While honoring the seniors along with cancer survivors during the Pink Out Game Thursday night at Bunceton, the Dragons baseball team also played a little baseball against the Otterville Eagles in a battle of former CCAA teams.
Although the Dragons wound up winning the game 12-0 in five innings to improve to 7-2 on the season, head coach Dustin Ray said there was also a great turnout for the Pink Out/Senior Night game.
“We racked up a lot of hits and secured a 12-0 victory, so it doesn’t get any better than that,” Ray said. Dylan Flatt also pitched very well. I’m proud of this team and the win.”
While picking up the win on the mound against Otterville, Flatt struck out seven batters and gave up just one hit in 4 2/3 innings. Austin Alpers then came in and retired the only batter he faced with a groundout.
Bremer took the loss for Otterville by giving up seven runs on six hits and four walks while striking out five batters in two innings. Watring then came in and pitched two innings in relief and allowed five runs on six hits while striking out two batters.
It didn’t take long for the Dragons to get on the board, either. After a 1-2-3 inning by Otterville in the top half of the first, Bunceton came back and plated two runs in its half of the inning on one walk and two hits-RBI double to center by Brayden Doyle and a RBI-single to center by Layne Maddex.
The Dragons never trailed after that by pushing across five more runs in the second on a RBI-triple to center by Hunter Shuffield, a RBI-single to left by Flatt and a three run home run to left by Maddex to extend the lead to 7-0.
Bunceton tacked on five more runs in the third on four straight hits, which all started with a double to center by Dillon Alpers and a single to center by Dakota Rose. Flatt then drove in the first run in the inning with a line drive single to center. Bunceton added two more runs on the error by the center fielder. Two batters later, Doyle homered to center for a two-run dinger to make it 12-0.
Dillon Alpers led the hitting attack in the game for Bunceton with two singles and one double.
Doyle finished the game 2-for-2 with a double, home run and three RBIs while Maddex added a single, home run and four RBIs, Shuffield with a single, triple and one RBI, Flatt with two singles and two RBIs and Dakota Rose with one single and one RBI.
Bremer had the only hit in the game for Otterville, being a single.