BEAMAN - Some timely hitting and help from its visitors along with a superlative pitching performance helped BCLUW win three-straight for the first time in a month.
Zach Cashin struck out 11 and the Comets downed GMG, 10-1, on Monday night in non-conference baseball action.
After winning its own Comet Baseball Invitational over the weekend, BCLUW (14-12) has strung back-to-back-to-back victories together for the first time since June 1 as part of a four-game winning streak, its longest of the year.
T-R PHOTO BY TRAVIS HINES
GMG’s Luke Petty dives back to first before BCLUW first baseman Joel Steckelberg can take a pickoff throw from pitcher Zach Cashin on Monday night in Beaman. Cashin struck out 11 and the Comets defeated the Wolverines, 10-1.
The Comets had not won two consecutive games since that streak until this past weekend.
Cashin was dominant throughout, starting the game off by striking out the side in the first and going only one frame without a punchout on the night.
The senior allowed three hits and walked two on Senior Night while just two Wolverine batters managed to avoid seeing strike three against him.
BCLUW struck early with Robert Sharp's single bringing home Cole Thompson after his triple in the first. Chad Dolphin followed with a double to score Sharp and then came round himself on Joel Steckelberg's sacrifice fly.
Wade Barritt drove home the only run of the evening for GMG (5-19) with his double scoring Brandon Lolwing in the fourth.
But the Wolverines couldn't edge closer as the Comets piled up six runs in the home half of the fifth.
Kyle Barloon quickly got the first two outs of the inning for GMG, but then three consecutive errors plated three runs for the Comets.
Sharp then used his bat to produce a run, getting his second RBI of the night with a single. Cashin helped himself with a bases-loaded single to score two and complete the night's scoring.
Sharp had a perfect 4-for-4 evening at the plate while Dolphin had three hits and an RBI. Cashin had a pair of hits on the night.
Tanner Krier, Lolwing and Barritt each had one hit apiece to account for the offense for GMG.
The Wolverines finished the night with six errors as their losing streak stretched to three games with their regular-season finale looming Thursday against NICL West champion East Marshall.
GMG will then head to Traer next Tuesday to face Iowa Star Conference foe North Tama to begin Class 1A District 11 play.
BCLUW will attempt to match its longest winning streak of the season when it hosts Jesup tonight.
The Comets will then host Dike-New Hartford, a team which they defeated 7-4 just this past Saturday, in Beaman to begin Class 2A District 13 play Saturday. The winner will play Hudson next Tuesday.
East Marshall, Aplington-Parkersburg and South Hardin reside in the bottom half of the bracket.
All Class 2A District 13 games will be played at BCLUW's home field in Beaman.