Bulldogs thrash baseball academy

On Saturday April 18, the Bellevue College baseball team obliterated the West Coast Baseball Academy of Canada (WCBAC) in a non-league game by a combined score of 30 – 3 in two games. In the first game against WCBAC, the Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 4 – 0 after one inning, with singles and sloppy play by WCBAC giving the Bulldogs the early advantage.

Brian Buckham was dominant in his two innings pitched, giving up only one hit, and no runs.

In the bottom of the second, Bellevue once again piled on the runs. A bases-loaded balk by WCBAC with no outs brought in Kaylor Hasbargen to score the first run of the inning. From there, two sacrifice flies, as well as a Dan Johansen triple, brought in three more runs, with Johansen scoring the fifth and final run of the inning on a wild pitch.

The rest of the game was pretty quiet as Bellevue would go on to add two more runs, while allowing WCBAC to score their one and only run of the game in the top of the fifth.

The first game ended 11 – 1 in favor of Bellevue. At the plate, left fielder Dan Johansen lead the way, going 2 – 4, with a double, a triple, two RBIs, and two runs scored. On the mound, Brian Buckham, Jeff Bethke, Cody Goodfellow, and Ian Parmley gave up a combined five hits and only one run with six strikeouts in the seven-inning game.

The second game got off to a similar start as the first, with Bellevue taking an early 2 – 0 lead in the bottom of the first, due in large part to a double steal by the Bulldogs’ Kaylor Hasbargen and Bryan Barnes. The Bulldogs would go on to score four more runs in the bottom of the second inning, with a Barnes at-bat providing all four. A wild pitch brought in Ian McKay, while a home run later in the at-bat brought in the other three runs.

In the bottom of the third, the Bulldogs would really blow the game open. They scored seven runs on seven hits, with a second three run homer in the game — this time by Lucas Shaw.

The Bulldogs would dominate the entire game, with a final score of 19 – 2. On the mound, Kyle Long gave up two hits and one run in three strong innings, with Jay Taylor, Cody Edwards, and Ronnie Johnson giving up a combined two hits and one run in the final three innings.

At the plate for Bellevue, everyone who went up to bat got a hit. Leading the way was designated hitter Bryan Barnes and first basemen Lucas Shaw. Barnes went three-for-three in the game, with a single, triple, home run, two walks, including getting a hit-by-pitch, stolen base, three RBIs, and five runs scored. He fell a double short of hitting for the cycle. Shaw went three-for-five on the game, with a single, triple, home run, six RBIs, and two runs scored. He also fell a double short of the cycle. Bellevue is currently sitting in sixth place in the NWAACC North, with a 6 – 6 league record, and a 13 – 14 overall record. At the time of this being published, their next home game with be Saturday, May 2.

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