Washington Takes Command, Hands Burgin A Loss
After taking a little time off over spring break, the Burgin Bulldogs (0-6) were back on the diamond, Monday, April 10 against the Washington Commanders (4-8). Burgin struggled from the mound and Washington capitalized with hot bats for the one-sided win, 18-0.
Senior Jacob Qualls and freshman Adrian Quiroz both made contact to start the first inning, but neither made it to first with a fly out to right field and a grounder back to the pitcher, respectively. Senior Eli Newby made it to first after the shortstop fumbled the ball, but the inning quickly wrapped up when senior David Lynn was caught at first with a grounder to the second baseman.
The Bulldogs were a little rusty and errors allowed two runners on base. Washington hit back-to-back doubles and jumped out 4-0. The commanders scored two more runs off a walk and a couple of singles. However, Burgin made two outs when senior Landon Oakes had the runner out at first and hit Quiroz at second for the double play. With two outs, Burgin struggled to find the third. With a few walks, some singles and a hit by pitch, the Commanders jumped out with a substantial 14-0 lead before the Bulldogs got the final out with a fielder’s choice to Qualls at shortstop.
In the second inning, Andrew Hayes struck out swinging. Freshman Eli Pauley had a full count, but struck out swinging. Oakes was walked, but the inning ended when freshman Frankie Jett hit a grounder to the second baseman and was caught at first.