Wyatt Aldrich pitched five innings. He delivered eight strikeouts and would have pitched a shutout except for errors on defense behind him.
The key to those errors though, according to Brookings-Harbor High School JV baseball coach Keith Wallin, is that the players who committed the errors didn’t let it affect their play and made big plays in the same innings as their errors to make up for it.
“Justin Murray had a throwing error in the second inning,” he explained, “but then he made a huge play to get the third out and get us out of the same inning.
“It’s all about not letting it get to you mentally.”
The Bruins also had some big offense to help their pitcher pick up the win.
Murray had a double in the second inning to score two runs and Christian Hooper had a single to score two runs – both in the second inning, and both with two outs.
“We scored five runs in the second,” Wallin said. “It was ultimately the reason for the win.”
The JV squad won’t play again until Tuesday when they take on the Bulldogs of Sutherlin.
The varsity baseball team was on the road on Tuesday against third-place North Bend and lost 6-13 in seven innings.
A.J. Briganti, Joey Lefebvre and Corwin Farquhar all had doubles as the Bruins scored six, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Bulldogs’ 13 runs.
The Bruins travel to Florence on Friday for doubleheader action against the Vikings of Siuslaw.