Gabe Peraino’22: The varsity baseball team began the season with its ups and downs. Returning seniors filled the majority of the roster, so team chemistry is one of the biggest advantages the Bulldogs will have for the remainder of the season.
Romeo entered the week sitting in the middle of the MAC Red standings, with Grosse Pointe South and Stevenson sitting above them and Eisenhower, Dakota, and Utica Ford sitting below them. This week, the Bulldogs will compete in a three-game series against the worst team in the division, Utica Ford.
Despite the record showing otherwise, the Falcons shared similar characteristics to Romeo, maintaining unbreakable chemistry amongst the seniors and displaying a great pitching rotation.
On Monday, May 9th, the Bulldogs welcomed Utica Ford for the first of the three game series. Both teams played similarly to one another, and neither took the opportunity to build on the momentum they created.
Ford ultimately pulled away with an 8-7 victory, a much needed occasion considering a doubleheader loss just a few days before.
That Wednesday, Darion Amico ’22, the Rochester baseball commit, took the mound for Romeo, putting up an impressive performance, pitching five and two-thirds innings. But the rest of the Bulldogs didn’t help in the most important situations, struggling with routine ground balls and simply not putting the ball on the barrel.
Romeo ended up taking another loss with a 4-1 final score. The struggles that were teased throughout the beginning of the season showed in this one. Romeo’s performance in this one will need to be erased if they wish to not be swept.
The final game of the week took place on Thursday, May 12th, where Cole Tinson ‘22 took the rubber for the Bulldogs, pitching 6 complete innings and not showing any signs of losing composure.
Buster Debol ‘24 showed up with a big offensive game, having two hits, including a solo home run. Romeo hasn’t seen this performance in quite a while, and that may be because of the way they played the last two games.
Romeo avoided the sweep, winning 4-3, and they’ll look forward to the upcoming schedule, where the Stevenson and Eisenhower games will shake up the standings in the MAC Red.