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Rock Bridge baseball splits two games on spring break road trip

To Rock Bridge baseball coach Justin Towe, the Bruins are right where they should be.

Rock Bridge (6-1) split a pair of games in Memphis, Tennessee, on Saturday on its annual spring break road trip, rounding out its first week of the season. The Bruins start their in-state schedule Monday against cross-town foe Muriel Williams Battle High School. And after seven games in seven days, Towe said he’s happy with what he sees.

“Usually, we use our spring break to start determining roles and when you get to play five varsity games and four JV games over four days, kids get a lot of playing time,” he said. “That’s what we want early on.”

Senior Logan Twehous picked up his first win of the season in a 2-1 complete-game effort against Dyer County (Tennessee). He spread four hits over seven innings and picked up an RBI at the plate.

In the third inning, the Bruins came from a run down to take the lead off a single from junior Cole Evans. Twehous’ sacrifice groundout tied the game moments earlier.

In the second game — a 2-0 loss to Barlett (Tennessee) — Rock Bridge faced Memphis signee Jonathan Bowlan on the mound. Bowlan threw a complete-game four hitter. Bartlett scored both its runs in the second inning, a frame after Bruins senior starter Adam Lafferty was forced from the game after taking a line drive to the wrist. He was replaced by Chandler Wyatt (2-1), who allowed both runs on three hits.

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