The Varsity Baseball team defeated Archbishop Hoban 11-2 thanks to a strong start. Padua’s scoring frenzy started on a single by Ryan Whitely in the first inning, a single by Jonathan Rusin in the second inning, and a walk by Whitely in the second inning.
The Bruins pulled away for good with five runs in the second inning. In the second Rusin singled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs and Whitely drew a walk, scoring one run.
Matthew Hyatt took the win for Padua as he went five innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out eight. Jacob Kocuba threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Padua tallied 14 hits on the day. Justin Barta, Rusin, A Pacula, and Spencer Friery all managed multiple hits for the Bruins. Rusin and Barta all had three hits to lead Padua Franciscan on word on to Victory.
Padua will return to action today as they travel to Archbishop Hoban as they look to complete the sweep of the Knights!