Bruins Sweep Redskins, Dominate at Parkview Field

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At Parkview Field, senior Anthony Miller dominates North Side. Miller threw a complete game with 13 strike outs winning 8-0.  The Bruins sit atop the SAC and play Bishop Luers tonight at Northrop. Photo by Bear Tracks Staff.

Zach Piatt

Sports Editor

The Northrop Bruins varsity baseball team played at Parkview Field last Tuesday, May 5 and came out with an 8-0 win over North Side. The Bruins hit the ball well up and down the lineup and put together solid at-bats. This was a big win for Northrop, as they remained atop the SAC standings.

“I felt the team overcame mental mistakes and put together a solid game,” says Northrop head baseball coach, Matt Brumbaugh. “We put pressure on North Side and continued to score runs with two outs.”

Parkview Field is the biggest of stages for any high school baseball player in Fort Wayne. Playing on a professional field, the same one the Tincaps play on, is a big deal for high schoolers. The Bruins, however, were up to the task.

“It felt pretty cool,” says junior starting shortstop, Mikey Snyder. “It was a great experience to play there.”

“We made the proper adjustments with the size of the field,” says Brumbaugh. “I felt the team was not fazed by playing at Parkview Field.”

Senior starting pitcher Anthony Miller certainly wasn’t fazed. He threw a complete game shutout with 13 strikeouts. Miller also had a hit at the plate to help himself out.

“I knew it was just going to be another game and I had to be there for my teammates to do the best I could,” said Miller.

“Anthony Miller was outstanding on the mound and the defense continues to make the routine play,” said Brumbaugh.

The Bruins got a huge spark in their offense when Mikey Snyder led off the second inning with a solo home run over the bleachers in left field. Northrop continued to score runs afterwards.

“Hitting a dinger (home run) made the experience even better,” said Snyder.

“We played well as a team,” says junior starting first baseman, Jordan Dickinson. “Mikey (Snyder) hit his first dinger of the year to get the offense started, and our defense and pitching were outstanding as usual.”

The bad weather in the area caused the game to be moved from 7 p.m. up to 6:30 p.m. It rained for the first two innings but was clear for the rest of the night.

“It was a really good time and I can’t wait to play there again next year,” said Dickinson.

The Bruins played North Side again on Thursday at Northrop, this time winning by a score of 11-0. Jordan Dickinson hit his fifth home run of the season, and John Tuttle hit for the cycle including a walk-off home run.

The Bruins are back in action tonight at Northrop against Bishop Luers at 5 p.m.

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