Bearinger pitches pair of wins in BD doubleheader

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Britton Deerfield pitcher Zac Bearinger picked up a pair of victories against visiting Whitmore Lake at Britton on Monday. Photo by Mickey Alvarado.

Zac Bearinger pitched a pair of wins for Britton Deerfield’s varsity baseball team at home on Monday, May 6, defeating visiting Whitmore Lake 8-1 and 11-2.

Game one was a makeup contest after being called due to bad weather on April 17. Bearinger pitched the entire seven innings and gave up one run on three hits while walking seven and striking out six.

Landon Handy went 2-for-2 with a run and RBI for BD while D.J. Gotz was 2-for-3 with a run and RBI.

Bearinger also won the second game from the hill, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits while walking two and striking out six.

Gotz pitched one inning and struck out two while Matt Mueller finished the game and walked one and struck out one.

Gotz went 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles, scored a run and two RBI. BD’s Adam Straits was 2-for-4 with two runs and a RBI; Handy, 2-for-3 with two RBI and Cody Meinert had a hit, a RBI, scored two runs and stole three bases.

BD lost a pair of games at Whitmore Lake’s tournament on Saturday, May 4. The Patriots lost the first game 13-7 against Frankenmuth.

Brian Snyder was handed the pitching loss, allowing 14 hits and 13 runs, 12 earned, while walking four and striking out five in 5 2/3 innings of work.

Gotz went 4-for-4 offensively for BD with two runs and three RBI. Mueller was 3-for-4 with two runs while Straits was 2-for-4 with a run. Tommy Garner was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two doubles.

BD lost 5-2 in is second game against Ida with Trent Swindeman recording the pitching loss. He went 3 2/3 innings and gave up nine hits and five runs while walking four and striking out three.

Garner led BD at the plate, going 1-for-2 with a stolen base while Mueller also added a hit for the Patriots.

The Patriots defeated Clinton 5-4 on Wednesday, May 1 with Gotz earning the pitching win. He threw all seven innings and gave up four runs on three hits while walking six and striking out eight.

Meinert went 2-for-3 for BD with two runs scored and two stolen bases. He had a bases clearing double in the sixth inning that broke the game wide open.

Tyler Gilson was 2-for-3 with four stolen bases while Bearinger added a hit, a run and stole two bases. Brian Snyder was 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run scored and stolen base.

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