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Bethel Wins 3 Of Last 4 Games


March 21, 2019

Things may be turning around for Coach Dearing and his Wildcat squad. After starting off 2-5, Bethel has now won three of their last four games. Friday, March 15, began the winning streak for the Wildcats as they faced Alva.

Bats were swinging on Friday as Bethel had 12 hits to Alva's 15 hits. Bethel held a 4-0 lead after two innings. Alva came back with five unanswered runs to take a 5-4 lead in the middle of the fifth. Bethel did not allow Alva to hold the lead long as they brought in five runs in the bottom of the fifth. Two more runs at the bottom of the sixth and keeping the lead through Alva's at-bat in the seventh gave Bethel the win, 11-5.

Seniors Cameron Egger and Terrell Dodson came up huge for the Wildcats as they each had three hits on four at-bats, including two homers for Dodson. Dodson led the way with five of Bethel's nine RBIs as he earned himself two runs. Egger got himself three runs. Bethel did have a second game March 15 against Mount St. Mary. Mount St. Mary had its own five-run fifth inning to help Mount St. Mary to a 10-4 win.

After that break in the winning streak, Bethel began its Spring Break College Tour. The week started out Monday, March 18, with a doubleheader against Seminole at Seminole State College. Bethel posted shutouts in both contests as Bethel won by a combined score of 15-0.

Dodson led the way as he had seven RBIs between both games, two in the first, five in second. Dodson had two hits – a double and a triple – and two runs in the first game. Senior Pitcher Jake Williams in the first game only gave up one hit in just over two innings pitched.

The reason for their recent success, says Coach Dearing, has been the play from their seniors. "Our seniors have really stepped up," said Dearing. "We just keep preaching consistency to our guys. I tell them that every inning is a game. If we win seven little games, we will find ourselves on the winning side."

Bethel's next action comes today (Thursday) against Bridge Creek and Little Axe. The games will be played at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond as the Wildcats continue their Spring Break College Tour.

Bethel, 5-6 with the help of its seniors, will look to continue winning in order to get above .500. "We just need to keep our confidence level high," explained Dearing. "We are swinging the bats at a high level right now. Getting off to a great start will be key in Thursday's games."


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