Ed Morrone, correspondent for the Bucks County Courier Times, highlights Joey ’20 and Tommy Kumar ’17 and the varsity baseball team’s win over Morrisville High School on Monday, April 10.
“Being a freshman starter on any varsity team comes with pressure that not everyone is able to handle right off the bat. And when your older brother is already a standout second baseman and leadoff hitter on the team, it can make matters even more difficult.”
“These things haven’t been a problem for Joey Kumar,” said Ed in the article.
Joey “is off to a scorching start for the Cougars, and his skills were on full display in Monday’s non-league road 16-0, four-inning win. He is expected to be the team’s starting shortstop, making up a half of the team’s middle infield, with the other being his older brother Tommy.”
In Monday’s game against Morrisville, “the Cougars put up six runs in the top of the first and did so with just one hit, a bunt single. The team drew five walks and scored runs on a pair of grounders, a wild pitch, a passed ball, and a dropped third strike that turned into a throwing error on the catcher.”
“George School added one in the second, on Joey’s RBI single, three in the third and six in the sixth, including a two-run single by Joey. Tommy added a single, an RBI groundout, two walks, and scored three runs,” continued Ed.
“Joey credited Tommy’s presence on the team with helping him adapt to playing varsity as a freshman.”
“It’s been an amazing experience playing with him,” Joey said in the article. “I usually play shortstop and he plays second, so we’re always talking during the game. We’ve been playing so long together in the backyard that we always know what the other is going to do.”
“Tommy has helped Joey a lot,” said Coach Vince Campellone. “They come from an outstanding family and the brothers have always had a close relationship playing baseball together growing up. We’re lucky to have them both this season.”
The Cougars are now 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the Friends Schools League. They will host rival Westtown School on Wednesday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m.