Braves Bash Archers
COMING IN, GOING OUT â€” Waist high, down the middle is not a good place to throw a pitch to Bellmontâ€™s Brandon Voglewede and the BHS slugger is shown above preparing to slam the Wilson A1010 baseball far over the outfield fence for a two-run homer during action Thursday evening at the Bellmont diamond. Voglewede scored three of the 14 Bellmont runs in the game enroute to a 14-7 win over Fort Wayne South Side. See story on page 2B. (Photo by J Swygart)
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.
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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.
Bellmont had a streak of 13 straight innings of scoring at least one run when they didn't score in the bottom of the sixth. They had the bases loaded when the third out was recorded. The Braves built a 7-2 lead with five in the second but control problems from starter Nick Fuelling allowed South Side to score four in the third. Two of the runs were forced in on bases-loaded walks while another was forced in by a hit batter.
Landon Baker came on in relief for Bellmont in the third to put out the SS fire. He allowed just two hits but more impressively struck out nine in his four and two-thirds innings of work for the win. Kiessling took the loss for the Archers giving up 10 hits and 12 runs in the three frames he worked.
Five different Bellmont players had at least two hits in the game led by Matt Stidam's three this. Busse, Gunnar Cale, Landon Baker, and Brooks Faurote all hit safely twice in the contest. The win kept Bellmont's record at 5-0.
Bellmont's next game is Monday at home at 5.