• Wednesday night, the Bolivar-Richburg Wolverines won a baseball game. The game started with some overcast skies and finished in a fairly steady rain.  The Wolverines topped the home side 15-0 in 5 innings. 

    Wyatt Karnuth went the distance for the Wolverines on the hill, surrendering one infield hit.  He struck out eight and walked three. The infield defense turned two double plays along the way and Wyatt picked off a runner to end the first.  

    On the offensive side of things, while plating 15 runs, BR collected only four hits. Two doubles and two triples.  They earned thirteen walks.  Three errors helped the BR cause, as well.  

    With one out in the BR first, Trey Buchholz drew the first walk of the night. Wyatt followed with a ground rule double to left.  Cam MacDonell walked to load the sacks. Caden Allen then Reiss Gaines walked in runs.  Aydin Sisson drove in another with a fielder’s choice, erasing Caden at third.  Sisson stole second.  A passed ball scored Gaines and moved Sisson to third. Shortly thereafter a wild pitch scored Sisson.  BR 5-0.

    A groundball, Trey to Caden at first was out 1.  A strikeout followed.  The lone hit of the game for the home squad, followed. Then the 1-3 pickoff.  

    BR’s second inning doubled the total.  Trey ripped a two out triple to right.  Two straight walks to Wyatt and Cam loaded the bags. While Caden was working his own walk, a wild pitch scored Trey and moved the others up. While the ball was still live after the wild pitch, Karnuth alertly raced home for another run. Cam moving to third on the same sequence.  Caden finished his walk, putting men at the corners. Gaines tripled to right scoring Cam and Allen, and on the throw in, the ball got away from one of the fielders so Reiss finished the little league sort of home run.  BR 10-0.

    For the bottom of the second, after the long at bat, it took Wyatt a second or two to find it again as he surrendered a leadoff walk.   Second man was struck out, looking.  Another walk had two aboard. Grounder to Cam who was at third, he tossed to Landon Danaher playing second. Landon made the turn and throw to Caden at first, 5-4-3 DP, inning over.

    BR wasn’t as productive in the third as they had been in the first two frames.  A self-preservation liner up the box, a K, and a fly to the outfield was it.

    A leadoff walk in the home part of the third was followed by a swinging K.  Next man hit a ball to Gaines who had moved in to play short, he flipped to Landon who made another nice turn, 6-4-3 DP.

    Walks to Karnuth and Cam started the BR 4th.  Both advanced on a steal.  Allen one hopped the fence in center for a ground rule double, pushing both Wyatt and Cam across the plate.  Caden moved to third on a grounder and came in on Sisson’s sac fly to center.   BR 13-0.

    The home 4th went like this:  A strikeout, a fly to center with Sawyer Johnson making a nice running basket catch.  BR’s lone error put a man on base.  The inning ended with another K.

    BR’s last AB.  Darien Champlin drew a walk. He was rubbed out on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Danaher.  Danaher advanced to second due to an error.  Karnuth got aboard via an error, with Landon crossing the plate and Wyatt getting to second.  A wild pitch moved him to third while Cam was drawing a walk. Another wild pitch during Caden’s at bat scored Karnuth.   BR 15-0.

    Karnuth struck out the side to end the game.

    To finish up Wednesday night’s rundown. 

    The hits were from Caden and Wyatt with ground rule doubles.  Trey and Reiss ripped triples.  Caden and Reiss had three RBI each. Sisson drove in a pair.  The other runs scored thanks to errors or the pitching.  The leading scorer was Wyatt, who crossed the plate 4 times. Cam scored three. Trey, Caden, and Reiss hit the dish twice each.   Single tallies by Danaher and Sisson rounded out the scoring.

    Tomorrow’s regular season finale is in Campbell -Savona.  The Panthers are having a pretty good year.  The game starts at 5:30 and I understand there is a LOT of stuff happening at the Campbell school on Thursday, so parking may be at a premium.

    By the way with many games still needing to be contested throughout the section all the way to Saturday, final seedings and playoff brackets won’t be determined until Sunday morning. Coach Allen gets the info at a sectional meeting in Victor on Sunday.  I guess some of the big wigs of Section V haven’t heard of Zoom, yet?

    One final thought, appreciate what you have.