Badger winning streak heats up conference

Sports Editor

Badger baseball might not have had the opening weekend they had hoped for against Johnson County Community College with the series ending in a draw in Johnson’s favor. However, in the Feb. 9-10 double header against the Garden City Broncbuster proved Badger Baseball doesn’t give up that easy.

The double header against the Broncbusters at Hodgetown started out windy and cold but delivered the first win in a string of many for the Badgers. Cameron Slay brought the heat in game one with a double out to right field and David La Jolia followed Slay with another long one out to right field, but despite their efforts the Badgers fell short in game one 9-4.

The claws were out as the Badgers added their second four game winning streak against Lamar Community College. In game one of the series against Lamar Noah Turner struck 14 of 30 batters to win 6-1. All-in-all the Badgers hit seven home runs. Starting pitcher, Gabe Watson, has the second highest strikeout total in the nation. 

Badgers are leading the conference and their three game win against Trinidad State College solidifies their stronghold on the pitchers mound. The starting pitchers Watson, Duncan Bowles and Bret Deegan claimed victories for their second week in a row with over 45 strikeouts. Sydney Ward, Jan Avila, Gerardo Prado, David De Hoyas, Cam Saleh, Grant Watkins, Bret Deegan cracked the bat with home runs.

Games at Hodgetown are free for AC staff, faculty and students. The Badgers will play Wayland Baptist University at Hodgetown before hitting the road for their conference opening series against Frank Phillips College. So come out to show some badger pride, claws up and enjoy some Badger baseball.

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