Bulldog baseball snags wins
The Baldwin High School baseball team fell short to the Louisburg Wildcats, but swept Anderson County last week.
On April 27, BHS traveled to Louisburg where the Bulldogs dropped both games, the first 11-1 and the second 7-5.
"The first game was closer than the score," said coach Brian Ash. "We were down 5-1 going into the bottom of the sixth."
Seniors Grant Meisenheimer and Andy Hannon both went 1-for-3. Sophomore Ryan Jorgensen took the loss.
The second game was a better effort by the Bulldogs.
"This was a better effort," Ash said. "Andy pitched extremely well. He deserved the win. He allowed only four earned runs. Again, defensively we were poor, which cost us."
Hannon and senior Brian Turk lead the offense, going 1-for-2.
"I was embarrassed with our lack of execution defensively. We committed six errors. Good teams don't do that," said Ash.
Against Anderson County in the first game, leading the game offensively was Hannon and Turk both going 2-for-3, including a home run by Turk. The Bulldogs combined to have a total of eight hits.
"Andy and B.T. added enough offensive punch to beat a very good pitcher in Eric Hermerck," said Ash.
Meisenheimer picked up the win on the mound.
"Grant pitched a wonderful game," said Ash. "When he throws strikes, he can be as dominant as any pitcher around."
In the second game, BHS dominated. Seniors Micah Mason and Brian Wendt led at the plate, both going 2-for-3. Hannon also contributed by hitting two home runs. All together the Bulldogs had 12 hits and scored 12 runs. Sophomore Cory Wright picked up the win for BHS.
"We need to continue to improve every day and get on a multiple game winning streak," said Ash.
The Bulldogs traveled to Wellsville on Tuesday, but results weren't available by press time. They play host to Prairie View on Thursday.