Bucs pile up hits in 10-4 win over Alvin
Coach lauds Blinn’s approach with two strikes
BRENHAM, Texas – The Blinn Buccaneers preached two-strike hitting all week. On Friday, it paid off.
The Buccaneers defeated the Alvin Dolphins 10-4 at Leroy Dreyer Field behind 10 hits, including a two-run double from designated hitter Quinton Evans that came on a 1-2 pitch. That double turned a 2-1 Buccaneer lead into a 4-1 advantage and helped to break the Region XIV Conference contest open.
“We were outstanding with two strikes,” Blinn coach Harvey McIntyre said. “We worked hard on that this week and they bought into it.”
Blinn focused on taking patient at-bats and working the count during practice earlier in the week. Despite their willingness to face two-strike counts, the Buccaneers struck out just once.
“We don’t have a lot of power, but we’re leading the region in stolen bases, so when we put the ball in play we can manufacture things and tonight was picture perfect,” McIntyre said.
Evans finished the evening 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Garrett Logan was 2-for-5 with an RBI and Eric Wood was also 2-for-5. Jake Kane drove in a pair of runs and Markus Carr was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Sophomore left-hander Trevor Seidenberger earned the win, allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out seven while scattering six hits and three walks.
“He was outstanding,” McIntyre said. “He pitched out of some difficult innings in the fifth and sixth. When they had chances to do some things, he made big pitches.”
Freshman Trent Rape threw 2 2/3 innings in relief.
Blinn improved to 16-10 on the season and 9-8 in conference with the win while dropping Alvin to 10-15 on the season and 9-9 in Region XIV. The two teams meet at Leroy Dreyer Field again Saturday for a 2 p.m. double-header.
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