PHOTO BY LISA McGINTY | LMc Photography
Dalton relief pitcher Will Carmichael winds up for the pitch.
By ARIEL STAHLER | Gazette & News sports writer
Dalton High School’s varsity baseball team remained on its hot streak of six wins in a row with two victories over Hillsdale, but the win streak was snapped at the end of the week when they were shut out by Triway.
The Dawgs are 10-7 overall and 8-2 against WCAL teams.
Dalton shut out host Hillsdale 4-0 April 25. The Dawgs’ three runs in the second inning came on an error and RBI singles from Seth Wyckoff and Justin Basinger. Trey Dunn led off the fourth inning with a single and was driven home by Basinger to add to the lead. Wyckoff received the win. He gave up four hits, issued one walk and struck out five batters.
It took an extra inning, but the Dawgs continued their winning ways at home April 26 with a 3-2 win over Hillsdale to extend their win streak to six games.
“A great game and six in a row for us,” said Dalton’s head coach Scott Huth. “Our younger guys are getting that experience and confidence and we are starting to play well as a team now.”
Hillsdale started off with a 2-run lead in the first inning. Dalton cut the lead when Dunn scored on a fielder’s choice in the third inning. The Dawgs took advantage of an error in the fifth inning to tie the score. The score remained tied to force the game into extra innings. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Cade Mullet hit a sacrifice fly to bring home Kade Miller to walk off with the victory. Will Carmichael was the winning pitcher. He issued two walks and recorded one strikeout.
The win streak came to an end April 29 when Dalton was shut out by host Triway 11-0.
Basinger singled in the first inning for Dalton’s lone hit of the game. The Titans scored one run in the first inning before exploding for nine runs in the second. They finished off their scoring marathon with one more run in the third inning. Alex Hess was given the loss. He gave up six runs on four hits, issued one walk and struck out one hitter.
“Not our best effort of the year by any stretch of the imagination,” Huth said. “We will move forward and be ready to play Chippewa next week.”
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