Crochet home finale spoiled by Berwick

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @DeRonTalley
DHS’ Eddie Crochet pitched five strikeouts in five innings in the loss against Berwick last week.

The DHS Tigers baseball team (1-8, 0-6) lost 13-1 to Berwick last Thursday, its last home game of the season. Senior Pitcher Eddie Crochet manned the mound for the Tigers and pitched five strikeouts in five innings. He said he was proud of his career as a Tiger, but disappointed in the outcome of his final home game in the Red and Black.

“I wanted to come out here with a win and I tried my best to make it how I wanted but it didn’t happen,” Crochet said.

After keeping the score tight in the first few innings, and scoreless after the first, the Tigers couldn’t maintain pace for the long haul.

However, Berwick began to connect on Crochet’s pitches and things turned for the worse. At the end of the third inning, Berwick led 3-0. At the end of the fourth they led 11-1.

The Tigers finally scored one run in bottom of fourth by junior Jeremy Jones

Head coach Jay Dykes said when you go into a ball game against a quality team like Berwick and you don’t make the routine plays, “they’re going to distance you from where you want to be.”

“We come out in the beginning of the inning and hit a couple of balls, and were pretty much in good shape,” Dykes said. “We’ve been down 3-0 in the past in ball games and turned it around and we get a couple of good innings out of Eddie and looked like things were going smooth and we start kicking the ball around again and it’s just fundamental baseball.”

Crochet was a six-year member of the Tigers’ team and Dykes said he did a great job in his home finale.

“It was a pity we made errors behind him,” Dykes said. “He did well, he didn’t lose his focus and I’m proud of everything he’s done for us in the past six years. I wish him well for the future”

Crochet said the past six years were unbelievable for him. His goal next is to try to play baseball at the collegiate level.