Number 10, Jesus Trejo, hits a pop-up in Thursday’s game against Wiggins, making it to first. Trejo had a strong week, posting eight RBIs and two home runs in the Dragons’ four games. —Johnson Publications

HHS wins 12th game of the season

Whenever you have a shutout, it’s an entire team effort, coach Sam Distefano said, and the entire Holyoke baseball team contributed to a 12-0 win against Wiggins Thursday, April 13.

Likewise, as a team, the Dragons got into some early trouble in the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader, allowing Wiggins to score 6 in the first inning. However, Distefano noted that they responded to that inning and settled in, returning to play that looked more like Holyoke baseball. They managed another win, 11-8.  

After the two wins Thursday, Holyoke boasted a 12-1 record.

Having had a doubleheader in Caliche just two days prior to the Wiggins games, following pitch count rules required special consideration. Although it’s not ideal to have four games so close together, Distefano said they did their best to position themselves so that pitching would not be a problem. All the pitchers did an awesome job executing, knowing they were in a tight position, he said.

Holyoke 12, Wiggins 0
Dragon defense held Wiggins scoreless in the first game of the day. Gunnar Kroeger pitched the entire five innings and allowed only one single and one base on balls. He struck out 10 of the 16 batters he faced.

Offensively, HHS scored two in the first inning. In the second, Brenden Kage hit a powerful home run, and the team scored a total of eight runs, bringing the score to 10-0 after two innings.

Holyoke scored another two runs in the fourth, and the game was finished after four and a half innings, due to the mercy rule, with a final score of 12-0.

Tristan Sullivan hit one double and two singles, and Xander Speicher and Gunnar Kroeger each hit a single and a double for the home team. Seth Watson hit one double, Brendan Mayden hit two singles, and Jesus Trejo and Blake Mosenteen each hit one single.

Kage and Kroeger led the team in RBIs, earning three each. Mosenteen and Sullivan each earned two RBIs and stole one base. Speicher had one RBI in Thursday’s game.

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