Hazen falls to Beulah
By Jarann Johnson
Everyone wants a shot at their rival, and two shots is even better. Hazen got two early shots at one of their Babe Ruth rivals on Monday in Beulah. Hazen took on the Beulah Twisters but didn’t come away with any wins.
Early on it looked like Hazen was in a good spot. They were up 1-0 heading into the bottom of the second inning. But that quickly changed. Derek Ferebee hit an RBI double for the Twisters, tying the game 1-1. Then Hazen pitcher Jakob Parisien was called for a balk with a runner on third, making the score 2-1. A Hazen error made the score 3-1 before the end of the frame and gave the Twisters a 3-1 lead.
Hazen didn’t whimper after giving up the lead and continued to keep the Twisters close by until the bottom of the fourth inning. In the bottom of the fourth the Twisters started to invest in extra runs. Aaron Vallejo hit a 1-run triple, then the big hit came. Matt Schnabel hit a base clearing triple making the score 7-1. But when he reached third base Hazen committed a throwing error, allowing him to advance home and give his team a commanding 8-1 lead.
Hazen was in the top of the final inning and needed a rally and got some runs. But not nearly enough for a comeback. Hazen scored two runs on passed balls, but fell 8-3 in the first game.