Seneca defeats Churchill on 2nd Senior Day
The Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles defeated the Churchill Bulldogs by a 4-1 score in a game shortened by rain to 5 innings. Tyler Klitsch struck out 11 Bulldogs to record his Seneca Valley record setting 7th victory of the season against only 1 loss. Lorenzo Christy had 3 hits, scored 2 runs, stole 2 bases, and drove in 1 run to lead the offense. Mark Henderson drove in 2 runs to help the cause. Brian Black went 0 for 3 and saw his 24 game hitting streak come to an end. He had at least 1 base hit in the first 15 games of the 2009 season after finishing up with at least 1 hit in the last 9 games of the 2008 season. The Eagles will take a crack at making up the postponed game from Tuesday on Thursday afternoon at the Roost at 5:15 PM.
Seneca eases past Einstein 9-1
The Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles got off to a slow start on Saturday but eased past the Einstein Titans by a 9-1 score on Saturday behind a Seneca Valley Team record 12 strikeouts from starting pitcher Tyler Klitsch. Tyler pitched a complete game to get his 6th win of the season and was supported by a balanced Eagle offensive outing, with doubles from Russell Main, Mark Henderson, and Nathaniel Pauley, 2 runs scored by Steven Ruiz (also with 2 RBI), and 2 hits from Erich Bacchus, Nathaniel Pauley, and Max Nicholson. The Eagles will close out the regular season next week with home games against Northwood on Tuesday and Senior Day Wednesday against the Churchill Bulldogs.
Eagles score early and often to beat Kennedy 22-1
The Screaming Eagles ran their record to 11 wins and 3 losses by scoring early and often in defeating the Kennedy Cavaliers by a score of 22-1 today. The offensive catalysts today were underclassmen Max Nicholson with 6 RBI's, Pat Wolfe with 4 RBI's and Steven Ruiz with 4 runs scored. Every Eagle player, with the exception of one, reached base in the game. Brian Black won his 3rd game of the season with 4 innings of one hit ball, allowing only a single unearned run. Brian Simmons finished off the 5 inning game with a 1,2,3 fifth inning to close out the contest. The Eagles will play their final road game of the regular season at Einstein at 2:30 P.M. on Saturday.
Seneca defeats Northwest for the 3rd straight year, win on the road by a 12-5 score
The hits just kept coming in a 9 run 5th inning as Seneca overcame a 5-3 deficit and defeated arch-rival Northwest on the road Monday by a final score of 12 to 5. Lorenzo Christy and Brian Black both had two hits in the decisive 5th inning, with Lorenzo driving in 2 with a single and a triple while scoring twice in the inning and Brian driving in 3 with 2 singles. Mark Henderson reached base and scored twice in the inning, and Jake Fort drove in 2 runs in the inning with a shot to the center field fence. Earlier, catcher Russell Main extended the Eagle's amazing home run streak to 4 straight games with a solo shot in the 2nd inning that scraped the top of the center field fence on the way out. Pitcher Tyler Klitsch completed his dominance of the 20874 zip code by picking up the win for the 4th straight year against the crosstown rival the Jaguars with a complete game effort. TK got a win as a starter in his Junior Varsity debut as a freshman, got a win in relief as a sophomore, and was the starting pitcher the last two years against Northwest. After winning 3 out of 4 games over the last 5 days, the 10 and 3 Eagles will rest until Thursday when they will play Kennedy at home at 3:30 P.M.
Seneca falls on the road to Paint Branch 11-5
Seneca Valley had their 4 game winning streak snapped by Paint Branch on Saturday, losing by a 11-5 score. The Eagles jumped out to an early 2 run lead on RBI hits by Brian Black and Russell Main, but the Panthers broke the game open with an 8 run 2nd inning. Reliever Erich Bacchus held Paint Branch scoreless in his 3 1/3 innings of work on the hill, allowing the Eagles to rally within 4 runs on the 5th home run by Seneca in the last 3 games, a solo shot to left by Mark Henderson, and a 2 RBI double to right by Nathaniel Pauley. The Eagles will be back on the road on Monday at Northwest to take on their crosstown rivals at 3:30 P.M.
