The Louisiana Bulldogs came up short in both of their matchups last week against Bowling Green and Silex, falling to 0-3 (0-0 conference) on the season.
Silex 16 – Louisiana 6
The Bulldogs started off strong against the Owls on Tuesday, March 21, taking a 5-1 lead after the first inning.
“Our first inning against Silex was great offensively,” Head Coach Ryan Griffin said.
“We got a few hits, took some walks and put the ball in play. If you can do those three things consistently, you can win high school baseball games.”
Silex answered with six runs in the bottom of the second and nine more runs in the following innings for the win.
Freshman Cameron Henderson went one for three with two runs batted in.
Senior Gabe Henderson went one for three with one run and one run batted in.
Junior Zach Ellsworth went one for two with one run batted in and one run scored.
Freshman Remington Feldewerth went two for three with one run scored.
He also took the loss on the mound, allowing six runs (three earned) on five hits and four walks while striking out one in two innings of work.
Bowling Green 11 – Louisiana 0
The Bulldogs took a step back against Bowling Green, getting no-hit by the Bobcats on Thursday, March 23.
Louisiana had trouble making contact against Bowling Green pitching, striking out 11 times in the contest.
The only baserunner for the Bulldogs was a walk by Henderson.
Hunter Feldewerth took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits and four walks while striking out one.
Louisiana made nine errors on defense in the contest.
With a young team, growing pains are inevitable.
“I have told them that they need to trust the system and implement what they are being taught by the coaches. The strategy and terminology we use has been in place for 10 years now,” Griffin said.
“We have some young players that have a ton of potential. If they continue to work hard and put that potential to use, the team can have quite a bit of success.”