The Washington Eagles scored nine runs in the sixth inning on Wednesday to mercy rule Balboa in both teams’ Academic Athletic Association opener, taking home a 15-4 win — their first of the season.
Junior Josh Wong had the big knocks, going 3-for-3 with a walk, two runs and three RBIs on the day.
Wong got things going by squeezing in a run with the bases loaded as part of a two-run first, and then had an RBI single in the third.
Junior Chris Wong added a run-scoring double in the three-run third, hitting the drive on the ninth pitch of his at-bat. Chris Wong finished 2-for-3 with three runs scored, a hit-by-pitch and a pair of RBIs.
Freshman Kayne Moody, who went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, a sacrifice fly, a run, a stolen base and three RBIs, had a two-run single in the sixth to secure the mercy-rule win.
Sophomore Gilbert Diccion also drove in a run, going 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and two runs scored.
Washington was a terror on the base paths, with four stolen bases in eight attempts, including two by senior three-hole hitter Jasper Lindsay, who went 1-for-4, reached on an error, scored and drove in one run.
Eagles sophomore Niko Lanier started and threw 70 pitches over four innings, allowing three unearned runs on five hits and two walks, striking out two. Sophomore Will Harrington followed him up, throwing two innings, allowing two hits and one earned run with two walks.
The Buccaneers got two-hit days from George Escabido, Kevin Mueller and leadoff man Anthony Southavilay.