The Bulldogs honored six seniors last Friday before the start of their Senior Night game, against Pleasant Hill. From left: Cade Apo, Colton White, Dylan Miller, Jack Callahan, Andrew Larrison and Eddie Hernandez. GINI DAVIS – THE CRESWELL CHRONICLE
Six seniors were honored before the Bulldogs’ final game of the season, hosting Pleasant Hill on May 11. The families of Cade Apo, Colton White, Dylan Miller, Jack Callahan, Andrew Larrison and Eddie Hernandez presented congratulatory gifts as the seniors’ letters of appreciation and favorite baseball memories were read aloud.
The seniors’ fathers then threw ceremonial first pitches to their sons.
The Bulldogs fell to the Billies 1-3.
Apo opened on the mound, giving up three earned runs on three hits, striking out five and walking two in three innings.
”These last three weeks Cade has really put it all together on the mound,” Whitmore said.
Callahan pitched one inning, striking out one.
White pitched the final three innings, giving up two hits, striking out six and walking one.
”Overall our pitching was pretty solid,” Whitmore said. ”It was a good outing against a stout lineup.”
Apo went 2-for-4, Callahan was 1-for-3 and scored, Dawson Sharkey was 1-for-3 with an RBI, Dallton Dewey was 1-for-2 and White was 1-for-3.
”We had the bases loaded with one out in the seventh; I really thought we’d be able to walk it off on Senior Night – we just couldn’t capitalize,” Whitmore said.
The Dawgs also fell 3-13 to visiting third-ranked La Pine on May 7 and 2-3 to host Glide on May 9.
Creswell led La Pine 3-0 heading into the fourth, but the Hawks posted four in the fourth, led 7-3 after six and added six more in the seventh.
”We played them really tough,” Whitmore said. ”We put up a good, solid fourth inning, but had a bit of a meltdown in the top of the seventh to put the game out of reach.”
Larrison went 1-for-3 with two RBIs; Dewey went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run; Dean Howard went 1-for-2 and scored; Callahan went 1-for-3 and scored; Sharkey was 1-for-2 and White was 1-for-3.
Apo opened, giving up four runs (three earned) on nine hits, striking out three and walking two in four innings.
”He was throwing really good against a really tough lineup,” Whitmore said.
White pitched two and one-third innings. He gave up five runs (four earned) on four hits, striking out four and walking four.
”We gave ’em two outs on errors in the fourth,” Whitmore said. ”That hurt us bad.”
Callahan pitched the final two-thirds inning, giving up four earned runs on six hits, striking out one and walking one.
At Glide, Howard opened, giving up just three hits, striking out 11 and walking three in six innings. ”He was throwing a really good game,” Whitmore said. ”He was right where he’s been the last couple of weeks.”
Miller pitched two-thirds of the seventh, giving up three runs (two earned) on two hits and walking four.
Dewey threw the final pitch for one unearned run.
Dewey went 3-for-3 with an RBI, Avery Wells went 2-for-3 and scored, Larrison and Callahan were each 2-for-3, Howard scored, White was 1-for-4 and Apo had an RBI.
”We went to Glide with high hopes, and going into the seventh up 2-0 we thought we had that game – we just let it get away from us,” Whitmore said. ”We only had one error, on the final pitch, but we weren’t able to capitalize earlier in the game. We left nine runners on base and twice we left bases loaded.”