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Bulldog Baseball bats miss big moments in loss to MOC-Floyd Valley

The Bulldog baseball team dropped their second non-conference test of the season by a 3-1 score to MOC-Floyd Valley on Monday night.

Le Mars went to a different arm to start the game on the mound when junior Sy Bixenman got his first start on the mound this season. He was pretty solid allowing five hits, two runs, and striking out three in four innings of work. Head coach Trent Eckstaine says he earned the opportunity by proving himself out of the bullpen.

The Bulldogs recorded six hits in the loss with four of those coming from the eighth and ninth spots in the batting order. Kole Carpenter had two hits including a double and Carter Baumgartner scored Le Mars’ only run with two hits in the loss. Coach Eckstaine says it was great to see both of them have success.

Unfortunately, Le Mars did not take full advantage of all their opportunities at the plate. The Bulldogs left a total of 10 runners on base with eight of them being left in scoring position. Coach Eckstaine says the guys just could not record that very necessary hit in big situations.

The game was different from the norm for Le Mars who has played the majority of their games on Tuesdays and Thursdays in conference doubleheaders. It was also a matchup with a team that Le Mars could see later in the substate postseason. Coach Eckstaine hopes this game shows that the Bulldogs can hang with these teams in a potential later matchup.

The Bulldogs are now 10-10 on the season and turn around right away for a doubleheader at Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday.