A bad third inning was too much for the Bourne High School baseball team to overcome in their road game at Greater New Bedford Vocational Tech on Friday, May 28. The Canalmen took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the third against the Bears, but the home team exploded to score eight times in the inning and rode that rally to a 9-5 win over the Canalmen.
It was a tough day for Bourne, which gave up nine runs despite allowing just one base hit in the game. Bourne pitchers combined to walk nine and hit three batters in the game.
The Bears chased starter Tom Heino from the game in the third. He’d done well to that point, but trouble locating his pitches sneaked up on him, as well as some poor defense behind him. None of the runs surrendered by the Canalmen in the game were earned. Heino did not allow a hit, but walked six, hit two batters and had several key errors made behind him in the field.
Damon White came on to relieve Heino, but suffered a similar fate as he was touched up for four unearned runs. He struck out three and walked three.
Bourne’s offense was held to four hits and also had three bases on balls. Cross Sierra, Lucas Koosa, Kelley and Heino all had hits in the game for BHS, which fell to 0-4 overall on the season.