JV BASEBALL TEAM DROPS TWO TO DOUGLAS
April 11, 2008 11:00 pm

By Josh Bronson

Pilot staff writer

A very young Brookings-Harbor High School JV baseball team lost both games of their doubleheader to the Douglas Trojans Friday afternoon.

The Bruins lost 21-1 in the opening game and then fell 22-8 in game two.

"This is a very young team," Coach Keith Wallin said. "We're giving up a lot of kids to varsity, which is a good thing, but we're playing a lot of kids at new positions. But they work hard and they'll be ready to play any position on any given day."

In game one, the Bruins trailed 10-1 in after six innings, but then gave up 11 runs in the seventh inning.

The lone Bruin run in the first game came when Luke Smith laid down a perfect squeeze bunt that scored Eli Bruce from third base.

"We had much better attitudes in the second game than in the first," Wallin said. "We hustled more and our attitude as a team was more positive."

In game two, the Bruins were able to produce eight runs, the first coming in the bottom of the second as Brandon Foley hit a sacrifice fly to center to bring in Daniel Ensley.

The Bruins added two more runs in the third as Ensley hit a fielder's choice that scored Erik Olsen.

Later in the inning, Brock Bristow singled in Smith to cut the score to 3-13.

In the bottom of the fourth, Bruce stole home and Chris Nelson hit an RBI single to account for the Bruins' two runs in the inning.

The final three Bruin runs came in the fifth inning as Justin "Red" Holmes scored the first run on an RBI single by Bruce.

Smith then knocked in the final two runs – Bruce and Olsen – with a two-run base hit to make the final score 22-8.

On Tuesday, April 15, the JV Bruins travel to North Bend for an away game at 4:30 p.m.