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Spartans back on track with win over Vikings

Spartan Nick Bierly slides back into first base while Conner Celli of Bishop Blanchet waits for the throw during the Spartans’ 13-3 win over the Braves. - Brian Kelly / Bainbridge Island Review
Spartan Nick Bierly slides back into first base while Conner Celli of Bishop Blanchet waits for the throw during the Spartans’ 13-3 win over the Braves.
— image credit: Brian Kelly / Bainbridge Island Review

Bainbridge shelled the Rainier Beach Vikings 12-0 in boys baseball Monday in a one-sided Metro road game for the Spartans.

It was the latest “up” in a roller coaster season for BHS.

The Spartans got off to a rocky, 0-2 start this year but have played competitively ever since.

The team turned things around with a 3-2 victory at home against Bremerton, then blanked Franklin 12-0 in a road game at Rainier Playfield.

Central Kitsap escaped with a 3-2 home win against the Spartans, but Bainbridge rebounded by stringing two victories together — a 5-4 win over Nathan Hale and a 13-3 drubbing of Bishop Blanchet — early last week.

Brett Green and Dylan Vchulek came up big against the Braves. Green went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs, while Vchulek went 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs for Bainbridge.

In a next-day rematch on the road, the Braves nearly let history repeat itself at Woodland Park.

The Spartans put three runs on the board in the first inning, then tacked on one run each in the second and third for a 5-0 advantage.

The Braves’ bats woke up in the bottom of the third, though, and Blanchet knotted the score at 5-all.

The Spartans connected on a go-head run in the fourth, then led 7-5 midway through the fifth.

It was the Braves’ game from there on out, however. Blanchet tied the game in the bottom of the fifth and scattered four more runs over the next two innings to escape with an 11-7 win.

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