April 15, 2024 8:38 PM

Badgers Blank Mohave 10-0

Photo: Josh Adler struck out eight and allowed just three hits in picking up the win

The Prescott Badgers got a combined solid pitching performance from Josh Adler and Travis Gates in a 10-0 win over the Mohave Thunderbirds, on a sunny day at Prescott High School.

The Badgers scored in each of the five innings at the plate to end the game early with the ten run rule. Ryan Elliot led off with a walk. A great bunt by Nick Martin sacrificed him over to third and Jack Burton picked up the RBI for a 1-0 lead. In the second, Prescott scored five to go up 6-0.  A pair of walks followed by a hit batter on the helmet, set the table for Andrew Lyon. The senior promptly smacked the ball into left center, scoring two. Elliot tripled in two more for a 5-0 lead. A passed ball scored Elliot easily and it was 6-0.

Photo:15 Andrew Lyon had a big day at the plate with two hits and four RBIs

Two more runs came across in the third after three straight walked. Lyon came up again with the bases loaded and put the ball in play as two more runs scored for an 8-0 lead.

Andrew Lyon said, “I came up and was patient in hopes I would get something I liked. Glad I was able to come through with those hits with runners on base. It felt good to get out there to play in some warmer weather. The sun can be a little tricky in the outfield but it didn’t bother us today.

Adrian Sanderford singled in the ninth run in the fourth inning, and the Badgers added one more in the bottom of the fifth to close things out.

On the hill, the pitching was rock solid out there. Josh Adler was dominant at times, giving up just three hits while striking out eight and not allowing any walks. Adler said, “I felt good out there from the beginning. I felt in control out there on the mound and even when they had runners at the corners with no outs, I was able to make the right pitch when I needed to.” About getting the run support Adler added, “Anytime you can get a lead it helps. Once we were up by six, I knew I just had to keep throwing strikes.” Travis Gates came in to close things out with two strikeouts in his one inning of work.

The Badgers improve to (12-3) overall and sit alone in first place in the Grand Canyon Region at (5-0). Prescott has now won five straight and will host Mingus tomorrow at 3pm.



Innings-      123  45  –   R      H      E

Mohave     000  00   –   0      3      2

Prescott     152  11   –  10     7      1





School-                         W-L    W-L  Streak

Prescott                        5-0    12-3    W5

Flagstaff                        4-0    13-4    W4

Bradshaw Mountain   3-0    10-6    W4

Mingus                          2-2      9-9      L2

Coconino                       0-3     9-7     W1

Lee Williams                 0-3     1-14    L13

Mohave                         0-6     2-16    L6


Prescott 10, Mohave 0, 5 innings

Barry Goldwater 10, Peoria 4

Camp Verde 9, Bourgade Catholic 4

Dysart 14, Apache Junction 6

Saguaro 12, Arcadia 2

Trinity Christian 20, Holy Family Academy 0, 4 innings

Williams 20, Joseph City 4


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