In Blaine, they have a word for it.
That team feeling when you figure things out, and you trust collectively you will find a way to turn or secure your fortunes in a positive light.
Down by three at home to Osseo Tuesday night, the Bengals rallied through their order with a sixth-inning fury to blitz the Orioles and wrap up a 6-4 home victory.
The “Juice” was uncorked for Blaine.
“One hit leads to another, and the energy changes,” second baseman and clean-up hitter Ethan Pettis said. “We like to call it ‘juice’ and our team’s juice is always strong. We love to get fired up, and we like to keep it rolling.”
Blaine scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and turned a three-run deficit into a two-run cushion before right-hander Eric Charest slammed the door in the seventh to secure a 6-4 home victory over Osseo Tuesday night.
Blaine, rated No. 9 in the April 22 Class 4A rankings, got on the board first when leadoff man Adam Puder turned a lead-off walk into the game’s first run on a wild pitch. Osseo (8-7) answered, then took the lead in the top of the sixth inning when they strung together three runs on three hits.
In the bottom half, Blaine (10-4) batted around and got clutch hitting from the meat of the order when Damon Thoemke, Ethan Pettis and Jackson Koenig all put tougher RBI singles in succession to tear the game open.
Charest went the distance and allowed three earned runs on six hits, one walk, and struck out three to improve his season record to 4-0.
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