Piedmont baseball claims two more victories

Peter Krumins (2) and Ellis Moss in a 2023 game.

Piedmont High School’s baseball team claimed two more victories with wins over Arroyo and Encinal.

The Highlanders defeated Arroyo at home on March 27, 8-4. Piedmont raced out to an 8-1 lead after four innings, then survived a three-run top of the fifth.

Peter Krumins hit a bases-loaded triple in the fourth to extend the lead to 8-1. He finished the day 1-for-2 with two walks and four RBI. He also started the game, going the first 4 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on three hits with six strikeouts and five walks. Dimitri Papahadjopoulos went 1-for-2 with two RBI.

Marco Carbajal doubled in a run for the Dons. Elias Moss came on with one out in the fifth and retired eight of nine hitters to finish the game. He struck out two and hit a batter.

Daniel Bacarelli took the loss for Arroyo, allowing six runs (five earned) on two hits and seven walks in three-plus innings.

On March 30, Piedmont defeated visiting Encinal, 13-6. The Jets scored three in the top of the first but the Highlanders responded with six in the bottom of the inning and never trailed thereafter.

Matan Antebi doubled in two in the top of the first to help Encinal get the lead. Piedmont’s Will Parker had a two-run single in the first. Krumins doubled in a run and Brandon Dicke doubled in two.

The Jets cut it to 6-5 but Parker doubled in two in the fifth to help break the game back open. Parker singled in another run later to finish with five RBI. The catcher went 3-for-4 on the day. Markos Lagios was 2-for-3 with three RBI and three runs scored. Seve Sanchez, Jack Meyjes, Papahadjopoulos and John Olsen combined on the mound. Meyjes picked up the win, going two innings and allowing one run on two hits. Zach Pippen took the loss for Encinal, going 3 1/3 innings and allowing nine runs (seven earned) on four hits and three walks. He struck out six.

Piedmont (9-2) was next scheduled to host Alameda on April 2. The same two teams will meet on the island on April 3.

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