Brock Harper would not be denied at the plate when runners were on base on Monday, driving in four on three hits to lead Lapel Bulldogs Varsity past Daleville 19-8 on Monday. Harper drove in runs on a double in the first, a groundout in the third, and a double in the fourth.
Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. Lapel Bulldogs Varsity collected 16 hits and Daleville had seven.
Lapel Bulldogs Varsity captured the lead in the first inning. Isaac Bair doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring three runs.
Lapel Bulldogs Varsity took the lead for good with nine runs in the third inning. In the third Brennan Stow singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, Kyle Shelton tripled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs, Noah Clark homered on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs, Owen Imel tripled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run, Harper grounded out, scoring one run, and Stow singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.
Daleville scored four runs in the second inning. The big inning for Daleville came thanks to a single by Adams, an error on a ball put in play by Danner, and a double by Gothrup.
Shelton earned the win for Lapel Bulldogs Varsity. The righty went four innings, allowing four runs on four hits and striking out nine. Owen Robey threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Shepler took the loss for Daleville. Shepler allowed 13 hits and 15 runs over three innings, striking out one.
Stow started the game for Lapel Bulldogs Varsity. The pitcher allowed three runs on zero hits
Lapel Bulldogs Varsity launched one home run on the day. Clark had a four bagger in the third inning.
Lapel Bulldogs Varsity scattered 16 hits in the game. Parker Allman, Harper, Bair, Stow, Imel, and Clark all managed multiple hits for Lapel Bulldogs Varsity. Harper and Allman each collected three hits to lead Lapel Bulldogs Varsity.
Daleville racked up seven hits in the game. Gothrup, Spatks, and Adams all managed multiple hits for Daleville. Daleville was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Nelson had the most chances in the field with four.