Varsity Baseball Doubleheader vs. Collegiate

Baseball- CHC 1, Collegiate 0

The Dolphins earned the victory in the first of two games against the Cougars from Collegiate School behind an exceptional performance on the mound from senior Aiden Kuhle. A pitching duel ensued on Saturday morning as the Dolphins and Cougars battled through seven innings of scoreless baseball. Both the Dolphins and the Cougars struggled to put runners on base, as Dane Hoggard accounted for the lone hit through five innings of baseball. The Dolphins took the lead in the top of the eighth inning as Alex Gianascoli knocked Dane Hoggard in on a single to left field. The Dolphins sent Aiden Kuhle back out to the mound to finish the night, and he continued his excellent outing as he earned the win in his first start of the year. Aiden finished the 1-0 win with 10 strikeouts, giving up only one hit in a complete game shutout over the talented Cougars program. Alex Gianascoli and Dane Hoggard accounted for the lone Dolphin hits to start the doubleheader.

Baseball- CHC 3, Collegiate 13

In the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Cougars from Collegiate School, Cape Henry traded leads with Collegiate before the Cougars exploded for nine runs in the sixth inning to split the series. Collegiate was off to an early 2-0 lead after the bottom of the first, but the Dolphins quickly answered in the top of the second inning as Rush Friedberg’s single scored Josh Holland and Trent Jones who both drew walks to open the inning. Cape Henry took the lead in the following inning as Trent Jones scored on a passed ball after doubling on a line drive to left field and moving to third on an Alex Gianascoli single to right field. The Cougars answered in the bottom of the inning to tie the game 3-3 and regained the lead in the bottom of the 5th. The Dolphins trailed 4-3 with the heart of the order set to enter the box in the top of the seventh, but the Cougars rallied for nine runs in the bottom of the sixth to end the night early with a 13-3 victory over Cape Henry. Alex Gianascoli threw four innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and striking out four. Nathan Hayes collected two outs on nine pitches in relief, as Trent Jones and Brendan Hawley closed out the night on the mound.  Trent Jones led the offense with two hits and two runs scored, as Bryce Jones, Aiden Kuhle, Alex Gianascoli, and Rush Friedberg rounded out the hit column for the Dolphins. Cape Henry (3-1) will travel to Atlantic Shores on Thursday to begin the first of a four-game stretch ending on Saturday in Richmond.