5-run 1st Inning leads Bulldogs to
7-3 baseball win over Merrillville

A USA-365.com Special Report by Frank Sprankle


Right behind the Crown Point Bulldogs' home dugout on the third base side is a memorial to Alec Thomas Matalin. A Crown Point baseball player, Matalin passed away on July 15, 2017, three days after his 17th birthday. Inscribed on the memorial is 1 Timothy 4:12. Also, a moment of silence is held before every home Bulldogs baseball game this season, in honor of Matalin. (Photo by Frank Sprankle)
Team (Record) / Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
MERRILLVILLE (2-14, 0-10 DAC) 1 0 0 2 0 0 - 3 5 3
CROWN POINT (11-6, 6-4 DAC) 5 2 0 0 0 - - 7 9 0

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - Sunny, 80-degrees, 4:40 p.m. start in CROWN POINT, IN

WP - Marek Bauner: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 10 K, 2 BB
LP - Israel Woods: 5 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 2 K, 2 BB

Merrillville Pirates (2-14-1, 0-10 in DAC)
Israel Woods (P) 1-3, triple, run
Sven Strom (2B) 1-2, single, SAC Fly, run, RBI
Brandon Lucero (C) 1-2, double, hit by pitch, run
Jacob McDonald (3B) 0-2, walk
Max Govert (1B) 0-3
Juan Maldonado (DH) 1-3, single, RBI
Armon Peloza (LF) 1-3
Austin Pupek (SS) 0-1, walk, RBI
Maurice Weaver (CF) 0-2

Crown Point Bulldogs (15-6, 8-4 in DAC)
Jake DeFries (SS) 1-3, triple, walk, run
Scot Ferkull (LF) 1-3, sinlge, walk, run, RBI
Jonathan Sabotnik (RF) 2-3, single, triple, run
Ben Fridrich (1B) 1-3, single, run, RBI
Alex Rich (CF) 1-3, double, run
Christian Mojica (3B) 2-3, single, double, run, 2 RBI
Josh Lindeman (2B) 0-1, hit by pitch, reached on error, stolen base, run
Gene Kolarik (DH) 1-3, single, 2 RBIs
Marek Bauner (P) 0-1, walk, hit by pitch

CROWN POINT (05-09-2018 ) After giving-up a run in the top of the first inning, the Crown Point Bulldogs responded, in a huge way.

They sent 11 to the plate in the bottom of the first, scoring five runs on their way to a 7-3 win over the Merrillville Pirates.

Victory came early to the Bulldogs because of rain in the top of the sixth. With the Pirates hitting, a torrential downpour forced the calling of the game, becoming official due to play beyond the fifth inning.

After scoring twice in the bottom of the second, the Bulldogs gave-up two runs to the Pirates in the top of the fourth.

In four of the five innings the Bulldogs came-up, they got the lead-off hitter on base and everyone in the line-up reached safely at least once.

This marked the second time the Bulldogs defeated the Pirates in two days, both in shortened contests.

Crown Point won 10-0 at Merrillville, called after five innings due to the mercy rule.

Our next Internet radio baseball broadcast on USA-365.com will be Friday, May 11 when the Bulldogs host the Hobart Brickies. The pregame show starts at 6:45 p.m. CDT with first pitch scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CDT.

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