Trojans Baseball advances with win over Wootton

The Gaithersburg Trojans Varsity Baseball power their way past Wootton 7-3 and advance to Regional Championship. The Trojans jumped out front on Wootton early on its way to a 7-3 win on Wednesday at Kelley Park in seven innings, scoring four runs in the first inning.

Zack DeCarlo racked up three RBI’s on a 400 foot homer to left center in the first inning. Nick Pantos got the win for Gaithersburg Trojans. He allowed one run over four innings. He struck out six, walked one and surrendered four hits. One run in the top of the fourth helped Wootton close its deficit to 4-1. An RBI single by David Perroots gave Wootton life. Gaithersburg Trojans stopped the rally after Nick Pantos got Max Levine to strike out.

It didn’t take long for Gaithersburg Trojans to respond as it scored two runs of its own in the fourth. Gaithersburg Trojans scored on an RBI double by Nick DeCarlo and a steal of home by Nick DeCarlo. After pushing across one run in the top of the fifth, Wootton faced just a 6-2 deficit. A sacrifice fly by Noah Kimball triggered Wootton’s comeback. But, Anthony Felitti got Matt Ainsworth to strike out to end the inning.

Gaithersburg Trojans survived Wootton’s surge and put up one run of its own in the fifth on a RBI single by Dakota Durant. After pushing across one run in the top of the seventh, Wootton faced just a 7-3 deficit. An error sparked Wootton’s rally. Anthony ended the game by getting Kyle Sagger to strike out.

Story by Steven DeCarlo

Trojans nip the Coyotes 6-2

With the Gaithersburg Trojans win over Clarksburg 6-2 on Thursday, they captured the 2014 Montgomery County 4A/3A West Division Championship. It was not without a struggle as Coyote Zach Thompson muscled the Trojans with his pitching and hitting allowing only one runner through four innings and hitting a monster home run in the third inning for a 1-0 Clarksburg lead. The Trojans were able to tie the game in the bottom half of the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by Zack DeCarlo. With two outs Nick DeCarlo beats out a dropped third strike allowing Sebastian Ochoa to score the go ahead run. 2 separate RBI’s singles by Brendan Deyo and Trey Martinez pushed the Trojan lead to 6-1 going into the 6th. Zach Thompson would plate another Clarksburg runner but Brendan Deyo who relieved starter Jake Thomas pitched the final two innings giving up just one run while striking out four.

Story by Steven DeCarlo

Trojans win over Panthers 7-6

After losing their first game of the season to Blair on Monday, Gaithersburg Trojans wins three games in 24 hours to maintain a record to 11-1. Gaithersburg and Paint Branch volleyed the lead nine times on Thursday, but The Trojans came out on top for a 7-6 win on Thursday at Kelley Park. The Trojans finally managed to grab the lead after a strong sixth inning with a score on an RBI double by Zack DeCarlo off Dillon VanMeers, bringing home Evan Colon.

Zack DeCarlo had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits and Evan Colon got the win for Gaithersburg by pitching 1 2/3 shutout innings. Evan Colon struck out one, walked two and gave up no hits. Sparked by Zack DeCarlo and Scotty Herrmann, who teamed up for four hits and two RBI’s. Dillon VanMeers ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just two-thirds of an inning, walked one, struck out none, and allowed one run.

Gaithersburg Trojans closer Andy Kwiatkowski put away the final three outs to record the save. The bottom of the first saw Gaithersburg Trojans take an early lead, 1-0. A double by Zack DeCarlo, scoring Scotty Herrmann started the inning off. Paint Branch scored three runs in the third inning, and then followed it up with three more in the fifth. In the third, Paint Branch scored on a walk by Wayne Thomas, plating JC Corkran. It didn’t take long for The Trojans to answer, scoring three runs of its own in the third. Gaithersburg Trojans scored on an RBI double by Sebastian Ochoa, a steal of home by Zack DeCarlo, and an RBI single by Andrew Durning.

