Baseball returns to home plate


Jade McAboy

Colin Benson bats against Landstown in the second inning on March 15, 2023.

Jade McAboy, Staff Writer

Varsity baseball earns their first win of the season with a 4-0 shutout against Landstown.

Despite the cold temperature, Dolphins heated up the game with a veteran performance. 

“We practice on these cold, windy days; it was nothing new to us,” said junior Colin Benson. “[It] made it easy to adjust and know how the ball will play.”

The original date for the game was scheduled for the day prior but was canceled due to a flooded field.

The game started off with pitcher Blake Dickerson, with an average 91 mph pitch speed, which continued throughout the game, striking out three Landstown batters in the first inning. 

“I don’t think it was the velocity on my fastball that made a difference in the win,” said Dickerson. “I think it was more being able to throw all pitches consistently and being competitive through the cold weather.”

In the fourth inning, sophomore Holden Robinson scored the first run of the game that put Ocean Lakes ahead.

“They were talking a lot of trash online, but we came out and handled it with our game,” said Holden. 

The Dolphins were up with three players scoring runs in the sixth to secure their 4-0 win. 

“Prepared, energetic and competitive. We’ve had long practices to prepare for this game. We were excited and played with a good tone and wanted to get our first win and gave it our all, even throughout our moments of struggle,” said Dickerson.