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Baseball: Brandon-Evansville stops West Central Area

The strong start to the season continued for the Chargers baseball team with a 12-0 win over West Central Area on Friday.

Senior Zach Carlson gave Brandon-Evansville four solid innings to pick up the win. He peppered the strike zone, walking just one and allowing two hits, while striking out seven.

"He was able to spot his pitches and got ahead early in the count," head coach Brian Perleberg said. "He looked comfortable and composed for this being his first varsity start."

The Chargers gave him some runs to work with by scoring six through the first two innings. They added six more in the fourth to help end things after five innings. Nolan Bartholomew had a big game with two hits and three RBIs. Tom Bosek added a double, two walks, two runs and two RBIs, while Jake Roers had a hit and drove in two.

"Offensively, we didn't have a lot of hits," Perleberg said. "But we were patient at the plate and were aggressive on the base paths and our defense gave us a solid performance."

Alex Anderson got the start for West Central Area before giving way to freshman Jordan Beuckens. It was the varsity debut for Beuckens.

"He has great potential," head coach Brandon Gruchow said of his freshman. "We have only had two outdoor practices, so there is definitely some fine tuning that needs to take place as this weather is finally cooperating. For us to get outside was a great thing in itself."


WCA 000 00 - 0 2 2

B-E 240 6X - 12 4 1

B-E PITCHING - Carlson - W, 4IP, 2H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 7SO

B-E OFFENSE - Bartholomew - 2-3, 3 RBI; Bosek - 1-1, 2B, 2 BB, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Roers - 1-3, 2 RBI

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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