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Dave Carroll

Dave is a Video Editor and a contributing writer to Redeye. He also serves as a reporter for Manual AM. He intends to major in English in college.

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The baseball team was defeated by Male High School 7-2 on Tuesday, May 24 in the first round of the district tournament.

Male jumped to a 3-0 lead in the 1st inning off of senior pitcher Craig Pearcy, with 2 hits and a walk. They extended their lead in the 3rd inning, scoring 4 more runs after 2 errors from senior Stephen Surrell and one error from sophomore Nathan Smith.

The Crimsons scored in the 6th inning, when sophomore Harrison Scanlon was walked after two singles by seniors Trey Litsey and Craig Pearcy, and again in the 7th inning when Surrell hit a single after junior Josh Bynum and sophomore Nathan Smith got base hits.

“Losing that game was not only tough because it ended our season to our rival Male, but because we had worked so hard all season and put in so much effort that it was hard to see it wasted like that,” said Bynum. “I’ve played with those seniors for 3 years and have had so many memories, so it’s hard to accept that I’ll never get to play with them again.”

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The baseball team defeated Jeffersontown High School 6-3 on Saturday, May 21, to finish their regular season with a record of 11-19.

J-Town gained an early lead of 3-0 after the third inning, due to 3 consecutive walks from sophomore pitcher Andrew Olson, but the Crimsons responded in the 4th inning with 3 runs. No scoring happened until the added 8th inning, when senior Stephen Surrell hit a single to score sophomore Nathan Smith. Andrew Olson brought in 2 more runs from one hit to close the game. Olson pitched the entire game, only giving up 4 hits.


“It was a good win for us, because they beat Male and Eastern,” said senior Craig Pearcy. “We had to play our best game or else they would’ve snuck up on us, and we had to come back to gain momentum going into the district tournament.”

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The baseball team was defeated 8-3 by Henry Clay High School on Friday, May 20, making their overall season record 10-19.

“We just came out dead and didn’t have much energy,” said senior Trey Litsey.

Despite the loss, several players had personally performed well. Freshman Sam Coryell made his varsity debut with a hit up the middle and a diving catch in the outfield. Junior Josh Bynum was 3-for-3 at the plate, and was the only starter left in the game at the end, after coach Josh Wolff pulled the remaining starters.

Dave Carroll

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The baseball team defeated Doss High School 15-0 on Thursday, May 19, making their regular season record 10-18.

Junior Andy Wooldridge pitched for the first time since the Crimsons played Fern Creek on March 29. He held Doss scoreless and maintained a no hitter through 5 innings. Junior pitcher Patrick Allen came in to relieve Wooldridge, but gave up a run in the ninth to break the no-hitter. Senior Trey Litsey hit a home run, and sophomore Aaron Pearcy had his first hit on the varsity team with a single.

“The win tonight got us back on a winning streak, something we needed heading into the last few regular season games,” said Wooldridge. “Hopefully we can keep this going and have momentum heading into the game against Male next Tuesday night.”

By Dave Carroll

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The baseball team defeated Martha Layne Collins High School 6-4 on Tuesday, May 17. The Crimsons took an early lead, scoring two runs in the first inning, one in the second, and one in the third. Senior pitcher Stephen Surrell pitched the first four innings before Senior Craig Pearcy came in to pitch the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings. Pearcy threw three strikeouts in the fifth inning, three in the sixth, and two in the seventh to finish his game with eight strikeouts pitched in three innings.

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The baseball team looks to end their season on a high note despite currently having a losing record of 9-18.

The team plays five games this week after back-to-back losses on Saturday, May 14 against Pleasure Ridge Park, who won 9-1, and Newport Central Catholic, who defeated the Crimsons 8-5.

“We have played one of the toughest schedules in the state,” said Junior catcher Josh Bynum, “but most of the teams we play this upcoming week are easy teams so we should be riding a winning streak going into the postseason.”

The Crimsons play Louisville Male in the District Tournament on Tuesday, May 24. If they win, they play Saint Xavier in the finals of the tournament and automatically proceed to the Regional Tournament.

The Crimsons’ first game this upcoming week is against Atherton at Derby City Field on Monday, May 16.

By Dave Carroll, Reporter

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With the season quickly approaching, the baseball team has been practicing vigorously since mid-February, working on all aspects of the game and making lineup changes in preparation for their season opener on March 23rd against DeSales High School.

The team has had 2 scrimmages against Butler High School and Bullitt East to prepare themselves for game-like conditions. In addition, the team has practiced position-specific drills,  and has spent hours at batting practice.

Because of an injury to starting shortstop Stephen Surrell (12), the team is looking to Andrew Olson (10) to provide strength at that position. Surrell is expected to return after spring break.

“He played a few varsity games last year and knows what it feels like,” said first baseman Trey Litsey (12), who feels that Olson is prepared for the starting position.

In addition to Surrell, the team is looking forward to the return of pitcher Patrick Allen (11), who is currently recovering from arm surgery.

“He’s in a lot of pain,” said third-baseman and outfielder Logan Gilbert (11). “Hopefully we can get him back to 100% before too long.”

After the opener against DeSales High School on March 23rd, the team plays Madison Central on the 25th.

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The baseball team is approaching the beginning of practice for the 2011 season. Practice officially begins February 15th. This will be their second season under head coach Josh Wolff.

The team recently concluded their period of conditioning, which started this past October and was held three mornings a week, at 5:30AM. On February 5th, 2011, the team had a “field day.”  The day consisted of pulling weeds on the field, laying down turf, and setting up nets at Manual Stadium, where the team practices.

Before the beginning of practice, players must go through a conditioning post-test, to see how they’ve improved since the beginning of conditioning. The conditioning post-tests will be held February 8th and 9th.

“We’re all really excited to get back out and start playing, despite the cold weather and snow,” said Outfielder/Pitcher Patrick Allen (11)

The team’s first game is March 23rd against DeSales High School.

by Dave Carroll