The Beaver Dam Junior Varsity Badgerland baseball team saw their bats go cold in a double header loss to Germantown on a hot and steamy Saturday afternoon at the BDHS Diamond.
Germantown took game one 2-1. Evan Sharkey scored an unearned run in the bottom of the first and that’s all the offense BD could muster the rest of the game against the Germantown pitching staff. Germantown was able to score single runs in the 2nd and 4th. Beaver Dam threatened to tie the game in the bottom of 7th when Logan Thomas tripled to left center with one out, but was then gunned down at the plate on a an attempted suicide squeeze just one pitch later. . Ty Bunkoske struck out a pair and gave up just one hit in three innings of relief. Thomas, Bunkoske and Kaleb Schmuhl were the only Beaver Dam players to collect base hits in game one. Nate Tisdale was the hard luck loser on the mound for Beaver Dam, striking out six and giving up just two runs and two hits in four innings worth of work
Germantown dominated game two with a 13-2 win in five innings to complete the sweep. Germantown scored three runs in the 1st, four in the 2nd, and three more runs in both the 3rd and the 4th to end the game early. Beaver Dam had just four hits in game 2. Evan Sharkey’s RBI triple and Ben Scharfenberg’s run scoring ground out in the top of the 5th allowed BD to avoid the shutout.
The losses drop the Beaver Dam JVs to 6-3 on the season. They will travel to Waupun on Monday. The first pitch is set for 6:30pm.
Photo: Beaver Dam’s Owen Doyle slides safely into 3rd base in the 2nd inning of game 2 of Beaver Dam’s double header with Germantown on Saturday afternoon.
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