Edwards: “I’m excited about our future”
Despite their season ending at the hands of the West Jessamine Colts (16-12) on Saturday, May 18, in the first round of the 46th District Tournament, the Burgin Bulldogs baseball team (15-18) achieved a lot this season.
They won 15 games in 2019, the most in the season since 2010 when they won 11 games.
Despite losing by a final score of 16-1 to the Colts this weekend, Edwards is excited about the future of his team.
“We’re excited about our overall team speed and pitching. Those two things have really carried us this year and we’re excited about what those things hold for the future,” said Head Coach Donnie Edwards. “We have to get better defensively. Today, we came out and swung the bats well. We jumped out early, and then the wheels sort of fell off after that. We were in a hole we couldn’t dig out of, but we’re excited about where we’re going.”
Sophomore Jackson Qualls took the loss for the Bulldogs, pitching two innings, giving up 11 runs on six hits, with four walks and one strikeout.
Hayden Smith earned the win on the mound for West Jessamine, pitching all three innings, giving up one run on three hits, with one walk and five strikeouts.
Burgin jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning when sophomore Evan May drove home sophomore Cameron Nagel to score the game’s first run.
West Jessamine scored seven runs in the bottom of the second inning. Grayson Hellard singled home two runs, Landry Bryd singled home another, Jackson Green tripled home two more runs, Nick Lee hit a sacrifice fly and Nathan Skipworth singled home the seventh run of the inning.
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