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Bulldogs Take Break But Will Be Back To Dominate

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Pictured is #11 Braden Williams.

The Waldron Bulldogs are having a rough go at their baseball season but with Spring Break upon us, the Bulldogs are taking the off time to perfect their skills and come back for a total takeover. Although the Bulldogs are 0-5 in total play, Coach Mark Brigance is feeling good about the season.

Waldron has only lost three games by one run. “We will hit our groove when we are able to make more contact at the plate and keep runners moving on the base paths,” explained Coach Brigance. “The starting pitching is getting better every time we play. We have to constantly work on ourselves and control the portions of the game in which we can control.”

Waldron stayed home and played the Elkins Elks on Friday, March 15. With a final score of 3-2 Elkins, Waldron had a hard time offensively at the plate. The board started moving in the fourth inning with a tied score of 2-2. But in the fifth inning, the Elks moved ahead with one run and with the Bulldogs unable to score more, that was the ballgame.

Coach Brigance offers up what happened during the game. “We really had trouble squaring up pitches and getting hard hit balls. One inning we had two errors that lead to Elkins taking the lead and we never could get another run.”

Senior pitcher Tyler Owens achieved a career high for himself by striking out 16 batters. “We are really proud for his accomplishment,” said Coach Brigance. He made 96 pitches to 24 batters only allowing two hits in six innings.

Seth Hunt made 11 pitches in the seventh inning and was flawless with two strike outs. Scoring the two runs for the Bulldogs were Tyler and Seth. Earning a combined three hits were Bryson Bailey, Seth Hunt, and Braden Williams. With a total of six putouts were Ruben Valdez, Braden Williams, Bryson Bailey, and Tyler Owens.

The Waldron Bulldogs will be back in action on Tuesday, March 26 on the road against the Greenland Pirates at 4:30 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Sandy Tull

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