BETHEL ACRES—It was a tough day at the office for Bethel, as the Bethany Bronchos bombed the Wildcats 16-2 Monday evening.
Bronchos lefty Gray Adams kept Bethel off balance while his offense pounded out the 16 runs on 10 hits and took full advantage of three Wildcat errors.
Gray gave up two runs, both of which came in the fifth inning, while surrendering only five hits. He struck out five Wildcats and walked two.
Bethany scored one run in the first and two more in the second. The flood gates opened up in the third and fourth innings. Bethany scored four runs in the third, increasing their lead to 7-0. They doubled the advantage in the fourth, scoring seven more runs to make it 14-0. Bethany finished up their scoring with two final runs in the top half of the fifth.
Bethel used four pitchers in the contest, with starter Seth Jackson taking the loss.
Bethel finally got on the board in the bottom of the fifth. Brendan Carlile led off the inning with a single to left. Jaylon Gordon followed suit with another single to left. Cache Hankins moved the runners to second and third on a grounder. Cameron Egger drove in Bethel’s first run on a fielder’s choice. Egger went 1 for 2 with a run batted in.
Gordon scored from third on an error by the Bronchos’ second baseman to end all scoring.
The Wildcats drop to 7-10 on the year and will head to Bethany today to face the same Bronchos at 5 p.m.