Guy Ellis

The Jay Bulldogs baseball team traveled to Wyandotte Monday afternoon and defeated the Bears 11-0 in five innings of play.

The win moves the Bulldogs to 2-0 for the season. Jay opened play this year with a win over Claremore-Sequoyah. Last Fridayís scheduled game with Pryor was cancelled on account of poor weather conditions. Jay ventured to Grove Tuesday for a workout with the Ridgerunners before traveling on to Hugo, Broken Bow, and Idabel for a southeastern tour later this week.

The tone for Mondayís game was set early when Bulldog sophomore John Davenport, batting second, knocked a home run past the left field fence. Sophomore Cayle Shambaugh was up next and took a walk but was driven in by following batter Casey Loomis, a sophomore, with a single. Senior Boone Rogers then hit a double with a shot to deep center field. Freshman Jeremiah Daugherty then stepped in to pinch run for Rogers. With runners at second and third freshman Kyle Shambaugh ground out but drove Loomis in for another Jay run. Freshman Jessie Scott took a walk before pinch-runner Daugherty managed to steal home for the fourth Jay score of the inning.

The Jay offense put up another four runs in the second inning. Freshman Chuckie Larrabee started the inning with a double and was later driven in by Cayle Shambaugh. Late in the inning Rogers hit a three run homer with Shambaugh and Loomis preceding him to the home plate.

The Bulldogs started the third by loading the bases before Davenport hit a sacrifice fly driving in sophomore Gage Foreman. Cayle Shambaugh then hit a double into right field that drove in Larrabee and senior Tucker Rutherford bringing Jay to 11 runs for the contest.

Kurtis Young stepped onto the mound for the Bears in the fourth inning and the Bulldogs went three and out. Young continued for Wyandotte in the final inning as Jay went four and out with a base hit by Rutherford.

Kyle Shambaugh started the game on the mound for the Bulldogs and he went four innings before being relieved by junior Trevor January in the fifth. Along with the shutout Shambaugh recorded three strikeouts, gave up four hits and walked one after facing 17 Wyandotte batters.

For the Bulldogs Cayle Shambaugh went 3 for 3 with 2 doubles, 3 RBIís and a walk. Rogers went 2 for 3 with a homer , a double, an RBI, and two runs. Larrabee went one for two with a double, two runs, and a walk. Loomis went one for two with an RBI, 2 runs, and a walk. Foreman went one for two with a run and Davenport went one for three with a solo homer and a sacrifice fly RBI. Rutherford went 2 for 4 with a run.