Pitcher Jonathan Dobis (4) of St. Thomas Academy was strong on the mound and at the plate for the Cadets on Saturday. Photo by Dan Beise, SportsEngine
St. Thomas Academy scored more runs in the second inning than it had in a single game all season and tallied more runs Saturday than it had in its three previous games combined.
It wasn’t quite a slugfest with just six team hits, but it felt good for the Cadets (2-2) to put its cleats on home plate early and often in a 12-7 home win over defending state champion Benilde-St. Margaret’s (1-1).
Junior Jonathan Dobis led the way for St. Thomas Academy on Saturday. The right-handed pitcher went 2-for-4 at the plate with a home run, double and three RBIs from the No. 2 slot in the lineup.
On the rubber, the Northwestern University-commit took a no-hitter into the fourth inning en route to earning the win.
The Cadets' Owen Gergen runs towards home to score another run to help lead St. Thomas Academy to victory. Photo by Dan Beise, SportsEngine.
An explosive second inning made the difference for St. Thomas Academy.
The host Cadets (2-2) scored six runs in the frame en route to a 12-7 win Saturday afternoon against the defending state champion Benilde-St. Margaret’s (1-1).
The Red Knights drew first blood with a run in the top of the first. The team was hitless against St. Thomas Academy starting pitcher Jonathan Dobis until a two-out rally in the fourth inning scored four runs to cut the deficit to 7-5.
Dobis helped his cause with a two-run home run in the fourth to build up the lead. He finished with as many hits at the plate as hits allowed in four innings of work.
Andy Johnson took the loss on the mound, allowing seven runs on three hits.
Colin McGie hit a solo home run for Benilde-St. Margaret’s.
The Red Knights are ranked No. 1 in Class 3A in the preseason coaches poll and the Cadets are No. 5 in 3A.
The Red Knights' Andy Johnson started on the mound for Benilde-St. Margaret's against St. Thomas Academy on Saturday. Photo by Dan Beise, SportsEngine.
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