Seahawks remain unbeaten after impressive rally against Boyd Buchanan

Mar. 31—Brett Rogers lost out on his very first high school baseball season in 2015, however the start to this season has actually been amazing for the Silverdale Baptist sophomore.

After losing on last season due to COVID 19 Lance Rorex’s Seahawks are off to a 9-0 start this spring, his very first as the program’s coach. The compelling Rogers has actually produced a trigger from the left side of the plate where he has actually brought a sophisticated technique to the two-hole batting area. He went 2-for-3 and scored a set of go to assist his group get rid of a 5 run deficit to beat Boyd Buchanan, 7-5, on the roadway Tuesday.

“Coach always reminds us when we are in the cage to have an approach. Instead of going in there and just taking hacks we focus on situations and making the most of every swing,” stated Rogers, who is batting .621 (18-for-29) with 15 runs scored, 11 RBIs and 10 taken bases in 9 video games. “When we are in a tight situation, we stay calm and believe in what we have practiced whether we are down to a final strike or fighting back to get back in the game.”

Silverdale has definitely had the capability to come through in the clutch as they have actually landed quality wins over South Pittsburg, Signal Mountain and now Boyd Buchanan when down to their last at-bat.

Ian Reagan’s single down the 3rd base line began the visitors’ seventh-inning rally in which Sebastian Hanks drove in the connecting run with a walk prior to Turner Junkins and Rogers each revealed excellent base running by scoring on a wild pitch.

Hanks teammed up with Bryson Cline for 5 2/3 scoreless innings of relief in which the 2 permitted simply one walk while setting out 6.

“Boyd came out and punched us in the mouth early, but our guys didn’t back down,” Rorex stated. “We got back to playing within ourselves and good things happened. Bryson and Sebastian were unbelievable in relief. They were both around the plate and were a huge reason why we won this game.”

Hanks drove in 2 runs in the success, while Cameron Mullins and Ian Reagan each went 2-for-3 with RBI songs.

“We practice being down and finding a way back in practice,” stated Hanks who set out 4 in 1 2/3 innings of ideal relief. “This season I knew would be special especially with our culture change and with our new head coach. We have been working hard and the results are showing.”

Boyd Buchanan’s Cody Johnston triggered a three-run very first with a leadoff double. Perry Griffin, Jacob Hutcheson and Johnston all had 2 hits each for the Bucs who were likewise led by Jacob Pickett (2 RBIs) who set out 9 over 6 2/3 innings.

“There’s a lot of baseball left. Yes, we enjoy being 9-0, but we have to make sure we are getting better every day and ready when May rolls around,” Rorex stated.

Contact Patrick MacCoon at pmaccoon@timesfreepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @PMacCoon.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.