By Daniel Kucin Jr., Special to the AFRO

St. Anselm’s Abbey School’s baseball team notched an 11-1 victory over Sandy Springs Friends High School located in Sandy Springs, Maryland April 5. Panthers juniors Carlo Pizzano and Declan Friel were nearly unstoppable at the dish.

Pizzano had two hits, scored two runs and accounted for two RBI while Friel tallied two RBI, had a hit and scored a run. Junior catcher Kyle Whitlock was on fire as well with four RBI, two hits and a run scored.

Eastern High School took down Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School 7-3 April 5. Eastern sophomore starting pitcher Khalil Barnes hurled five innings and struck out 11 batters to earn the win; Barnes also scored two runs.

Ramblers senior infielder Tiyonne Robins accounted for two hits, two runs and an RBI to help lead his team to victory in a rivalry game.

School Without Walls has strung together five straight wins after shutting out Bell Multicultural High School 14-0 on April 5. The Penguins also pulled off a convincing 11-3 win over St. Anselm’s Abbey School on April 4.

Junior pitcher Robert Kovar earned the victory and fanned eight batters in the process against the Panthers. The Penguins bats were alive as sophomore infielder Edvin Leijon scored three runs while accounting for a hit and an RBI. Sophomore outfielder Solomon Redo helped his team’s cause with a hit and two runs scored as well.

Scores from around the leagues (WCAC, DCSAA)

Gonzaga College High School scored a 10-5 win over Woodrow Wilson High School April 6. The Eagles ripped through the Tigers pitching rotation and accounted for nine hits leading to 10 runs as Gonzaga earned its sixth win of the season.

St. John’s College High School is riding on an 11-game win streak after knocking off Covington High School located in Covington, Tennessee April 5 and April 7. The Cadets won 13-1 in the first game and then followed up that performance with another victory against Covington the following contest by a narrower margin (2-1).

Theodore Roosevelt High School dismantled Dunbar High School 19-4 on April 5 for its fourth win of the young season. The Roughriders pulled away from the Crimson Tide early by scoring all of their runs in the first three innings including an 11-run effort in the third.

Bell defeated Paul International High School by the score of 15-11 on April 6. It has been an up and down season for the Griffins, but they enjoy a 4-2 record moving forward as the competition is beginning to heat up.