Folsom finishes baseball season with 6-9 record in Delta River League

By: Matt Long, Sports Editor
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Folsom High’s varsity baseball team survived a nine-game losing streak and finished with a respectable 6-9 record the Delta River League.

After starting with a three-game sweep of Ponderosa, the Bulldogs lost every game against Jesuit, Pleasant Grove and Oak Ridge before finishing with three wins against Sheldon.

Folsom picked up the three wins in a variety of ways. Tuesday’s 3-1 win was a pitcher’s duel, as Craig Stafford went the distance, allowing one unearned run on five hits. Stafford also struck out four.

Offensively, Travis Long had two of Folsom’s four hits and score two of his team’s three runs, while Tanner Seibel, Josh Hook and Tommy Dougherty knocked in runs.

While Monday’s 7-3 win featured a bit more offense, it didn’t compare to Wednesday’s slugfest, which resulted in a 13-10 Folsom victory. Ethan Robertson had three hits, three RBIs and two runs scored to lead the way. Travis Long, Troy Knox and Matt Maasberg each had a pair of hits, while Maasberg, Logan Guler and Dougherty each knocked in two runs. Maasberg, Travis Long, Seibel and Tyler Long each scored two runs.

When reflecting on the season, Folsom coach Gilbert Brewer saw improvement, which made the season worthwhile.

“We won two more games in league and three more overall than last year so we continued to show growth and improvement,” Brewer said. “That is a testament from the dedication of the players, who put their minds to getting better. A 6-9 record isn’t going to get us in the playoffs, but puts us in the direction of being a competitive program and we’re continuing an upward trend.”