Baseball Bears Show Some “Cur Dog” In Win Over East Ascension
The East Ascension Spartans traveled to Grizzly Field with hopes of opening district play with a win against CHS on Tuesday night. The diamond Bears dashed those hopes by racing out to an early 6-0 lead, and held off an EA rally to win 8-5. The Bears are now 17-6 and 1-0 in district play.
The Bears started the scoring in the second, with Parker Evans belting a solo home run to get the home team on the board. Patrick Crifasi added an RBI single to put the Bears up 2-0. The Bears scored four runs in the third, highlighted by Grant Segar’s three run double. The Spartans would not go easily, hammering starter Austin Andrishok for five runs in the top of the fourth to narrow the gap to 6-5. In the bottom of the inning, the Bears manufactured a run much to the delight of the home crowd. Bryan Bergeron singled and Brady Hebert and Cole Johnson followed with bunt singles to load the bases. Brennan Lambert drove in Bergeron with a sacrifice fly to make it 7-5.
The Bears closed the scoring in the bottom of the fifth when Peyton Alexander homered to increase the lead to 8-5. Nathan Bell pitched three scoreless innings for his third save of the season. Andrishok upped his mound record to 4-0 on the season.
An elated coach Brad Bass spoke after the game. “Great to start district play with a win against a very determined EA team. Credit our guys for showing some Cur Dog – we are playing very good baseball right now.”
The Bears and Spartans meet again in Gonzales on Thursday, March 30, with the first pitch set for 6 pm.