Bobcats eliminated in round 1

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 18, 2015

Opp fought hard but fell in two games to the Bayside Admirals 2-0 and ?-? in the first round of the AHSAA Class 3A state baseball playoffs.


In game one, the Bobcats got off to a promising start in the top of the first when Britt Buckelew and Eli Johnson were each plunked by Admirals’ starting pitcher Austin Chastang to start the game.


Walker Messer followed with an infield single to load the bases for the Bobcats with no outs.


Chastang didn’t let the pressure get to him as he got the next three Bobcat batters to strikeout looking.


The Admirals took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second off Bobcats’ starting pitcher Johnson.


Dalton Beard singled with one-out in the bottom of the second, and later scored on a single by Cal Masterson to put the Admirals up 1-0.


Corey Litton gave the Admirals a 2-0 advantage with a run scoring single.


The two runs scored for the Admirals were all they needed with Chastang on the mound.


Chastang gave up two hits and struck out 10 in the game-one victory.


Gunter Wise, Johnson and Messer collected one hit each for the Bobcats.


Johnson was hit with loss after giving up two runs on four hits and seven walks.


Buckelew took the mound for the Bobcats in the second game, and held the Admirals in check before giving up three runs in the top of the fifth inning to fall behind 4-0.


The Bobcats weren’t going to go away easy, and rallied back within two runs in the bottom of the fifth.


Lane Foster singled to start the bottom of fifth, and Parker Bracke laid down a bunt single to give the Bobcats runners on first and second with no outs.


Johnson loaded the bases two batters after drawing a one-out walk from Admirals’ starting pitcher William Fleming.


Messer drove in the first run for the Bobcats with on a fielder’s choice, and Bracke made the score 4-2 when he was awarded home on balk by Fleming.


The game got out of hand in the top of the sixth inning when the Admirals plated seven runs to take an 11-2 lead.

The Bobcats were unable to get anything else going, and were sent home in round one.