The Arrows Varsity Baseball Team had wins over St. George's and Tabor this past week. 3 senior pitchers combined for 5 shutout innings against St. George's this past Wednesday. Hagan Ward '23 started the game, Colin Dowdle '23 came in for the 3rd and 4th innings, and Luke Brassard '23 shut the door in the 5th with a 9-pitch, 3-strikeout performance. Aiden Barclay '24 led the charge at the plate, going 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and 3 Runs. The Arrows went on to win 12-0 in 5 innings. Jack Volo '23 put together another dominant performance against Tabor on Saturday, pitching 6.1 innings and allowing 1 earned run while striking out 8 batters. Hagan Ward '23 entered the game in the bottom of the 7th to get the final 2 outs and secure the 5-1 win. At the plate, 6 different players tallied hits, with AJ Lysko's 2-run homerun (his fifth of the season!) being the highlight of the afternoon. The Arrows look to continue their hot streak as they travel to Belmont Hill for a rivalry game on Wednesday. They then host BB&N on Friday afternoon.
The golf team now sits at a 3-3-2 ISL record after wins over Nobles and BB&N and a tie with Lawrence. The Arrows had a good showing at Dedham Country and Polo Club against Nobles, leading to a Seb's 4.5-2.5 victory. On Saturday, 4/22, they traveled down to Taft for some out-of-league competition against Taft and Deerfield. The event was a great opportunity for the players to face talented competition and a new format. It was an 18-hole stroke play event as opposed to the ISL's standard 9-hole match play event. Deerfield won by a decided margin, with a score of 390 or a 78 average. St. Sebastian's lost by 6 strokes, a relatively small amount, to Taft (419 to 413). Then Charles Rivers hosted a tri-match with Seb's, BB&N, and Lawrence. The Lawrence match came down to the wire and ended in a tie, highlighted by a clutch 30-foot birdie putt on 18 by Ronan Massenburg and some other key wins throughout. The Arrows are on to St. George's later this week, a preview of the course that will be hosting the Kingman Cup at the close of the season.
The varsity lacrosse team earned two more ISL victories last week, starting with a trip to Cambridge on a chilly, gray Wednesday to take on BB&N on their home turf. The Arrows prevailed 15-3, giving a strong team effort. Every member of the roster made significant on-field contributions. Brendan Fulham earned the Bear and Blazer for his excellent leadership and sterling play on the defensive side of the field. On Saturday, the Arrows took on a tough Thayer team in a game that was neck-and-neck until the final five minutes when the Arrows finally pulled away. John Stenberg was awarded the Bear and Blazer for his hard work all game long and for scoring the final goal. Ryan Williamson was outstanding in the cage once again, stopping 15 shots, and David Hahm controlled the Faceoff X against a very worthy opponent.
This was a good week for the Arrows Tennis team. On Wednesday, the team hoped to avenge last year’s close loss (3-4) to St. George’s and they did so convincingly with a 5-2 win. Seb’s took the opening doubles round point by sweeping all three pro-sets. Co-Captain John Hayes & Yoyo Tian won at #1 8-3; at #2 Co-Captain Tim Weiss & Charles Bacon won 8-4; and Reid McInerney & Colby Nash took their #3 set 8-4. Winning their singles matches, each for a point, were John Hayes (#1), Tim Weiss (#2), Yoyo Tian (#3), and Reid McInerney (#5).
On Saturday, the Arrows hosted Tabor Academy and posted an impressive 6-1 win. As with the previous match, Seb’s won the three doubles matches to win the opening round’s point. In the singles round, though, Yoyo Tian had to sit out due to a nagging hip problem, which meant that a majority of the line-up had to play up one position. Johnny Hayes (#1), Timmy Weiss (#2), Charles Bacon (#4), and Colby Nash (#5) all won. Playing his first singles match at #6 was junior Gianluca Centola. He won 7-6, 6-4 for the sixth and final point of the match. In the coming week, the team faces three perennially strong teams—Milton, Belmont Hill, and BB&N.
The Arrows faced a highly-skilled squad from BC High on Tuesday. Despite some impressive individual plays from the Eagles, St. Seb's jumped out to an early lead and never looked back all the way to a 15-5 final score. The Arrows were able to stay dialed in throughout the game and trusted each other to make the right decisions with the disc -- it was a true team win. Senior captain Peter Hunt threw for four scores and sophomore Cooper Bolton had a standout performance with five points caught, most of which were difficult grabs over good defense.