East baseball loses opener in an offensive fashion

Dillon Rosenblatt ('11)/Eastside Sports Editor

Opening day for high school baseball started this afternoon for the Cougars as they traveled to Bishop Eustace to take on the Crusaders.

The Cougars started off hot scoring eight runs in the second inning. Unfortunately, they could not keep their lead as the Crusaders scored at least one run in each inning for the remainder of the match on the way to a 19-16 Eustace victory.

Tyler Caton (’11) led East with five hits grabbing himself a cycle (single, double, triple and homerun) and knocking in seven runs.

East kept the game close as they took a 16-14 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning only to give up a run followed by a walk-off grand slam home run to Eric Elmer (’11).

Key stats: Caton- 5-5 cycle 2 runs 7 RBI, Jesse Gold (’12)- triple, Kurt Taylor (’11)-double, Rob Taylor (’12)-triple

Bishop Eustace as a team hit six homeruns.

East looks to avenge this loss on Monday April 4 as they take on Washington Twp. on the road.