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Bulls revive season

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014

After their extra-inning loss to Decatur March 25, the Bridgeport Bulls buried the first part of the season.

“We took a coffee can and I told my team to put the five things they’ve done bad this season and put it in the can,” said Bridgeport coach Ted Leps. “We then buried it in front of the dugout.”

Since its memorial service for the 4-15 start, the Bulls have resurrected its season with two wins in three games. After Friday’s 9-1 win over Krum, the Bulls (6-16) are suddenly firmly entrenched in third place in District 9-3A at 2-3.

“The last three games have been a new season,” Leps said. “After the Decatur game, we set our goal at just getting in the playoffs and playing well. We started playing inning by inning. If you string enough wins of innings together, you can start winning games.”

Friday against Krum, freshman James Gray made sure the Bulls won every inning. The hurler needed just 58 pitches to get through seven innings. He scattered six innings and struck out one.

“He pitched great, and we played good defense behind him,” Leps said.

“Our pitchers have done a great job keeping us in games.”

The Bulls provided timely hits in support of Gray. Alex Samples and Daniel Garcia went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs each. Garcia also doubled.

The Bulls took on Aubrey in a non-district game Tuesday and will play Decatur at home Friday at 7:30 p.m. to start a final three-game stretch with playoff hopes alive.

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