by Emma Bernardoni
The Walkersville Boys Baseball team shut out Oakdale High School on Wednesday afternoon and earned a 10-0 win. The Lions improved their record to 5-3.
Walkersville took advantage of a weak night for a strong Oakdale team and displayed a dominant performance. Junior Shortstop Davis Kelly shared praise for his teammates, “It was a great team win against a really solid Oakdale team. Everyone on our team contributed in some way and Josh pitched great.”
Senior Josh Clegg pitched all five innings for a shutout for the Lions and paired his solid pitching with two hits. “We hit the ball really well as a team and made the plays we needed to in the field,” said Clegg.
Senior Anthony Devincentis added two hits for the Lions, and junior Jacob Wetzel recorded a pair of doubles. “I think Josh pitched a great game and the whole team hit the ball hard and the combination of those two things led to a good win,” shared Devincentis.
Junior Catcher Christian Policelli, another standout player for the Lions agreed. “We’re definitely starting to come together more as a team. Our hitting and pitching have improved since the start of the season, and combining the two have contributed to our recent success.”
“Our baseball team started off a little slow this season but everyone has high expectations for their season because of the talented players that we have. I’m looking forward to seeing how they do this season,” said junior Zack Mathis, who has attended every home baseball game this season.
The win against Oakdale was the second win of the week for the Lions, after a dominant performance against TJ earned them an 8-2 away win on Monday. The Lions play their next game on the road today, April 7th against Brunswick.