Entering the month of April, the Bulldogs had dropped seven of their previous 10 games – and runs were scarce. Over those 10 games, the Bulldogs scored 36 runs.
April started out on a bad note as the Bulldogs dropped a 13-2 contest to Lawton MacArthur. Since the MacArthur loss, the Bulldogs put 41 runs on the board in a double header sweep of Western Heights and another 16 on Lawton High yesterday. That’s 57 runs for Altus during this three game win streak.
Despite jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first yesterday against Lawton, the Bulldogs found themselves down to the Wolverines after the third inning 7-5.
Lawton wouldn’t score the rest of the way while watching the Blue boys plate 11 runs. A six-run explosion in the top of the fourth was highlighted by a Montorie Bridges’ blast over the left-field wall for a two run home run.
Bridges had a 1-1 day at the plate since he was walked three times. There were many standout plate performances for Altus.
Tito Jones, Tyler Garcia, Marcus Molina, McCrae Stephens, Keagan Pride, Jackson Herring and Austin Baldwin had multi-hit days at the plate.
In all, the Bulldogs banged out 16 hits. Stephens had four RBIs and Jones scored four times.
Jackson Herring took the win throwing 5.1 innings striking out eight Lawton hitters.
Over these last three games, the Bulldogs have rattled out 46 hits. That sure makes winning a little easier. However, it’s not all comfortable for Altus. During this three-game win streak, Altus has committed eight errors and issued 21 walks.
Heading into this season, the Bulldogs looked to be a team that could hit the ball and score some runs. If the boys in blue can cut some of those fielding miscues out and minimize the free passes for opposing hitters, they will be a formidable foe for this stretch run.
Altus will host Lawton MacArthur on Monday at 5 p.m.
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