Bulldogs drop heartbreaker to Deuel/Deubrook
By LARRY LEEDS, Sports Editor
The season for the Madison Bulldogs club baseball team came to a crushing halt on Thursday at Baughman-Belatti Park. Deuel/Deubrook edged past the Bulldogs 3-2 in the region championship.|
Deuel/Deubrook scored two runs in the opening inning and tacked on one more in the third inning to build a 3-0 lead.
During the first three innings, Madison had seven runners left on base, including once with bases loaded in the third frame.
The Bulldogs scored once in the fifth inning. With two outs, Jordan Unterbrunner reached first on an error and later scored on a passed ball to put the Bulldogs on the board, trailing 3-1.
Madison scored once in the sixth frame. Tyler Currey drew a walk to open the inning and scored when Jacob Giles reached on a error; on the play, Giles hustled around to third base. A fly-out and a strike-out left Giles stranded on third.
"We had chances to score in every inning," said Madison Coach Kevin Leighton. However, the Bulldogs were unable to get a timely hit. Madison left 11 men on base for the game.
After holding Deuel/Deubrook scoreless in the sixth frame, the Bulldogs had one last chance.
Tyler Wiebe reached first on a error to start the seventh frame. Wiebe was lifted for a pinch runner and on an attempted steal, he was thrown out at second. The next two batters popped out to the third baseman to end the game and the season for the Bulldogs.
Madison had just one hit in the contest -- a single by Wiebe.
Jacob Leighton and Giles were on the mound for the Bulldogs. Leighton worked the first five innings and suffered the loss. Giles pitched the sixth inning.
Madison finished the 2013 season with an 8-1 record.
"I am very proud of the way the kids played today and all season long," Leighton said.