After dropping the opener of a doubleheader to Hill 8-3, Mercersburg's varsity baseball team got its bats going late and scored the last 10 runs of a 15-7 win over the Blues for a split of the twin-bill between the Mid-Atlantic Prep League rivals April 9 at Cannon Field.
Hill jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the opener, drawing eight walks in just 2 1/3 innings from Blue Storm starting pitcher Tommy Tereschuk ’22. Aiden Lorson ’22 and Ryan MacInnis ’23 had three hits apiece; for MacInnis, two of those three hits were doubles.
In the second game, Mercersburg led 5-3 before a four-run Hill 4th inning gave the Blues a 7-5 lead. The Storm rallied, plating the final 10 runs of the game—including seven runs in the 6th inning—to take the contest by a 15-7 count.
John Blanco ’23 had three hits in Game 2, Gavin Williams ’24 homered for Mercersburg, and Lorson, Caleb Newcomer ’23, and Arjun Patel ’23 collected two hits apiece. Evan Howley ’22 was the winning pitcher, and Lorson and Austin Hallberg ’22 combined for three innings of scoreless relief.
The Storm (5-5, 3-3 MAPL) will welcome Scotland Campus (Scotland, PA), Western Reserve Academy (Hudson, OH), and Highland School (Warrenton, VA) to Cannon Field next weekend for the inaugural Reisner-Gift Tournament, which is a round-robin affair honoring former Mercersburg baseball coaches Karl Reisner P ’94, ’97 and Brent Gift. Mercersburg's opener in the event is Friday, April 15, against Scotland Campus (2:30 p.m.).