Bobcats pick up two wins over Falcons

Published 9:47 pm Friday, April 15, 2005

By By ERIKA PICKLES / Niles Daily Star
NILES - The Brandywine baseball team is really starting to come around.
The Bobcats picked up a doubleheader win Thursday night against Constantine at home 11-1, 10-4 to bring their record to 5-5 overall, 2-0 in the LAC.
Justin Ely got things rolling for Brandywine in the bottom of the second when he nailed a double, but it wasn't until the bottom of the third when the Bobcats were able to drive in some runs.
With neither team on the board yet, Alex Newman hit a double to right field and Matt Wieger picked up an infield single to advance Newman to third.
Wieger then stole second to put two Brandywine runners in scoring position.
Jake Harris' walk with no outs loaded the bases with Josh Atwood up to bat.
Atwood hit an RBI single to send in Newman and Wieger and give the Bobcats a 2-0 lead.
An over throw on Constantine's side advanced Harris and Atwood and put Brandywine in scoring position again with Kory Bridges up.
With two strikes and no outs, Bridges bunted the ball and was safe at first allowing Harris to score and another run was added to the board to make it 3-0.
After a long third inning, the Falcons were finally able to get three outs, but the damaged had been done and the Bobcats had a 6-0 lead.
Another run in the bottom of the fourth put Brandwine up 7-0.
Constantine got its first run in the top of the fifth, but the Bobcats scored four more to bring the score to 11-1.
The game was ended in the fifth due to 10 run rule.
Bridges was the winning pitcher with seven strike outs against Preston.
Top hitters in the first game were Wieger with three hits and three RBIs, and Zach Bennett, Jon Overholt, Newman and Bridges all had two hits each.
In the second game it was the Falcon's who took an early 3-0 lead, but Brandywine took over in the bottom of the fourth when it scored 10 runs. Constantine was able to score another run in the top of the fifth, but it was the Bobcats who took the 10-4 win in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Harris was the winning pitcher with five strike outs against Hale.
Top hitters were Bridges with three RBIs and a home run. Atwood had two RBIs with a double and Schoff and Bennet each had two RBIs.
The Bobcats return to the field on Saturday when the travel to the Hudson Tournament which is set to begin at 9 a.m.