Baldwin baseball team falls to 0-4

BALDWIN — Brethren improved to 12-1 in the West Michigan D League with 14-4 and 5-0 victories over Baldwin on Monday.

Clay Bowen had a single and double for Baldwin and Alec Wroblewski a single and two walks in the first game. Josh Riggs had a two-run home run in the first inning. Maverick Fisher was the losing pitcher.

Tyler Clugston took the loss in the second game. Wroblewski and Clugston had hits for Baldwin.

Both games went five innings.

Baldwin is 0-4 overall and in the league. Because of weather postponements, Baldwin had not played a game since April 13.

“We’ve been rained out,” Baldwin coach Doug Bolles said. “We don’t have a ton of games. Last week hurt us. We’re struggling in numbers. We have some guys in track and some driver’s training issues. We’re having a tough time having kids come to practice. It’s been a tough spring.

“I’m not making excuses. Brethren, I feel, is the toughest team in the league. I don’t like to lose, but I was pretty pleased with our effort. This was their first league games, but they’re 12-1. They’ve won a tournament. I felt Onekama and Brethren were the best teams in the league. They beat Onekama in a tournament. I think they’re the best team in the league and we only lost 5-0 in the second game.”

The Panthers are home May 5 against Traverse City Christian.

“We’re battling,” Bolles said. “I have a few seniors, but not many four-year seniors.  I have some young guys. We’re battling. That’s all I can ask.”