Eagles defeat B/CC by a 6-2 score
The Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles ran their record to 9 and 2 with a 6-2 win over the Bethesda Chevy Chase Barons at home on Friday afternoon. The game had been postponed by rain on 3 different occasions, but the game was played in perfect conditions at the Roost. Pitcher Brian Black limited the Barons to 5 hits and 2 unearned runs in his 6 innings of work, picking up his 2nd win of the year, giving way to Tyler Klitsch, who picked up his 3rd save by striking out 2 of the 3 batters he faced. The Eagles featured a balanced offense, with no player driving in more than one run nor one player scoring more than one run. The big shot of the day belonged to Jake Fort who launched a solo shot over the left field fence in the 6th for his first career home run. The Eagles will travel to Paint Branch on Saturday to take on the Panthers at 1:30 P.M. in a rematch of last year's 3A West Regional Championship game, won by Seneca Valley 7-5.
Eagles break out the lumber and defeat Rockville 14-7
The Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles broke out the bats in a big way on Thursday afternoon at the Roost, belting a school record 3 home runs on the way to a 14-7 win over the Rockville Rams. Brian Black led the offensive onslaught with a grand slam home run, a double, and a single to drive in 7 runs. Max Nicholson added his first career home run, a 3 run shot to center field, while Russell Main crushed a solo shot to left center. Starter Tyler Klitsch left after 4 innings with a 10-0, but the Rams rallied to close the gap to 10-7, before Brian Black came in to quell the final Rockville rally to pick up the save. The Eagles then cranked two home runs in the bottom of the 6th to score 4 runs to put the game out of reach. The team will return to the Roost on Friday afternoon at 3:30 to take on Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Take advantage of the beautiful weather to check out the 8-2 Eagles.
Seneca Valley comes all the way back to defeat Clarksburg 6-5
The Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles came back from an early 5-0 deficit to defeat Clarksburg on Saturday at the Eagle's Roost. Starter Brian Black, making only his 2nd start of the season, and first in 26 days, was rusty early as the Coyotes scored 5 runs in the first two innings. However, Brian shut out the Coyotes for the next 4 and 2/3 innings to pick up his first win of the season before Tyler Klitsch came on in relief in the top of the 7th with the game tying run on third to get the save. The Eagles started their comeback by scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the 3rd and completed the comeback by scoring 2 runs in the 6th on a single by Jake Fort and a game winning RBI from Max Nicholson who took one for the team on a hit by pitch to force in Steven Ruiz (2 runs scored) for the go ahead run. Erich Bacchus counted 2 doubles among his 3 hits, scoring a run and driving one in. The Eagles are now 7 and 2 in defense of their 3A West Region Championship, and will return to the Roost on Monday to take on Bethesda/Chevy Chase at the Roost at 3:30 PM.
Eagles strike early and defeat Watkins Mill 12-1
The Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles rebounded from a tough loss on Thursday to defeat Watkins Mill on Friday by a score of 12 to 1. The Eagles put up 5 runs in both the 1st and 2nd innings, with Lorenzo Christy, Mark Henderson, Brian Black, and Russell Main all scoring runs in both the 1st and the 2nd innings. Brian Black, Tyler Klitsch, and Pat Wolfe all chipped in with 2 RBI's each. On the mound, Jake Fort picked up his 2nd win of the season by limiting Watkins Mill to just 1 run on 3 hits in 6 innings of work. The Eagles added a pair of insurance runs in the top of the 7th on an RBI double by Greg Doria and a "suicide squeeze" perfectly laid down by pinch hitter John Dutton, registering John's first career RBI. The Eagles return to the Roost on Saturday at 1:30 PM to take on local rival Clarksburg. A capacity crowd is expected.
Damascus defeats Seneca 17-2
Seneca Valley lost their 2nd game of the season today, falling to Damascus by a score of 17-2. The Eagles hung tough through 5 innings, trailing by a score of 7-2 before Damascus sealed the game with a 10 run top of the 6th. Tyler Klitsch did not have his best stuff on the mound, and was let down by a leaky Eagle defense. Tyler did pitch in with an RBI double to drive in Brian Black, who had earlier doubled to the center field fence, and Lorenzo Christy plated pinch runner Alex Hahn in the 2nd to open the Eagle scoring. The team will look to get back in the win column at Watkins Mill on Friday before returning home on Saturday to take on Clarksburg at 1:30 PM.
