BHS baseball team looks to second half of season
Four home runs couldn't quite make up the deficit. The Louisburg Wildcats beat the Baldwin High School Bulldogs in both games of the doubleheader last Tuesday by scores of 8-3 and 11-8.
Senior Ricky Woodbridge and junior Brian Turk hit dingers in the first game and senior Cal Heinrich and junior Brian Wendt rounded the bases in the second. Despite the home runs, the hitting was on the back burner.
"The bats were quiet the first game, but Ryne Jackson pitched well. We played better defensively, but continued to make little mistakes that hurt in the end," said Turk.
Errors are a key aspect in the Bulldog defense.
"The team played well, but we just have a few little mishaps here and there, but other than that I thought we played real hard baseball," said junior Jay King.
"There's not much more to be said," freshmen Jeremy Wright said. "We just have to get it done."
"We are playing okay now, but we can't seem to put an entire game together," said Jackson, who went 1-for-1 on three walks and a single in the second game.
The Bulldogs' record now sits at 2-8, but they are not at all giving up.
"We're struggling right now, but the second half of the season should be better," said freshman Ryan Jorgensen.
"We're kind of struggling right now, but I think we'll get it together at the end," said sophomore Ricky Baker.
"We are going to continue to work hard to eliminate the small problems that keep biting us," said Turk. "We hope to gain some confidence and then hopefully go on our best streak and be playing our best ball near regionals. We want to put the first part of the season behind us and solely focus on the second half."
Thursday's games were canceled because of inclement weather. Next action for the Bulldogs was Tuesday at the Lot, the name for the BHS ball diamond, but results weren't available by press time.