Bobcats bounce back with league win

After a disappointing 8-3 loss to Southview on Wednesday, Bowling Green bounced back in a big way.
Sparked by a seven-run sixth inning, the Bobcats rolled past Anthony Wayne, 12-3 in a game featuring very
gusty wind Friday afternoon.
BG is now 13-1 overall and 6-1 in the Northern Lakes League.
“The NLL is a tough league and you have to come with your A game every single day you play,” BG head
coach Jim Beaverson said. “We didn’t have it Wednesday. We were flat and we didn’t come out and play
well and we got beat.
“Today they came right back. We could have folded up … but they kept fighting and we put it away.”
Bowling Green held a 5-3 lead before sending 13 batters to the plate in the sixth. The Bobcats had only
one hit in the inning, a two-RBI single from Micah Fry which scored the 11th and 12th runs of the game.

The first two runs of the inning scored on an error with the bases loaded. Runs were also scored on a
wild pitch, a hit-by-pitch, and a walk.
In the inning there were two AW errors, four hit-by-pitches, with Nick Foster being hit twice, and three
walks for the Bobcats. The Generals used five pitchers in the inning.
“The sixth inning was a unique inning. There was a lot going on in that inning,” Beaverson said. “It’s
something you don’t see often, especially from an Anthony Wayne team. Usually they are disciplined and
they keep their composure.
“When something like that happens, it’s something of a freak against a high-quality team like that,” he
continued. “We took advantage of it and that’s what you have to do.”
Bowling Green quickly set the tone, scoring three times in the first inning. BG’s first run scored on a
wild pitch. Andrew Tucker then hit a two-run home run over the right field fence to make it 3-0.
The Generals countered with single runs in the second and third innings. Zach Knapp’s two-out single
scored a run in the second inning. In the third inning Hogan Heck’s single cut BG’s lead to 3-2.
Bowling Green got the two runs back in the bottom of the third on Tucker’s two RBI single.
AW’s third run came on Knapp’s single in the top of the sixth inning. He finished the game with two of
AW’s six hits and two RBIs.
Tucker was BG’s leading hitter with three hits, four RBI and a walk.
“I’m really happy for Andrew, he did a great job,” Beaverson said. “He came in and he produced … it was
an awesome display. He was ready and he came up big for us.”
Tucker Craft earned his second victory of the week, pitching the first six innings. He threw 87 pitches,
allowing six hits with five strike outs and two walks. Two of AW’s runs were unearned.
“Any time you have Tucker on the mound you can beat anybody,” Beaverson said. “He locates the ball and
throws the ball well.
“He doesn’t strike out an immense amount of kids, but he strikes out kids when he needs to. He doesn’t
allow the players to square up the ball … He changes speed and he changes location.”
Anthony Wayne 011~001~0~3~6~2
Bowling Green 302~007~x~12~10~2
WP – Craft. LP – Drewes. Top hitters: AW – Z. Knapp, 2-1B, 2 RBI. BG – Tucker, 2-1B, HR, 4 RBI.