Burgin swept by Model in doubleheader

May 23, 2004

RICHMOND - Burgin gave up a run in the bottom of the seventh to lose the first game of a doubleheader to Model, then saw its defense leave it high and dry in a second-game rout Saturday.

The Bulldogs lost 3-2 to Model in the first game while committing no errors, but committed 11 miscues in the second to lose 11-1 in six innings.

Burgin scored once in the top of the seventh in the opener to tie the game, but Model answered with a run of its own in the bottom half to win. Daniel Howard gave up six hits and two walks while striking out four in six innings of work.

"Daniel Howard proved he is one of, probably the best sophomore pitcher around," Burgin coach Terry Pitman said. "We just had no offense and no one really wanted to take the game over."


Zack Gross (4-5) took the loss, giving up two hits and one earned run in the seventh.

Howard and Shane Trayner each had two hits.

In the second game, five errors led to eight runs in the sixth inning.

Burgin also committed three errors in the fifth, but didn't give up any runs.

"It was as bad as any high school baseball game I've seen," Pitman said.

"Good players can carry a team through some bad times. We had none today."

Josh Carey started, went four innings and gave up four hits and three earned runs. Sean Bottoms pitched the remainder of the way, but only two of his eight runs were earned.

Gross, Bottoms, Howard, Shane Trayner and Seth Trayner each had hits for the Bulldogs.

"There were no good things that happened today," Pitman said.

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