By Lauren Brant
The Regulators baseball team hosted Sydney on Tuesday, June 26 and overcame an early deficit to win 12-8.
As the game got underway, the Regulators managed the field, limiting Sydney to two runs in the first two innings. At the plate, they struggled to get runners around the bases. “We played a pretty decent defensive game all around,” wrote Coach Rob Close. “Offensively, we flat out sucked for the first two innings.”
The Regulators were down 0-5, in what appeared to be a continuation of the June 24 match up between the two teams where hits were scarce. However, the Regulators responded in the bottom of the third inning. With the bases loaded, Logan Dexter was up to bat and hit a pop fly into left field, which led to two runs. The Regulators had settled into the game and were able to overcome the 5-run deficit, scoring 8 runs in the bottom of that inning.
Morgan Hurlburt went 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs and scored 2 runs. Brady Bohlender drove in two and scored a run. Matthew Johnson pitched and secured a victory for the team.
Coach Close is focused on game preparation as the team looks ahead to the rest of the season. Still, he was pleased with the team’s ability to turn the game around and make good plays on the ball to secure a win.