Bobcats split games at West tourney Friday

Published 11:30 am Saturday, March 7, 2020

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WEST – Bobcats stole the lead late and defeated Sunnyvale 7-4 on Friday at the West Tournament and then fell to a powerful Robinson team 8-0 in their second game.

The Sunnyvalle game was tied at four with Bobcats batting in the top of the seventh when Gunner Jones grounded out, scoring one run.

The Bobcats earned the victory despite allowing Sunnyvale to score four runs in the third inning.  Sunnyvale’s big inning was driven by an error on a ball put in play by Van Vessem and Helton and a walk by Luna.

In the first inning, Bobcats got their offense started.  Jones hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring one run.

Trent Eaves was the winning pitcher for Bobcats. He lasted four innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out two and walking one.

Hitt toed the rubber for Sunnyvale. He went six and two-thirds innings, allowing seven runs on 11 hits and striking out three.  Van Vessem threw one-third of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Logan Gipson started the game for Bobcats. He surrendered four runs on two hits over three innings, striking out four

The Bobcats collected 11 hits.  Eaves, Ryan Trahan, and Kadeon Evans each collected multiple hits for Bobcats.

Against Robinson the Bobcats watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in an 8-0 loss. Robinson scored on a single by Meyers and a single by Mccloud in the first inning.

The Bobcats struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Robinson, giving up eight runs.

Robinson fired up the offense in the first inning, when Meyers singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.

Walker was on the mound for Robinson. He lasted five innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out 11.

Bryce Bergeron was on the hill for Bobcats. He allowed five hits and five runs over two and two-thirds innings.  Jace Gipson and Cooper Longron entered the game from the bullpen, throwing one and one-third innings and one-third of an inning respectively.

Robinson saw the ball well today, racking up eight hits in the game.  Meyers and Walker each managed multiple hits for Robinson.

The Bobcats are now 5-2 on the season and will finish up the tournament at 10:00 Saturday vs 3A West.