Photo Courtesy of Sower Staff
By Olivia Dunklau
The Bulldogs baseball team took home two wins on Saturday, Mar. 20, against the Midland University Warriors scoring 13-2 in the first game and 9-0 in the second. The Bulldogs now have an overall record of 15-2.
Senior Jake Fosgett pitched four innings and freshman Jacob Lycan pitched the last three. Fosgett had six strikeouts and only two runs on four hits and Lycan had two strikeouts and two hits with no runs.
The Bulldogs scored six runs in their first at-bat out of five hits. The score was quiet until the bottom of the third inning when Midland scored their two runs, which would be their only runs, in the first game. After that, the Bulldogs picked back up with one run in the fourth inning and five more runs in the sixth inning.
Sophomore Ben Berg and freshman Joey Grabanski each had two hits, freshman Alec Blakestad had a two-run triple, and sophomore Teyt Johnson had three hits and three runs batted in. This would end in a win of 13-2 and the first win in the Great Plains Athletic Conference for the Bulldogs.
Coming in hot were the bats of the Bulldogs in game two. In the top of the third inning, the Bulldogs scored five runs on four hits. Freshman Jakob Faulk hit a home run in the left-field allowing junior Peyton Scott and Grabanski to score.
Seniors Zach Pinkerton and Trenton Wood each pitched four innings and each had five strikeouts apiece.
Piling on more runs, the Bulldogs scored three runs in the fourth inning and one more run in the fifth to total out nine runs. Keeping up a strong defense, the Bulldogs held off the Warriors from scoring the entire game. Senior Beau Dorman had ten putouts at catcher and sophomore Jesse Garcia had seven at first base.
The Bulldogs will see Midland again on Mar. 21, at the Plum Creek Ballpark for another doubleheader at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.