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Badgers Softball Scores Eleven Runs Against Rival Bears
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14 April 2017  
Prescott High School softball pitcher Kendall Schwartz throws a pitch against rival Bradshaw Mountain at home on Thursday March 13th, 2017 All Photos by: Torrence Dunham
Badgers Knock Fourteen Hits In Mercy-Rule Victory Against Rival Bears

PRESCOTT- After a win against Bradshaw Mountain on Tuesday, the Prescott High School Badgers softball team continued the success and picked up fourteen hits and eleven runs to mercy-rule their rival Bradshaw Mountain Bears in five innings at home on Thursday.

“I’m proud of the way we played today,” said Prescott High School pitcher Kendall Schwartz who tossed a complete game shutout victory. “We took our experiences from the first game to kind of take us into the second game.”

Prescott High School put six hits and four runs on the board in the first inning after holding the Bears scoreless in the top half. The Prescott High School offense would continue in the second inning with a three-run home run off the bat of Ashlynn Uvila to make it a seven-run deficit.

Prescott High School would add another four runs in the fourth inning and shut Bradshaw down in the fifth inning to complete the mercy-rule victory.

“We were just trying to keep it consistent,” said Uvila who went 3 for 3 on the day. “When we came out with those four runs, we just wanted to keep adding, which we did each inning.” 

Bradshaw Mountain couldn’t get much started against Prescott pitcher Kendall Schwartz, as Shelbi Audsley, Haley Young and Cailee Morgan were the only ones to pick up a hit.

 “I think we just got to start seeing the ball better,” Audsley said. “I think we are just trying too hard to get things done too fast and we just need to work on getting baserunners and moving them around and scoring some runs.”

It was a nice day for the Badgers lineup as eight of the nine Prescott High School starters got a hit in the victory. 

Prescott High School (11-3, 7-2 region) will hit the road for a game against Mohave on Thursday at 4:00pm. Meanwhile, Bradshaw Mountain (6-7, 4-7 region)  will look to respond on Monday with a road matchup against the Combs Coyotes at 3:45pm.

Torrence Dunham

Torrence Dunham "TD" 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.