Written by Michael Florek
Baseball player of the week (4/14): Jesuit's Darius Hill
Darius Hill, Jesuit baseball
What he did: He singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning against Richardson Berkner on Tuesday. On Friday, he went 3-for-3 in a critical District 9-5A game against W.T. White, hitting a home run in the sixth inning as Jesuit captured an 8-1 victory. In three games for the week, Hill went 6-for-11 (.545), with three runs, three RBIs, three doubles, one triple and a home run.
Who is he? A junior center fielder
The stats: Hilll has a .500 average this season and has recorded nine doubles, seven triples, one home run, 25 RBIs and eight stolen bases.
He said it: “I like to rely on my speed. I take pride in that. I feel like when I’m able to get the ball into the gaps and into the outfield, I try to make things happen.”
Coach said it: “If we’re tied and we need somebody to get on base, your chances are that Darius is going to get on base somehow. Obviously if we’ve got the go-ahead or tying run in scoring position, the same is going to hold true that he’s going to be a kid that obviously we want stepping into the box as well..” — Brian Jones
Did you know? Jesuit has now won 18 straight games and is 10-0 in district. … Hill has committed to play for West Virginia in college.
4-for-6, 2B, 3B in two games; 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO
Pitched 2-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts
4-for-7, 1 double, 2 SB, 1 RBI in two games
4-for-7, 4 runs, 2 RBIs, 1 double in two wins
7 IP, 0 runs, 4 hits, 1 walk and four strikeouts