Baseball: Mark Wootton leads Lions past Lawmen
Mark Wootton went 4-for-4 at the plate, with two doubles, a pair of singles and two RBIs, to spark Foran High to a 12-2 six-inning victory over host Jonathan Law on Saturday.
Wootton led off the game with a double to start a two-run first inning for coach Garrett Walker’s Lions, now 10-5 on the season.
Foran had a 4-2 lead when it came to bat in the sixth inning and put together an eight-run rally.
With two runners on base to start the frame, Wootton singled in a run.
The Lions would bat around on three Law pitchers, and Wootton returned to the plate later in the frame and singled.
“It is fun when the team is hitting the ball like we did today,” Wootton said of six Lions batters combining for 12 hits. “We know we can swing the bats.”
Wootton came on in relief from his shortstop position in the fifth inning with two runners on base and enticed a foul pop out to James Carbone on first.
“Mark is comfortable in playing in these type of games,” Walker said of his senior. “Mark is a competitor and likes to be put in tough spots.”
Justin DeEll had a double, a single, and drove in a run.
Carbone (RBI) and and Matt Kennedy each had two hits.
Tyler Heenan and Ryan Gosselin each had a hit and an RBI.
Law (6-9) put together a seven-hit attack, with seven singles.
Evan Fratello opened the home fourth with a walk off Foran starter Rich Piscitelli.
David Flynn beat out an infield single to deep shortstop.
Jack Lawless sacrificed the runners up a base, before a pitch hit Bill Romano to load the bases.
Piscitelli had his first strikeout, but when a possible pick off attempt at second resulted in a run-scoring balk.
Garrett Tutlis singled home the second run, before he stranded two runners with a pop up.
Fratello singled and Flynn walked with two down in the fifth. That’s when Wootton got the third out. He pitched around a single and two batters to secure the 10-run rule victory in the sixth.