In a game that lasted over 3.5 hours, the varsity baseball team scored seven in the third and six in the fifth to help them to a 16-7 victory over Maconaquah last night. With the win, the Bruins improved to 2-2 on the young season.
A Landon Rogers sac fly put the Bruins up 1-0 after their first at bat. Maconaquah quickly tied it after a back-to-back triple and double in the home half of the first off Bruin starter Cam Elam, but Elam kept the Braves at bay much in part to picking off two runners.
The Bruins struck big in the third scoring seven runs on just three hits. Taylor Glawson led off with a walk and advanced to third on two wild pitches. He scored on an Ethan Morris double to put the Bruins up 2-1. Cam Elam struck out, but reached on a passed ball that moved Morris to third. Landon Rogers then lined a single to left to make it 3-1. An Eli Martin sac fly scored Elam who had moved to third on a passed ball. Dane Baker walked and Mason Merkel was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Rogers scored on a wild pitch to make it 6-1. A bunt single by Brayden Teer reloaded the bases. Nate Limle then walked to force in a run to up the score to 7-1. Glawson followed with another walk to make it 8-1.
Cam Elam got into a jam in the third before Landon Rogers came on in relief to get a strike out and pop up to end the threat. The Bruins would add a run in the fourth when Dane Baker scored on a passed ball to make it 9-1.
Maconaquah refused to give in. They scored six runs in the fourth to make it 9-7. The Bruins had a costly error and had picked-off another runner but didn’t get the call when the fielder failed to show the umpire the ball. A grand slam by Trace Armstrong finished the scoring cutting the Bruin lead to two.
The Bruins wasted no time getting the six runs back in the fifth. Limle walked to lead off. Taylor Glawson followed with a base hit bunt followed by a throwing error to move Limle to third and Glawson to second. Ethan Morris then singled to drive in Limle and Glawson to make it 11-7 with no outs. Cam Elam followed with a double to the fence to score Morris. Elam would later score on a wild pitch to make it 13-7. An RBI single by Dane Baker made it 14-7. Brayden Teer would later follow with a sac bunt to score Baker to make it 15-7.
The Bruins would add a run in the 7th on an RBI double by Taylor Glawson that scored Brayden Teer who had walked.
Cam Elam went 2.1 innings allowing a run on two hits. He walked five, struck out two and hit two batters. Landon Rogers picked up the win in relief. He went 2.2 innings allowing six runs on five hits. He walked four and struck out three. In the end, the error and missed pick-off hurt his pitching line. Dane Baker pitched the final 2 innings after Rogers walked the lead-off man in the sixth. He allowing no runs on no hits. He struck out five.
The Bruins took advantage of 13 walks and two hit batters, but managed 11 hits. Taylor Glawson, Ethan Morris and Dane Baker each had two hits.
The Bruins, weather permitting, head to Bluffton on Thursday for a 5pm contest.