Bulls earn home win over Longsox
JACKSON - The Bulls closed out the June portion of their schedule Thursday with a 3-2 non-league win over the Lamberton Longsox at Wacker Field. Jackson now has a 14-6 record overall and is 12-5 in the First Nite League.
“It was a non-league game and we were missing a lot of guys and they were missing guys too, but what that does is give guys who don’t get to play a lot a chance to get more reps,” said Jackson Manager Scott Bahr. “We play a lot of guys in a typical game and they get their one at-bat or help us defensively but tonight everybody got four trips to the plate and play a full game.
“That’s what amateur baseball is about. Some of these guys show up every game and everybody is a good teammate and does their job but they don’t get those repetitions.”
And jt helped the Bulls’ cause to send left-hander Gavin Jacobsen to the mound.
Jacobsen, who played his freshman season at Bethany Lutheran College this spring, went seven and two-third innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits, walked two and struck out 16. He also had an RBI ground out at the plate.
“We knew we had a chance putting Gavin on the mound and Gavin was way good,” Bahr commented. “He threw around the plate. He threw a little over 100 pitches and kept us in the game.”
Two of Jacobsen’s Bethany teammates, Eli Fest and Will Carlson, play for the Longsox.
Following Jacobsen to the mound were Pat Boggess and Sean Minder. Minder recorded a save, striking out two.
The Bulls had four hits, one apiece by Alex Bretzman, Ryan Rasche, Chris Gumto and Gabe Wolff.
“We’re not hitting the ball very well right now. We have to be able to drive a few balls and put some balls in the gap. But, maybe a little break like we’re going to have here will get back after it.”
Jackson returns to action at Fairmont Wednesday.