Bruins open year with win

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Brooke baseball team opened the season with an 8-2 victory over Sidwell Academy of Washington, D.C., Wednesday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Nick Ossman led the offense with a single and two RBIs. Heath Hildreth and Mario Lombardi added a single and an RBI and Chad Harper a pair of singles. Aaron Walker earned the win. He struck out seven and walked three in five innings. Hunter Grishkevich pitched the final two innings and had two strikeouts.

The Bruins continue their opening to the season in Florida through Saturday.

at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Brooke 8, Sidwell Academy 2

Brooke 200 103 2 – 8 5 0

Sidwell 000 101 0 – 2 3 1

BROOKE (1-0): Walker (WP, 7K, 3W), Grishkevich (6, 2K, 1W) and Harper; Hildreth S, RBI; Harper 2S; Ossman S, 2RBI; Lombardi S, RBI; Camerlengo RBI.

SIDWELL: Patterson (LP, 0K, 1W), Hefter (4, 2K, 2W), Tierney (6, 1K, 4W) and Bruteman; Kohn S; Lidscomb S; Friedman S.