By Sam Conner
The Winslow Bulldogs baseball team lost a close 10-8 game to the Blue Ridge Yellowjackets last Friday in Lakeside, then cruised by the Globe Tigers 13-3 on Saturday in Winslow. The results left the Bulldogs with a record of 14-8 going into Tuesday’s game with the Roadrunners in Holbrook.
In the Blue Ridge game Colton Corum took the loss in relief of Jon Bollin. He worked only a third of an inning, and gave up five runs on three hits, two walks and a hit batsman. Bollin gave up five runs, none of which were earned, on six hits and two walks. Caleb Cirre worked two-thirds of an inning, walked one and was not scored upon.
The Bulldogs got off to a good start, scoring four times in the first inning on a double by Corum, a single by Adrian Montoya, two walks and a Blue Ridge error. They increased the lead to a seemingly commanding 8-0 lead in the top of the second inning on a single by Vincenzio Sells, a walk, a hit batsman and a home run by Corum.
Blue Ridge cut the lead to 8-1 in the bottom of the second on a walk and two errors, and to 8-4 in the bottom of the third inning on three singles and a costly Winslow error. The margin was cut to 8-5 in the bottom of the fifth inning on a hit batsman and a single. The bottom of the sixth inning was disastrous for the Bulldogs as Blue Ridge plated five runs to take a 10-8 lead that was to be the final score. The Yellowjackets scored on three walks, a double, a single and a home run.
For the Bulldogs, Corum was 3 for 4 with two doubles and a home run. Sells was 1 for three and Montoya was 1 for 4.
The Yellowjackets outhit the Bulldogs nine to five.
In the 13-3 win over the Globe Tigers, Matthew Ramos went the full five innings for the victory, giving up three runs on five hits.
Globe led 2-0 in the first inning, scoring on a double and a home run. Winslow tied the game 2-2 in the bottom of the second on a hit batsman, a double by Montoya and a single by Bollin. The Bulldogs scored seven times in the third inning on doubles by Henry Montiel and C.J. Chacon, a triple by Ramos, a single by Rey Chavez-Velez, three walks and an error. Montoya homered in the fourth inning to increase the lead to 10-3 after Globe had scored in the top of that frame on a double and a single. The Bulldogs scored their last runs in the bottom of the fifth inning on a walk, a single by Ramos and a home run by Corum which ended the game under the 10-run lead mercy rule.
Bollin and Chacon were both 1 for 1, with Chacon having a double. Montoya was 2 for 3 with a double and a home run. Ramos was 2 for 4 with a home run. Montiel and Corum were both 1 for 3, with Corum having a home run and Montiel, a double.
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By Sam Conner