Big inning lifts St. Edmond baseball team

MANSON — The St. Edmond baseball team stayed patient all night and with their final three outs in front of them dug deep to pull out a 6-4 victory over Manson Northwest Webster on Thursday night.

The Gaels (1-0 overall) trailed 3-1 heading into the top of the seventh inning, but scored five runs to earn the victory in their season opener.

“That was a Joe Shanks game there,” said St. Edmond head coach Mike Szalat who is in his second season as head coach. “Brian Pearson (Manson NW pitcher) threw a great game and we were very patient at the plate and that was something coach Shanks always preached and I picked that up from him.

“We made adjustments and made them work all night.”

Sophomore Cael Kolacia pitched 4ª innings for the Gaels. Classmate Peyton Scott pitched the final 2• innings to pick up the win. The Gael duo gave up only one earned run on the night.

Jack McEvoy was 3-for-4 on the night with two doubles. Scott walked twice and drove in two runs.

Connor Bocken was 2-for-2 with a RBI.

“We hit the ball through out the game,” Szalat said. “I don’t know if our guys believed in themselves last season, but they showed a lot of confidence (tonight).”

The Gaels are back in action tonight when they host Emmetsburg at Rogers Park at 7:30 p.m.

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