The Beacon High School baseball team responded to a season-opening loss with a six-game winning streak as it heads to Cooperstown to play Waverly in Saturday’s non-league contest.
First pitch at Doubleday Field is 1:30 p.m.
“I know how down the guys were after losing the season opener to Lakeland. I think it was a reality check for us. We realized we had to get back to work and the games are played between the lines,” Beacon coach Bob Atwell said.
“There is always work to do as you strive to be better. We’re looking forward to our next game and it’s as far as we’re looking ahead.”
The Bulldogs won three games this week at their Spring Bash tournament at Dutchess Stadium, including a 4-0 win over Cornwall (5-1) in the title game late Wednesday.
Freshman Alex Callaway picked up his first varsity win by scattering six hits and striking out three over five innings in the championship game.
“Alex pounded the strike zone and really gave us a big outing in his first career start,” Atwell said. “We have a pretty good rotation and he just adds to it.”
Nick DiNapoli was named the tournament’s most valuable player, and Patrick Schetter, who was 2 for 3 with an RBI in the title game, earned a spot on the all-tournament team for Beacon.
Tony Romanelli, named the pitcher of the tournament, was 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI in the title game for the Bulldogs.