By TRICIA HILL
It was an exciting night for the Bulldogs baseball team on Friday night, as they celebrated their first SWAL conference victory against Southwestern. Boscobel’s boys’ were strong at hitting in the beginning and when they began to struggle at the end they remained strong on defense, allowing them to defeat Southwestern, 4-3.
“I was proud of how well the boys played and came together as a team,” coach Steven McKillip said. “Treston pitched a great game and the team played great defense behind him.”
The two teams sped through the first innings, with neither team scoring a run. Boscobel’s defense remained strong in the top of the second inning, as they held off Southwestern once again. However, Southwestern struggled to hold off the Bulldogs offense, as they scored three runs in the bottom of the second.
Boscobel’s defense stuck together through the top of the third inning, as Southwestern attempted to rally back. However, they couldn’t make it happen and remained scoreless. Then Boscobel stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the third inning and were able to score another run, bringing the score to 4-0 Boscobel leading. Going into the fourth inning, Southwestern once again attempted to rally back and this time they achieved that goal and were able to score three runs off Boscobel’s defense. However, that was not enough to win the game, as both teams played quickly through the next three innings not allowing either team to score, which left Boscobel with the win, 4-3.
Boscobel’s leading hitters were Austin Martin (2x3), Chandler Cashman (2x3), Levi Wetter (1x2), and David Zart (1x2).
Treston Davidson pitched for Boscobel through all seven innings, giving up five hits, three runs, five walks, and recording 10 strikeouts.