Prep Baseball Report

Pitching Dominates for Jesuit in 10-0 Win

Rocco Iervasi
PBR Florida Managing Director

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Pitching was on display Wednesday night in Tampa as #4 Jesuit hosted Nature Coast. Ole Miss recruit Wes Mendes got the ball for Jesuit and was spectacular. The lefty sat 89-92 with his fastball and had all four pitches working. Mendes went only three innings due to a power outage but allowed no hits and struck out all nine batters he faced.

On the other side, Florida recruit
Jackson Hoyt got the start for Nature Coast. The sophomore impressed up to 89 with his fastball and landed the curveball and slider for strikes. Hoyt would go three innings allowing two earned runs while striking out four.

Jesuit got the scoring started in the second and never looked back. With two men on, a dropped third strike resulted in the first run.
DJ Pirela followed up with a two RBI double to make it 3-0.

Two more runs scored in the third for Jesuit. Jake Kulikowski led off with a single followed by a Grant Jordan double. A wild pitch and fielder’s choice would make it 5-0.

After a power outage, freshman Wilson Andersen came on in relief for Jesuit. He sat 90-92 with a swing and miss curve. Andersen pitched two innings allowing no runs, no hits, and five strikeouts.

Jesuit added two more in the 4th as
DJ Pirela collected his third hit of the game with a triple. Wes Mendes drove him in with a RBI single. Noah Sheffield would add a two RBI single making it 8-0 Jesuit.

In the fifth, Jesuit would put this one to bed. Clay Thompson sac fly and Jake Kulikowski RBI single would make it 10-0 and that is where the game would finish.

#4 Jesuit dominates 10-0 in five innings.



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