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