The varsity baseball team dropped two games at Wabash this afternoon. The Bruins lost a heart breaker 5-4 in game one before losing 10-3 in game two.
The Bruins lead in both games after a half inning only to see the Apaches tie it in the bottom half in both games. Zach Tarr pitched 4.1 innings of solid relief before turning it over the Daniel Strickland who struck out the first four batters he faced before hitting a batter, walking a batter, and giving up an RBI single to end it in the bottom of the 7th. Tarr allowed only two hits, walked one and struck out three.
Devin Tarr, Chase Mahan, and Brandon Barkdull each had two hits to lead the Bruins.
In game two, the offense managed only three hits in the loss. Payten Reynold’s RBI double in the 7th was a highlight. Brody Glancy took the loss on the hill as his defense committed five errors behind him allowing all eight of his runs to be unearned. Levi Lytle allowed two runs in one inning of relief. Brandon Barkdull pitched a scoreless 6th.
Coach Uggen commented, “We easily could have one the first game had we just put the ball in play at critical times. We left 12 men on base which is disappointing. The good news is that we are getting guys on base. We have to cut the walks we give up on the mound and have to do a better job keeping the lead off man off base each inning. Proud of the way the kids hung in there for the most part though. We just have some things to fix to be more competitive and get some wins.”
The Bruins are now 1-5 and host Bellmont on Tuesday at 5pm.