Highline Bears drop two close games; Studs and Seals both take wins

By Tim Clinton

It was two tough losses to two tough opponents for the Highline Bears this week.

The semiprofessional baseball team took a 1-0 loss to the Seattle Studs at the University of Puget Sound on Tuesday night before a comeback came up just short against the San Francisco Seals on Thursday, 6-5, at Mel Olson Stadium at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center.

The Studs game was lost on a sacrifice fly that turned out to be the only run of the game, while the Seals jumped out to a 6-0 lead and ultimately held on.

Dillon O'Grady singled in the Bears' first run in the bottom of the second inning to make it a 6-1 game, and Johnny Sage blasted a bases-clearing double in the seventh to cut San Francisco's lead to 6-4.
The Bears staged another rally in the bottom of the ninth.

Chris Hollabaugh singled and Chase Hodkinson walked before Sage launched another double. Hollabaugh scored easily, but Hodkinson was thrown out at the plate to end the game.
The Bears get another shot at the Seals at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Mel Olson Stadium before going to Langley, B.C. for a 1:05 p.m. double-header Saturday.

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