The New Franklin Bulldogs picked up its second win of the 2013 season last night by beating Northwest of Hughesville 3-2.
The Bulldogs, 2-1 on the season, opened the game with one run in each of the first and third innings. Meanwhile, after Northwest rallied back with one run in the fourth and fifth innings of play to tie the game at 2-all, New Franklin scored what turned out to be the winning run in the seventh for the victory.
New Franklin coach Erich Gerding said Tyler Hull pitched a whale of a game and really deserved this win. “Their pitcher did a great job scattering our hits,” Gerding said. “We were just unable to put that big inning together. A win is a win, especially on the road.”
Junior Tyler Hull picked up the win on the mound for New Franklin by striking out 11 batters in six innings. Hull, 1-0 on the season, also gave up two runs, one earned, on two hits and one walk. Alex Holem then came in and pitched one inning in relief for the save.
New Franklin also out-hit Northwest 8-2, with Matt Anderton going 2-for-3 with two singles.
Tyler Hull was 1-for-2 with a double and one RBI while Tyler White also finished the game with a double. Alex Holem added a single and one RBI while Tanner White, Zachery Evans and Jacob Woodbury each had one single.
In the JV game, New Franklin defeated Northwest of Hughesville by the same identical score of 3-2.
The Bulldogs scored first in the game with one run in the top-half of the second only to have Northwest rally back with two in the bottom-half of the inning to go up 2-1. Meanwhile, in the third inning, the Bulldogs added two more runs to win the game by one.
Coach Gerding said Levi Bishop had some control issues but worked through them. “Austin Wetrich got a big RBI-single for us in the third,” Gerding said. “The game was called before the bottom of the third because the right field lights went out.”
Levi Bishop was the winning pitcher in the game for New Franklin. In two-plus innings, Bishop struck out four batters and gave up three runs on six walks.
Austin Wetrich went 1-for-2 in the game for New Franklin with a RBI-single while Kaleb Anderton had one single.