On Wednesday, the Vassar varsity baseball team hosted Cass City, losing both games of the doubleheader 4-0 and 2-0. Steven Hecht pitched six strong innings for the Vulcans, only allowing five hits and one earned run. However, three defensive errors cost the Vulcans and allowed Cass City to steal game one. Offensively, Ricardo Macon, Ethan Dunham, and Collin Bowden were the only baserunners throughout the game and Vassar tallied a total of 11 strikeouts at the plate.
In game two, Vassar struggled once again to get the bats going and three errors were the difference in the loss. Garrett Gawne started game two and only allowed one hit and struck out six batters in six innings pitched. Unfortunately, five walks and three defensive errors by the Vulcans allowed Cass City to push two runs across the plate which was the difference in the game. Vassar tallied four hits in game two, but never threatened to score as Cass City’s pitchers continued to stifle the Vulcan bats.
The Vulcans’ overall record now sits at 14-5 (6-2 GTW). Vassar resumes play in their next contest, Tuesday, May 15th, when they travel to Caro for a doubleheader starting at 4:00 p.m.