5-3 V baseball vs Vianney [photo gallery]


Credit to Zack Eaton


On May 3rd, the FHN varsity baseball team hosted the Vianney Griffins for a Saturday afternoon game. The game was originally supposed to be played on April 28, but was postponed. The Knights were coming off of a loss the previous day by the score of 2-3 at Holt. 

The starting pitcher for the Knights was junior Kevin Braudis. Neither teams were able to score in the first inning. In the top of the 2nd, catcher Dave Prost was hit twice by foul balls, but stayed in the game. Braudis escaped a jam in the 3rd inning without allowing a run to score, as the bases were loaded with two outs. Braudis was able to induce the flyout to end the inning. FHN was able to get a runner to third base after Andrew Curran’s double went down the rightfield line into the corner. The Knights didn’t score though, as the next batter struck out. The score was still 0-0 through five innings of play. In the top of the 6th, the umpire called a Vianney runner safe, as he said the throw from Andrew Curran pulled first baseman Ryan Mullarkey off the bag. FHN head coach Bob Dunahue argued the play, but the call stood. A run scored on the play, which broke the tie as the Griffins were on top 0-1. The inning ended after Dave Prost picked off a Vianney runner at third base. The score after 6 innings was 0-2. After a walk and a hit by pitch, Steve Deckard was brought on to pinch hit. After he singled, the bases were loaded. The next two batters were not able to bring in any runs. The Griffins made the game out of reach in the 7th inning after a few key hits. The score going into the bottom of the 7th was 0-7. With two outs and the bases loaded, Andrew Curran brought in two runs on his hit to right field. The game ended on the next batter’s strikeout. The final score was 2-7, Vianney on top. 

The next game for the Knights will be at Pattonville on Monday, May 5. The Knights will then play their two final games of the regular season against Francis Howell, on May 6 at FHHS, and then May 7 at FHN. (photos by matt krieg)


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