Beaver Baseball Splits With Redlands
Twenty-one hits resulting in 17 runs wasn’t enough for the Beavers to sweep a midweek series with Redlands Community College. The Beavers split the series losing the first game 10-8 and winning the next 9-7.
Both teams had a great opportunity to play on a very nice facility in Alva, Okla., home of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rangers. It was also a good opportunity for a talented group of sophomores to get recruited by the four year institution.
As the home team, the Beavers put up three runs in the bottom of the first and held the lead until the fifth inning. Trey Trahan led the offense going 4-4 including a home run, and scored three times. Gaige Webster, Scott Alvarez, Justin Crouch, and BJ Dean also had multiple hits in the first game.
The Beavers sent six pitchers to the mound in game one, but Logan Bertholf took the loss by allowing three runs in the fifth inning. Tyler Huffstickler struck out four in two innings and allowed two runs. Brandon Horne struck out two and allowed two runs in two innings.
Webster led off game two with a home run to right center field and sparked the offense to score seven runs in the first inning. The lineup never lost the lead after that. Webster was 2-4 with two runs scored. Alex Orth had a double and two RBIs. Alvarez and Crouch also doubled in the game.
Brad Honeycutt collected the win, his first of the year, for the Beavers. Honeycutt threw two shutout innings with some great defense behind him turning a double play in each inning. Evan Payne took over in the sixth to set up Cameron Clements in the seventh. Payne gets his second hold of the year, and Clements is now 2-2 in save opportunities. Clements struck out the side.
The Beavers play next in their home opener on Wed., Feb. 26 against Bethany College starting at 2 p.m.