After having lost to Waldron in a tournament in Dover and again the day following spring break was apparently enough to sufficiently irritate the Bearcats, resulting in an 11-2 pounding of the Bulldogs on Thursday.
In the last meeting it was the Bearcat errors allowing the Bulldogs a big inning on the way to handing Brandon Ulmer his only loss of the season. Thursday Ulmer was involved in multiple plays in which the Bulldogs kicked or threw it around and he scored three times, while striking out 14 to move to 5-1 on the season.
Bearcats 11 Waldron 2
Brandon Ulmer led off the game with a double against Tyler Owens. He stole third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Carson Ray to start the Bearcat scoring.
In the second Mike Hesson was aboard via a base hit and at third thanks to the first of five Bulldog errors. Gabe Fennell grounded to short and the throw came home, but was too late to get Hesson and it was 2-0.
Waldron tied it in the third thanks to a Bearcat error on what looked to be a twin killing erasing a soft single by Seth Hunt but was instead a missed relay throw to second. Lukas Carnley reached on an infield single to load the bases and Payton Brown singled home two but Carnley was out trying to reach third and Ulmer got out of the inning by getting Owens to fly out.
In the fourth Fennell singled and Jacob Herrera followed with a single and moved into scoring position after the throw went home — Fennell was running on the pitch and scored. After Ethan Dobbs drew a walk, Ulmer put down a bunt and likely had the throw beat, but there would be no arugument because the throw ended up not only in right field, but by the Bulldog outfielder and Ulmer followed circled the bases behind Herrera and Dobbs to make it 6-2.
The Bearcats hit into their second double play of the day in the fifth but Fennell would walk and Herrera would single him to third. Fennell scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-2.
Hunt relieved Owens to start the sixth and Ulmer greeted him with his second double. He stole third and scored on a throwing error.
A single by Cam Brasher was followed by a double by Ray sending courtesy runner Ty Goff to third in the sixth. An error allowed Trent Wooldridge to reach and scored Goff. A sacrifice fly by Hesson scored Ray and Jimmy Beshears, running for Woldridge scored on a hit by Fennell. Fennell was at third when the final out was recorded sending the game to the seventh with a nine run lead.
Bearcats 13 Cedarville 0
The Bearcats pounded out 14 hits against Cedarville to complete a season sweep of the Pirates, 13-0.
Carson Ray had four hits and drove in three runs, all in the first inning, to lead the way. Ray hit two doubles in the first inning scoring Brandon Ulmer who had doubled leading off the game, and in a second trip to the play scoring Ulmer and Austin Dobbs to make it 9-0.
The Bearcats recorded six hits in the first inning and Cedarville committed errors to allow three straight hitters to reach before the second out was recorded.
Gabe Fennell and Austin Dobbs, who both had two hits, drove in runs in the second to make it 11-0. Both of Fennell’s hits were doubles.
An inning later, Trent Wooldridge hit his second home run of the year, a two run shot to make it 13-0. Wooldridge, who also had two hits, had driven in a run in the first and finished with a three RBI game.
The Bearcats also got two RBIs from Jacob Herrera and Dobbs.
Michael Hesson also had a two hit day at the plate, which was one more than he allowed the Pirates in a complete game win.
That hit was by Casey Knight leading off the game but a double play ended the inning. The only other Pirate baserunner was Kolby Beals who struck out on a wild pitch but made it to first in the fifth. Beals was one of 11 strike outs on the day by Hesson (3-1).
Bearcats 8 Mansfield 1
The Bearcats reached double digits in wins by pounding the Tigers Tuesday at the Billy Kiersey Complex.
A four run first set the tone for the game. After Brandon Ulmer led off the game with a single against Brock Curry, Cam Brasher drew a walk. Trent Wooldridge doubled both home with one down. Two were down when Jacob Herrerra lifted a fly ball that was misplayed into an error allowing two more runs to score.
Gabe Fennell (3-1) was on cruise control through three innings but walked a couple of batters in the fourth, before getting out of it.
By then the lead had grown to 6-0. Ulmer tripled in the second when the Tiger left fielder couldn’t get to a fly ball and he scored on a wild pitch. In the third it was singles by Blakley Cobb, Fennell and Herrera that accounted for a run.
Ray took over for Fennell and finished the game for a three inning save, the first of the year for a Bearcat.
Lucas Quanga doubled home Bryar Hattabaugh for the Tigers in the top of the sixth but the Bearcats got that run back, and one more, in the bottom of the inning.
Ray tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Michael Hesson and Cobb drove in Wooldridge with a ground out to make it 8-1.
Ray walked his second man of the game in the final inning but induced a double play ball from Leighton Howard to end it.
The Tigers managed three hits against Fennell and Ray, two by Quanga. They combined for seven strike outs.
Wooldridge had a three hit game for the Bearcats and both Ulmer and Herrera had two hits.