East Knox win over Freddies sets up showdown for KMAC title
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FREDERICKTOWN — Caleb Gallwitz got the visiting East Knox Bulldogs started and teammate Ethan Beckett put the Fredericktown Freddies to sleep Wednesday. The Bulldogs (21-2 overall, 11-2 KMAC) held the Freddies scoreless over the final six innings to earn part of a three-way tie for first place in Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference baseball action, 6-3.
“Fredericktown is fundamentally sound,” East Knox coach Randy Baugher said. “They don’t make a lot of mistakes. It’s always going to be a battle when we come here. My guys love pressure, and they seem to respond.”
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The Bulldogs’ bench got boisterous when Gallwitz (2-for-3) launched a first-inning leadoff homer. Teammate Dawson David (2-for-3, two runs) followed with a single, and scored on an RBI hit by Cade Leach (2-for-3) to get the Bulldogs’ dugout rocking with a 2-0 lead.
“We try to keep excitement with our guys,” Gallwitz said. “We get everyone going with excitement for the game. Good vibes in the dugout the whole time.”