|HHS takes game 1; weather, game 2|
|Written by Chris Lee|
Despite rains drowning the ball field just days earlier, Holyoke managed to take to the home diamond to host Burlington, Tuesday, April 26.
The field didn’t stay dry long however as the skies opened back up during the second game of the doubleheader, forcing officials to call the game.
Before the rain drenched the field, Holyoke managed to put together seven innings of near flawless baseball to shut out the Cougars 3-0.
Holyoke trailed 2-5 in the second game when it was called in the fifth inning.
Catcher Jesus Hermosillo puts the squeeze on a pitch during
“We need to keep getting better every game,” coach Kyle Bules said. “Burlington is a very good team and it was nice to see my kids play a complete game.”
Deyten Klein pitched the shutout as he faced 27 batters, striking out five them. He gave up one walk and six hits.
The game’s only runs came in the bottom of the third inning when Holyoke ran all three of their runs across home plate.
Klein drove in Reid Baumgartner for the Dragons’ first run. Jesus Hermosillo drove in Brian DeBoer and Klein off a double.
After the runs, Burlington made a pitching change which slowed the Holyoke offense.
Burlington went three up, three down in the final four innings largely in part to Klein’s pitching. Bules also gave credit to the spectacular defense behind Klein.
Hermosillio led the team at the plate going two for three with a double and two RBI.
First baseman Logan Tharp eyes the ball prior to making the tag on a Burlington runner.