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Baseball - 5/30/2014 4:00 p.m.

Inter-City Baptist 14
Melvindale ABT 3

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After blowing past Baptist Park in its first District game the Inter-City boys’ baseball team did what it was expected to do and crushed the Academy for Business and Tech 15-0 en route to the schools ninth straight District baseball title Monday afternoon.

The Gators were coming off their first playoff victory in school history, a 14-3 win over Trillium Academy, but were no match for the Chargers of Inter-City who dominated from start to finish.

Nathan Estell was unhittable on the mound. The senior threw strikes all day as he struck out seven and walked only one in the win.

“Nate threw well today,” said Inter-City Skipper Bob Radu. “He threw a lot of strikes and he only walked the one guy, but the thing was that the bats came out in both games, which is what we were looking for. “

The Chargers notched 14 hits on the afternoon, but only a second inning triple by Brady Fressell went for extra bases.

Anthony Saenz had two hits and 2-RBI in the win for Inter-City, and Luke Barber went 2-for-2 with a RBI.

Inter-City absolutely rolled through the district portion of its playoff schedule. The Chargers outscored their opponents 30-0 in six innings of play while not surrendering a hit, and will now look towards Southfield Christian next Saturday.

The team opened up its 2014 playoff run in style Monday afternoon.

The Chargers sent 15 players to the plate in the first inning and scored 10 runs en route to a convincing 15-0, three inning victory over Baptist Park in the second of two Division 4 District semi-final games.

Baptist Park pitcher Joseph Agy managed to retire Evan Kraatz to start the bottom of the first, but the next 11 Inter-City batters reached base safely including a long 2-run homerun to left-center field by Joshua Estell that highlighted the offensive outburst.

“The bats came out today,” Radu. “We just really hit the ball well, which is something that we hadn’t done for awhile. I was happy with the way we played, because up until today we hadn’t been playing real well.”

Luke Barber pitched three perfect innings in the win. He struck out four Wildcats and also went 3-for-3 at the plate, which included a triple, double and three runs batted in.

The Kraatz brothers, Evan and Garrett, went 4-for-6 at the dish and knocked in four runs for the Chargers. Jon Goering had a big 2-RBI single out of the nine hole for Inter-City in the win.

The Academy for Business and Tech crushed Trillium Academy 14-3 in the opening game.

Last Updated: 5/30/2014 11:37:33 PM EST