The Brookings-Harbor High School baseball team lost both of its doubleheader games to the Bulldogs of North Bend on Friday afternoon.
The first game found the Bruins not scoring a single run as they lost 0-7.
The second game found the Bruins scoring three runs, but despite the effort, they gave up 13 runs to lose the game.
Izak Ehlers hit a home run in the second game and the team got additional support from Alec Darger’s .333 batting average with two stolen bases, but it wasn’t enough.
“Even though we only scored three runs, we swung the bat really well tonight,” Head Coach Keith Wallin said.
The Bruins started Wyatt Aldrich on the mound in the first game and while he struck out six, he gave up seven runs.
“We threw strikes,” Wallin said. “Those kids just swing the bat really well.”
Bryce Aldrich started the second game and, according to Wallin, pitched well, he just had some bad breaks.
Justin Murray pitched relief in both games.
“Our attitude was great the whole game,” Wallin said. “We just made a couple of mistakes in key situations.”
“I’m happy that they came together as a team,” Wallin added. “They could have hung their heads after the loss but they didn’t. They came together.
“We still haven’t played our best baseball yet.”
The Bruins drop to 3-9 in the Far West League (6-14 overall) with the doubleheader drop. They also lost Tuesday night’s extra-innings game against Douglas, 9-11.
The Bruins are in fifth place in league and with just three games left in the season, have a chance at moving into fourth place and possible post-season play.
They will need to beat Siuslaw on the road and then win both games of a doubleheader against fourth-place Sutherlin to move into fourth.
“These kids have undergone a lot of adversity this season,” Wallin explained. “More than most teams in this league will ever have to go through and they still come together as a team and play.”
The Bruins play at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at Siuslaw.