“We came out and stayed with them the first three innings before things fell a part a bit in the fourth,” Bethesda coach John Mlagan said. “Gill has come a long way and we were looking for him to come out and do something after a tough night on Tuesday.”
At that point, Bethesda trailed 4-2 heading into the bottom of the fourth. Pitcher Nathan Buck walked the first two Covenant batters before his defense pulled down two pop ups.
After that, the floodgates opened and Covenant went through its order, scoring six runs before Mlagan switched pitchers.
“I hesitated making a change there and maybe waited a little too long and should have made it sooner,” Mlagan said.
Covenant finished the night with 11 hits and one error. LaBounty led the Warriors form the plate, going 4 for 4 with two doubles and two singles.
“Going in to face city teams we judge ourselves against, it will be great to see where our team is at,” Gossel said. “The first inning tonight was the only inning we’ve played in so far that we’ve not scored a run in and that’s our goal; score at least one run every inning.”