"We are hitting the cover off the ball," underestimated Bellmont baseball coach Ben Fawbush after his Braves delivered a 19-4 spanking to the Concordia Cadets Monday night at the Bellmont diamond in non-conference play.
Fawbush attributed a batting practice session recently in which "they got about 500 cuts each and it showed. The last four games we have had 13, 14, 15, and 18 hits respectively. These guys know what they are capable of and they are proving it."
OSSIAN — A two-run double off the wall in left field by Sammie Baker broke an Adams Central scoring drought and helped propel the Jets to an 8-1 victory over Norwell Monday night at the Knights' field.
So dominant was the Bellmont golf program Saturday morning was evidenced by the fact their second team beat four of the seven teams entered in the annual Bellmont Invitational at the Cross Creek Golf Course.
The number one Bellmont team was never threatened in the meet as they took just 329 strokes to win the 18-hole event. Second place Jay County was in another zip code with 390 strokes while the Bellmont Blue squad fired a respectable 393.
Bellmont baseball coach Ben Fawbush announced his team’s statistics today, noting the .394 team batting average through the first five games. Bellmont is 5-0 overall.
Landon Baker has three of the six BHS home runs, and leads the team with 12 runs scored and 13 RBI. He is also 3-0 as a pitcher with a 2.17 ERA, striking out 16 and walking a pair in 9 and two-thirds innings of work.
The hot-hitting Bellmont Braves continued to see pitches they like served up at home plate as they counted five extra base hit, including two homers, among the 15 hits they racked up in a 14-7 triumph over South Side Thursday.
Brandon Voglewede gave the Bellmonters a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first with a two-run homer. Landon Baker also connected for a round-tripper for the Braves as did Joyner of South Side. The Archers' Florek tripled while getting doubles for the Braves were Will Busse, Joe Baker, and Brian Fullenkamp.
VAN WERT — One school record that lasted all of two days fell by the wayside while another one was tied in Thursday night's triangular girls track meet between Bellmont, Van Wert and Celina.
The Squaws finished second in the meet with 46.5 points while Celina easily won with 92.5. The host team was third at 36.
FORT WAYNE—Bellmont assaulted Bishop Luers pitching for 14 hits including a pair of home runs Wednesday night and fashioned a 13-2 victory over the Knights at the Indiana Tech field in varsity baseball.
Matt Stidam and D. J. Wilder cleared the fence with home runs
for the Braves while Landon Baker kept his hot hitting going with a three-for-four performance including a double and five RBIs after getting three hits and six RBIs on Tuesday. Will Busse and Gunnar Cale both tripled while Brian Hakes cashed in a two-bagger.
BERNE—South Adams head wrestling coach Eric Myers has been selected as the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association (IHSWCA) Regional Coach of the Year it was recently announced.
This is an award voted on by other wrestling coaches from across the area. Myers will receive a plaque at the IHSWCA state spring clinic on April 22 at Wabash College in Crawfordsville.
NEW HAVEN—Bellmont was a team that earned seven first place finishes (more than any other school), posted 24 season best efforts, and shattered an individual school record that had stood for 10 years...but still finished third in a Northeast Hoosier Conference triangular girls track meet at New Haven Tuesday night.
Bellmont won four sets by 6-0 scores and two more by 6-1 counts enroute to handing Wayne a 5-0 defeat in varsity tennis at the BHS courts Monday night.
The win was the second straight of the year for Bellmont while the match was the first of the season for Wayne.