With two weeks left in the regular season, Northwest Bronx public school baseball is almost ready to venture into the playoffs. For now, teams are playing out the final games of the regular season, going head-to-head to see who the best really are, until the real test comes in late May.
Here is a roundup of the action this past week.
Four of five of the northwest Bronx’s schools played Wednesday, May 3.
First up was the A North Bronx league, where the IN-Tech Academy Panthers lost, 6-3, to the High School of American Studies at Lehman College Senators at Van Cortlandt stadium.
It was a close game up until the fourth inning when the Senators scored two runs, bringing it to 5-2, and scoring another run in the final inning.
The Senators’ catcher Elijah Slarskey had a great game with 3 runs, 4 hits, and 4 stolen bases.
In the larger AAA Northwest league, which includes the Northwest Bronx and uptown Manhattan, the John F. Kennedy Campus Knights hosted the Gregorio Luperon High School for Science and Math Generals.
The Knights lost to the Generals in a blowout, 15-1. Luperon scored steadily in almost all innings, but really put the game away in the sixth when they scored six runs.
Jose Saavedra Campos was the star of the game, scoring 3 runs and driving in 5.
The Bronx Science Wolverines beat the Walton Campus Wildcats 5-2 at Harris Park. The Wolverines got out to an early lead, scoring all five runs by the fourth inning, and the Wildcats came in later with two runs in the sixth.
The Wolverines’ Alexander Ehrlich had a notable game, scoring one run, one double, and an RBI.
The last game from Wednesday was the George Washington High School Trojans routing the DeWitt Clinton Governors 16-1 at home, with a great showing from the Trojan’s Yendry Peralta, who scored a run, hit a double, and had 4 RBI’s.
On Friday, May 5, Bronx Science hosted Gregorio Luperon and JFK hosted DeWitt Clinton. The Wolverines made it a close game with the commanding Luperon Generals, but ultimately lost 3-0. The Governors topped the JFK Knights 8-4 thanks to left fielder Israeniel Castillo Duarte scoring two runs, hitting one double, and collecting an RBI.