The Bruins faced two playoff opponents this week, first taking on the Amity Warriors on Tuesday for an 8-1 win before facing the Warrenton Warriors on Friday and suffering a close 3-2 defeat.
This ends the Bruin’s 2019 season in the quarter-final round of the OSAA 3A playoffs. After league play, they were ranked No. 2 in the OSAA 3A rankings and went undefeated in league play at 15-0.
Their overall record for the year was 26-3, only being defeated by Banks, Hidden Valley and Warrenton this year. This year’s team also broke the school record for most wins in a single season and had a 19-game winning streak.
Bruins vs. Amity
In the first round of playoffs, the Bruins played at home against Amity where they secured a 3-2 win after earning a gradual lead throughout the game.
The Bruins scored first with a single run in the first inning and followed up with another in the second. Neither team scored in the third, keeping the Bruins in the lead at 2-0.
The fourth inning saw the Bruin score another single with another coming in the fifth. Amity finally a single run in the sixth inning, but the Bruins rebuttaled with four of their own to take the game to 8-1. Amit was unable to score in the seventh inning with things ending at 8-1.
Jon Kleepsies topped hits for the Bruins at three, while also taking the most RBIs at three and QABs ate four. Roman Worthey pitched six innings, earning 13 first-pitch strikes and 12 strikeouts.
Bruins vs. Warrenton
The Bruins advanced to the quarter-final round after defeating Amity, where they faced Warrenton on Friday. After Warrenton took an early lead, the Bruins were barely unable to match them and the game ended 3-2 in Warrenton’s favor.
The first inning saw the Bruins give up three runs to Warrenton for a rocky start. Jacub McCollum hit a home run the very next inning to rally the Bruins, but they were unable to secure another run until the fifth inning, despite consistently putting players on base.
Adem Shew batted in another run in the fifth inning, but Warrenton managed to keep the Bruins in check in the sixth and seventh, ending the game at 3-2 in the Warriors favor.
Shew managed the most hits at three for the Bruins, while also pitching seven innings. Shew managed 17 first-pitch strikes and 10 strikeouts.
This concludes the Bruins season as they say goodbye to seniors Brig Schofield, Roman Worthey, Mason McCurdy and Jon Kleespies.
Summer baseball is scheduled to begin mid-June and the Bruins plan to host their awards banquet within the next few weeks.