Seneca defeats Blair in the rain by a 8-6 score
In a rare spring break contest, Seneca Valley moved to 5-1 for the season by defeating the Blair Blazers last Monday by a 8-6 count. Tyler Klitsch picked up his third win of the season on the mound by pitching 5 strong innings in sloppy, wet conditions, while Russell Main closed out the Blazers to earn his first save of the season. Russell also drove in 3 runs with a double and a triple, scoring Brian Black both times. Mark Henderson also had 2 hits, and Lorenzo Christy also scored 2 runs and stole 2 bases. Tyler Klitsch tied a long standing Seneca Valley record by drawing 4 bases on balls in a single contest. The Eagles will next take on the undefeated Damascus Hornets on Wednesday at home.
Seneca Valley holds on to defeat Wheaton 8-3
The Seneca Valley Baseball squad held off a determined Wheaton team on Thursday by a score of 8-3. Jake Fort picked up his first career win on the mound, backed up by Erich Bacchus with 3 scoreless innings and 1 scoreless inning by Russell Main. The Eagles opened the scoring with 3 runs in the second on a 2 RBI single by Pat Wolfe and a steal of home by Steven Ruiz. After Wheaton closed the gap to 4-3 in the 4th, the Eagles scored 3 runs with 2 outs in the 5th on an RBI single by Nathaniel Pauley (2 for 3, walk, run, RBI), and a 2 RBI single by Erich Bacchus, who had earlier driven in the 4th Eagle run with a sacrifice fly. The Eagles added an insurance run in the 7th on a massive triple to right-center by Brian Black (1 for 3, walk, 2 runs) and a sacrifice fly by Russell Main. The Eagles won 3 out of 4 on their just ended 4 game road trip, and will return to the Roost on Friday at 3:30 P.M. to take on Bethesda-Chevy Chase.
Eagles shut out by Quince Orchard 8-0
The Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles fell behind by 7 runs after 2 innings and lost their first game of the season by a score of 8-0 on Friday at Quince Orchard. The only offense the Eagles could muster were a base hit by Erich Bacchus, a walk and a single by Mark Henderson, and 2 singles by Brian Black. After a rainout on Saturday, the Eagles will face Poolesville, Wheaton, and possibly a make-up game with BCC on Friday.
Eagles win on Opening Day
After giving up 3 unearned runs in the top of the 7th, the Screaming Eagles rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th on Friday to defeat the Gaithersburg Trojans by a score of 5 to 4. Tyler Klitsch pitched a complete game to earn the win. Down by 2 runs going into the bottom of the 7th, Erich Bacchus drew a leadoff walk, followed by a single to left center by Lorenzo Christy. Mark Henderson worked back from an 0-2 count to draw a walk to load the bases, loading the bases for Brian Black, who tied the game with a 2 RBI single to right. Russell Main was walked to load the bases and set up a force play at the plate, but the Trojans were foiled when Tyler Klitsch hit a sacrifice fly to center field scoring Mark Henderson. Earlier, Brian Black had driven in Lorenzo Christy with the first Eagle run, while Mark Henderson had doubled down the left field line to drive in Erich Bacchus with the 2nd Eagle run. Tyler Klitsch struck out 5 and allowed only 5 hits in his complete game effort. The Eagles will travel to Magruder on Monday.
Eagles defeat Magruder in 9 innings 6 to 5
The varsity baseball team won another game in their final at bat on Monday, defeating Class 4A Magruder on the road in nine innings by a 6-5 score. Erich Bacchus picked up his first career win on the mound and also drove in Lorenzo Christy with the winning run in the top of the 9th. Tyler Klitsch picked up a save with a scoreless final inning. Brian Black provided the team with another strong starting outing, staking the team to a 5-3 lead before the Colonels rallied to tie the game in the 7th. Mark Henderson and Lorenzo Christy both scored 2 runs, Russell Main drove in 2 runs, Erich Bacchus had two hits, and Tyler Klitsch, Brian Black, and Erich Bacchus all smacked doubles. The Eagles will take on yet another 4A powerhouse on the road Thursday at Quince Orchard.
Eagles break game open late and beat Poolesville 13-1
Seneca Valley broke open a close game with 7 runs in the 6th inning and 3 in the 7th to defeat the Poolesville Falcons by a score of 13-1 on Tuesday. Tyler Klitsch held the Falcons without a hit through 5 and 1/3 innings before giving up 2 singles and a run in the 6th inning. Russell Main followed up with a scoreless 7th inning. The Eagles balanced attack was led by Lorenzo Christy, who reached base 4 times, scoring 3 times, Mark Henderson with 2 runs, 2 stolen bases, and 2 RBI, Brian Black with 2 RBI, Russell Main with 2 RBI, Tyler Klitsch with 2 hits, and Erich Bacchus with 2 runs and 2 hits. The Eagles will play next at Wheaton on Thursday.
