Saint Marks baseball celebrates after defeating Appoquinimink photo by Nick Halliday

Saint Marks edges Appo

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Saint Marks baseball celebrates after defeating Appoquinimink photo by Nick Halliday

Saint Marks baseball celebrates after defeating Appoquinimink, photo by Nick Halliday

It was a beautiful day to kick off the high school baseball season on Delaware Live Sports Tuesday when Appoquinmink traveled to take on St Marks. A battle of two teams with high levels of success the previous few seasons. Junior Devin Walsh got the start for the Spartans and Senior Chase Fleming took the hill for the Jaguars.

The Spartans would strike first in the bottom of the second inning as Devin Walsh would help himself out with an RBI on a fielders choice. Appo and opposing pitcher Chase Fleming would answer in the third with single that would drive in Wyatt Uhde from second to tie the game. In the bottom half of the third, the Spartans would once again take the lead. Garrett Quinn would tag and score on a sac fly from Jameson Summerill, Spartans out in front 3-2.
Chase Thomas and the Jaguars would even things up again in the fifth on a RBI single down the left field line that would score Uhde for the second time. A 2-2 ball game heading into the bottom half of the sixth when Zach Frame would lead off with a single to right. He would advance on the sac bunt from Summerill and eventually make his way to third with two outs. The go ahead run for the Spartans would cross without another pitch being thrown. A BALK on Appoquinmink pitcher Chase Fleming would bring across the game winning run in a 3-2 win for the Spartans.
Garrett Quinn got the win in his two scoreless innings relieving starter Devin Walsh, who went 5 strong innings. Jameson Summerill had an hit and a RBI. James Baffone a double and a run scored for the Spartans. Cam Coco had two hits, with Wyatt Uhde reaching all three times and scoring twice for the Jaguars. St Marks is back in action next Wednesday when they will welcome Sallies at 4 pm. Next up for the Jaguars will on the road at Conrad next Tuesday at 12:00 pm.

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