Varsity drops two on the road at Sutherlin
The Brookings-Harbor High School varsity baseball team traveled to Sutherlin High School Friday night to take on the Bulldogs in doubleheader Far West League action.
The Bruins scored four runs in the first game, but lost after a grand slam home run and a solo home run gave the Bulldogs the 7-4 advantage.
The Bruins used the first game defeat to fuel the fires of vengeance and broke open a 10-0 ball game that appeared as though it would end in victory.
But the Bulldogs would make a surge and came back to win the second game 11-10.
The Bruins drop to an even .500 in league play for the season at 3-3, and will travel to South Umpqua on Tuesday to take on the first-place Lancers at 5 p.m.
JV wins two at home over Bulldogs
Solid defense, a workhorse of a pitcher and hot hitting led to a doubleheader victory by the Brookings-Harbor High School JV baseball squad on Friday night, according to Head JV Coach Keith Wallin.
The Bruins hosted the Bulldogs of Sutherlin and won the first game 9-2 in seven innings before taking a 5-2 victory in the second seven-inning game.
Wyatt Aldrich started the first game, pitched four innings and then got pulled after the Bruins built a solid lead.
“We got him some much needed rest,” Wallin said. “He is a workhorse for us.”
The remainder of the game was “pitched by committee,” with Alec McBride closing the game in the seventh with three strikeouts.
“We played really good defense behind the pitchers,” Wallin explained. “Just like we always do.”
Offensively the Bruins had a number of hitters with multiple hits, but Wallin was quick to point out the work of Patrick Holmes who went 2-for-3 with a run and three RBIs.
“Patrick hit really well,” Wallin said. “He brought three runs in when we really needed them.”
The second game was a single-pitcher event with Chandler Dodd making his first appearance of the season on the mound.
Dodd threw a full seven innings and according to Wallin, got stronger as the game went on.
The Bruin defense was just as solid in the second game with four of the outs recorded on pick off plays.
The game was tied thru the third inning when Brandon Chandler hit a single that scored two runs to break open the game.
The Bruins host the South Umpqua Lancers at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the high school baseball field.