With the rain beginning to pour, the Bowling Green High School Bobcats exchange handshakes with members of the Mark Twain Tigers after Friday’s varsity baseball contest between the two Eastern Missouri Conference schools. After trailing for much of the game, the Bobcats scored 13 unanswered runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to win the game. Friday’s win ended the Bobcats’ four-game losing streak.
Clad in the jerseys of yesteryear, the Bowling Green High School Bobcat baseball team defeated the Mark Twain Tigers, 15-5, on Friday after scoring 13 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The victory snapped the Bobcats four game losing streak, which started with a loss to Palmyra and continued with losses to Elsberry, Winfield, and Montgomery County.
Bowling Green High School Head Coach Dean Streed said he and assistant coach Blayne Murphy had changed the team’s attire to re-iterate a point to his young ball club.
“We wanted them to play with swagger and some great gear,” Streed said in an interview after Friday afternoon’s Eastern Missouri Conference victory. “But, if you want to get to play in cool gear, then you are going to have to earn it.”
Streed said he was not penalizing his team for losing four in a row, but rather he was trying to make sure that they understood the importance of being humble.
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