Story by Steven DeCarlo

Gaithersburg wins over Churchill

Nick DeCarlo makes 2 runs hold up for Gaithersburg Trojans in 2-1 win over Churchill

The Gaithersburg Trojans didn’t provide Nick DeCarlo with much support in the runs department, but he didn’t need much. DeCarlo pitched seven strong innings to carry the Trojans to a 2-1 win over Churchill in seven innings on Wednesday at Kelley Park.

Trey Martinez helped Gaithersburg take the lead for good in the sixth inning. Evan Colon walked to get on base in the sixth. He then went to second on a stolen base. Martinez put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for Gaithersburg. Brian Bagheri was the game’s losing pitcher. He lasted just one inning, walked two, struck out one, and allowed one run. The first inning saw Churchill score its only run on the day on an RBI single by Brandon Hubbard.

Gaithersburg Trojans quickly matched Churchill’s strong inning with a one-run inning of its own in the first. Gaithersburg Trojans scored on an RBI double by Martinez. Nick is 5-0 on the season with .053 ERA.

Story by Steven DeCarlo

Gaithersburg wins over Avalon

The Gaithersburg Trojans outlasted The Avalon School on Wednesday after four lead changes, squeaking out a 7-3 win at Kelley Park. The Trojans pulled out the win thanks to a strong third inning, scoring on a two-run single by Peter Galvin off Tommy Sanchez, plating Evan Colon and Nick Pantos. Jake Thomas paced Gaithersburg Trojans at the plate and went 2-3 and scored one run, singled in the fourth inning and doubled in the sixth inning.

Nick Pantos was in control on the hill. Nick Pantos held Avalon hit-less over three innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out five. Jake Thomas got the win for the Trojans, allowing three runs over four innings striking out four, walked none and gave up five hits.

Tommy couldn’t get it done on the bump for Avalon, taking a loss. He lasted just three innings, walked one, struck out three, and allowed four runs. The top of the first saw Avalon take an early lead, 2-0. The Avalon attack began with a single from Billy Lenox. A single by Mark Searles then moved Billy from first to third. The scoreboard lit up again for Avalon when Searles scored on an RBI single by Pearce Howard. It didn’t take long for Gaithersburg Trojans to answer as it scored two runs of its own in the first. Gaithersburg Trojans scored on an RBI double by Nick Pantos and an RBI single by Dakota Durant.

Story by Steven DeCarlo

Gaithersburg Varstiy Baseball Shuts Out Northwest

The Gaithersburg Trojans earned their fourth shutout of this early baseball season by defeating Northwest by the score of 3-0. Nick DeCarlo earned his third win on the year (3-0 0.00 era) pitching six strong innings, allowing only two base runners on a single and a walk, while striking out ten Northwest batters. Brendon Deyo worked a 1,2,3 seventh inning to earn the save. The Trojans got RBI doubles by Evan Colon, Scotty Herrmann and a sacrifice fly by Nick Pantos.

Story by Steve DeCarlo

Gaithersburg HS wins over Damascus HS Varsity Baseball

The 2014 Gaithersburg Trojans Varsity Baseball Team continued their dominance through their first five games. Pitching has been the key to the Trojans success, against Damascus on Saturday a 13-3 victory, Sophomore Anthony Felitti pitched four scoreless innings giving up only 1 hit and striking out eight. The Trojans offense scored four runs in the 2nd inning on a pair of triples by Jake Thomas and Nick Pantos sandwiched between a Nick DeCarlo sacrifice fly. The Trojans blew it open in the third on a Gran Slam Home Run by Nick DeCarlo his first career high school home run. Damascus scored three runs in the 5th inning to extend the game but the Trojans closed it out in the bottom of the fifth. It was the first time in five games that Gaithersburg had surrender an earned run.

Final Score Gaithersburg HS 13 Damascus HS 3

Story by Steven DeCarlo, Photos by Jeffrey Vogt

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