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5/10/06
Falcons Strike Early & Often Crushing Cadets 10-4

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Bethesda, MD - A lot of people doubted the Falcons could win without Steve Ulaky on the mound. A lot of people said that GC didn't deserve the early season accolades they received. Reality is the Falcons play for each other and were not concerned with such comical comments. Freshman Paul Graves got the start Wednesday night against his older brother's Alma Mater, St. John's. Paul Graves was informed 20 minutes prior to game time that he would be starting pitcher . Paul, with a fiery competitive spirit ,took the ball and went on the offensive against the Cadets. Paul pitched two solid innings with strong offensive support that continued to bat with a chip on their shoulders. Respect is never given in the WCAC, it is summarily earned. Add up the score, you win, RESPECT. St. John’s was fired up feeling good about a 25-3 record coming into Wednesday’s night game, but the Falcons were up to the challenge. Billy Henig started off the first frame with a single followed by a first pitch double to right center by Ryan Bottegal that scored a streaking spectacled Henig. WCAC player of the year Steve Ulaky, continued the barrage with a punishing double to right field scoring Ryan Bottegal. Then after a wild pitch by starter Adams, Mark Steiding was able to score the relentless Ulaky on a sacrifice fly. The Falcons took the lead they would not relinquish, aided by a bases loaded single, as they poured it on scoring 10 runs. Graves left the game in the 3rd after allowing two runs and Colin Stevens pitched five innings of strong relief yielding only two runs to the defending WCAC champions to seal the victory for your Good Counsel Falcons. Colin answered the call to the mound with a quiet confidence that his teamates responded to. In the 3rd, the Cadets loaded the bases, and Colin induced a weak line drive to Mike Ross who completed the double play by tagging a crawling cadet. Agressive defense, and a dynamic offense kept the Falcons momentum on the upswing from the first pitch to the final ground ball induced by Colin Stevens. Great players elevate, and our Falcons can fly higher in the finals of the WCAC with desire and their will to win , to fulfill their destiny to win.

Coach Chris Williams

(anyone who has pictures from the game please email them to :coachhornbeak@goodcounselbaseball.com)

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Mark Steiding sends one deep for the Falcons.