Jason Scholl is a leader and Saturday he proved it again with his bat and his defense from the receiving end of the battery. Scholl broke out for two long bombs and a hard double during the game helping his team generate (9) runs. However, the Scouts were able to capitalize on poor defense in the early going of this contest and unfortunately scored (10). Although, the Spartan Varsity has been a sound defensive team, today was an exception. The offensive punch for the varsity was heralded by Brad Ruchman, Chad Bruce, Bradely Margolin, and of course Scholl. Danny Jankelow pitched well enough to win and in most contests when a team scores nine runs, a victory is usually the outcome for the pitcher. Jason Scholl has always demonstrated exceptional power and now he has adjusted for the off speed pitching, a formidable hitter like Scholl, usually receives. With an entire off season to work, Scholl has tuned his eye and his bat to adjust for off speed pitches and when they come his way and especially early in the count. If an unfortunate pitcher hangs him one or cannot throw his breaking ball for a strike, he is in trouble with Jason at the plate. Moreover, Jason is protected by a very powerful bat in Chad Bruce as well.The 12-5 Spartans next square off on Monday, April 16th at 4:45 PM at the Glenbrook North varsity baseball field. The Spartans are now 12-5 and looking to add more in their win column this coming week.
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