BLANCHESTER -It was Senior Day at Blanchester High School and the Wildcats baseball team swept a doubleheader over Cedarville, 7-3 and 14-6.
“I was happy we showed up with the same focus and energy as the previous night,” BHS coach Aaron Lawson said. “We had one error on the day. We have shown this season when we play clean games it ends well for us.”
The Wildcats are 10-6 on the year. They’ll put their unblemished SBAAC National Division record on the line Monday at East Clinton.
Senior Brant Bandow went the distance on the mound in the opening win.
”It was the same Brant we have had for four years,” said Lawson. “Keeps the ball down, pitches to contact and pounds the zone. Sometimes working east and west is better than velocity. He has proven that to us.”
Mason Rector came through with the win on the mound in the nightcap.
”Mason gave us a quality started we needed with five games scheduled next week,” said Lawson. “He struggled in the middle innings but buckled down and found his groove. He got stronger as the game went on.”
In game one, Eric Patton, Jackson Davidson, Jacksson Waialae and Brody Rice drove in runs for Blanchester.
In game two, Patton and Chris Farrow had two RBI each. Justin Ballard stole two bases. Rector, Davidson and Dustin Howard also drove in BHS teammates. Farrow had two hits.