In the first meeting between St. Johns and Boys’ Latin in late March, it was all St. John’s in a 12-2 drubbing of the Lakers behind Kyle Pershin’s powerful right arm and big hits from Griffin Puvel and David Chandler.
Boys’ Latin flipped the script on Friday, overpowering the Vikings 18-5 in five innings behind starting pitcher Colton Bordick’s three hits, five RBIs and eight strikeouts.
The win put Boys’ Latin in the driver’s seat in the fight for the playoffs in the highly competitive MIAA ‘B’ Red sub-conference. Boys’ Latin, Indian Creek, and St. John’s all have three conference losses; however, Boys’ Latin has the advantage with ten wins, compared to only seven for Indian Creek and six for St. John’s. The rain has wreaked havoc on the baseball season unevenly, leaving St. John’s and Indian Creek with a lot of baseball to play before the playoffs begin.
Boys’ Latin plays Mt. Carmel tonight. St. John’s takes on 4th place McDonogh, who is looking to avenge an April 4th loss to the Lakers.