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Walk-Off Run Helps Unbeaten Northwest Squeak Past Seneca

The Northwest Jaguars baseball team kept their unbeaten season in tact on Tuesday with a walk-off 9-8 home win over the gritty Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles, but it took everything the Jags had to hold off Seneca.

Seneca came to Northwest riding a three-game win streak after coasting to easy wins over Rockville, Wheaton, and Watkins Mill. While Northwest was 5-0 and had wins over Rockville, Paint Branch, Sherwood, Quince Orchard, and Springbrook under their belts

The Eagles struck first as a lead-off hitter, senior Marcus Toombs, got on base with a single, and worked his way around the diamond, scoring on Brendan Moses’ sacrifice grounder to put Seneca Valley up 1-0.

The Jags posted two runs in the second inning and would have three if not for a beautiful throw from Seneca Valley’s sophomore right fielder Zack Felperin to nail Northwest’s Dean Edmundson at home plate. Seneca’s senior catcher Brendon Moses with the tag at the dish for the second out of the inning.

After two innings the Jags and Eagles could feel that they were strapped into what was going to be a wild ride of a game.

In the third inning, Seneca scored three runs on five base hits as the Eagles retook the lead. Seniors John Richards and Michael Lyles, along with sophomore Zach Cason scored in the third. In the bottom of the third, senior Seneca pitcher Michael Lyles put the Jags down in order getting the two batters to fly out to right field, and striking out the third. Seneca Valley led 4-2 at the end of three innings.