Despite allowing four runs in the fifth inning, Ionia Bulldogs JV defeated Eaton Rapids 10-6 on Tuesday. The offensive firepower by Eaton Rapids was led by Morgan, Alverez, and Weston, all driving in runs in the frame.
The base paths were crowded in this high-scoring game. Ionia Bulldogs JV collected seven hits and Eaton Rapids had nine.
Ionia Bulldogs JV fired up the offense in the first inning, when Collin Palmer grounded out, scoring one run.
Ionia Bulldogs JV scored three runs in the fifth inning. Ionia Bulldogs JV’s big inning was driven by a walk by Evan Erickson and an error on a ball put in play by Palmer.
AJ Castillo toed the rubber for Ionia Bulldogs JV. He went two and two-thirds innings, allowing zero runs on three hits and striking out two.
Jewitt was on the pitcher’s mound for Eaton Rapids. He lasted three and a third innings, allowing three hits and six runs while striking out five. Alverez threw one and two-thirds innings in relief.
Ionia Bulldogs JV had seven hits in the game. Castillo and Tanner Gregory all managed multiple hits for Ionia Bulldogs JV. Gregory and Castillo each collected two hits to lead Ionia Bulldogs JV.
Ionia lost the first game 5-1 from one hit to deep left center scoring 3 runs.