The Holy Family baseball team rode a dominant effort from its pitching staff to a doubleheader sweep at Frederick Saturday afternoon. They improved to 5-1 on the year, and Frederick fell to 1-5. The Tigers allowed just one earned run across the two games while striking out 31 Warriors.
"Our pitching was great today. We pounded the zone and really focused on being more efficient than we have been in previous games, so I thought we did a great job there," said Holy Family head coach Marc Cowell.
Weston Siefken started the first game off on the right foot for the Tigers, allowing just one unearned run in five innings of work while striking out 12 Frederick batters. Collin Kringlen finished the game by striking out the side in both of his innings in relief.
In game two, New Mexico commit Will Brassil pitched five shutout innings for the Tigers, allowing just one hit while striking out 13, and Jordan McFarland finished out the game with two scoreless innings.
"Will was pounding the zone and getting ahead of guys, which he was struggling with earlier in the season, so I'm proud of the step he's taken. He's moving in the right direction," Cowell said.
"(Catcher Jacob) Callaway was making great calls back there, and I just executed the pitches," added Brassil.
Holy Family took the lead in the bottom of the first inning, as Zach Becker doubled down the left field line with one out. Kringlen then doubled to right center, scoring Becker, and came around to score when Brassil tripled over the left fielder's head. Jordan Closen then scored Brassil with a single through the left side.
The Tigers added two more runs in the bottom of the third. Brassil led off the inning with a single to right center, Closen singled to left, and Siefken hit a sacrifice fly to right. After Callaway walked to load the bases, Matthew Delgado blooped a single into shallow right field to score a run and another scored on an error by the Frederick shortstop.
"We hit a lot of balls hard right at them today, their center fielder made some outstanding plays out there, and I told the guys to stay the course and keep hitting the ball hard, and that's what we were able to do today," said Cowell.
Next up, the Tigers will travel to Berthoud on April 5, while Frederick will host Mitchell on April 3.
"We need to clean up some things, get rid of some of the walks and things like that. We need to be ready for Berthoud next week," Brassil said.
Holy Family 7, Frederick 2
Holy Family202 001 2 — 7 11 1
Frederick000 020 0 — 2 3 3
W — Holy Family Siefken. L — Johnson.
Holy Family hitting (ab-r-h-rbi) — Neill 4-0-0-0, Becker 3-2-1-1, Kringlen 4-1-2-1, Brassil 4-0-0-0, Closen 4-1-1-1, Siefken 2-1-2-0, Delgado 0-1-0-0, Callaway 3-1-2-2, Sasser 2-0-1-1, Knudsen 2-0-1-0, Martinek 4-0-1-0, King 0-0-0-0. 3B — Becker. SB — Kringlen 2, Sasser 2, King, Siefken.
Frederick hitting (ab-r-h-rbi) — Hazlett 3-0-0-0, Sanders 2-0-0-0, Hornby 3-0-0-0, Johnson 3-0-0-0, Hoffman 3-0-2-0, Roe 1-1-0-0, Raymer 2-0-0-0, Polanski 2-1-0-0, Green 2-0-1-0, Bacca 2-0-0-0. SB — Roe.
Holy Family pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Siefken 5-3-2-1-2-12, Kringlen 2-0-0-0-0-6.
Frederick pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Johnson 6-10-7-6-3-5, Segura 1-1-0-0-0-0.
Holy Family 5, Frederick 0
Frederick000 000 0 — 0 2 2
Holy Family302 000 x — 5 12 0
W — Holy Family Brassil. L — Bacca.
Frederick hitting (ab-r-h-rbi) — Hazlett 1-0-0-0, Green 3-0-0-0, Polanski 3-0-0-0, Dufour 3-0-0-0, Sanders 3-0-0-0, Zimmerman 2-0-0-0, Weingardt 1-0-0-0, Bacca 2-0-0-0, Hornby 1-0-0-0, Hoffman 2-0-2-0.
Holy Family hitting (ab-r-h-rbi) — Neill 4-0-1-0, Becker 2-1-2-0, Kringlen 3-1-1-1, Ziegler 0-2-0-0, Brassil 3-0-3-1, McFarland 1-0-0-0, Closen 3-0-2-1, King 1-0-0-0, Siefken 3-0-1-0, Callaway 2-0-0-0, Baker 0-1-0-0, Delgado 3-0-1-1, Martinek 3-0-1-0. 2B — Becker, Siefken. 3B — Brassil. SB — Closen, Ziegler.
Frederick pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Bacca 6-12-5-4-4-3.
Holy Family pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Brassil 5-1-0-0-2-13, McFarland 2-1-0-0-1-0.
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