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Bulldogs beat down second-ranked Caliche


Stephen McKay

Pitcher Bradey Holtz, shown here with a knuckle-ball grip, went primarily to the two-seam fastball in the latter innings.

All nine Peetz hitters reached base safely at least once, Bradey Holtz put in a 152-pitch performance, and the Bulldogs (1-1) were able to turn back the No. 2 ranked Class 1A team in the state 11-9 on the Caliche Buffaloes (0-1) own ground Tuesday afternoon.

Holtz, who went the distance to earn the win, had his pitch count inflated by 13 strikeouts and 8 walks. Additionaly, some defensive miscues in the final innings helped prolong the junior hurler's outing as Caliche plated four runs.

"I feel fine now, it's not the worst I've felt after a game," said Holtz. "I'll probably feel it tomorro...

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