In a hole after one, the Bears hung around long enough to get deep into the Beavers' bullpen. In the top of the seventh, Berkshire exploded for eleven runs, and Jack Gustavson had enough strikes left in the arsenal to finish things up for a wild comeback.
Patrick Frey got the start before his father, his uncle and his grandfather but seemed a bit wobbly in the first. It took a timely double play, one of four on the afternoon, to get the Bears off the field. Bryan Bohaty, rediscovering his love for baseball while playing in a pair of spikes borrowed from the Rio Grande Valley, was instrumental in the turn, and Calder Ryan, Corey Wieczorek, Chris Cooke and Henry Thomas got in on some of those double dips, too.
Frey showed good resilience, digging in and gutting out three innings. Gustavson wandered in from center field, where he had started the game in a new defensive lineup, and threw four solid frames. But it was at the plate where the visiting side showed their real prowess.
Max Way had three hits for the warriors in green, and Gustavson, Thomas and Cody Lucey added two each. Cooke came up with two triples in the seventh frame, thus earning himself a burrito off of Jake Grant, who topped his teammate's outing with a triple and a homer.
Daniel Kim, resplendent in a pink broadcloth oxford, kept the gear in order behind the backstop and the data in order on the iPad. Coach Skoglund, famous throughout the NEPSAC j.v. baseball ranks for his speedy homeward journeys, assented to a quick stop at Chipotle on the way home: a tasty culmination to an entertaining afternoon.
The Bears will travel to Suffield this Saturday where they will look to keep their winning ways going.