3-29 Baseball v Okanogan
Evan Reister helped lead the Chelan Goats to a 2-1 victory over the Okanogan Bulldogs with a 2-3 performance at the plate, a stolen base and one of the two runs scored for Chelan.
Goats defeat Okanogan on baseball diamond 2-1
By Richard Uhlhorn (information supplied by Coach Jim Burbery)
In the first two innings I was able to cover this game, Chelan looked a lot more like a seasoned baseball team. Patience at the plate and good defensive play gave Chelan a tough 2-1 win over the Okanogan Bulldogs in Chelan.
Chelan freshman Jerrod Anderson started the game on the mound and pitched four good innings, striking out six with no walks. He gave up one hit-by-pitch and one hit during the four innings.
Chelan's Jerrod Anderson
Jake Burbery relieved Jerrod and pitched a solid fifth inning for the Goats facing only three batters to retire the side. Aaron Schramm came in to close out the game and pickup his first save of the year. He had two good innings, giving up no hits and only one walk while striking out four batters. “That makes a one hitter in combination for the three pitchers from Chelan,” wrote Burbery.
“Chelan had a pretty good night. Defensively we had only four errors and three of them were in the seventh inning which made us coaches very nervous,” said Burbery.
“Offensively we had just four hits, but we were able to put the ball in play when we needed too.”
Chelan's Robin Weathersby has taken over center field for the Goats. Having never played varsity baseball, his speed and athleticism will help the team in the outfield.
Evan Reister went 2 for 3 with a stolen base and one run scored. Gabe Quigley was 1-3 with one RBI, Aaron Schramm 1-3, Jake Burbery had a great sacrifice bunt that scored the second RBI.
“Over all the Goats played a good game and we are very pleased with the out come of this game and look forward to this just being the beginning of a great year,” stated Burbery.
The Goats travel to Tonasket on Saturday, April 2, for a double header.