Irish sweep through Bulldogs baseball team

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The Bulldogs don't get the win, but they do manage to draw first blood in the second game with DeSales Saturday. Colton Bickelhaupt slides to home just before the throw is settled by DeSales' catcher Joe Duehn. But the Irish bats exploded for a 10-run win in six innings.

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In a near collision at second base, DeSales' Tim Caudill gets the leg-up on Colton Bickelhaupt as Caudill dives safely back to the bag and Bickelhaupt goes to the infield dirt for the ball.

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DeSales' Adam Eskil gets the on-his-knees sliding out in left field during second game action Saturday afternoon against Dayton.

WALLA WALLA - DeSales topped Dayton in a Southeast 2B baseball sweep here Saturday.

Solid pitching in both games helped push the Irish to 9-3 and 12-1 wins.

"Our pitchers threw pretty good," said DeSales coach Kim Cox.

Victor Mata pitched the first six innings of game one, giving up five hits. He struck out 11 and walked two.

"He really didn't get any run support until the last couple of innings," Cox said.

DeSales held a 4-2 lead until the four-run fifth broke it open at 8-2.

Travis Haen had two hits and two RBI in the win.

Tommy Gregg returned to the Irish field in game two. Gregg had been out for most of the season and played his third game Saturday.

He had a single, double and a three-run homer in the five-inning win.

"It's good to have him back," Cox said.

Logan Hoeft pitched the complete-game effort, striking out 10 Bulldogs in five innings.

The Irish improve to 9-2 on the season. They play La Salle Catholic at 3 p.m. Tuesday and host Touchet immediately following.

The Bulldogs are 2-2 in Southeast District Nine league play.

Game One

Dayton 110 001 0 - 3 5 2

DeSales 120 141 x - 9 5 1

Bickelhaupt, Fullerton (5) and Schlachter; Mata, Leahy (7) and Duehn.

Hits - Day: Frame, Smith, Schlachter, Hayes 2. DeS: Haen, Gregg, Mata, Hoeft.

Game Two

Dayton 100 00 - 1 2 3

DeS 273 0x - 12 11 0

Smith and Schlachter; Hoeft and Duehn.

HR - DeS: Gregg.

Hits - Day: Smith, Turner. DeS: Haen, Duehn 2, Gregg 3, Mata, Caudill, S. Arellano.

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