Conrad’s Kyle Walker executed a perfect 7th-inning suicide squeeze bunt to propel the Red Wolves past Archmere 5-3 in a Tuesday baseball matinee.
Kyle Maxwell opened the 7th inning with a single to center field, and advanced to 3rd base on a wild pitch and stolen base.
After an Archmere pitching change, Conrad went aggressive, and Walker deadened the pitch in front of the plate, giving the Auks no play at home, nor at first. Maxwell, who broke towards the plate on the pitch, scored the go-ahead run easily.
Maxwell later scored on an Archmere throwing error to finish the scoring in the game.
Archmere led off the scoring with Tom Alexander’s two-out double in the first inning that drove home Mike Dellose.
Conrad responded in the 2nd inning with a 3-run frame on just one hit, taking advantage of 4 walks and two errors in the inning. The big moment was Kyle Maxwell’s smash to third that couldn’t be controlled, driving in two runs on the error.
Archmere collected single runs in the 3rd and 4th innings on Tighe Watson’s groundout, and a 2-out error by Conrad in the 4th inning.
Ryan Bradigan earned the win in relief for Conrad (8-0), as he worked out of a 2-on jam in the 6th inning. Brock Nowell had to do the same in the 7th inning to earn the save.
Conrad’s next game is Sunday afternoon at 1pm, when they play Saint Mark’s at Wilmington University’s Wilson Field.
Archmere (4-4) plays another noon game on Thursday when they entertain Caesar Rodney.