Both teams were strong on the hill on Thursday, but DeMatha was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over the Centennial Eagles on Thursday. Matthew Bono started the game for Centennial and recorded six outs. One bright spot for Centennial was a single by Charlie Alonso in the first inning.
Johnson took the win for DeMatha. He lasted one inning, allowing zero hits and zero runs while walking one. Thomas, Bulger, and Teel all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory. Bulger recorded the last three outs to earn the save for DeMatha.
John Riordan took the loss for the Eagles. He allowed two hits and one run over five innings, striking out eight.
Bono started the game for Centennial. He went two innings, allowing zero runs on two hits and striking out three. Badman started the game for DeMatha. He went two innings, allowing zero runs on one hit and striking out five
Alonso, Christopher Torres, and Michael Hunter each collected one hit to lead Centennial offensively.
Bulger led DeMatha with two hits in three at bats. DeMatha was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Holladay had the most chances in the field with nine.