Northwest’s Blonde Bombers Win State Championship
Northwest’s starting pitcher, Michael Yuille, didn’t go into Friday’s 4A Championship Game against Howard High School blind, but he didn’t get a chance to see the Lions play in their semi-final game. Yuille had to go and watch his sister Amber Yuille pitch in the softball semi-finals.
“I am a proud brother,” he said after winning the state championship, “I am not a crying guy, but if she ends up on the same side as we did I might be crying tomorrow.” The Lady Jags were scheduled to play in the 4A State Softball Championship against their nemesis Sherwood High School at 3:30 on Saturday, May 27.
The Jags defeated Howard 8-0 to win the school’s second Maryland State baseball title. The last was in 2012.
Yuille said he had his teammates give him the rundown on the Lions during the long bus ride up to Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. “The guys gave a synopsis through a group chat on the bus ride,” said, who pitched six innings, and allowed just two hits to a good hitting Howard team. Yuille and closer Griffin Bubb combined to shut out the Lions for the first time this season.
Northwest’s Blonde Bombers, the team, dyed their hair blonde as a show of team unity for the playoff run, didn’t use the long ball to beat Howard. On Friday, the Jags played small ball.
The Jags got one run after junior Dylan Jaeger scored in the second inning. However, Northwest extended the lead in the third inning three Jags, Mac Adelman, Ryan Kennington, and Matthew Mulhern (a pinch runner)