Friday, May 24th

Scarsdale Varsity Baseball Defeats Various Tigers


It’s no secret that Scarsdale and Mamaroneck are each other’s biggest rivals when it comes to sports. Not only for baseball, but lacrosse, football, soccer and the list goes on. On May 6th the Scarsdale Varsity baseball team traveled to Mamaroneck High School to take on the Tigers.

The regular season is coming to an end and playoffs will begin soon. Success in these next few games is essential for Scarsdale to get a good playoff seed and face less difficult opponents.

The game began with Scarsdale scoring a run quickly in the first inning, but Mamaroneck responded by scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the third making the score 1-2. Despite the efforts of Scarsdale pitcher Gil Krausz who had 5 strikeouts and played all 7 innings, it looked like the game was going to be won by the Tigers. But the Raiders banded together in the top of the sixth inning to score 2 more runs putting them ahead 3-2. Additionally, in the seventh and final inning, Scarsdale added one more to make the final score 4-2. One of the players who made this victory possible was Koji Hirata who was 2-4 and had an RBI. Another player who was vital to this win was Bret Hole who was 2-3 and had an RBI as well.

Two days later, on May 8th Mamaroneck went to Scarsdale’s field for a rematch and the Tigers controlled the game. They allowed Scarsdale to score no runs and by getting hits almost every inning the Tigers scored a total of 4 runs to shutout Scarsdale 4-0.

The Raiders split the series with their rivals, but Mamaroneck wouldn't be the only Tigers that Scarsdale would face. This time, they would face the Tuckahoe Tigers.

The Raiders met Tuckahoe at home on May 11th in a game that went down to the wire. Neither team scored for the first six innings and much of the Raider’s dominance in the field was thanks to starting pitcher Gil Krausz who had an incredible 13 strikeouts. The game looked like it was going to go to extra innings, but in the bottom of the seventh, everything changed. Senior Captain Max Timberger started by hitting a triple-deep center. It traveled all the way to the wall where the entire bench erupted in joy. Right after that, Sophomore Henry Lamberg hit a sacrifice pop fly that was caught, and Timberger ran home and made it before the ball arrived. Scarsdale got the win 1-0.

Scarsdale is 1-0 against Tuckahoe and 1-1 against Mamaroneck. Additionally, they played the White Plains Tigers at the start of the season and won with a final score of 2-0. Their record against all Tigers teams this season is 3-1.

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