In nondistrict baseball action on April 16, Pope John Paul II dropped a 10-2 decision at home to Jewel Sumner.
Aaron Moreau suffered the loss for the Jaguars, giving up three runs on four hits in 2.3 innings of work.
Jake Fowler got the nod for the Cowboys with a six-inning performance that yielded only three hits, one run and five strikeouts.
The Jaguars got their only lead of the game in the second inning when Jack Millett led off with a single and stole second. He moved to third on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Eddie Dema, who also stole second. Cody Pisciotta’s one-out grounder plated Millett for a 1-0 lead after two complete innings.
The third inning was disastrous for Pope John Paul II, as the Cowboys batted around for nine runs. Six of those runs were credited to Michael August, who came on in relief of Moreau.
Neither team scored again until the seventh inning, with each team getting a run.
The Cowboys got their run on two walks and a single to go up 10-1, while the Jags used a Collin Cahill triple and an RBI single by Dema to end the scoring at 10-2.
Bo Barto got the only other hit for the Jags with a sixth inning pinch hit single.
“Even though our season hasn’t gone that well, we are looking forward to playing better in the playoffs,” Cahill said. “We’ve got to go into those games with the mentality that we can win if we play together as a team.”
Echoing those thoughts was Millett, who had a hit and scored a run.
“We are such a young team that is learning every time we hit the field, and there is definitely a lot of stuff we need to work on,” he said. “Working together as a team will help us to put together a better program in the upcoming years.”