• In about the same amount of time it would take one to watch the classic Mafia movie Goodfellas,(2 hr., 25 min.) the Wolverines eked out a 19-2 win on the road in Hinsdale over the host Bobcats.  Being in the “there’s no shade to be had, ANYWHERE” first base dugout only added to the enjoyment of this sultry evening.  BR is now 15-1 on the season with just 4 games left on the scheduled slate of games.

    Cam MacDonell and Sawyer Johnson combined on the “hill” for BR and had the Bobcats scared hitless.  Tossing the second shortened no-no in the past week.

    Cam went four innings, and like a big sale at Raymour and Flanagan, he was practically giving away chairs, totaling 10 for the afternoon. (Not an official sponsor, by the way).  Prior to him leaving, he hit a few bumps in the road, and batters, which eventually created the Bobcat scores.

    Johnson came on with two on and no one out in the fifth.  He fanned one during his time.  

    BR’s bats were once again punishing.  The Wolverines collected 17 hits, 8 walks and were helped by 5 errors.   They made 44 plate appearances in the five innings.   That’s a lot, but somehow it seemed like more!  BR scored in every inning except the last but at that point, please!

    The Wolverines jumped right up in the first.  Trey Buchholz dropped a single into right.  He stole second.  Cam drove him in with a single to left, Cam taking second on the throw. Caden Allen tripled by the centerfielder, plating Cam.  Reiss Gaines ripped a ball to short and beat the throw over while Caden scored.  Aydin Sisson doubled to left center scoring Gaines.  Sisson stole third and scored on a wild pitch while Matt Mitchell drew a walk. Evan Pinney singled to the left side.  Landon Danaher singled to left scoring Mitchell and Pinney.   BR 7-0.

    Three up three down in the home first, all swinging.

    Cam led off with a walk.  He moved up on a wild pitch.  Caden drilled a ball to center, allowing Cam to tag up and get to third.  Gaines doubled to left for the RBI.  Sisson singled to right, and moved to second on the unsuccessful throw to the plate, Gaines scored.   Sisson stole third and scored on Mitchell’s groundout.  BR 10-0.  But they still had to play on.

    Home second, three up, three down.  A groundout, Caden at first to Trey covering from second  was the out between two more Ks.

    Landon was plunked leading off the third…. Yes, still just the third! Eighth time this season by the way. Buchholz tripled past the centerfielder, Danaher coming in to score.  Cam sac flied to left to bring in Trey.  BR then loaded the bags but did no more scoring in the inning. 

    Three Ks, this time 2 were looking, surrounded the first runner for the home side, a one out walk.

    BR added more in the 4th.  Ian Unfus drew a walk. As did Danaher.  A fielder’s choice by Buchholz took Danaher out of the play but put men at the corners.  Cam followed by putting one out between two of the blue paws in left center, onto Route 16.  Three run shot.  And he used a wooden bat.  Sawyer Johnson followed with a single. Wyatt Karnuth tattooed one to left, also onto the road.    Ethan Childs singled to third, moving to second base on an error.  As Mitchell drew a walk, Childs moved up on a wild pitch. Pinney hit one that was kicked by the shortstop. Childs scoring, Mitchell to second.  Danaher walked.  Buchholz singled to center to score Mitchell.  BR 19-0, the inning ended when the BR runner got himself picked off. True story.

    Hinsdale removed the 0 in the 4th.  Consecutive HBP and a passed ball put men at second and third. A walk loaded them up.  A grounder to Johnson, who had taken over at first, was one out, the run scored.  Cam’s 10th K ended the inning.  BR 19-1.

    Cam started BR’s last by receiving some payback (not really, but…) as he got dotted.  Karnuth hit a ball that the shortstop mishandled, two aboard.  Childs hit a fly to center that was dropped, bases loaded.  However, BR didn’t score in the inning.

    Bottom of 5.  So long as BR doesn’t give up 9 runs, we can leave, and it was already 7 pm.   A walk and a third hit batter started the Bobcat rally. Pitching change. Both runners moved up on a wild pitch.  A sac fly to Mitchell, in left, scored the run and moved the other runner to third.  A walk and a stolen base put them in second and third again. On a wild pitch, the runner at third broke for home, Childs retrieved the ball cleanly and got back in front of the dish for the tag and the final out.  Or the kid just wanted to get out of there to do some homework? BR 19-2.

    Allen had two hits, one of them a three bagger, an RBI and a run.

    Buchholz had three hits, two RBI, and three scores.

    Childs had a hit and scored once.

    Danaher had a hit, two walks, two RBI, and a run.

    Gaines was deuces are wild.  Two hits, one a two bagger, two runs, two RBI.

    Johnson had a hit and a run.

    Karnuth had a hit (the road ball) good for two RBI and his own run.

    MacDonell really helped his pitching cause with two hits, including the three-run blast, he scored a pair and drove in FIVE total.

    Mitchell, not normally a patient batter, drew three walks, drove in one and scored two.

    Pinney two hits, an RBI, and a run.

    Sisson all sorts of twos.  Two runs, two hits and two RBI.

    Unfus drew a walk and scored a run.

    It’s supposed to be even toastier on Friday when the Wolverines travel to Whitesville for the rematch from this past Monday versus the Andover/Whitesville PanJays(?)  There’s never been any reason to head east but a ball game in Whitesville on a Friday night.  Maybe you can take the drive?  5ish o’clock start.

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