Returning to play at home for their league debut, the Bruins took on the Douglas Trojans on Wednesday after Tuesday’s game was postponed due to weather concerns. The Bruins took the win at 12-2 after running away with the game in the third inning.
“Our boys really showed up today,” said Bruins head coach Keith Wallin. “We have a lot of respect for Douglas and know that they can put the ball away. We’re gonna have to come out strong and execute when we play them at home.”
Neither team managed to put any runs on the board in the first inning, but the Bruins seized the moment in the second inning with three unopposed runs. They then went on to seal their victory in the third with a whopping eight runs, taking things to 11-0.
The Trojans mounted a counterattack in the fourth inning, but the Bruins held them to only a pair of runs. Keeping the Trojans off home in the fifth, the Bruins scored one more run to wrap things up when the game was called at 12-2.
Jason DeShon was the top hitter for the Bruins on Wednesday, while Manny Zamora helped the team with three QABs.
Brig Schofield, Adam Shew, Jon Kleespies and Zamora all tied for RBIs at two each. Andrew Burger was the main pitcher for the Bruins, with 14 first-pitch strikes and eight total strikeouts.
The Bruins faced Douglas again on Friday for a double-header. The Bruins play again on Tuesday when they head to Medford to play Cascade Christian at 4 p.m. at U.S. Celular Field.
The Bruins will then play St. Mary’s again on Friday for a doubleheader at home with the first game starting at 3 p.m. and the second game scheduled for 5 p.m.