Berean Christian Falls Short Against Master’s Academy
Berean Christian played a solid game Wednesday but the Bulldogs’ efforts fell just a bit short as they lost 3-1 to Master’s Academy in a regional quarterfinal.
The Bulldogs’ DJ Lawler matched up well with the Master’s Academy pitcher, and the two combined for just five hits as they cruised through innings efficiently to keep the game time at one hour and 27 minutes.
Nate Hamilton scored the Bulldogs’ only run in the first innings, and Master’s Academy evened it in their half of the first and then put two more runs on the board in the third to go ahead. The runs held up, and Master’s Academy will move on to a regional semifinal Tuesday.
It was the first regional playoff game for the Bulldogs, and Manager Dave Lawler was pleased with their performance.
“Our boys played well,” Lawler said. “We hung in there. When [Master’s Academy] matches up with Glades Day, it’s going to be a great game.”
DJ Lawler started the game and threw three solid innings before giving way to reliever Armani Zalez, who also pitched well. Noah Adams doubled and Steve Pettet singled for the Bulldogs’ only hits.
Coach Lawler already is looking forward to next season as sees good things for the program.
“We have everyone coming back,” Lawler said.