July 26, 2017

Beulah qualifies for State

By Jarann Johnson

Baseball is a game that always teaches lessons. The lesson for the Beulah Cyclones was about the importance of mid-game execution.
Beulah came close to winning the Northwest Divisional Class A Tournament at their home ballpark Sunday evening but couldn’t put together strong fourth and fifth inning performances. Beulah took second and earned a Class A state tournament berth.
First round
Mason Dolbec started the game strongly for Beulah. Dolbec drew a leadoff walk to kick off the bottom frame then used great base running to advance to third base. Once Dolbec was on third he was determined to finish his trip around the bases.
Surrey’s catcher failed to gather a pitch and Dolbec quickly capitalized on the passed ball, coming home for the lead. Beulah also had a chance to drive in more runs, loading the bases with no outs. But nothing came of the golden chance.
Velva got their own bases loaded chance in the top of the second with one out. Beulah starter Brayden Moore ran into trouble, allowing one run to score on a walk. After giving up the walk Moore recovered and retired Velva’s remaining batters.

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