Bears split against Garrison

The Post 115 Legion team traveled to Garrison to face off against the Titans on Thursday, June 9, and came away with a split.

By COLE BENZ
Record Editor

The Post 115 Legion team traveled to Garrison to face off against the Titans on Thursday, June 9, and came away with a split.

The Bears—made up of players from Bowman, Scranton, Hettinger, and New England—hit the Titans hard in the first game. The Bears put up 10 runs in the first inning, ultimately capturing the 19-4 victory in a 10-run-rule game that ended in five innings.

The Garrison pitcher made it through only the first few batters in the first inning as he injured his elbow, and was forced to leave the game.

Brandon Pierce started and went four strong innings, giving up three earned runs. He tallied three strikeouts.

Jacob Dix came in for the fifth inning in relief. After giving up a first-pitch home run to the first batter he faced, Dix faced only four more batters and came out of the inning with only one earned run and one hit.

Pierce went 3-for-4 with a triple, 6 RBI and three stolen bases. Hudson Pierce also went 3-for-4 with a double, 4 RBI and two stolen bases. Dix went 1-for-2 with three walks, three stolen bases and 2 RBI. Cole Osendorf recorded two stolen bases. Kyle Burwick went 2-for-2 with 2 RBI and two walks. And Daniel Baesler went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

The second game was more competitive, but the Bears fell in extra innings 10-8.

Jarred Mattis started and gave up eight runs, only four of which were earned. He had four hits and gave up five walks. Mattis did his best to deceive the opposing hitters, and ended his day after 5 2/3 innings with 11 strikeouts.

Brett Christopherson came on in relief and pitched the final 2 1/3 innings and had two strikeouts and two earned runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, taking the loss. Mattis got a no decision on the evening.

Hudson Pierce lead the way, going 2-for-5 with 3 RBI. Alex Bartholomew went 1-for-3 with one walk and a stolen base. Osendorf went 0-for-3 but had two walks, two runs, and two stolen bases. Ryan Sime went 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch.

The June 11 game against Makoti was postponed but has yet to be rescheduled.

The Bears’ next game is June 21 when they open at home in Hettinger with a double header against Surrey. The first game starts at 3 p.m. with the second slated to start at 5 p.m.