The Bethlehem Christian Academy baseball team finally met its match in Class A this spring.
The Wildcats faced defending state champion Crisp Academy Friday in the GISA Class A semifinals and were swept 6-1 and 9-7. Those games marked the first time in 2012 that BCA lost to a fellow Class A opponent.
While disappointing that his team won’t be playing for a state championship in its first full season of varsity play, Knights coach Nick Pou said BCA put up a battle.
“This will be great experience for us next year,” said Pou. “We had some good at-bats today. You don’t see a pitcher throwing 92 a lot in our region or in high school for that matter. I am very proud of our players. They understand everyone is coming back and we should be ready to challenge again next spring. It’s still disappointing, however, that we didn’t make it this year. I don’t think they are a better team than us.”
BCA went with junior Jared Martin in the opener while Crisp Academy countered with James Bodrey. After two scoreless innings, the visiting Wildcats took a 3-0 lead.
Bethlehem Christian Academy Chandler Garmon prepares for action at first base during Friday’s semifinal series against Crisp Academy. Photo by Jessica Brown
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