Bethel Wildcats Endure Tough Losses In First Week Of Play


March 14, 2019

Countywide & Sun/Suzie Campbell

Cameron Egger conects on a line drive to center field.

After opening up the baseball season with a win against Holdenville 6-5, Bethel dropped three in a row, including their most recent drudging to Plainview 19-4 Saturday, March 9.

Things were looking up for Bethel after the first inning as they found themselves up 4-2. That was all Bethel wrote as Plainview put up three runs in the top of the second, five in the top of the third, and an eye-popping nine runs in the top of the fourth. All this as Bethel saw zero runs, thus ending the game 21-7 after five innings.

Bethel, after putting their fans through that, treated them to a 10-4 beating of Stroud Saturday in the second game of the day. After Bethel put up two runs each the first and second inning, Stroud matched Bethel with a four-run third inning. Bethel then scored in each of their last three at-bats while holding Stroud to zero runs. Bethel's last at-bat was not needed as they clinched the game in top of the seventh 10-4. Terrell Dodson put up three hits and five RBIs to aid Bethel.

After a day off, Bethel hosted a doubleheader against Heritage Hall. The first game saw Bethel's only run come in the top of the first inning as Heritage Hall put up four runs in the bottom of the fourth to go up 9-1. The game was called after 4.5 innings as Bethel was unable to score in their next at-bat. Seth Jackson was batted in by Dodson for Bethel's lone run.

In the second game, Bethel played as the home team as they opened up the game with a 2-0 lead before Heritage Hall scored three runs in the third to Bethel's one, knotting up the game 3-3. Bethel stalled at three while Heritage Hall brought in two runs in the top of the fifth and six at the top of the sixth. With Bethel unable to score at the bottom of the sixth, the game was called before the seventh could be played, giving Heritage Hall the 11-3 win.

Bethel only saw seven hits in their doubleheader to Heritage Hall's 17. Bethel will take to Holdenville today (Thursday) in their rematch from the season-opener. Bethel won that contest off a walk-off single by Brendan Carlisle 6-5. Bethel will play Mount St. Mary and Alva in a doubleheader Friday.

Countywide & Sun/Suzie Campbell

Seth Jackson slips past the tag in action last Saturday


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