Bulldogs start season with four-game winning streak

The Mahomet-Seymour baseball team extended its season-opening winning streak to four games this past week.

The Bulldogs overpowered Clinton last Wednesday and Urbana last Friday, both in five-inning games.

M-S 13, Urbana 0.

Against the Tigers, M-S scored in each inning while getting strong pitching performances by Brooks Coetzee and Cory Noe.

The Bulldogs blew the game open in the third and fourth innings when they scored five and four runs, respectively, to create a 12-0 lead.

"As a team we pounded out hit after hit," M-S coach Nic DiFilippo said. "I was very happy of the at-bats and how we put pressure on them."

M-S tacked on one more run in the fifth for the 13-0 win.

"The Urbana game was great pitching by Brooks and Cory," DiFilippo said.

Coetzee and Noe combined for a one-hit shutout and the offense pounded out 15 hits.

Coetzee got the win. He surrendered no runs while allowing no hits and striking out three over three innings.

Noe threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. He gave up one hit, walked two and struck out five.

Lukas Graham singled in a run in the first inning, and M-S notched five runs in the third inning.

Overall, Kyle Kinney (2), Dawson Finch (2), Graham (2) and Austin Biehl (3) recorded RBI.

Kinney, Graham, Biehl and Finch each recorded two hits. Biehl, Dylan Gates and Kinney each recorded triples.

The M-S varsity team didn't commit an error in the field.

M-S 15, Clinton 5.

M-S was down after Clinton scored five runs in the second inning.

Against the Maroons, M-S again exploded for six runs in the third inning and nine runs in the fourth inning to take a 15-5 lead.

"After the first time through the lineup, the bats came alive," DiFilippo said. "Cory Noe got things rolling. Austin Biehl had a home run, and we then cruised to a 15-5 win."

Graham, Kinney, Finch, Noe, Biehl and Coetzee drove in runs in the third inning.

Jordan Veldman singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.

Coetzee doubled in two runs, and Graham singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.

Tanner Kirts singled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run, and Gates grounded out, scoring a run.

In the fourth inning, Graham, Kinney, Finch, Noe, Biehl and Coetzee all drove in runs.

M-S totaled 16 hits on the day.

Kirts and Coetzee each had three hits, and Kirts, Biehl, Graham and Veldman each had two hits.

Finch got the win. He allowed two hits and five runs over two innings. He struck out three.

Kyle Mumm threw three innings in relief and struck out six.

Coming up

Monday's game against Teutopolis and Tuesday's game against Olympia were both canceled because of inclement weather.

After two canceled home games, the Bulldogs have more chances to beat the weather.

M-S is set to host Lincoln at 11 a.m. Saturday, Arrowhead (Wis.) High School at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Dunlap at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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