High School JV Baseball: BBCHS takes Two of Three at Lincoln-Way West Tourney

by Scott R Schultz

High School JV Baseball: BBCHS takes Two of Three at Lincoln-Way West Tourney

After dropping the tournament opener to eventual tournament champion Minooka during Friday afternoon's contest, the Bradley Bourbonnais JV baseball team swept through the consolation bracket Saturday with a pair of wins to close out their season with a 22-7 overall record.

Game 3: 10-5 win over Lockport (Sat)

Bradley-Bourbonnais grabbed an early lead on its way to a 10-5 victory over Lockport on Saturday. The Boilermaker scored on a single by Cade Liehr and a double by Alex Rodriguez in the first inning, then on singles by Keaton Schmidt and Kade Cyr in the second inning.

BBCHS took the lead for good with three runs in the second inning but put the game out of reach when they posted a five-run fifth inning. The rally was led by singles by Trent Spoon and Joel Yarno, an error on a ball put in play by Hunter LeClaire, and a double by Gabe Renchen.

Liehr earned the win on the hill for the Boilermakers, scattering just six hits and three runs over four innings, striking out one. Spoon threw the final three innings in relief out of the bullpen.

The Boilermakers scattered 12 hits in the game, led by Cyr, Liehr, and Joel Yarno each each collecting multiple hits - Cyr led the way with three hits in three at bats.

2-0 Win over Crete-Monee (Sat)

BBCHS defeated Crete-Monee 2-0 on Saturday with Michael Freitas and Pete Zucullo combining for the shutout.

Solid pitching highlighted the contest, with the two teams combining for 20 strikouts on the day - 10 by each side.

The Boilermakers got on the board first with their first run in the first inning, and that was all Freitas and Zuccolo would need. Freitas earned the win posting five innings, holding the Warrior offense scoreless on three hits, striking out seven and walking one. Zuccollo threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Cade Liehr went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the BBCHS offense.

7-0 Loss to Minooka (Fri)

In the tournament opener, BBCHS watched the game slip away early against eventual tournament champion Minooka, and couldn't recover in a 7-0 loss on Friday.

The Boilermakers struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing the Indian offense, giving up seven runs.

Alex Rodriguez took the loss for the Boilermakers, lasting five and a third innings, allowing seven hits and seven runs while striking out three.

Cade Liehr and Trent Spoon managed the only hits for the Boilermaker offense.

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