Baseball Defeats Concord With Five Runs in Seventh Inning
The Archmere baseball team took on Concord High School under the lights at Frawley Stadium on April 18. They trailed, 5-1, with three outs to go, heading into the seventh inning. Concord had been in the lead since its first at bat, but a three-run triple by Chris Albero '23 in the bottom of the seventh capped an Auks comeback as Archmere defeated the Raiders, 6-5.
The Auks entered their last at bat having managed just two hits and one run off Concord's starting pitcher. Kyle Zahnow '23 walked to open the seventh, and Aidan Bellew '23 came in as a courtesy runner. Jason Lotkowski '24 then singled, then Ryan Campbell '24 doubled, scoring Aidan Bellew. P.J. Blessington '24 followed with a walk to load the bases. Alex MacWilliams '23 started the comeback, driving in a run to get Archmere to within two runs and setting the stage for Chris Albero's turn at bat.
"That brought Albero to the plate; he had singled in the fourth for the Auks’ first hit. This time, he drove a pitch over the head of the Raiders’ centerfielder, and the runners were off. Campbell, Blessington and MacWilliams all scored, and the Auks raced toward third to mob Albero."
Chris Albero '23 had two hits to go along with his three runs batted in. Alex MacWilliams '23 was on base twice, drove in a pair and scored, and Ryan Campbell '24 and P.J. Blessington '24 each were on base twice and scored. Jonathan O’Boyle '25 struck out six in 3.2 innings of relief.
The Auks are now 6-2 and will take on Saint Elizabeth's at the Delaware Stadium on Monday, April 24 at 4:00pm.