Huskies’ hot bats in third inning solidify season sweep of BVN

The varsity baseball team extends their winning streak to eight games, with senior pitcher Scott Duensing snatching the win for BVNW.

Anna Cowden, Online Copyeditor

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Junior Tyler McQuinn set the hot offensive tone in the top of the third inning with a line-drive double to left center. His offensive momentum would trickle down to the rest of the team, as the Huskies offense scored four runs in the inning. Despite a bases-loaded scare in the bottom of the third inning, the Huskies were able to squash any legitimate threat of losing their four run lead gained in the top of the third inning.

With junior left fielder Ryan Freiermuth unable to play due to injury, head coach Corby Lange said he was impressed with McQuinn filling in for him.

“Tyler’s filling in for Ryan who’s injured right now,” Lange said. “He’s coming in and doing a great job because he’s worked hard and he’s prepared himself. Everybody in our dugout believes in him to do the job. He’s just stepping up and doing what he’s supposed to do, and getting on base for the next guy. So it’s awesome to see.”

Following McQuinn’s double were a single by sophomore Ryan Callahan and doubles hit by senior Holden Missey and junior Sean Roseborough giving BVNW a lead that held up for their eighth-straight win and season sweep of the Mustangs.

However, the Mustangs threatened the Husky four-run cushion by loading the bases from three walks thrown by senior pitcher Scott Duensing in the bottom of the third inning.

Despite the bases-loaded threat, the Mustangs were unable to conjure enough offensive momentum, and the Huskies returned to the dugout at the end of the third inning with their lead intact.

BVN scored a run in the fourth inning, but BVNW answered it with a run of their own in the sixth inning.

The Huskies look to extend their winning streak to nine games with Senior Day against Shawnee Mission South Saturday at 12:00 p.m at the DAC.

We’re going to continue this energy that we have,” McQuinn said. “Bring it in tomorrow and just get another win tomorrow.”