|Burlington hands Dragons first losses of the season|
|Written by Chris Lee|
Holyoke fell to 10-2 on the season after two tough losses Thursday, April 5 in Burlington. The Dragons lost a close 2-3 first game and then fell 1-5 in the second game of the doubleheader.
The two losses come as Holyoke heads into the home stretch of its schedule.
Coach Kyle Bules said they ran into a very good Cougar team. He said they faced a pitcher who was throwing fast balls in the high 80s.
The few Dragon hits were mostly gobbled up by Burlington’s defense which made it tough to score runs. Bules also noted Holyoke had a few base running errors which didn’t help matters much.
Holyoke 2, Burlington 3
Holyoke knew Burlington was going to be one of the tougher teams they would face to date.
Neither team crossed home in the first inning and Holyoke took the early 2-0 lead after Trevor Dalton and Logan Zeiler both scored in the top of the second. The two runs would prove to be the only ones of the game for Holyoke.
Burlington crossed two runners in the fourth to tie the game and one in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead and the eventual win.
Austin Killin and Jesus Hermosillo were the only two Dragons to come away with hits last Thursday.
Deyten Klein took to the mound and pitched six innings. He faced 24 batters and struck out 10 of them. He had one walk, gave up two hits and two earned runs.
Holyoke 1, Burlington 5
Coming off a close one-point loss, the Dragons were determined to fight back and win game two of the doubleheader last Thursday. Holyoke again struggled at the plate coming up with only four hits.
Burlington scored two runs in the first inning and three in the third. Holyoke wouldn’t score until the final inning when Dalton crossed home plate after a solo home run.
Trying for a comeback, Holyoke had the bases loaded when they got their final out.
Logan Tharp led the team with two hits at three at bats.
Jaydin Goldenstein started the game on the hill and pitched three innings. He faced 17 batters, striking out three of them. He walked two, gave up four hits and three earned runs.
Reid Baumgartner entered in the fourth inning and faced 11 batters through three innings. He struck out four, walked one and gave up one hit.
Holyoke Enterprise April 12, 2012