Baseball, softball team lose close calls


Bellwood-Antis Varsity Baseball

Cooper Guyer looks for his pitch against Everett.

Corey Johnston and Anson Jones

The Bellwood-Antis baseball and softball team dropped a pair of heart-breaking finishes last week to Everett.

The Lady Devils fell short, losing 7-6 on the road.

Jestelynn Heaton was 3-for-3 with two RBIs for Bellwood-Antis, but this was not enough after Everett’s Emily Brown sent Lainie Treece on a 2-2 count, getting Everett a walk off win.

The Lady Devils are 8-11 this season and hoping to make a run in the playoffs. They are currently the No. 7 seed in District 6 2A.

The Lady Devils will face West Branch, in hope to makeup for this tough loss.

The Blue Devils took on the Everett Warriors at home in a close ICC matchup, losing 3-1 after seven innings of hard-fought battling.

The Devils biggest struggle this game was hitting. They only had four hits and three of them came from sophomore Nick Plank; the other came from Junior Travis Luensmann.

Plank went 3-for-3 and Luensmann went 1-for-3.

B-A left six men remaining on base, which hurt the Devils a lot.

Senior Caden Nagle started on the mound for B-A but was taken out in the fourth inning when Coach Steve Conlon put in Junior Mark Stewart.

Nagle and Stewart both struck out three and didn’t walk any.

Bellwood will now play West Branch in their last regular season game on Monday at home at 4:30.

The Blue Devils are hoping to solidify their spot at the 7-seed in 2A.