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Sturgeon slams Salisbury

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 9:25 pm

Bulldog Justin Nichols slaps the dust off the ball as he sends a line drive to the Salisbury infield.

Bulldog Justin Nichols slaps the dust off the ball as he sends a line drive to the Salisbury infield.

The Sturgeon Bulldogs hosted the Salisbury Panthers Thursday night for some windy, dusty, Bulldog baseball.

When the wind stopped, Sturgeon won, 10-5, earning them a 6-2 record. Salisbury left town with a 3-6 record.

“They hit the ball pretty good,” Nate King, Salisbury head coach said afterward when asked what made the difference.

Ben Doss started for the Bulldogs and left-hander Blake Bailey closed and fought off a sixth-inning four run Salisbury surge that saw the northeast blowing win pick up some Salisbury hits and carry them over the fence.

King complimented Bailey’s pitching. “It looked like he had a pretty nice slider to me,” King said. “I’m glad he didn’t use it more.”

“It’s coming along,” Bulldog Head Coach Kevin Hicks responded. “In this weather… We’re getting in the hits. We hit well and put the ball in play.”

The wind was kind to Sturgeon too, taking back-to-back fifth-inning center-field smacks by Corbin Gehrig and Jacob Brooks and carry them over the centerfield fence.

For more, see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.