Hazen baseball owning first inning
By Jarann Johnson
After the start of the season Bison fans were a little nervous because their team was 1-1 with a disappointing 8-2 loss to Bishop Ryan with ace pitcher, junior Mason Wiedrich, on the mound. All those nerves were calmed by the team’s strong performances in their last four games.
The Bison didn’t waste any time going against one of the top dogs in the region at home last Friday. Connor Doll started at pitcher and got the Bison through with relative ease in his first game of the season.
The Bison didn’t wait for Region 8 foe Kidder County to get going either and opened up the game with a five-run inning. After that Doll didn’t let Kidder County back into the game and pitched five more strong innings.
The senior hurler ended the day strongly, striking out eight batters and only giving up three hits in six innings with four walks. Brian Sitz closed the game in the final inning and earned one strike out to go along with his save.
In the non-region counter the Bison found themselves down 2-1 heading into the bottom of the third inning but that wasn’t enough to make the Bison go into the dugout with saddened slumps. Instead the Bison came out and pelted the ball around the field, scoring ten runs and paving the way for a 12-2 ten-run win in the fourth inning.