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Sloppy Defense Sinks Badger Baseball Against Rival Bears
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12 April 2017  
Badgers' Dawson Winslow is out a home plate to end the game against rival Bradshaw Mountain on Tuesday April 11th, 2017 at Prescott High School in Prescott,Arizona. All Photos by: Torrence Dunham
Badger Baseball Committs Five Errors In Loss to Rival Bears

PRESCOTT- The Prescott High School Badgers baseball team committed five errors and fell 9-4 at home against their rival Bradshaw Mountain Bears on Tuesday afternoon. 

“We definitely could have played better,” said Prescott High School outfielder Mike Arroyo who knocked in two of Prescott High School’s four runs with a double in the seventh inning. “We need to be more mentally prepared for each game, know what to expect at each at-bat, and be ready for any situation whether it’s on offense or on the field.”

Prescott High School’s miscues assisted the Bradshaw Mountain offense early, allowing four runs in the first inning helped by a pair of Prescott High School errors. Bradshaw Mountain continued to increase their lead with a single run in the third and finished off the victory with two runs each in the sixth and seventh innings.

“When my team gets me up like that, there’s nothing better than that,” said Bradshaw Mountain pitcher Noah Barros who ended the day with six and two-third innings pitched, allowing seven hits and four runs-two earned-while striking out nine and walking two. “It makes me feel great, gets my confidence up and helps me throw a lot better.”

Jake Schultz took the hard luck for Prescott High School after allowing seven runs-only one earned-in four and two-thirds innings pitched while striking out six and walking two. 

Luke Frederick and Justin Warren would pitch the final two and a third innings, allowing four hits and two earned runs.

“We played poorly defensively,” Prescott High School baseball head coach Kent Winslow said after the game. “We just need to come out and play better on Thursday.”

Six players had hits for the Bears with senior Gunner Bundrick and junior Travis Robinson each smacking two hits. Robinson, Barros and freshman Paxton Prentice added two RBIs a piece.

“It was definitely a good team win,” said Prentice who also scored a run in the victory. “We just hit the ball hard, battled up there.” 

Meanwhile, five Prescott High School players picked up hits as Ryan Greene and Joey Christopherson each had two knocks.

The two rivals face each other again on Thursday as Bradshaw Mountain (6-5, 5-5 region) hosts Prescott High School (5-7, 2-5 region) for a 3:45pm first pitch. 

Torrence Dunham

Torrence Dunham is a multimedia journalist who graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.  Torrence is our PrescottValleyeNews.com Correspondent covering local news and events in Prescott Valley. He is also the lead sports correspondent and play-by-play pro for all our multimedia news sites. If he's not adding to his extensive sports bobble-head collection, he's talking baseball, his favorite. Follow him on Twitter: @Tadunham.