By Peter McShane ‘23

After defeating the Mount Carmel Caravan 16-9 on Tuesday, the Crusaders were all set to play them again at home on Thursday.

Winning both games in the series would put Brother Rice in a great spot before playoffs, especially beating a great Carmel team in a great rivalry series. The Crusaders were in need for the sweep.

Senior Miguel Santos said, “It would be awesome if we were able to take down Mount Carmel twice in one week.”

Brother Rice got off to an amazing start, taking a 5-0 lead heading into the second inning. Tadgh Callaghan was able to hold the Caravan scoreless in the first two innings, and the Crusaders had another amazing inning and added on 7 more runs to make the score 12-0 heading into the third.

The Crusaders then coasted through the rest of the game by trading runs off with Mount Carmel. The final score was 16-8.

Senior Bryce Nevils said, “To win this series was huge for us. We really wanted both of these wins to help get us momentum before we play Providence Catholic.”

The Brother Rice Crusader baseball team has really been executing lately. With the season flying by, it’s almost playoff time and the Crusaders are ready. With just a few more conference games left, picking up a few more wins would be perfect to capture a good seed for the playoffs.

Sophomore Josh Torres said, “We really like where we are at right now. Picking up these wins was a very important part of the season, and we are ready to play whoever.”