The BNL JV baseball team lost a tough game to the Hoosick Falls Panthers on Wednesday night, falling 13-6.
BNL jumped out to a 1-0 lead after their first at bats, but Hoosick Falls responded with six runs of their own in the bottom of the first. However, despite some mid game offensive struggles, BNL made a game of it in the fifth and sixth innings behind strong shut-down pitching by relief pitcher Myren Losaw and some explosive offense by BNL hitters, at one point managing to cut the deficit to 10-6 going into the bottom of the 6th inning. Unfortunately, the Panthers answered with three runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth to knocked BNL on their back foot and put the game ultimately out of reach.
Jack Mace led BNL on offense with a single and triple along with a RBI. Jordan Harmon also had two hits, including a triple, and scored two runs. Also contributing to BNLs offense was Kaleb Carabis, Myren Losaw, and Hayden Chittenden each with stolen bases and runs scored. Jack Mace also started on the mound, pitching three innings and striking out seven Hoosick Falls batters. Myren Losaw came on in relief, pitching an additional three innings, striking out five Panthers’ batters of his own.
Despite the loss, BNL showed a lot of fight in the game’s back half. They were able to cut into the Panthers’ lead and make the game interesting. It’s no doubt been a tough season, but games like this show that BNL can compete when they make efforts to be resilient, allow themselves to accept responsibility for, but recover from mistakes, and avoid the hyper-negative mindset that has plagued them much of the season.
Unfortunately, BNLs second game against Waterford-Halfmoon will not be rescheduled, so BNL closes out their season on Thursday with a double header at Spa Catholic. -Coach Moseley and Coach Turetsky
Game photos: Coach Moseley