Bulldogs add two more league wins
While battling cold and rainy weather, the Baldwin High School baseball team roughed up the Spring Hill Broncos Tuesday night 20-8.
The Bulldogs (7-2 overall, 5-1 in league) played the Broncos in Louisburg, because Spring Hill's fields were too wet. That didn't stop Baldwin from adding another victory to its record.
"I was very pleased to add another Frontier League victory," coach Joe Serna said. "The outfield was soaked, but the infield was pretty dry.
Baldwin started hot Tuesday with a quick 7-0 lead. The Broncos answered back and tied the game 7-7 in the fifth inning.
But the Bulldog's bats exploded in the final two innings as Baldwin outscored Spring Hill 13-1.
"The kids came out and played," Serna said. "They executed the game plan. We were hitting the bats and hitting them hard."
The Bulldogs were unable to start the second game of the doubleheader, after the umpires declared the field and pitcher's mound too wet.
On April 20, the Bulldogs hosted Prairie View at home for a single game. Baldwin won the game 14-11.
"We didn't play as well as we wanted," senior Troy Gilges said. "But we were still able to pull off a victory."
The Bulldogs led 14-5 in top of the seventh, but allowed Prairie View to mount a comeback. Baldwin hung on to win and freshman Sam Beecher collected the victory.
"I was pleased with his pitching, especially as a freshman," Serna said. "He didn't allow any big hits and kept most hits to singles."
Baldwin will be playing many games in the next week. The Bulldogs first host a doubleheader against Louisburg at home today. Then they travel to Gardner on Tuesday for a twinbill. On May 4 and May 5, the Bulldogs play single games against Eudora and Central Heights at home. All games begin at 4:30 p.m.