BNL’s 8-run first inning
leads to 17-0 triumph
as Morron fires 3-hitter
By Justin Sokeland
The noise level was noticeable, the constant singing, shouting and chanting coming from the Bedford North Lawrence dugout. If all that chatter, all that static, all that buzzing was meant to distract and rattle the opponent, it worked.
From a shaky warm-up session to BNL’s 8-run eruption in the first inning, Mitchell never looked comfortable. Jittery, nervous, perhaps intimidated, definitely out of character for a team with a winning record. The Bluejackets were the ones getting stung, and the outcome was quick but hardly painless.
The Stars blasted to a 17-0 victory over their county rivals on Monday afternoon, cranking out 15 hits while freshman left-hander Leona Morron twirled a 3-hitter. Everything worked in sync for BNL, and nothing went right for the young Bluejackets. That’s a bad combination, and that explains the blowout in five innings.