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Second Rank Jags Nip Top Rank Spartans in Baseball

            The second rank Appoquinimink Jaguars edge top rank St Mark's Spartans 2-1 on April 10th for their third straight win over the Spartans in the last 3 years. Jags Senior starter Ryan Steckline outdueled Spartan senior Billy Sullivan in a pitchers dual. The Jags scored a pair of runs in the third the first one on a throwing error. Then Stecline singled home a run to give the Jags a 2-0 lead.

       The Spartans got a run back in the bottom of the third. Catcher Matthew Sinko doubled home Matthew Theodorakis to cut the Jags lead to 2-1. The Spartans loaded the bases in the bottom of the fourth on 3 walks. Steckline started a double play by fielding a ground ball, throwing home and then first for a huge double play. Steckline threw 5 2/3 innings striking out 9 while scattering 6 hits. Reliever Emir Garret retired all 4 batters he faced to pick up the save. Sullivan went the distance for the Spartans striking out 6 while only giving up 5 hits. The Jags(7-0) got 2 hits from Jarrett Weglarz. They will travel to Tatnall on Thursday for a 3:45 pm start. The Spartans(6-1) travel to Caravel on Wednesday night. First pitch scheduled for 7 pm.

Photos and Recap courtesy of Jason Winchell

 


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