BHS baseball tops Paola, 10-2
The Baldwin High School baseball team put together back-to back-games with solid offensive outings Saturday at Paola. With 10 runs scored in the first game and seven in the second, the Bulldogs pushed their season record to 3-8
"We came out and hit the ball well," said senior Ryne Jackson. "Our defense was really solid."
Jackson, who pitched in the first game, went the distance pitching all seven innings. He gave up just four hits and one earned run while striking out seven. Not only did Jackson handle the pitching duties for BHS, but he also went 2-for-3, with two doubles, two runs batted in and one run scored.
The Bulldogs trailed 2-0 early in the game before rallying, and scoring nine runs in the sixth inning.
"We started off slow but hit the ball real good late in the game," said junior B.T. Turk.
Baldwin added one more run when freshman Jeremy Wright scored in the seventh.
The second game, started right where the first game left off, until it was postponed by rain in the fifth inning with the score a close 7-6.
"We took the momentum into the second game," said Turk. "We were doing good until we got postponed."
Wright was leading the offensive charge for the Bulldogs. He was 2-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored. Junior Andy Hannon was also 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Hannon, who started pitching in the second game, allowed five hits and six runs in four innings of work.
Game two will be resumed Wednesday in Paola.
"Hopefully we've gained some momentum and are optimistic about our post-season chances," said Jackson.
Other scheduled action for the Bulldogs last week was washed out by rain. A doubleheader against Prairie View has been canceled, while make-up dates for a doubleheader against Anderson County are still trying to be made.
However, seedings for the upcoming regional tournament were to be made Monday, leaving the Bulldogs with their 3-8 mark to determine pairings.