Badger baseball improves to 7-2 in early season
April 17, 2017
By Coach Tom Turpin
The Badger Baseball team improved it’s early
season record to 7-2 last week over doubleheader
sweeps of Chewelah and Riverside.
Bonners Ferry – 5 Chewelah – 0
Senior Jesse Dunham pitched a complete game,
throwing 98 pitches, striking out nine and not
walking a batter in the 5-0 game over Chewelah.
Dunham’s record improves to 2-0 in the season.
The Badgers scored all their runs in the top of
the 5th inning started off by Kaleb Stockton’s
one out single to right. After a hit batter and
a fielders choice to load the bases, Brady
Bateman hit an RBI followed by a two run double
from Chris Sabin. His brother, Nick, then hit a
two run double to finish the scoring.
Brady Bateman, Chris Sabin and Nick Sabin all
had two hits in the game for the Badgers.
Bonners Ferry – 15 Chewelah – 14 (8 innings)
The Badgers had to claw their way to a 15-14
extra inning affair to sweep Chewelah in the
second game. Senior pitcher Kevin Gray got the
win for the Badgers.
Bonners Ferry scored six runs in the first
inning and two more in the 2nd inning to take an
early 8-0 lead, but gave it away in the bottom
of the third when Chewelah took a 9-8 lead.
Chewelah scored a lone run in the 5th inning,
but the Badgers scored four runs in the top of
the 6th inning to regain the lead 12-10.
Chewelah then scored two runs in the bottom of
the 7th inning to push the game into extra
innings, where the Badgers added three more runs
to secure the win.
Chris Sabin led all hitters going 3 for 5 at the
plate, including a double.
Riverside – 0 Bonners Ferry – 10 (5 innings)
The Badgers scored two runs in the first and
second inning and then busted out six more runs
in the 5th inning take win a 10-0 win over the
visiting Riverside Rams. Junior Chris Sabin
pitched a complete game, striking out six and
The Badgers were led at the plate by Junior
Shayne Walker going two for two with a double.
Brady Bateman, Nick Sabin, Jesse Dunham and
Kaleb Stockton all got hits for the Badgers.
Riverside – 0 Bonners Ferry – 4
Bonners Ferry scrapped together two runs in the
3rd inning, a solo run in the 4th and a security
run in the 5th inning to hold off Riverside and
complete the two game sweep of the Rams.
Junior Mason Eby pitched effectively giving up
only three hits to the Rams while striking out
seven and walking only three batters.
The Badgers started the scoring when Mason Eby
reached on an error as well as Brady Bateman and
later scored on a two run double from Nick
Sabin. Bonners Ferry added a run in the 4th
inning after Kevin Gray walked and later scored
on a single from Eby.
In the 5th inning, Nick Sabin hit his second
double of the game and later scored to make the
final score 4-0 Badgers.
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