Chantilly High School
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Apr 20, 2012
- CHARGERS: 4
ROBINSON SECONDARY: 3
Mike Sciorra’s 3 hits helped stake Chantilly to a 4-0 lead and the Chargers withstood a 6th inning 3-run Robinson rally to hang on for a 4-3 Concorde district win Friday night at Robinson. Starter Tom Wood, who held Robinson scoreless for five innings, picked up the win and Chris Fraser pitched well to subdue the surging Rams and get the save for the Chargers.
Sciorra led off the first inning with a single and then both Tommy Vance and Sonny Romine reached on well hit balls that Robinson could not convert into outs. Sam Hellman next stroked an RBI single and the Chargers lead 2-0 after 1 inning. Casey Gittings walked with 1 out in the second inning, and Cory Donovan followed with a deep double; but the Chargers were not able to capitalize on the opportunity to push home a run.
Jake Acosta led off the 4th with a double to the fence and he advanced to 3rd on a sacrifice bunt from Casey Gittings. Cory Donovan followed with an RBI single to left and then he advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch. Mike Sciorra kept the momentum going with a single to drive home Donovan and the Chargers had stretched their lead to 4-0.
Charger pitcher Tom Wood cruised through the first 4 innings not allowing a runner past 1st base. In the bottom of the fifth, a walk and single had the Rams threatening with runners on first and third and 1 out. Wood made a nice pitch and got a hard grounder to 2nd for an Acosta to Vance to Gittings 4-6-3 double play and the score remained 4-0 after 5 innings.
Things changed in a hurry in the fifth inning, where Robinson cranked up the offense with 2 doubles and 2 singles. Suddenly the Chargers, who had controlled the game to this point, held just a 4-3 lead with the tying run on base and two outs. Tommy Vance responded with the defensive play of the night backhanding a ball in the hole and making the long throw to get the runner at first. Relief pitcher Chris Fraser kept things much calmer in the seventh inning, retiring all 3 Robinson batters to close the game out.
Mike Sciorra (3 singles, RBI, SB, run), Cory Donovan (double, single, run), and Jake Acosta (double, run) led Chantilly’s offense. Also contributing were Sonny Romine ( 2 singles, SB, RBI), Sam Hellman (single, RBI), Eason Recto (single), Casey Gittings (walk, sac bunt), and Tommy Vance (run).
Chantilly (11-2) next plays the Centreville Wildcats on Tuesday night at 6:30 at Chantilly.