Eagles to open season at home
The Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles Varsity Baseball Team will open defense of their Class 3A West championship at home on Friday, March 20, 2009 at 3:30 against perennial 4A power Gaithersburg.
EAGLES WIN CLASS 3A WEST REGION
The Screaming Eagles won the west Class 3A region on Saturday by defeating Paint Branch by a 7-5 score.
Before the largest crowd ever to witness a baseball game in Seneca Valley history, your 2008 Screaming Eagles baseball team delivered a 7-5 win over the Paint Branch Panthers to win the Class 3A West Region and advance to the state semi-finals for the first time since 1981. The Eagles broke a 3 all tie by scoring 4 runs, all with 2 outs, in the bottom of the 6th, highlighted by junior Tyler Klitsch's first career home run, a screaming line drive to left to plate the final 2 Eagle runs. Junior Erich Bacchus got the rally started with a one out single, later stealing second to get into scoring position, where senior Mike Williamson drove him in with a long double to right center. Junior Russell Main then drove in Mike with a single, setting the table for Tyler's home run. Tyler got the first Eagle rally started in the 2nd inning with a single to left before being replaced by courtesy runner Nathaniel Pauley, who was bunted over to 2nd by senior Stephan Gross. Nathan was then driven home by a single to center by junior Brian Black, who was then replaced by courtesy runner James Stachura. Lorenzo Christy then drew a walk to keep the rally going and moved to second after senior Brennan Licciardello was hit by a pitch. Ercih Bacchus then drove in James and Lorenzo with a single to left. On the mound, Brian Black picked up his 6th win of the season, pitching six innings and only giving up three runs, helped out by catcher Tyler Klitsch throwing out a Panther base runner to end the 1st, and with a great catch by left fielder Joey Cressman in the 2nd after a leadoff double by Paint Branch. Russell Main came on to to record a vital out in the top of the 7th, and senior Richard Ridenour recorded his 2nd consecutive save by ending a Panther rally with 2 groundouts.
The Eagles will take their 11 game winning streak to Joe Cannon Stadium in Severn, Maryland on Tuesday to take on top-seeded LaPlata in a state Final Four match-up.
Eagles finish regular season with 8th straight win
The Screaming Eagles completed the regular season at 10-6 and on an 8 game roll by defeating the Churchill Bulldogs on the road by a 5-4 count. On the mound, TK picked up his 5th win while Skeebeau got his 1st save, while both BB & EB knocked in 2 runs while Zo scored 2 runs.
SV wins 2nd round playoff game 10-0
The Screaming Eagles baseball team won their first playoff game in two years yesterday by defeating Wheaton at home by a 10-0 score, running their winning streak to 9 in a row. Richard Ridenour pitched a complete game shutout, and the Eagles were led at the plate by Russell Main and Eric Bacchus with two hits each, with Russell driving in 3 runs and Eric 2. Eric also scored 2 runs, as did James Stachura and Brennan Licciardello. The Eagles anticipate an epic regional semi-final contest on the road Thursday against Damascus.
Seneca defeats Damascus 4-3 in regional semi-final
The Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles baseball squad upset the second seeded Damascus Hornets in Damascus on in a truly epic contest Thursday 4-3 to advance to the regional finals. Tyler Klitsch pitched 5 and 1/3 strong innings before the Hornets rallied on back to back doubles to take a 3-2 lead heading into the final inning. The Eagles rallied with 2 runs in the top of the 7th to go ahead. Eric Bacchus led off with a single, Brennan Licciardello drew a walk and gave way to Stefan Gross as a pinch runner, with Mike Williamson loading the bases with a bunt single. The Eagles then cashed in with a Russell Main sacrifice fly and a Richard Ridenour RBI groundout. Earlier, courtesy runner Nathaniel Pauley scored two runs, both on ground balls by Brian Black. Russell Main got the win in relief, while Richard Ridenour got the save by defusing a 7th inning Hornet rally. The Regional final will be played on Friday at the Seneca Outdoor Coliseum at an unusual 12:30 start time.