Varsity baseball stays hot with three wins


Meilani Bitanga

Junior Noah Naas warms up with a pitch at the game against Landstown before the inning.

This week, varsity baseball beat Bayside twice and defeated rival no. 4 First Colonial. As of now, the team’s beach district standing is fourth out of 11 schools and their overall record is 12-6.

With junior Scott Hinds on the mound, he did not allow a single run as he threw a complete game shutout against First Colonial, leading the Dolphins to a 4-0 victory on Monday. Runs were scored by Jonny Wall and Carson DeMartini.

“We played better defense than we have, we pitched well, and we played more as a team,” said junior infielder Jonny Wall.  

When they played Bayside on Tuesday, they had no trouble on the offensive side, and no errors were made, winning 12-2 over the Marlins. Junior Noah Naas earned the win for Ocean Lakes by striking out eight and only walking one while throwing a complete game. Runs were scored by Carson DeMartini, Scott Hinds, Jonny Wall, Elias Negron, Aidan Pinto, Brandon Ginnetti, Micah Singer, Cam Fonville, and Will Webb.

“I want the team to continually barrel up to the baseball,” said senior center fielder Cam Fonville. “Make no little mistakes because it’s the little things that can affect us.”

With yet another 12-2 victory, the boys defeated Bayside this Thursday. Bayside got an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. In the top of the third, Ocean Lakes responded when senior Cam Fonville walked with the bases loaded. No more runs were scored until the top of the fifth as the boys scored seven more runs, and four more runs were scored by Ocean Lakes in the seventh.

“I want to see our team play to our full potential, and then, of course, put ourselves in position to make the playoffs,” said pitcher and infielder Scott Hinds. “We haven’t hit on all cylinders, but when we do, we’re going to be tough to beat.”

The boys now have two regular-season games left. Their next home game is May 16 against Tallwood at 5 p.m.