Baseball team tops Williamsburg


K. Naylor

Jack Luensmann picked up the pitching win for the B-A baseball team in its most recent win over Williamsburg.

Zach Pellegrine, Sports Writer

After Williamsburg took an early lead in the bottom of the first inning, Bellwood was able to answer. Bellwood scored a run of their own in the third, followed by 4 runs in the fourth, 3 runs in the fifth, and 2 runs in the sixth. The offensive explosion saw the Blue Devils lead the Blue Pirates 10-6 going into the bottom half of the sixth inning.

Williamsburg was only able to score a run a piece in the final two innings putting the final score at 10-8, giving Bellwood the victory.

Hitting was contagious for the Blue Devils, having 13 hits as a team, to go along with 7 RBIs. 5 hitters for Bellwood were able to put up multi-hit performances.

Pitcher Jack Luensmann was able to pick up the victory on the mound striking out 8 batters, and giving up just 4 earned runs in his five innings of work. Sophomore Chris Walls was able to close the game for the Blue Devils striking out two batters, and giving up one earned run in the final two innings.

The win improved the team’s record to 5-11 on the season, and will look to build on their win when they take on the Everett Warriors.

B-A VS. West Branch 

Bellwood got off to a sluggish start against the Warriors falling behind 3-0 before the Devils even got up to bat. West branch was able to push across another run in the second inning extending their early lead to 4-0.

The Blue Devils were able to score their lone run in the 4th inning when Cooper Guyer scored on an overthrow by West Branch’s second baseman. West Branch scored again in the 7th, making the final score 5-1 in their favor.

Despite the loss, Cooper Guyer was able to continue his successful senior campaign notching 2 of the 4 Bellwood hits and scoring the only run. On the season Cooper has a batting average of .364, and has accumulated 10 RBIs.

Matt Berkowitz has also looked very promising in his freshman season, against the Warriors Matt went 6 and 1/3 on the mound allowing 5 earned runs and striking out 2 batters.

The lose pushes Bellwood’s record to 5-12 on the season. Bellwood will look to get back on track when the team will take on the Everett Warriors.