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Baseball: Bulldogs overcome Warriors

March 09, 2022 - 05:00
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  • Baseball: Bulldogs overcome Warriors
    Jesse Cardenas gets ready for the pitch during the Bandera Bulldogs’ game against the Ingram Warriors earlier this month. BULLETIN PHOTO/Tracy Thayer

On a chilly March 1 evening, the Dogs brought their best game and impeccable teamwork to the field despite some powerful pitching by the Warriors, with both varsity and JV teams taking home wins.

The JV team stepped up against Ingram with an especially impressive showing winning 18 to 1. Layne Bourgeois pitched the first two innings, giving up no runs and no hits.

The Bulldogs had exceptional at bats putting up 18 runs on the scoreboard. Alex Dirck came in to pitch the close of the game, giving up one walk and striking out three Warriors.

A J Cruz went 2-2 with one run. Layne Bourgeois went 1-2 with one run. Marcos Ramirez also went 1-2 with one run.

Pitcher Riley Haley started off on the mound for the Varsity Bulldogs. He had 10 strikeouts and only gave up one unearned run. Barrett Wait came in to close the final two innings with three strikeouts to earn the save.

Clutch defensive players were Jesse Cardenas, Barrett Waid, Randon Wheeler and Jackson Vogel.

On offense, Barrett Waid led off the game with a double to left field then later scored on a line drive single by Pat Cizek. Jackson Vogel helped break the game open battling in a nine-pitch at-bat before hitting a line drive into left field to get a big insurance run.

The Bulldogs used seven hits and timely sacrifice bunts by Caleb Hohon and Coleton Trenkelbach to put four runs on the board against a tough pitcher for Ingram. The final score was 4-1, bringing their record to 3-1

Bulldog Varsity baseball was back in action the following weekend at the South Texas Slugfest Tournament in Somerset. They lost all three games in that tournament.

The Bulldogs will have some rest before they are back in action in the Pearsall tournament this coming weekend. They face Devine and Hondo on the 10th, then Somerset and Pleasanton on the 12th.