The BHS Varsity Baseball team overcame Mother Nature and a venue change in pulling out a 6-3 victory over the Everman Bulldogs in District 9-5A action Friday night in Everman. The game was originally scheduled to be played at 7:00 PM at Elk Field, but, due to inclement weather, was changed to an 8:00 PM start at Gary Balch Field in Everman; the Elks remained the Home team.
Sophomore Blake Myers got the start on the mound for the Elks, and pitched 5 strong innings to pick up the win. He allowed two earned runs on five hits, and struck out four to earn his first win of the season. Junior Cameron Hauch notched his 4th save of the season by allowing one run on two hits in 2 innings pitched; he struck out four.
A trio of Elks posted multi-hit games to lead the offense. Junior Cody Griever was 2-3 with a double. Senior Kayden Cassidy was 2-3 with a home run, three runs scored, an RBI, and a walk; the home run was his second of the season. Sophomore Coltom McCallum was 2-2 with a double and two runs scored; he also reached base twice via hit-by-pitch. In 10 District 9-5A games, McCallum has 9 extra-base hits and 8 multi-hit games.
The win ups the Elks’ District 9-5A record to 4-6; they are one game behind Granbury for the 4th playoff spot with four games remaining. Next up, Coach Bruce and his squad will take on the rival Centennial High Spartans on Tuesday, April 17th. First pitch is set for 7:00 PM at Centennial High School.