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Bulldogs Baseball Splits With Sedgwick County

The Bulldog Baseball team traveled to Julesberg on Tuesday, April 25, to play two against the Sedgwick County Cougars.

Freshman Rhyder Bayne took the mound for the Bulldogs after the Peetz squad took a 1-to-0 lead at the end of their half of the first inning. Bayne was able to keep the Cougars off the board, and in the top on the second inning, Peetz plated three more runs to give them a comfortable 4-to-0 lead. After the Bulldogs tacked on a run in the third and fourth innings, Sedgwick County finally broke through with a run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Trailing 6-to-1, the Cougars mounted a rally in the bottom of the fifth inning, and crept to within 6-to-4 at the end of the frame. But Peetz responded with two runs of their own in the sixth, then Chance Segelke in relief for Bayne was finally able to put the Cougars away after they scored three runs to get within one before being retired. Peetz took away the 8-to-7 win to start the day. Bayne went 4-for-4 at the plate with three doubles and two RBI. Junior Joe Fehringer and freshman Patrick Moreno each had two hits, and junior Noah Naegele had two RBI on a double. Bayne struck out 7 over five innings of work.

In the second game, Sedgwick County starter Tate Renquist was dominant on the mound, only allowing two hits and two walks while striking out for and pitching a complete game shutout. Both junior Peetz pitchers Nicoli Serkiz and Chance Segelke were ineffective on the mound, and the Cougars broke the game open in the second inning with a seven-run bottom of the frame. The Peetz boys couldn't get the bat on Renquist's pitches, and went down by a final score of 15-to-0 after four innings.

Bayne and Naegele had the only hits for the Bulldogs, both singles.

Peetz was scheduled to start the Northern League District tournament on May 2.


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