Peterson Goes The Distance, Leads Country Day Past Ransom
The Miami Country Day Spartans defeated the Ranson Everglades Raiders 7-0 Wednesday night, thanks to another stellar outing by sophomore ace, Lukas Peterson.
Peterson continued his dominance on the mound, by tossing a complete game shutout, lowering his Earned Run Average to 0.24.
“Lukas has come a long way in a year,” Spartans Manager Chuck Sennett said about his ace. “He threw a clean game today, and really trusted our pitching coach today to throw the pitches he needed to, and got us the win.”
Peterson got some help from his offense to make his job a little easier. In the top of the first, the Spartans pushed a run across on a sacrifice bunt by Myles Berlowitz.
The Spartans tallied a couple in the third, thanks to an RBI single by Lee Laslovits, and a wild pitch to make it 3-0 Spartans. They later added two runs in the bottom of the fourth, on a two-RBI single by Zac Wyka. The Spartans brought home two more on an RBI single by Sean Finny in the fifth, and a sacrifice fly from Laslovits in the sixth.
Laslovits said his team had a great week of practice that led to the Spartans success Monday night.
“We put in the work throughout the week last week, and we were just amped up coming in,” said the Spartans first baseman.
The offense was more than enough for Peterson, as he allowed no runs, on just three hits, and a walk, while striking out nine. When asked about his performance, Peterson said he kept it simple.
“I just wanted to throw strikes, and trust my defense behind me,” Said Peterson.
Ransom Everglades did a great job keeping themselves in the ballgame. Raider’s starter, Chris Basile, went after the Spartan bats and gave his guys four solid innings of work.
The Raiders collected hits from Alex Boehm, Emmet Gershman, and Michael Segel. Boehm also made a great defensive diving play in the bottom of the fourth to bail his guys out of a jam.
“They came to play and we didn’t,” Raiders Manager Kenny Perez said after the game. “Miami Country Day works on their fundamentals to the tee, and we have to come better prepared to make plays defensively. Otherwise we are going to continue to struggle.”
Ransom Everglades looks to bounce back tomorrow against Palmer Trinity, and finish their week on Thursday against Riviera Prep.
As for Miami Country Day, they are back in action on Wednesday against Krop, and Marathon on Thursday.