St. Vincent High School’s baseball Mustangs started their North Central League II season in impressive fashion last week, slugging Technology’s Titans, 14-2, in a game that was called after five innings.
St. Vincent scored seven runs in the first frame and added five more in the second to make short work of the afternoon.
Gio Antonini had a big day at the plate for the Mustangs, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBIs. Included in his assault was a home run, his second of the season.
John Romano and Michael Davis each chipped in two hits, with Romano scoring three runs and Davis two with two RBIs.
Ethan Rapoport pitched three strong innings, allowing just one hit, and two walks, while striking out six. Antonini and Reno Nalducci each pitched an inning.
Although it won’t count in the league standings, St. Vincent’s 4-2 win over a very good Berean Christian team was impressive.
Romano and Matt Pierson had hits in the first inning with Rapoport contributing a walk and Nick Murphy a sacrifice fly as the Mustangs jumped off to a 2-0 start.
In the third inning, a Nalducci double and a Davis single mingled with a walk to Romano, an error and Pierson’s sacrifice fly to produce two more runs.
The runs were more than enough for Romano, who went the seven-inning distance, allowing two runs, neither of them earned, and just three hits. He struck out five and walked two.
St. Vincent had six hits from six different batters — Antonini, Romano, Pierson, Murphy, Nalducci and Davis.