Friday, April 21, 2017 – Jervon Warlick (W, 1-0) pitched five innings for the win while Cesar Santana (SV 2) picked up his second save of the year and Nicholas Brito(2 for 3, 2B, R, RBI) to lead La Salle past St. John’s Prep 3-1 at East River Park.
La Salle jumped out to the early lead in the bottom of the first as Nicholas Brito pounded a double to gap in right center and would score later. St. John’s Prep, however, tied the game in the top of the third on a sac fly to center.
However, La Salle (4-3 overall; 4-1division) responded to SJP’s run in the third with a run of their own as Danny Maria (1 for 2) came around to score on a Nicholas Brito ground out to third, to reclaim the lead. Cesar Santana came on in relief of Jervon Warlick in the top of the sixth with a man on and for the second straight outing, escaped without the run coming across, then closed out with a 1-2-3 seventh inning.
Monday’s CHSAA ‘A’ showdown with Bishop Loughlin (3-0) at American Legion Field in Brooklyn at 4:30pm.