Aidan Kastensmidt batting in a run for Buchholz. [Raegan Churi]

Buchholz Baseball Dominates Gainesville, Again

By Hailey Livesay and Raegan Churi

The Buchholz Bobcats baseball team defeated the Gainesville Hurricanes 15-1 on Friday at Gainesville High School.

An Early Lead

Buchholz’s bats were on fire. It seemed almost impossible for the Bobcats (13-6) to not get a hit. Once on base, they were active runners, stealing bases close to every at-bat. They had five stolen bases in four innings.

An overthrow at second base allowed Buchholz’s Conner Brown to make it all the way to third while scoring JJ Gardner. 

Buchholz didn’t allow any runs, as the first inning came to a close with the Bobcats leading 4-0. 

Pitching Prowess

Buchholz’s Anthony Wilkie was one of the key players of the game with five strikeouts. Wilkie is a dependable player, seeming to always have control of the mound. Next year, he’ll play at Clemson University as a scholarship signee. 

Wilkie allowed just two hits and one run in his four innings, while striking out five.

Increasing Lead

Heading into the last inning, Buchholz ran away with the lead. Holding Gainesville (6-12) at only one run, the Bobcats increased their lead, scoring 11 more runs. Eventually, after five innings, the run rule went into effect and the game ended early. 

Cedaris Smith led BHS by driving in four runs on two hits. Hudson Sapp and Noah Hayse also had two of the Bobcats’ 13 hits.

Buchholz dominated GHS in the two-game series, winning Wednesday’s game 11-1.

Buchholz and Gainesville shaking hands after the game. [Raegan Churi]

Up Next

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Bobcats have an away game against the Villages Charter (11-9), while the Hurricanes play at Lafayette (14-2). 

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