Archive for Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Bulldogs drop pair

April 30, 2003

The Baldwin High School Bulldog baseball team took on the Spring Hill Broncos last Tuesday night at Spring Hill. Losing both ends of the double header, the Bulldogs returned with a record of 2-6 on the season.

"Last night's games against Spring Hill were another example of which team would capitalize on mistakes and get the key hits. We were unable to capitalize with runners in scoring position and had some costly mistakes in the field and Spring Hill was able to out-survive us in both games," said head coach Brian Ash.

Pitching the first game for the Bulldogs was junior Andrew Hannon. Having pitched all seven innings, Hannon allowed only six hits seven walks and five strikeouts.

Contributing the same effort at the plate, Hannon had three hits in his four at bats and two stolen bases. Senior Ryne Jackson also had three hits in his four at bats and one run batted in. Despite the Bulldogs' efforts, the game ended with a score of 9-6 in favor of the Broncos.

"We competed well. The players need to just relax and have a little bit of fun and not try to do things that are out of their control," said Ash.

Jackson pitched all of the second game for the Bulldogs, who fell by a single run, 7-6.

"We have been in some very close games this year," Ash said. "We have beaten ourselves in every one of those games. We will get over the hump. I can remember we were in the same situation last year and started to turn things around at this same point in the season."

The Bulldogs were scheduled to take on the Paola Panthers on Thursday, but due to the weather the fields were not playable by game time. This game will be scheduled later on.

The Bulldogs played again Tuesday at home against Louisburg, but results weren't available by press time.

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