Spartans score epic 29-0 shutout in baseball

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BAINBRIDGE - The Bainbridge High varsity baseball team defeated the visitors from Rainier Beach 29-0 at home Monday, April 7.

That is not a misprint. The score was 29-0.

Even in such a high-scoring shutout, familiar names came to the front of the action.

The primary Spartan sluggers remained Tino Peleti and Ben Kussie.

Kussie finished the game with three hits and three runs for five at-bats with three RBIs. Peleti managed three hits and three runs for four at-bats with two RBIs.

The Bainbridge man who most often crossed the plate was Truman Miller, who ended the day with five runs.

Jack Post, Sam Tiffany and Gareth Grindeland each racked up two hits as well, while pitcher Brett Green as well as Trent Schulte, Brice Kozlosky and Jack O’Neill each contributed one.

The Spartans totaled 17 hits for 31 at-bats throughout the game.

BHS Head Coach David Smart, in his trademark stoic fashion, said that he was not allowing the team to dwell on the victory or get too at ease.

“It is what it is,” he said. “We have a couple of tough ones one Wednesday and Friday against Eastside Catholic.”

The Spartans hit the road to face off in the first of two games against Eastside Wednesday, April 9, before bringing the action home at 4 p.m. Friday, April 11.

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