DCC Baseball loses two in final home games

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The regular season for the DCC Bucs baseball team has come to a close. It was a rough ending to the season with 4 losses to Miles City to close it out. The team came out with a bit of competitiveness this weekend in the two games in Miles City. Tyler Clapp pitched a solid game 1. The Miles City hitters were just too much offense for the Bucs to handle. Andres Artola and Kevinn Castillo combined for 5 of the 9 hits the Bucs earned against MCC in game 1. Game 1 closed with a score of 6-2.

Game two was dominated by MCC pitching as the Bucs only could scratch out 4 hits. The Bucs were sent home with a 13-4 loss. Coach Phil McClure stated, “Miles is the best team in the conference. We will have to find a way to get back on track before the home set on Saturday.”

Saturday began with a rainy morning delaying the game an hour. The DCC sophomores were challenged before the game to step up and fight for one last time on their home field. The Bucs put the game on Austin Robertson’s shoulders as he pitched 7 full innings, striking out 8 and walking

1. Dawson had the winning run at second with two outs in the bottom of the 7th and got a single to right, but in a close call at home plate, the runner was called out to end the 7th and send it to extra innings with the score tied 3-3. Zane Jerman came in to pitch in the extra inning and struggled to keep the bats away from the ball. Miles combined to put up 4 runs in the 8th. Dawson came back to score two in the bottom of the inning and were threatening to score more, but a good play in left field sealed the deal for a 7-5 MCC win. “The sophomores deserved to win this game,” said DCC Coach McClure.

Game 4 was not good for the Bucs. DCC only combined for 4 hits, losing 8-0. Wyatt Sorensen struggled on the mound. Miles was very strong on the offensive front helping lead the way for their conference sweep. Coach McClure summarized, “We have to get back to the drawing board and look for a way to show up competitive in the conference tournament this upcoming weekend.”