Bears start long week with first home win of season

The EV Bears beat BGM with some of their own tactics, getting runners aboard and advancing them around the bases. Cooper Andreassen stole one of five bags for the Bears, who used speed and took advantage of errors to help beat BGM 7-3.

North English – It wasn’t until week three when the EV baseball team had the chance to play a game on their home field. They were originally scheduled to have their home opener May 24 but field conditions, along with scheduling, pushed their opener back till June 3. The Bears carried their excitement onto the field, beating BGM 7-3.

After a couple rough innings to start, the Bears settled in and found a more consistent groove. BGM had runners in scoring position early, but were unable to bring them in. With the defense shutting down early, EV gained confidence and momentum as the game progressed.

Through 2 ½ innings, the score remained 0-0, until the bats started clicking for EV, along with some mistakes by BGM. Taylor Landers drew a walk to start the third, then Jacob Glandon got on base with an infield single. Cole Stephenson followed that up with another infield single, Beau Flander reached on an error with Glandon scoring. Brayden Mikesell drew a walk then stole second and Stephenson took off for home. Another error allowed Flander to score and the initial damage was done, leading 3-0.

Cael Hester worked through a quick fourth inning on the mound, allowing one base running to a getting hit by a pitch. EV would tack on another run after Kaden Hall was hit by a pitch, Landers reached with a single and Glandon drove in Hall with another single.

To read the whole recap, including coach Thomas's thoughts, pick up this weeks' edition of the News-Review.