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Badgers Softball Explodes for Fifteen Hits in Win

12 March 2017  
All Photos by: Torrence Dunham
Six Players Pick Up RBIs in Badger Softball Win 

PRESCOTT- Following a crushing 14-2 loss against Mingus on the road Thursday, the Badgers responded in grand fashion at home on Friday against the Higley Knights with a 11-1 mercy-ruled victory.

“I told them after the game yesterday (Thursday), that’s going to happen sometimes against good teams and how we rebound-what we do today-is really what makes the difference,” Badgers’ head coach Randall Bryan said. “This team is pretty resilient, they have been for the last couple of years (and) they don’t let a lot bother them, they come right back out and get after it.”

It was a team effort offensively for the Badgers as the team knocked 15 hits, with seven of the ten players who came up to bat recording two hits. Additionally, six players drove in runs with Kendall Schwartz, Hanna Seavey and Brea Christopherson each picking up two RBIs.

After going scoreless in the first inning, the Badgers quickly turned around a 1-0 deficit and scored three in the second, two in the third, four in the fourth and two in the fifth to pick up the mercy-ruled victory.

“We just started to get our bats going, started hitting good pitches, and we just got it together and scored some runs,” said Badgers’ senior right fielder Sunny Baker who went 2-2 with an RBI and run scored. “Yesterday (Thursday) we did not do good, we didn’t do the best that I know we can, and then today we got over that loss yesterday and came out to win.”

Schwartz enjoyed the support on the circle and tossed a complete game, only allowing one run on one hit while striking out six and walking three.

The Badgers (3-1, 1-1 region) remain at home on Monday for a matchup against Estrella Foothills. First pitch is 2pm.