IN BRIEF: Paul Jones made his 6th appearance for the Builders and earned his 5th win of the year, improving to 5-0 on the season. The Builders improved to 12-7 with a dominating 26-0 win over the Owls of Maine-Presque Isle in Game 1 of the doubleheader.
The Builders scored early and often in this game. James Williams reached on an error in the top of the 1st and made his way to third on a past ball and a stolen base. Maxwell Burcham then laced a ball down the left field line and the Builders took a 1-0 lead. Cody Hendrickson would start his 4 for 4 day with a single in the first that would score Maxwell Burcham and the Builders would lead 2-0 at the end of the 1st. Dalton Dye led off the 2nd inning with a walk and the Builders would go on a hit parade. Brian Fritzinger singled, advancing Dye to second base. James Williams would line out to the short stop and Gevin Nixon would reach on an error, scoring Fritzinger. The Builders would go on to add 3 more runs in the inning. The scoring didn't end there as the Builders would explode for 12 runs in the bottom of the 3rd. The Owls pitcher struggled to find the zone and walked in 2 more runs. Cody Hendrickson opened up the flood gates with a 2 run single after Mark Watts scored on an error. At the end of three innings the Builders led the Owls by a score of 18-0. In the 6th Braden Lambert produced two more runs on a double to right center, and the Builders eventually won the game by a score of 26-0.
Paul Jones pitched a complete game for the Builders. Jones was making his 5th start of the season and was looking to improve on his 4-0 record. He did just that and some as he struck out the first 6 batters that he faced. Jones finished the game with 13 total strikeouts and pitched his way to a no-hitter. Jones made history with his performance on the mound in Game 1 and remains unbeaten this season with a 5-0 record.
BEHIND THE BOX SCORE:
- Cody Hendrickson was 5 for 5 with 6 RBIs
- Paul Jones pitched a CG No-Hitter, striking out 13 batters
- Gevin Nixon was 2 for 5 with 4 RBIs
IN BRIEF: Luke Schanback took the mound for the Builders and they picked up right where they left off, defeating the Owls by a final score of 15 to 3. The Builders remained hot at the plate and took advantage of the Owls who were playing their 6th game in 3 days.
Maxwell Burcham opened the scoring in the bottom of the 1st on an RBI single that scored Lou Picolo. The Builders would lead 1-0 after 1 inning, but that 1 run lead was very short lived as the Builders struck for 6 runs in the bottom of the 2nd. Hunter Riss opened things up with a 2 run double that scored Thomas Packert and Jake Day. Later in the inning, Brent Byrum singled to score 2 more Builder runs. The Builders would add three more runs over the course of this game. Luke Schanback took the mound and pitched 5 innings, giving up 2 hits and surrendering no runs on the day. Schanback struck out 6 batters in his 5 innings of work. Taylor Hampton and Luke Wells would pitch the 6th and 7th innings, striking out a combined 4 batters.
After today's games, the Builders are now 13-7 on the season and are riding a 3 game win streak as they head into a three game series with Pine Manor College this weekend.
BEHIND THE BOX SCORE:
- Brent Byrum was 2 for 3 with 4 RBIs
- Hunter Riss was 3 for 3 with 3 RBIs
- Jake Day was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored
UP NEXT: The Builders will host Pine Manor College on Friday 3/22/19 in a game that begins at 5:00 PM at War Memorial Stadium