Tag: Varsity Baseball

Centennial Baseball Defeats Wilde Lake in Back-to-Back Games

Words: Mikayla Martin

Earlier this season, Centennial played at Wilde Lake and the game ended early due to rain after 3 innings. On Monday, May 7 the game continued with Centennial leading 3-2 in the 4th inning. By scoring multiple runs, the Eagles ended the game with a winning score of 14-3.

Centennial and Wilde Lake had another scheduled game against each other right after their makeup game. Centennial took the lead 3-0 by the 5th inning. Wilde Lake came back by the 6th inning causing a 3-3 tie. At this point in the game, both teams were hoping to score the final run to win the game. With Centennial at bat, senior Brenden Cutick made an important hit, allowing sophomore Zack Steen to run home resulting in a win for the Eagles.

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Allied Softball Takes on the Centennial Girls’ Varsity Team

Words: Ashley Berry

At 3:00pm on Wednesday, April 8, the Centennial allied softball team was primed to take on the Marriot’s Ridge Mustangs. Due to transportation issues, the Mustangs never made it to Centennial. Rather than send the allied team home, the Centennial girls’ varsity softball team stepped up to the plate for an in-house scrimmage.

The allied team was off to a great start with five runs in the first inning. Michael Clark ran from second base to home plate off a solid hit by Dominic Roybal, scoring the first run of the game. Roybal and Michael McCarthy were both on base when Orkun Unal hit a ball to the back wall, giving both a chance to run home. Both Unal and Jonathan Hanks had successful at-bats and were on base when Thompson Truong had a nice hit which brought both of them home.

Jordan Ciraolo, Sammy Kastner, and Tori Montanez were quickly retired by Matthew Na and Clark, ending the first inning with a score of 5-0.

Clark scored again in the second inning, making the score 6-0. At the bottom of the second inning, three players from the Centennial boys’ varsity team, Connor Clemens, Matt McShane and Robert Hunter, joined forces with the allied team. Despite a run scored by Caroline Strott of the girls’ team, the allied team didn’t back down. Clark was responsible for three outs at the plate off of throws from Hanks and Clemens, ending the second inning with a score of 6-1.

Michael Havlik, McCarthy and Clark each had amazing hits in the third and final inning, and Unal scored his second run. Montanez scored a second run for the girls off a hit by Kastner in the bottom of the third inning. That would be their final run. Both Strott and Ciraolo found themselves out at the hands of Havlik and Celina Jensen was thrown out at first base on a nice play between Clark and Havlik, ending the game with a score of 7-2.

Allied softball’s peer helpers, Sakena Redmond, Anna Crowe and Frankie Krzyzanowski, and coaches, Coach Frost, Ms. Seen, Mr. Young and Ms. Dodd, helped the team take this win.

Allied Softball’s next game will be Tuesday, April 18 at 3:00 at Glenelg.

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Spring Sports Preview 2013 – Varsity Baseball

Spring Sports Preview 2013

Varsity Baseball

Words: Salman Hashmi

Ellicott City, MD – The 2013 Centennial Eagles baseball team looks to build upon last year even though the team lost key players to graduation. Coach Dennis Ahearn feels that this year will be a year to grow for the team. “[I am] Excited—-we have a young and relatively inexperienced team. I am curious to see what we can make of it all,” said Ahearn.

Ahearn feels that each of his players should try to be the best at their position and be motivated to win every game. “We expect compete to win every game and to grow throughout the season. Everyone is motivated and we have a lot of competition for starting roles,” said Ahearn.

Ahearn believes that Centennial has some good competition in Howard County. “Hebron is always a rivalry—so is River Hill. It would nice to beat teams like Glenelg and Reservoir who have very strong teams,” said Ahearn.

Centennial Eagles vs. River Hill Hawks Baseball (Salman Hashmi)

On Monday, April 16, 2012, the Centennial Eagles won against the River Hill Hawks 10-0 in five innings. Starting pitcher Ben Goldsmith pitched five innings and gave up no earned runs.   Senior Joey DiChoso went 2-3 and had three runs batted in and played great defense. Catcher Ben Ciraolo had a great game going 1-3 and called the whole game for pitcher Goldsmith. The next game for Centennial is against the Atholton Raiders on Wednesday, April 18,2012.

Eagles Struggle in a 7-5 loss against the Howard Lions (Salman Hashmi)

The Centennial Eagles looked dominant versus the Reservoir Gators and
Long Reach Lightening, but they struggled in a 7-5 loss versus the
Howard Lions on March 28, 2012.
Both the Lions and Eagles played sloppy committing too many errors
and walks. Pitcher Garrett Kurtz went six innings and gave up two
earned runs (five unearned runs). Pitcher Peter Baum finished up the
game going one inning with two strikeouts, but he gave up two earned
runs.
The Eagles will try to bounce back against the Oakland Mills
Scorpions on Friday, March 30, 2012 at Oakland Mills.