Baseball Bears Open Season With Dramatic Win
The baseball Bears had a dramatic start to the 2018 season with an 11-8 win over Dunham on Monday night. Down by one run (8-7) going into the top of the last inning, the Bears erupted for four runs to take the lead 11-8. Bear pitcher Luke McGibboney struck out three Tiger hitters in the bottom half of the inning to clinch the win for the Bears.
The 1-0 Bears face Mandeville in its home opener tonight at Grizzly Field. First pitch is for 5 p.m. and the game is part of the St. Charles Catholic Tournament. The Bears will travel to LaPlace to play St. Charles Catholic on Friday, Feb. 23. First pitch is set for 3:30 p.m. They will have an early morning doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 24, with an 8:30 a.m. start versus Albany, and immediately follow up with a matchup against nationally ranked John Curtis.
“The opening weekend tourney will be a good challenge for us,” said seventh-year head coach Brad Bass. “Obviously, everyone wants to focus on John Curtis, but we play three games before then. Improving on the little things will be the focus for us this weekend.”