After opening the year with an 18-1 win over Hardin County, the Harrisburg High School baseball team lost two over the weekend, falling to Niles Notre Dame 7-0 and a loss to St. Louis University High 15-9, all at the Metro East Kickoff Classic.
In the loss to Niles Notre Dame, Carson Burtis was 2-for-2 at the plate, while Dalton Lambert and Will Holland each had one as the Bulldogs struck out 15 times.
On the bump, Lambert worked 3.2 innings, taking the loss. He struck out six and walked five, while allowing seven runs on three hits. Nolan Bebout came on in relief and worked 2.1 innings. Bebout walked two, struck out one and issued one hit.
In the loss to St. Louis University High, Harrisburg cut its strikeouts in half, finishing with just six in the 15-9 loss.
Jordan Gould, Will Holland and Raj Patel all had two hits, while Holland finished the day with a double and RBI. Gould scored two runs, while Patel had an RBI and a run scored.
Noah Mayer, Dalton Lambert and Cameron Wendler all had one hit. Mayer and Wendler joined Presley Gauch and Kent Cletcher as those to drive in a run.
Harrisburg used four pitchers on the mound as Gould picked up the loss. The senior right hander and SIC signee went the first three and allowed three runs on three hits, while striking out two and walking four.
Carson Burtis, Christian Williams and Isaac Crabb then combined to allow 12 runs on nine hits with no strikeouts and three walks.
Harrisburg 18, Hardin County 1
Harrisburg knocked off Hardin County 18-1 to start the season off in style late last week.
In the home opener, Presley Gauch paced the Bulldog offense at the plate, finishing 3-for-4 with five RBI and two runs scored. Isaac Crabb also had had three hits, driving in four runs, while scoring one run.
Jordan Gould and Will Holland both had a pair of hits as Gould scored three runs. Holland drove in three and scored one run.
Noah Mayer, Kent Cletcher and Cameron Wendler all had one hit. Mayer and Cletcher each scored three runs, while Wendler had three RBI and scored a run.
Carson Burtis went 0-for-2 at the plate with a pair of walks, but scored two runs, while Dalton Lambert scored one run.
On the mound, Christian Williams worked three innings to pick up the win. The junior allowed one run on one hit, while striking out one and walking one.