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Late-Inning Heroics Send Seahawks Past Northeast

Here's a recap of South River varsity teams and how they're doing throughout the county.

South River's baseball team (7-2, 4-2) beat Northeast High 3-0 thanks to late-game heroics by Jake Gratz and Austin Wright Thursday afternoon.

What began as a scoreless pitching duel, the game changed when catcher Gratz drove in the go-ahead run to give the Seahawks the lead in the sixth inning.

The following post was submitted by John C. Tyrrell and edited. Pictures were submitted by professional photographer Jan Gratz.

Connor Cox singled to start the sixth and then advanced to second base on a groundout by Bryan Shores, who has two singles in the game. Then, Northeast intentionally walked Craig Sheridan who previously singled, putting runners on first and second. Later, Gratz came to the plate with the game scoreless with two outs in the sixth inning. Gratz singled, bringing in Cox and Brody Raimondo pinch ran for catcher Gratz.

Austin Wright, who singled in the fifth inning, doubled in the sixth to the right side, driving in Sheridan and pinch runner Raimondo.

Scott Mitchell worked hard for seven innings while throwing from the mound. Mitchell faced a tough bases-loaded situation in the first inning and struck out seven overall, allowing no runs on five hits for a big team win.

In other South River sports news ...

South River's varsity softball team didn't fare as well against Northeast High Thursday afternoon, where they lost 14-1. Despite the big loss, they're probably still on a high following their 34-0 victory over Annapolis.

The boys and girls lacrosse teams at South River defeated Chesapeake on Wednesday. The girls won with a resounding 15-1 performance and the boys pulled out a close one with a 9-8 final score.

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Valerie Rhodes April 13, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Why would you brag about a 34-0 softball score? Obviously the other team is struggling and to make such a post is just wrong, unprofessional and shows poor sportmanship.
Jan Gratz April 15, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Valerie - The headline was for the lead article about the boys baseball team winning. The softball article was under "In other SR sports news". I'm the team photographer for the boys baseball team and it was a scoreless game until the 6th inning when my son and another player hit three runs in and they won the game. The person who submitted the article and headline had no idea about the other 34-0 game that was at the bottom.

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