For the third week in a row, the Robert F. Munroe baseball team has played three games in three consecutive days due to rain and rescheduling and wound up 1-3. The youthful Bobcats’ pitching has been stretched thin, and it has played a part in the outcome of their late week games.
Robert F. Munroe 6 – East Gadsden 7
After out-hitting East Gadsden 5-3 and getting some good pitching, the Bobcats found themselves on the losing end of another one-run ballgame with county rival Jaguars. The difference lay in the field and on the base paths where RFM committed three errors to none for East Gadsden and had two runners tagged out at home and two more tagged out at third.
Offensively, the Bobcats were led by Sean Newton with two hits and Vince Fioramanti, Stephen Miller and Will Harris, with one hit and one RBI each. On the mound, Andrew Higdon went four innings with seven strike-outs and two earned runs. Harris pitched the last two innings, yielding no runs and striking out three.
“We had two guys thrown out at the plate due to hesitation on the base paths,” said Bobcat Head Coach Chris Warfel. “We’ve got to learn to trust our instincts and be aggressive. We score those two runs and we win by one!”
Robert F. Munroe 16 – FAMU 0
The Bobcats rode the arm of sophomore Casey Mathers and an 11-hit outburst to win their first district game of the year against the Baby Rattlers of FAMU High School. Mathers went the distance in the five-inning contest, striking out seven and scattering seven hits. Offensively, the Bobcats were led by Myles Edwards’ three hit-four RBI performance. Bradley Klees and Colton McIntosh added two hits and two RBI’s each, and Stephen Miller chipped in two hits and an RBI.
Rounding out the offensive production were Andrew Higdon with one hit and two RBI’s and Daniel Winburn with a hit and an RBI.
“Mathers was able to locate his pitches and we had some timely hitting,” said Coach Warfel. “When we have those two things going for us and we play well in the field, we have a chance!”
Robert F. Munroe 0 – Brookwood (Thomasville) 11
For the third week in a row, RFM pitching suffered from having a third game in consecutive days. It didn’t help that Brookwood pitcher Jordan Bradshaw one-hit the Bobcats and the visiting Warriors put the ball in play all night.
“We’ve got to put this one behind us and get ready for Maclay on Tuesday,” said Warfel. “After that, we’ve got Aucilla on Thursday for our second district game. We’ll know more about who we really are after those games.”
Game times for the two contests are set for 6 p.m. at Bradford May Field at the Robert F. Munroe School campus.