Recently, Bethlehem Christian Academy baseball coach Colby May said playing in the Border Wars Tournament would be beneficial to his team down the road.
The coach’s assessment is being proved correct.
Since competing in the Border Wars event in mid-March, the Knights have not lost and were on a five-game winning streak going into this week.
BCA defeated non-region foe Monsignor Donovan Friday 16-1, needing just four innings to get the job done. Dakota Parten sealed the deal with a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth.
“Things have been going well,” May said. “We are making less mistakes. We are making the plays defensively and have benefitted from strong pitching.”
Tanner Still earned the win against the Rams working three innings and striking out six batters. Jacob Fincher was called on to finish the game and struck out all three batters he faced.
BCA put its first two runs on the board in the bottom of the first. P.J. Klein had a one-out walk and then stole second and third. He scored on a double by Luke Allen. Parten, who was a courtesy runner for Allen, later scored on a wild pitch.
The Knights closed the door with six runs in the second inning. Still had a three-run triple scoring Jacob Parker, Brad Toxen and Jacob Walls. Klein then drove in Still and would later score when Fincher reached base on an error.
BCA scored four runs in both the third and fourth innings to end the game early.
Walls had an RBI on an infield hit in the bottom of the third. Fincher also had an RBI double.
“The adversity we faced earlier in the season has helped us against teams who may not be as strong,” May said.