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BMS Splits with Staunton River in DH

05/05/2011, 2:09pm EDT
By Staff

Bruins suffer first defeat of the season

BMS traveled to Staunton River on Sunday and split in a DH.  The Bruins captured the first game 8-5, but lost the second 0-10.  BMS is now 10-1 on the season.

In the first game, BMS was led by Morgan McCoy and Thomas Hughes with two hits each.  Both players also scored two runs.  Ethan Goforth, Jake Schirmer, Tyler Davis, and Jake Verniel all added a hit each.  

BMS jumped out in front in the top if the first, scoring 4 runs.  Goforth led off the game with a single, Morgan McCoy, Thomas Hughes, and Jake Schirmer all had consecutive hits.  Hughes and Schirmer both had RBIs, and Jake McCoy added an RBI with a FC.  

SR responded in the bottom of the 1st, scoring two runs, and added another in the bottom of the 2nd to make the score 4-3.  

BMS scored another three runs in the 3rd.  M. McCoy and Hughes had consecutive hits and Schirmer drew a walk to load the bases.  Davis responded with a 2 RBI single, scoring two runs.   The Bruins picked up another run on a passed ball, scoring Schirmer.  The score after three innings was 7-3.

In the bottom of the 4th, SR added run to make the score 7-4.  

In the bottom of the 5th, SR added another run to close the gap 7-5.

BMS picked up their 8th run in the 6th.   Davis reached on an error, and was driven in by Jake Verniel on a SAC.

Adam Linkous started the game on the mound and pitched though part of the 4th, when Morgan McCoy came in and pitched part of the 4th through the 7th inning.  Both pitchers combined for 5 Ks and scattered 7 hits.


In the second game, BMS started all of their starters, but pulled most of them after one at bat.  The game was 0-0 in the bottom of the 5th, when SR broke the scoring drought to go ahead 1-0.  

SR would add 9 runs in he 6th to win 10-0.

Thomas Hughes pitched 5 great innings, holding SR to just one run, and scattering just 3 hits.  In the 6th, he tired, giving up only one hit, but walked two batters.  SR picked up 4 runs off the hit, two walks, a FC, and couple of errors..  He was relieved by Tyler Davis, who pitched the rest of the inning, giving up 5 runs.

SR came after BMS hard in this DH, as they never substituted in either game, despite carrying 21 players.  


In other games, BMS swept Christiansburg 6-0 and 3-1 on March 22nd to run their record to 8-0. 


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