The Harlem High School baseball team bounced back Thursday from their first loss of the season with a mercy-rule-shortened defeat of visiting Jefferson County.
The Bulldogs used two four-run innings to down the Warriors 10-0 in six innings.
The Bulldogs entered the game ranked No. 9 in AAA, and with the win they improved to 9-1, 4-0 in Region 3, leading up to Friday’s game against Westside.
The win typified the way the Bulldogs have been winning thus far, with total team effort.
“Just different ones keep stepping up,” said Bulldogs head coach Jimmie Lewis. “I hope they keep it up.”
While they received contributions throughout the lineup, the Bulldogs main man was senior pitcher Logan May.
May kept the Warriors (1-6) off balance using a variety of curve balls, change-ups and fastballs. He worked five innings, allowed just two hits and struck out six.
The two hits May surrendered came to his opposite number, pitcher Jackson Dye, who singled and doubled.
May also struck the key blow in the Bulldogs four-run fourth inning, drilling a 321-foot, three-run homer over the fence in left field.
“He had been throwing it (inside fastball) to me all night and it was killing me not catching it. I finally caught it,” said May.
For Lewis, the home run was a rarity. “That’s the first home run this year we’ve seen anybody hit,” Lewis said.
In the sixth inning, pinch-hitter Skyler Anderson hit a two-run double and later Tyler Wirsu ended the game with a two-run single. Wirsu finished 2 for 2 with two RBI, and Dalton Green was 1 for 3 with an RBI double.