The Brandon-Evansville baseball team is hitting its stride in the middle of the season as the Chargers won their fourth straight game with a 10-5 win over CGB on Monday.
Brandon-Evansville lost 9-5 the first time these two teams met on April 12. That was part of an 0-6 start to the season.
The Chargers look like a lot different team right now. They upped their record to 5-7 overall and 4-3 in the Pheasant Conference by winning five of their last six games.
Billie Juul, Craig Campbell, Jared Goehringer and Nolan Bartholomew each had two hits apiece against the Wolverines. That helped Dan Schaffer get a win on the mound.
“We had many kids contribute in this win, both offensively and defensively,” head coach Brian Perleberg said. “Dan Schaffer had another commanding night on the mound, and the offense was able to give him some early run support.”
The Wolverines rallied from a 6-1 deficit with four runs in the top of the fifth. Brandon-Evansville answered right back, scoring three in the bottom of the fifth and one more in the sixth to create some distance.
“I’m very pleased with how our guys responded with three runs of our own in the bottom half of the fifth inning,” Perleberg said. “That was a very important inning for us as we were able to maintain momentum from there on out.”
CGB 100 040 0 – 5 4 3
B-E 040 231 X – 10 11 2
WP – Schaffer (3-2); LP – Tanner Taffe
B-E HITTING – Juul – 2-2, 2 runs, RBI; Campbell – 2-4, 3B, 1 run; Goehringer – 2-4, 2B, 1 run, 2 RBI; Bartholomew – 2-3, 3B, 1 run; JT Huisman – 1-2, 2 runs; Levi Hintermeister – 1-2, RBI
Ashby’s Dylan Barry pitched the Arrows’ baseball team to its second win of the season on Monday with a complete-game performance.
The junior lefty kept Hillcrest Lutheran Academy off balance all night to secure a 3-2 win for his team. Barry scattered five hits and struck out eight.
Ashby needed that kind of pitching and defense after collecting just four hits itself. Riley Mickelson, Zach Barry, Jon Quernemoen and D. Barry had one apiece. Quernemoen had two RBIs, while D. Barry helped himself out with an RBI as well.
“We made good contract with the ball today but didn’t have many fall in for hits,” assistant coach Blaine Barry said. “But in the end, I guess we had just enough.”