|JV baseball nabs victory at home versus Lancers while varsity falters on road|
|Written by Jef Hatch, Pilot staff writer|
|April 24, 2012 11:02 pm|
The Brookings-Harbor High School JV baseball team defeated South Umpqua in six innings with a score of 14-4.
In a game described by JV Head Coach Keith Wallin as “much closer than the score indicated,” the Bruins rode a fifth inning hit streak to a dominating victory.
“We had six hits and seven RBIs with two outs,” Wallin said. “We got a lot of production out of the bottom half of our lineup which is good to see.”
Wyatt Aldrich pitched a complete game and helped his cause by hitting .500 with two RBIs.
Brandon Chandler went 2-for-4 with three RBIs while Alec McBride batted .666 with three runs.
The varsity club went down early in their contest against the first place Lancers and while they battled back it was a case of too little, too late.
“We faced some quality competition,” Head Coach Darrel Nelson said. “They are the best team in league and they pitched their number one pitcher.”
The Bruins went down 1-9 early in the game, according to Nelson, due to a lack of strikes being thrown by the Bruins pitching staff.
“We’ve got to pitch strikes,” Nelson said. “We’re having a little problem with control right now, but we’ll get it worked out.”
With the loss, the Bruins drop to 3-4 in league play, but still have time to make up ground in the playoff hunt.
The Bruins will play a makeup game today (April 25) at 4:30 p.m. against Hidden Valley at the high school.
They will host Douglas, starting at 3 p.m., on Friday for a doubleheader at the high school baseball field. JV will be on the road at Douglas.