In one of the cleaner games you're going to see all season, the Jesuit Tigers defeated the Robinson Knights 7-0 at Paul Straub Field at Hyer Family Park on Tuesday night.
The Tigers got on the board first in the 3rd inning when shortstop McGuire Weaver singled and then came around to score on a sac fly by Duncan Hunter. Weaver and his double play partner Alex Mocny were the catalysts for the Jesuit victory. Weaver finished the night 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored and Mocny went 3 for 3 with an HBP and two runs batted in.
These two guys have a plan every game to get the Tigers offense ignited.
"I'm always looking for a way to see pitches for my team and come back to the dugout and let the team know what he has," Weaver said.
"I get some info from Mac every time," Mocny stated. "I'm always looking for a fastball in the zone to hit."
Weaver and Mocny can pick it in the field as well. They turned a sweet 6-4-3 double play in the 3rd where Weaver dove, flipped the ball with his glove for the first out, and Mocny turned and fired to 1st for the second out to bring the crowd to its feet.
Joel Brewer reached base four times, twice by hit by pitches, and Garrett Sheppard chipped in with two singles of his own.
Jack Anderson was downright masterful on the mound giving up only two hits over six scoreless innings and striking out seven, even though, he used mostly his heater.
"He just commands his fastball," Head Coach Miguel Menendez said. "He probably only threw two or three breaking balls for a strike all night. He just pounded the fastball in, spotted it away when he needed to, got it up in the zone when he got ahead and then we showed enough with the breaking ball to get them out of rhythm."
Joey Scionti and Pete Feinman picked up the hits for Robinson, and center fielder Chris Terry made a slick, sliding catch in the 3rd to rob Carter Andersen of a base hit.
Jesuit hosts Sickles on Saturday 3/11 at 7pm in the 1st Round of the Saladino Tournament
Robinson hosts Plant on Thursday 3/9 at 7pm