Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00
During the week of April 1, the Westbury High School Varsity Baseball team completed a three game series sweep with league rival Hempstead. In game 1, junior Oscar Torres threw a complete game striking out 10 batters and surrendering 2 hits. Kevin Castro was 4-for-4 with four runs scored and three RBI and Dennis De La Rosa went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBI to lead Westbury to a 23-2 victory. Game 2 was started by an 8 run first inning that included 6 hits and 2 walks. The 14-10 win was powered offensively by juniors Jose Reyes, who went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, and Oscar Torres, who went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Kevin Castro pitched two and two-thirds scoreless innings with four strikeouts to earn his first save of the season. Game 3 was won with a score of 19-1. Sophomore Kyle Spruill was the winning pitcher, throwing a complete game with no earned runs, one walk, three hits and a career-high of 14 strikeouts. Spruill also went 3-for-6 with two doubles and a career-high six RBIs. Kevin Castro went 3-for-7 with four RBIs.
During the week of April 8, Westbury played a series with another league foe, Roosevelt, winning the first two games by a score of 10-9 and 23-5, and the third by 5-4. In Game 1 Westbury scored 9 runs in the first 2 innings to get out to an early lead. Oscar Torres scored Vinny Marshman with two outs in the bottom of the sixth to make it 10-5 for Westbury. Dennis DeLaRosa came in in the top of the seventh with men on second and third and one out to record the save. Sophomore Vinny Marshman went 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs, and earned the win on the mound. Game 2 started out similarly to game 1 with Westbury jumping out to a 9-0 lead in the first 4 innings. Roosevelt was unable to make a comeback due to the strong pitching of Spruill, who needed only 95 pitches to throw a complete game, striking out 5 and only allowing 4 hits. The offense was powered by senior Derrick Servius who was 2-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs and Oscar Torres who was 3-for-4 with a triple and five RBIs. In game 3, Oscar Torres threw 6 innings allowing 3 earned runs. Kevin Castro picked up the save by recording the last 3 outs when be came in to pitch with 2 men on base in the top of the 7th inning. Dennis De La Rosa was 2-4 with an RBI. The Green Dragons are coached by Todd Goodwin and Larry Phyall, both teachers in the district.