross who went 3 for 3 with a homerun and 4 RBI's and Austin Fleischer who went 3 for 3 with a triple and 4 RBI's.


In the second game, the Shamrocks were matched up with Carson City-Crystal who had just knocked out Fowler to make it to the finals. CC-C looked exhausted after playing a game in the 90+ degree sun and the Shamrocks took advantage of that, scoring 6 in the first inning, 5 in the second inning and 5 in the third inning. Connor Cross took the win on the mound, putting up a 3 inning no-hitter, and striking out 4. Offensive leaders for the district final were Braxton Teachworth who went 2 for 3, with 5 RBI's. Connor Cross, Shane Cook, and Evan Schrauben all went 2 for 2.


The Shamrocks travel to Concord for the regional semifinal game on Wednesday, June 9th for a 5:00pm game against Concord. The Regional Finals will be held next Saturday, in Decatur.

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