After winning on the road in Johannesburg on Monday, the baseball team took another road trip on Tuesday night. Heading to Hillman for a non-conference match-up, the boys were coming in with a 6 game winning streak on the line.
Junior Ronnie LaBrecque took the mound for the Bulldogs and held his own against an undefeated Hillman team. The bats started off slow for the boys, but they continued to battle back each inning. Leading the Bulldogs offensively was senior Spencer Hamlin who drove in 3 RBI’s on a double to dead center to tie the game 3-3 in the 3rd inning. In the end, Hillman gained momentum in the final two innings to take the 12-8 win.
“Our team did great and excelled,” Ian Clancy said. “ We could take advantage of the runners in scoring position. Our pitching was good and we battled back through when we were losing.”In game two, Ben Schramm took the mound looking to steal at least one win on the night. Schramm pitched very well, hitting his spots and overpowering batters throughout the game. The Bulldogs came out strong with their bats
In game two, Ben Schramm took the mound looking to steal at least one win from Hillman that night. Schramm pitched very well, hitting his spots and overpowering batters throughout the game. The Bulldogs came out strong with their bats again and continued to see the ball very well offensively. Defensively, they limited errors and found ways to limit their opponent.
“We could cut down all the errors and stupid stuff like that, ” junior Thomas Trombly said. “Our hitting was on point the second game.”
Schramm pitched 5 innings on the night, and LaBrecque came in to get the save. The Bulldogs finished off their road trip with a 9-7 win, handing Hillman their first loss of the season.
“We played our hardest, even when we were down, and we never gave up,” sophomore Caeden Blumke said.
The Bulldogs host Northern Michigan Christian Academy, a possible district opponent, at 4:30 on Thursday in another non-conference game.