Bobcats fall to Eddies in Bronson title game

Published 11:00 am Monday, April 12, 2004

By Staff
The Brandywine varsity baseball team finally broke into the win column, but was unable to win the Bronson Tournament Saturday.
The Bobcats beat Buchanan 4-2 in the first round but suffered a 12-11 setback in nine innings against Edwardsburg in the championship game.
Brandywine is now 1-4 on the year and will travel to Dowagiac Thursday for a non-conference contest.
Edwardsburg jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first innings, but the Bobcats erased that lead with four runs in the top of the third.
Edwardsburg regained a 5-4 advantage with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third.
Brandywine exploded for five runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a 9-5 lead. It took the Eddies four innings to catch up and tie the game at 10 runs apiece in the bottom of the seventh.
The Bobcats scored once in the top of the ninth inning but Edwardsburg managed two runs in the bottom of the inning to capture the championship.
Matt Wieger led Brandywine's offense effort in the title game with four hits, including a triple. Aaron Holy added three hits while Casey Udell, Billy Syrette and Josh Dickeson each had two hits. Syrette hit his first home run of the season while Udell and Dickeson each doubled.
Kory Bridges (1-2) took the loss after coming on in the seventh inning.
Nate Peak earned the pitching victory for the Eddies. Nate Peak, Jon Muff, Anthony Peak and Jimmy Archambault each hit a double for Edwardsburg in the championship game.
Syrette led Brandywine in the first round with a double and two RBIs. Dickeson also doubled and another hit. Bridges struck out 13 batters and walked just one on his way to the three-hit victory.
Buchanan hosts River Valley today for a Lakeland Conference doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m.