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Badger Baseball Offense Powers Past Mohave

20 April 2017  
Badgers' Dawson Winslow comes home during the Prescott High School five-run first inning against Mohave on Tuesday April 18th, 2017 in Prescott, Arizona. All Photos by: Torrence Dunham

Five First Inning Runs Send Badger Baseball to Third Straight Win

PRESCOTT- The Prescott High School Badgers baseball team knocked thirteen hits and scored eleven runs in a 11-1 mercy-rule victory against the Mohave Thunderbirds at home on Tuesday, winning their third straight contest.

“This is a good game for us,” Badger baseball head coach Kent Winslow said after the game. “Just to come back out and perform the way we did today, says a lot about the way we are focusing and just coming out and playing each game one at a time. It was good for our kids.” 

The Badgers came out firing in the bottom of the first inning, scoring five runs, and giving starting pitcher Griffin Hays a chance to settle in. 

“It’s always great to be able to pitch with a lead because you can kind of not look over your shoulder when someone gets on base,” said Hays who struck out five and walked one while allowing only one hit in the complete game victory. “I was just focusing on keeping the ball down, not trying to overthrow and just let the defense work.”

Mohave picked up a run in the third inning but Prescott High School would then soar to score six unanswered runs over the next four innings and walk-off with the victory in the bottom of the sixth.

Dawson Winslow and Raymundo Chairez each smacked three hits in four at-bats with Winslow picking up three RBIs and Chairez adding two.

“We definitely hit the ball a lot better today,” Chairez said. “We put a lot of runs on the board and we definitely played a lot defense.” 

The Badgers (8-7, 5-5 region) travel to Mohave on Thursday for a rematch. First pitch is 4:00pm.