The varsity baseball team dropped two close games to Luers (13-7) by scores of 8-7 and 6-3 to drop to 4-20 on the season. The Bruins trailed 8-2 but battled back to 8-7 heading to the 7th. The Bruins loaded the bases with 2 outs before Devin Tarr flied to left to end the game.
Tarr, George Glawson and Brody Glancy each had 2 hits. Daniel Strickland took the loss allowing 8 runs, 1 earned on 7 hits. He walked 4 and struck out 3.
The Bruins lost game 2 by a score of 6-3. The Bruins took and early 2-0 lead and led 2-1 heading to the 6th. A 4 run 6th gave Luers a 5-2 lead much in part thanks to 2 costly walks. Chase Mahan hit his 6th homer of the year to cut the lead to 5-3. Luers added a run on a safety squeeze that scored a runner who had been hit by a pitch.
The Bruins managed to get runners at 1st and 2nd with two outs with Daniel Strickland at the plate. He launched a line drive to center but the centerfielder dove towards home plate to make the catch just above the ground to end the game.
Coach Uggen, “This was a tough couple of losses because we played pretty well, but a couple errors in game one and the walks in game two hurt our chances. We outhit the Knights in both games but we couldn’t execute our bunt game at all and we struck out 2-3 times with runners on 3rd and less than two outs which may have made a difference. But I am proud of the kids because they are playing hard and trying to improve. We are just short an infielder, a reliever, and one more good hitter of being a decent ball club. At least we are competitive. We just can’t quite get over the hump.”
Brody Glancy pitched well but took the loss in game 2. Jake Wells came of the bench to go 2-2 to lead the Bruins offensively.
The Bruins lost a baseball record 6th straight for the second time this season. They host Jay County on Tuesday at 5pm trying to end the streak.