Baseball gains 9-2 win over Holy Angles

Dana Buckhorn, Online Sports Editor

In conclusion of regular season play, the boys’ varsity baseball team gained their 13th win with a 9-2 defeat over the Holy Angels Stars on May 21. Entering the season as the team’s fourth starter, senior pitcher Kenny Polarek allowed four hits over five innings in his second consecutive start. The Red Knights turned a triple play in the opening inning after Polarek gave up back-to-back singles. In the bottom of the first, junior second baseman Joe Melles arrived at first on an error, and junior right fielder Jimmy Heck followed shortly after with a single. BSM finalized their lead in the fifth inning as senior shortstop Greg Zeman singled, and Melles broke the 2-2 tie with an RBI double. The top of the sixth inning brought six runs for BSM, with two of the runs coming from sacrifice flies. Polarek went without walking a batter, and of the 27 he faced, he only had a three-ball count on four of them. “Kenny Polarek pitched a gem and really gave us the good lead we needed to beat them,” said sophomore Spencer Shaver.