Kolarik’s complete game guides Bulldogs to 6-3 win over Munster
A USA-365.com Special Report by Frank Sprankle
|Crown Point Bulldogs' junior right-handed starting pitcher Gene Kolarik (27) warms-up in the bullpen before the Bulldogs took on the Munster Mustangs at Crown Point High School on Friday, May 17, 2019. Kolarik would strike out an even dozen Mustangs in the 6-3 win for the Bulldogs. (Photo by Frank Sprankle)|
|Team (Record) / Inning||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|MUNSTER (15-5, 8-2 NWC)||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||3||4||1|
|CROWN POINT (23-3, 12-2 DAC)||2||3||0||0||1||0||-||6||8||1|
May 17, 2019 - Mostly Cloudy, 51-degrees, 5:15 p.m. start in CROWN POINT, IN
WP - Gene Kolarik 7 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 12 K, 1 BB
LP - Brady Ginaven: 4 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 K, 5 BB
Munster Mustangs (15-5, 8-2 in NWC)
Garrett Manous (CF) 1-2, double, hit by pitch
Nick Fies (3B) 1-3, single, stolen base, SAC Fly, run
Costa Sirounis (1B) 0-4
Will Melby (C) 2-3, single, double, 2 runs, RBI
Ronnie Nowak (DH) 0-1, reached on error, hit by pitch
Matt Tripenfeldas (RF) 0-2, hit by pitch
Cade Howard (SS) 0-3
Nick Hamilton (LF) 0-2, walk
Derrrick Wiening (2B) 0-3
Crown Point (23-3, 12-2 in DAC)
Jacob Bosse (RF) 0-0, 2 walks, reached on error, SAC Fly, 2 runs
Josh Lindeman (1B) 2-4, single, double, 2 runs, RBI
Christian Mojica (3B) 1-3, single, walk, RBI
Gene Kolarik (P) 0-2, 2 walks, RBI
Alex Rich (CF) 1-3, single, SAC Fly, RBI
Jonathon Sabotnik (DH) 1-3, single
Drew Horton (2B) 0-2, hit by pitch, run
Anthony Pellicane (LF ) 1-2, single, run
Josh Suslowicz (LF), 1-1 double
Zach Stubitsch (SS) 1-3, single, RBI
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For Gene Kolarik, it did not start off the way he liked against the Northwest
Crossroads Conference's Munster Mustangs. The Crown Point Bulldogs’ junior
right-handed starting pitcher gave-up two runs in the top half of the first
inning, including one on a wild pitch. He gave-up two hits and hit two batters.
In the end, it turned into Kolarik’s night as he pitched a complete game 6-3 victory at Crown Point High School for the Duneland Athletic Conference’s Bulldogs.
In the bottom half of the first inning, the Bulldogs managed to pull even, with an RBI double by junior Christian Mojica and a sacrifice fly senior Alex Rich that brought in a run.
Crown Point would then add a three-spot an inning later as senior Josh Lindeman singled-in a run and Kolarik drew an RBI bases-loaded walk.
Lindeman would come in and score from third base on an unassisted groundout to first base by Alex Rich.
Over the first two innings, junior Jacob Bosse would score two runs after reaching base, first on an error and then a walk.
On the mound Kolarik evntually settled down, retiring at one point seven straight Munster hitters from the second to the fourth inning. In that span, he recorded four strike outs.
The Bulldogs would add an insurance run in the bottom half of the fifth, when junior Zach Stubitsch’s bunt single brought in junior Drew Horton from third base.
Munster picked-up a run in the top half of the sixth, when junior Ronan Meyer reached second on a two-base error, scoring junior Will Melby, who led off the inning with a double to right field.
Melby also had an RBI single in the first inning that scored senior Nick Fies from second base. In turn, Melby would score on the Kolarik wild pitch in the first.
For the Bulldogs, everyone was a hitter who came to the plate, reaching base safely at least once.
POINT Bulldogs (27-4)
21-8 (2018) 19-9 (2017) 19-9 (2016), 25-6 (2015)
Coach Steve Strayer (23rd year)
All games at 4:30 unless otherwise indicated, DAC games in CAPS
3-26 (W) 4-1 at Hanover Central (6-1)
3-28 (W) 18-2 (5 inn.) Bishop Noll (3-4)
3-30 (Rain) 2A No. 3 Boone Grove (4-1)
4-2 (W) 11-4 CHESTERTON
4-3 (W) 8-5 at CHESTERTON
4-5 (W) 11-5 at Jefferson (5-7)
4-6 (W) 9-2 at McCutcheon (4-4)
4-6 (W) 14-4 (6 inn.) at Harrison (4-4)
4-9 (W) 11-3 LAKE CENTRAL (16-5)
4-10 (L) 5-6 (6 inn.) at 4A LAKE CENTRAL (16-5)
4-13 (W) 1-0 (8 inn.) Penn (6-2)
4-13 (W) 12-6 Concord (2-4)
4-16 (W) 4-1 MICHIGAN CITY
4-17 (W) 10-0 (5 inn.) at MICHIGAN CITY
4-23 (W) 11-0 (5 inn.) LaPORTE
4-24 (W) 6-0 at LaPORTE
4-25 (W) 10-0 Kankakee Valley
5-4 (W) 3-1 VALPARAISO (13-5)
5-4 (L) 0-1 Andrean (17-1)
5-6 (W) 7-5 at VALPARAISO (13-5)
5-7 (W) 10-2 MERRILLVILLE (10-10)
5-8 (W) 7-5 (8 inn.) at MERRILLVILLE (10-11)
5-10 (W) 7-1 at Hobart (11-10)
5-14 (W) 11-3 at PORTAGE (12-9-1)
5-15 (L) 1-3 PORTAGE (12-9-1)
5-16 (W) 6-3 Munster (15-5)
5-18 (W) 20-6 Plymouth (at McCutcheon)
5-18 (L) 6-7 at McCutcheon
5-20 (Mon) Illiana Christian (cancelled)
Class 4A Sectional 2 (at Crown Point)
5-22 (W) 2-1 (10-inn.) Chesterton (quarterfinal)
5-24 (W) 5-2 Valparaiso (semifinal)
5-27 (Mon) Portage – 11 a.m. (championship)
Class 4A Regional (at LaPorte)
6-1 (Sat) 10 a.m. semifinals
6-1 (Sat) 7 p.m. championship
Class 4A Semi-State (at Kokomo or Plymouth)
6-8 (Sat) 10 a.m. semifinals
6-8 (Sat) 7 p.m. championship
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