The varsity boys’ baseball team defeated Friends’ Central 5-4 in a big league win on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The whole team worked together to capture the win.
“For most teams, there is a time during the season that ends up being a turning point. George School may have had its turning point last Saturday,” reported Joe Fite, correspondent of the Bucks County Courier Times.
The team’s 2-8 record and 1-4 record in the Friends Schools League this season fueled their motivation to win this home game. Varsity Co-Head Coach Vince Campellone, who has been coaching the Cougars for thirty-two seasons, was proud of the team’s ability to come together in the bottom of the seventh inning and secure a victory.
Many of the infield positions were also played by someone who has never played those positions while at George School, but the coaches trusted that the players’ competitive natures would kick in.
“Ryan Oster ’19 made the most of his opportunity to pitch for the first time in his George School career,” said Vince. “In the first inning, Ryan gave up a run and salvaged the inning with a strike out to end it.”
A play by Kenneth Rodriguez ’19 also stood out during the game and was highlighted by the Courier Times.
“A Friends’ Central batter was called out on a third strike, but the ball went off of Rodriguez’s glove and rolled to the backstop,” said Joe. “He tracked it down and was able to throw the runner out at first. He finished the game with a pair of hits including a fifth-inning homer, two runs batted in and, two runs scored.”
Other stand out players of the game included Dylan Kirton ’18, Peter Delaney ’18, and Bennett Lichstein ’20.
The varsity boys’ baseball team will travel to Dairy Field in Fairmount Park on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 for a 4:00 p.m. game against Friends Select School.