The Bruin baseball team won their second straight with a 7-2 victory over Maconaquah. Braxton Strait went 2-2, doubled twice, scored three runs, walked, stole a base and laid down a nice sac bunt to lead the Bruins. He also was flawless in the field and made a great backhand grab and throw to get a hitter.
The Bruins jumped out 2-0 in the first on an RBI single by Blaine Riddle. He later scored on a ground out by Caleb Mealy.
The Braves tied it up in the 3rd on a 2 RBI double by Cole Alspaugh.
Blaine Riddle made it 3-2 on a line shot past the second baseman scoring Strait who had doubled to lead off the 5th inning. Riddle later scored on a bases loaded walk to Jake Wells to make it 4-2.
The Bruins would add three in the 6th. Jake Ross was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. After a walk to Charlie Cranston, Braxton Strait reached on a throwing error on a bunt to load the bases. Riddle picked up his third RBI on a sac fly to to center to make it 5-2. Cranston later scored on a double steal and Strait raced home after a throwing error by the catcher trying to throw him out at 3rd as he advanced on the throw home.
Coach Tony Uggen stated after the game, “I thought Kerigan (Reynard) pitched pretty well minus the one tough inning. He lost the strike zone in the 3rd and ended up walking three batters. Thankfully, Caleb (Mealy) threw out a runner stealing second and we picked off the other or we may have been behind at that point.” Uggen continued, “Dayton Dow pitched very well again for the second straight time. He mixed his pitches well and threw a lot of strikes. The defense was also solid the entire game. If we can play defense and throw strikes we will compete in most games.”
The Bruins head to Bluffton on Thursday, weather permitting, for a 5pm contest.