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Baseball Tops Trinity-Pawling in Founders League Opener

The boys varsity baseball team defeated Trinity-Pawling 5-3 on Saturday, April 6, in the Pelicans' first Founders League contest of the season.

Loomis started off strong, retiring the first three batters that Trinity Pawling brought to the plate. In the bottom half of the inning, junior Tommy Costello earned a walk and took second base on a wild pitch. He then stole third base and was driven in by junior Evan Varga's RBI double, giving the Pelicans a 1-0 lead.

Freshman Davis Hanson extended the lead to 3-0 in the second inning with a two-RBI line drive single. The Pelican bats stayed hot and managed to drive in two more runs in the fourth inning to take a 5-0 lead.

Senior Luke Fox got the start for Loomis and earned his first win in a Pelican uniform. He allowed only one run over six innings, striking out 10 and walking one. Trinity Pawling scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning, but junior pitcher Eli Cohen held off the late surge and secured the victory for Loomis with the help of senior first baseman Tylon Crump, who made a spectacular diving play to his right side to get a critical out.

Varga went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Loomis in hits, and the Pelicans stole six bases during the game, showing off their speed on offense. Costello led the way with three stolen bases, three walks, and two runs scored.

The Pelicans will take on Avon Old Farms on Saturday, April 13, at 3 p.m. on Sellers Field in a critical Founders League match-up.