Abramovich earns record-tying win behind Roseborough’s 2-HR performance

Two home runs and 5 runs batted in by junior Sean Roseborough lead the Huskies to an 8-5 win over Shawnee Mission East May 7 at SME.

Alea Beaman, Yearbook co-editor-in-chief

A first-pitch solo home run in the top of the fourth inning by junior Sean Roseborough sparked an offensive rally to lead Northwest out of a three-run deficit and ultimately to victory in tonight’s 8-5 win against Shawnee Mission East.

“I just wanted to get something I could hit hard,” Roseborough said, laughing, “and I think I did.”

Roseborough, with 5 RBI for the game, said it was nice to dominate offensively against a team like SME, but that it was something he wanted to be able to do on a more consistent basis.

“I mean, they were a good team, but I didn’t see anything outstanding as far as pitching goes,” Roseborough said. “If you’re going to give me a fastball, I’m going to try to hit it as hard as I can.”

Following Roseborough’s homer, senior Jack Beckley and junior Tyler McQuinn scored on senior Clayton Leathers ground ball to the SME shortstop, whose error on the play allowed the tying runs. Roseborough followed his solo-homer in the fourth with a three-run home run in the top of the seventh to extend the Huskies’ lead over SME to 8-3, this time on the second pitch of his at bat.

After trailing by three through three innings, the Huskies’ defense helped senior pitcher Max Abramovich hold SME with two consecutive three-up, three-down innings in the fifth and sixth. BVNW put up one run in the sixth when senior second baseman Drew Black advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Beckley. McQuinn’s sac fly drove in Black to claim the lead and prompt a SME pitching change with after five and two-thirds innings.

After Saturday’s loss to Shawnee Mission South, breaking BVNW’s eight-game winning streak, Black said the team was a little let down after expecting to be able to coast to a win.

“This late in the season you just can’t do that anymore,” Black said. “That loss really stung and knowing the game today would be tough, we came prepared because we want to finish the season strong and be able to host regionals and win the EKL.”

“We’re just rolling right now,” Abramovich said. “We had a little bit of a bad loss the other day, but I mean we’re still on a streak. We’re beating good teams, we’re playing good baseball and there’s no time for us to stop.”

With today’s victory over SME earning Abramovich his fourteenth win in his varsity baseball career at Northwest, Abramovich tied the school record for career wins.

“I feel good,” Abramovich said. “I mean, we just beat a really good team and you can’t be anything but ecstatic about that.”