It was only one swing, but it did more than enough damage Tuesday in Temple’s baseball season opener.
Hutto freshman Gage Boehm had struggled against the fastball all night but gave his team the clutch hit it needed with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, smashing a two-run double to deep center field for a 4-3 lead that held up for the Hippos at Hallford Field.
“We competed well, that’s for sure. (Hutto) is not a bad team. They pitch well. If we do the little things, we win that game,” Temple coach Toby Rumfield said. “If we bunt when we’re supposed to bunt, if we get a guy in from third base with less than two outs, if we don’t make errors — if we eliminate all that, then we win that game. We basically just kind of gave it to (Hutto). It’s unfortunate.
“The beauty of it is it’s the home opener and not late in the season. If we can get that fixed then we’ll be fine. We’re still a pretty good team.”