Bulldogs reign over Bruins, 7-1 Baseball

April 22, 1993|By Pat Overton | Pat Overton,Contributing Writer

Southern's baseball team has turned in some fine performances against ranked teams this year and its latest conquest belongs on the list.

The unranked Bulldogs (5-4) defeated No. 13 Broadneck (5-3), 7-1, yesterday in a contest shortened to five innings because of rain. Right-hander Chris Bush went the distance, getting the win with a three-hitter.

"I started off kind of rough in the first two innings," Bush said. "But I started to get my control back and put the ball over the plate. I just wanted to let them put the ball in play and let my defense do the work for me."

Broadneck got all three of its hits in the first two innings. Third baseman Matt Slater staked the Bruins to a 1-0 lead when he drove in right fielder Chris Sutch from second. But that would be all the offense for the day for Broadneck.

Southern went ahead 2-1 in its half of the first when first baseman Kirk Rogers drove a double over the head of Sutch to score Wayne Small. Rogers was chased home by left fielder Corey Contee's single two batters later.

Bush gave up one more hit to the Bruins with two out in the second inning but that was it. Bush retired the next 10 batters.

"This is our third game this week and we haven't swung the bats well at all," said Bruins coach Mark Stover. "We were fortunate to beat Northeast in a close ballgame, getting only one hit. Then we only had two hits yesterday, and it continued into today's game."

The Bulldogs had no such trouble, banging out eight hits off Bruins pitchers Ryan Parr and Dan Lynch. Southern got two runs on two hits in the fourth and added three runs on four hits in the fifth before the game was called. Contee led all hitters with two singles and a run.

Bulldogs coach Chuck Crandle was pleased with his team's showing.

"I told the guys after the game that this was probably their most complete performance of the season," said Crandle.

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