The St. Sebastian's Varsity Baseball Team went 1-0 over this past week with a 9-4 win over BB&N. Jack Volo '23 threw a complete game and earned the win in the contest, striking out 7 batters and allowing 2 earned runs. Jack is now 4-0 this season as a starting pitcher. 8 different Arrows had hits in the game. Standouts include AJ Lysko '23, who was 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored, and Jeff Valdez '23 who was 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs.
The Arrows are now 7-0 in ISL play and will face Rivers this upcoming Friday.
The Arrows are on a great run this week. Competition began on Tuesday in the rain against the then-undefeated Belmont Hill team. Many of the matches came down to the 9th hole, and the Arrows ground it out to a tie. The tie was a significant improvement from the 2-5 loss to BH earlier in the season. The team took its enthusiasm into a match the next day against a strong Milton team. Former varsity golf coach Jim Sullivan was there to cheer on Seb’s to a 4-3 win. The Arrows' record now stands at 4-4-3, and the team hopes to work its way into a winning record next week with matches against BB&N, Governors, and Rivers.
Last week the Arrows took on Rivers on Wednesday, winning 17-7 against a strong ISL opponent. Paul Armstrong won the Bear and Blazer award for his improvement all season long and his tenacious riding in the game. The team then traveled to Boston University to play rival Belmont Hill under the lights on Friday night. Though the Sextants ended up on top, it was a thrilling game played in front of a terrific crowd. The Arrows went on a big run in the second half, scoring three goals in just over a minute to bring the game within one, but they could never crawl all the way back. Seniors Chris Condron and Jack Daly were co-winners of the “Bear and Blazer” award, earning recognition for their vocal leadership and excellent play in a tough week of practice.
This past Wednesday the tennis team faced Belmont Hill, last year’s ISL second-place team, on their very fast indoor courts. Playing without our #3 player made a formidable challenge a herculean one, and we drove home with a 0-7 loss. Colby Nash and Gianluca Centola—#5 and #6 singles—both played very well, and for a while, it looked like we’d avoid a shut-out, but things just didn’t go our way in the end. Nash lost in a super tie-break third set, and Centola lost two close sets, each by one service break 4-6, 4-6.
Friday afternoon’s match with BB&N was a different story. The opening doubles round went as well as it could. All three teams took their pro-sets to secure the first point of the match. John Hayes & Yoyo Tian (#1) won 8-3; Timmy Weiss & Charley Bacon won 8-2 at #2; and Reid McInerney and Colby Nash won 8-4 at #3. In the singles round, Hayes, playing at #1, won 6-4, 6-0; Weiss won at #2 in a similar fashion, 6-3, 6-0. Coming off his injury that kept him out of the Belmont Hill match, Yoyo Tian won 6-4, 6-2. Charley Bacon, playing at #5, contributed the fifth point by beating his opponent 6-2, 6-2. The tennis team is now 4-4 in ISL play.
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.