• Bulldogs beat Eagles 7-4 in extra innings

    May 18, 2011 No comments

    The Brownsburg Bulldogs travelled to the Zionsville Athletic Complex yesterday afternoon for a rematch with the Eagles as the Bulldogs looked to avenge their eleven inning loss the day before. Like the previous game, it would take extra frames to decide this contest but the Bulldogs put five runs on the board in the top of the eighth inning and held on to defeat the Eagles 7-4 in eight innings.

    Brownsburg started slow out of the gate against Eagles right hander Parker Dunshee as Dunshee retired the first six Bulldogs he faced striking out three in the process. But Brownsburg used a Zionsville error and a couple of Dunshee walks to plate the first runs of the game in the third inning.

    David Oliger led off the third with the first hit of the game. Oliger advanced to second on a wild pitch and Dylan Whetstone walked to put runners on first and second with nobody out. Jeremy Jones came to the plate trying to sacrifice the runners to second and third but his bunt went back to the pitcher Dunshee. Dunshee fired to third trying to retire Oliger but his throw was wide and Oliger trotted home with the first run of the game on the Dunshee throwing error that left runners at second and third with nobody out. Dunshee would hit right fielder Ted Kackowski with a pitch to load the bases. The Eagles retired the next two Bulldog batters to bring Isaac Sampen to the plate. Sampen drew a two out walk to force Whetstone in from third and give Brownsburg a 2-0 advantage.

    Zionsville scored its first run of the game in the fourth as leadoff hitter Nick Barrientos reached on a fielding error and later scored on Ben Kocher’s RBI single to left.

    The Eagles tied the game in the fifth as Max Kuhn took Bulldogs starter Matt Bowman deep to right for a solo home run to tie the game at two.

    The score would stay that way as the game went in to extra innings. The Bulldogs came up to bat in the eighth inning as Dunshee once again took the mound for the Eagles. After retiring the first two batters on only three pitches, Dunshee walked Isaac Sampen. Sampen was pinch ran for by Logan Coughlin as Sam Sampen came to the plate. Sam Sampen hit an RBI double to right that scored Coughlin all the way from first to give the Bulldogs the lead at 3-2.

    That was the end of the day for Dunshee as Luke Kennedy came on in relief but the Bulldogs weren’t done yet as Kennedy hit Bobby Carr with the first pitch he threw to put runners at first and second. He then walked Oliger to load the bases as pinch hitter Pat Hobbins came to the plate. Hobbins flared a two run double to right to make it a 5-2 game. Garret Isch then stepped up and blasted an RBI double to right to extend the lead to 6-2 putting Hobbins at third. Hobbins later scored on a Kennedy wild pitch for the final Bulldogs run.

    Levi Slawta took the mound in the eighth as Dunshee led off the inning. Dunshee struck out but the ball eluded catcher Dylan Whetstone and the Eagles had a base runner to begin the inning. Dunshee would later score on a balk and the Eagles would tack on one more run on a Troy Kuhn RBI single but Slawta would strike out Max Kuhn to end the inning. Slawta struck out the side and in doing so had four strike outs in the inning and picked up his third win of the season.

    Bulldogs starter Bowman pitched five innings allowing two runs on only two hits

    The win improves the Bulldogs record to 17-6 on the season and 12-4 in Hoosier Crossroads Conference play.

    Brownsburg will wrap up the regular season this week with a pair of games against the Fishers Tigers. The first game will be Thursday at Rose Park and the Bulldogs will wrap up their season at Fishers on Friday. First pitch for both games is set for 5:30 and you can hear both games right here on XRBradio.com.

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