|Dragons easily handle Tigers|
|Written by Chris Lee|
Holyoke Dragon baseball team traveled to Wiggins Saturday, March 24 and easily beat the Tigers 12-0 and 24-7.
Head coach Kyle Bules said they ran into a struggling Tiger team. The coach said Wiggins struggled to throw strikes and field routine plays which helped the Dragons come away with two big victories.
Holyoke 12, Wiggins 0
The first game started off slow with neither team earning a run in the first inning.
Holyoke scored the first run of the game in the second inning to take an early 1-0 advantage.
The Dragons went on to score three in the third, six in the fourth and two in the fifth all while holding the Tigers scoreless. The game ended after five innings by run rule.
Alfredo Santos started the game on the mound and faced 12 batters. He had three strike outs, allowed one walk and two hits.
Trevor Dalton entered in the fourth inning to close out the final two innings. He faced 10 batters, striking out three, walking three and allowing no hits.
Dalton and Jesus Hermosillo each had two hits and one RBI during the first game. Dalton scored four times to lead the team.
The Dragons were a perfect 100 percent when it came to stolen bases. Dalton, Matt Wittman and Austin Killin each had two stolen bases while Tanner Smith had one.
Holyoke 24, Wiggins 7
The second game was pretty much over after the first inning. Holyoke managed to score 13 runs in the top of the first to take a commanding lead.
They added five more in the second and three in the third to take a huge 21-0 lead into the bottom of the third inning. Wiggins finally got on the board after scoring two runners in the third.
The Dragons added another run in the top of the fourth but gave up five in the bottom of the inning.
Two more Dragon runners crossed home in the fifth to take a 24-7 lead. Wiggins was unable to score in the bottom of the inning and the game ended by run rule.
Jaydin Goldenstein started on the mound for Holyoke. He was one of four pitchers the Dragons used in the five-inning game. Goldenstein faced seven batters in two innings of work. He had four strike outs, zero walks, allowed no hits or runs.
Also pitching for Holyoke were Deyten Klein, Harry Paulin and Logan Tharp.
For the second game in a row, Holyoke was perfect (nine for nine) in the stolen base department. Seven runners stole bases with Brett Cumming leading with three.
Nineteen Dragons saw action at the plate in the blowout victory.
Junior varsity falls to Haxtun
Holyoke’s junior varsity team traveled to Haxtun Tuesday, March 20 to face the Bulldogs in a doubleheader. The Dragons fell 5-9 and 3-4.
The team was scheduled to travel to Sterling Thursday, March 22 but the games were postponed due to the weather.
Holyoke will host Peetz Thursday, March 29 for a junior varsity doubleheader and travel to Sterling Friday, March 30 to make up the doubleheader.
Upcoming Dragon baseball action
The Dragons will host Merino Saturday, March 31 for a doubleheader slated to begin at 11 a.m.
The team will travel to Akron Tuesday, April 3 for a doubleheader scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5 the team is scheduled to travel to Burlington for a doubleheader at 2 p.m.
Holyoke Enterprise March 29, 2012