Huskies dominate Mustangs, 12-1

The varsity baseball team defeated Blue Valley North 12-1 Thursday April 27 at the DAC. Junior Max Abramovich earned his fourth victory of the season.

Gabe Swartz, Sports Editor

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The varsity baseball team improved their record to 7-5 with an 11-run victory over the rival Blue Valley North Mustangs. The Huskies defeated the Mustangs 12-1, in a game that only lasted six innings, due to a mercy run-rule. Junior Max Abramovich picked up his fourth victory of the year, going the full six innings, allowing four hits and zero earned runs.

Abramovich dominates again:

Abramovich was his usual self on the mound. In the first inning the junior pitcher allowed the first three batters he faced to reach base, but battled back to strand runners on second and third, limiting the damage to just one run. Abramovich also fielded his position well, cleanly fielding a ground ball with the bases-loaded before firing home to senior catcher Connor Ellefson who got the force out at home plate, and then doubled up the batter at first base.

Huskies offense shows up:

Scoring in each of the six innings of play, the Huskies offense was firing on all cylinders. A 2-out, 2-run single by junior second baseman Drew Black opened the scoring for BVNW. Black’s single erased the Huskies deficit formed by a rocky first inning from Abramovich.

Senior center fielder Riley Zerni went 3-for-4 from the leadoff position, scoring twice as a catalyst for the Huskies offense. Zerni continued his offensive success with hits in 7 of his last 14 at-bats. BVNW defeated BVN on a walk-off mercy rule after junior Holden Missey pinch-hit in the sixth inning and delivered a 2-run knock.

Kauffman game makeup:

Prior to the game, the Huskies and Mustangs resumed and completed their March 31 2-2 tie which was played at Kauffman Stadium. Senior right fielder Mitchell Bloss scored on a BVN throwing error on a ground ball from junior third baseman Josh Fiene. Junior Scott Duensing went two scoreless innings in relief, picking up his first victory of the season as the Huskies defeated the Mustangs 3-2 in 10 innings.

Season outlook:

With the season sweep of BVN, the Huskies are over .500 for the first time all season, with a record of 7-5. The Huskies host Shawnee Mission Northwest Saturday April 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the DAC.