The Dons (2-1 overall) won Saturday’s matchup against Burlingame (2-1-1) by a score of 10-2 after getting off to an early 10-0 lead throughout the first three innings.
The Dons took a 2-0 lead in the first two innings before exploding for eight runs in the third inning.
Junior catcher Elliot Biagini started off the first inning by putting a run on the scoreboard for the Dons. After that, nine total players scored for Aragon throughout the game.
The red and black lost last year’s matchup against the Panthers 11-5, continuing their winless streak against Burlingame, which dated back to 2014. “We always have goals of beating them,” says junior pitcher Evan Andriola. “They are a program with a good reputation of producing good baseball teams, so it’s always a game on our calendar that we mark as a game that’s important [to] win.”
Going into the game, senior outfielder Carlos said, “[Burlingame] is a very strategical teaml. They are aggressive when they are on the base path and [put themselves] in positions to score a lot of runs.”
However, the Dons were successful as, according to Carlos, “[We played our] own game,” playing solid defense.
Andriola kept the pace of the game steady by pitching a complete game in 75 pitches — an extremely low count for a high school game. The Dons will take on Terra Nova (2-0) on Mar. 11.
The baseball team also played Branson on Mar. 8, but the game occurred after the Outlook’s print deadline.