Chantilly High School
Game Summaries & Headlines.
Boys Varsity Baseball vs. MOUNT VERNON HS
- Game Date
- Mar 31, 2012
- CHARGERS: 3
MOUNT VERNON HIGH: 2
The Chantilly Chargers took its second game of the “Let’s Play Two” Spring Break tournament with a 3-2 victory over the Mount Vernon Majors in Woodbridge. Five different Chargers got starts in the second game of the day, as Aaron Osborne went in to catch, Cory Donovan, Kyle Rhodes and Matt Louis manned the outfield, and Brian Furr started on the mound for Chantilly. Despite the new look, the Chargers got stellar pitching from Furr and Eason Recto, who held the Majors to only two hits on the day, while Chantilly continued to make plays in the field, and pounded out five timely hits, to start the tournament 2-0 on a sunny Saturday.
Furr pitched the first three innings, allowing two runs on two hits, two walks, while striking out two, leaving with a 2-1 deficit and handing the ball off to Eason Recto. A Matt Louis one out triple, followed by an RBI single by Jake Acosta, accounted for the Charger’s lone run through 3 innings.
From that point on, however, it was all Eason Recto. He took control on the mound, shutting down Mount Vernon, allowing no baserunners while striking out six in four innings. Recto had the breaking ball working, too, as four of the six strikeouts were looking, a few on pitches the batters gave up on, only to see the ball drop into the zone for the punchout.
Two runs by the Chargers in the bottom of the fourth was all that was needed to get this game into the win column. Kevin Johnston led off the 4th by reaching on an error by the Mount Vernon shortstop. Sam Hellman then tripled him in with a long ball into the gap. Sonny Romine followed with an RBI groundout to end the scoring. Recto finished it from there.
For the Chargers Matt Louis, Jake Acosta, Sam Hellman, Casey Gittings, and Sonny Romine had hits. Sam Hellman also had a HBP and a stolen base to lead the offense.
Chantilly (6-1) continues its tournament with a 5:30 game Monday night versus Potomac at Woodbridge High School.