The Sharks’ baseball team spotted Episcopal six runs in the first two innings then roared back to defeat the visitors 12-7. The big blow for the Sharks came off the bat of Quinton Brehm in the form of a third inning grand slam home run that put Ponte Vedra up 7-6.
Episcopal scored four runs in the first on four hits and two walks. Then added two more in the second on a hit batsman and two hits to lead 6-0.
Jack Layrisson started the Sharks three-run comeback in the second with a leadoff triple to left. An error and two hits later the Sharks had three runs and trailed 6-3.
The Ponte Vedra third inning started with lots of help from the Episcopal pitching staff--the first four Shark batters walked. Jacob Young, the Sharks’ leadoff batter walked but was caught stealing. Then JD Norris, Eric Alman and Layrisson each walked to set the stage for Brehm. Quinton got a pitch to his liking and hammered it over the left field fence to put the Sharks up 7-6.In the meantime the Sharks relief pitcher Jack Hahnemann kept the visitors off the scoreboard over the next two innings. The Sharks padded their lead in the fourth with three runs on a pair of hits an error and a bases loaded walk to Layrisson. They added a run in the fifth on Kevin Mauro’s single and Young’s rbi single, then scored the final run in the sixth on an error, Brehm’s single and an rbi single by Zack Chappell.
After a brief period of wildness in which he walked two and hit a batter, Mark Mixon pitched the final two innings allowing one run and striking out three.