The St. Thomas More baseball squad fell in a tough one to the Smyrna Eagles on Saturday, 20-4.
The Eagles came out of the gates hot, scoring runs in each of the first 3 innings of play on Saturday.
In the 1st Smyrna put 3 on the board to take an early 3-0 lead. In the 2nd inning the Eagles picked up where they left off in the 1st, this time scoring 7 runs to take a 10-0 lead into the bottom half of the inning.
In the bottom half, Rourke Bonnell after a base-hit would steal second and later score to cut the lead to 10-1 heading into the 3rd inning.
In the 3rd, the Smyrna offense would explode for 10 runs to increase what was already a commanding lead to 20-1.
After scoring only 3 runs in the bottom half of the 5th inning the Ravens could not climb within the 10-run mercy rule and the game was deemed final after 5 full innings.
Despite the loss, along with Bonnell, Sean Pool had a big day at the plate for the Ravens going 3-for-3 in the loss.
The season has not gone the way the Ravens would have hoped, however, they played hard every inning against a very tough Smyrna team that currently leads the Henlopen North Division. With 8 games remaining for the Ravens they will look to salvage their season with upcoming match ups against Seaford, Archmere, Delmarva Christian and Wilmington Christian.
The loss for the Ravens, currently at 2-8 on the season, was their third in a row. They will look to stop their skid on Wednesday when they host Seaford; first pitch at 4:00 p.m. The Ravens will end their week with an away game at Archmere on Thursday before wrapping up against Delmarva Christian Saturday afternoon in a game that will be played at Frawley Stadium, home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks.