Bulldogs open with rout of Broncos

Hampton-Dumont's Cesar Baez is greeted by head coach Matt Lokenvitz as he rounded the bases on the first home run of the season by the Bulldogs on Monday, June 26. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)


HAMPTON – Cesar Baez couldn’t stop smiling even after the game was over.

He hit Hampton-Dumont’s first home run of the season on his first at-bat, launching the second pitch he saw over the center field fence.

And after that, the Bulldogs never trailed in an eventual 11-1, six-inning rout of Belmond-Klemme on Monday, May 26 at home.

“I was surprised, actually,” Baez said. “I didn’t know if I was going to catch up with his fastball..." More on this story was available in the June 4 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.