Archive for Thursday, May 5, 2005

Bulldogs hit six-game skid

May 5, 2005

It was another tough night for the Baldwin High School baseball team as it dropped its doubleheader at home against Gardner-Edgerton on Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs lost 12-7 and 10-2 to fall to 5-12 on the season.

"There are some positives along with the negatives," assistant coach Jason Patty said. "Obviously, we dropped two games, but we're always making improvements toward the end of the year. We've got an uphill battle right now, but we will come out of it."

The first of the two games was a battle between both teams. Gardner pulled ahead late in the game and never allowed the Bulldogs to catch back up.

Patty said the Bulldogs had some chances to win the game, but a few wrong bounces of the ball hurt the team.

"We had a lot of opportunities; things just didn't bounce our way," Patty said. "Late in the game, we got the bases loaded, and Matt Kretzschmer smokes one up the hole and hits a runner. That was the third out of the inning, and there's nothing we can do about it. For the most part that's how game one went."

The bottom half of the doubleheader saw Gardner grab an early lead and maintain it. Baldwin managed a couple runs, but could never gather enough momentum to make a run.

Patty said the team just didn't come out with enough fire to win the second game.

"At times we came out to play as a whole, but didn't really come out to get them the second game," Patty said. "Again, we hit the ball well at times, but we've got to do it all game long."

The Bulldogs have four games remaining on the schedule before regionals. They play a doubleheader at 4:30 p.m. today at Eudora. Then the Bulldogs' final home game and regular season game will be a doubleheader at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday at home.

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