Bulldogs beat Pirates 10-2, sweep home and away season series

A USA-365.com Special Report by Frank Sprankle

5-09-2019

The Crown Point Bulldogs congratulate each other following their 10-2 Duneland Athletic Conference victory over the Merrillville Pirates at Crown Point High School on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (Photo by Frank Sprankle)
Team (Record) / Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
MERRILLVILLE (10-10, 4-7 DAC) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 5
CROWN POINT (18-2, 10-1 DAC) 0 2 0 1 4 3 - 10 8 1

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - Cloudy, 52-degrees, 4:35 p.m. start in CROWN POINT, IN

WP - Jacob Bosse: 6 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 9 K, 6 BB
LP - Austin Pupek: 5 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 2 K, 2 BB

Merrillville Pirates (10-10, 4-7 in DAC)
Dylan Coty (SS) 0-2, walk, stolen base, run
Sven Strom (2B) 0-2, walk, stolen base, run
Brandon Lucero (1B) 1-2, single, SAC Fly, 2 RBIs
Jacob McDonald (3B) 0-1, 2 walks
Juan Maldonado (DH) 0-2, walk
Jordan Santana (RF) 0-2, walk
Armon Peloza (LF) 0-3
Antoine King (RF) 0-3
Austin Pupek (P) 0-2
Vince Altieri (P) 0-1

Crown Point Bulldogs (18-2, 10-1 in DAC)
Josh Lindeman (1B) 0-2, walk, reached on error, 2 runs
Jonathon Sabotnik (DH) 0-3
Gene Kolarik (PH) 0-0, reached on error, stolen base, run
Christian Mojica (3B/P) 1-3, double, hit by pitch, 2 runs
Alex Rich (CF) 2-3, 2 singles, walk, stolen base, 2 runs, RBI
Jacob Bosse (P) 2-2, 2 singles, walk, reached on error, 2 stolen bases, 2 runs
Drew Horton (2B) 0-1, SAC Bunt, SAC Fly, RBI
Logan Jones (PH) 0-1
Zach Stubitsch (SS) 1-1, double, reached on error, SAC Fly, RBI
Tim Darche (PH) 0-1
Cal Curiel (C) 0-3
Anthony Pellicane (LF) 2-2, 2 singles, walk, stolen base, run


CROWN POINT (05-07-2019) It took the later innings for the Crown Point Bulldogs to make a statement against the Merrillville Pirates.

They scored seven combined runs over the fifth and sixth innings, paving the way to a 10-2 victory.

In six innings of plate appearances, the Bulldogs got the leadoff man on base four times, including two singles by junior Anthony Pellicane to start the bottom of the third and fifth.

In the bottom of the fifth, Crown Point sent nine to the plate, during which they scored four runs.

The Bulldogs would then follow with three runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Allowing only one hit through six innings of pitching, Crown Point junior left-handed starter Jacob Bosse picked-up the win.

The following day, the Bulldogs continued their winning way with a closely fought 7-5 victory in 8-innings at Merrillville to up their season record to 19-2 overall, 11-1 in the Duneland Athletic Conference.


2019 CROWN POINT Bulldogs (23-3)
21-8 (2018) 19-9 (2017) 19-9 (2016), 25-6 (2015)
Coach Steve Strayer (23rd year)
All games at 4:30 unless otherwise indicated, DAC games in CAPS
3-26 (W) 4-1 at Hanover Central (6-1)
3-28 (W) 18-2 (5 inn.) Bishop Noll (3-4)
3-30 (Rain) 2A No. 3 Boone Grove (4-1)
4-2 (W) 11-4 CHESTERTON
4-3 (W) 8-5 at CHESTERTON

Lafayette Invitational

4-5 (W) 11-5 at Jefferson (5-7)
4-6 (W) 9-2 at McCutcheon (4-4)
4-6 (W) 14-4 (6 inn.) at Harrison (4-4)

4-9 (W) 11-3 LAKE CENTRAL (16-5)
4-10 (L) 5-6 (6 inn.) at 4A LAKE CENTRAL (16-5)
4-13 (W) 1-0 (8 inn.) Penn (6-2)
4-13 (W) 12-6 Concord (2-4)

4-16 (W) 4-1 MICHIGAN CITY
4-17 (W) 10-0 (5 inn.) at MICHIGAN CITY
4-23 (W) 11-0 (5 inn.) LaPORTE
4-24 (W) 6-0 at LaPORTE
4-25 (W) 10-0 Kankakee Valley
5-4 (W) 3-1 VALPARAISO (13-5)
5-4 (L) 0-1 Andrean (17-1)
5-6 (W) 7-5 at VALPARAISO (13-5)
5-7 (W) 10-2 MERRILLVILLE (10-11)

5-8 (W) 7-5 (8 inn.) at MERRILLVILLE (10-11)
5-10 (W) 7-1 at Hobart (11-10)
5-14 (W) 11-3 at PORTAGE (12-9-1)
5-15 (L) 1-3 PORTAGE (12-9-1)
5-16 (W) 6-3 Munster (15-5)
5-18 (Sat) vs. Plymouth (at McCutcheon) 10 a.m.
5-18 (Sat) at McCutcheon 4 p.m.
5-20 (Mon) Illiana Christian

Class 4A Sectional 2 (at Crown Point)
5-22 (Wed) Chesterton 7 p.m. (quarterfinals)
5-24 (Fri) (Valparaiso or Merrillville) 5 and 7 p.m. (semifinals)
5-27 (Mon) championship 12 noon

Class 4A Regional (at LaPorte)

6-1 (Sat) 10 a.m. semifinals
6-1 (Sat) 7 p.m. championship

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