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Badgers Fall To Mingus 9-2

09 March 2018  
Badger first baseman Maggie Boelts gets ready as the pitch is delivered to home plate. Photo by Ron Williams

Softball team in early hole after second region defeat                                                                                         

The Prescott Badgers softball home opener was a tough one, as the Mingus Marauders beat the Badgers for the second time this week 9-2. The Badgers lost 10-0 in Cottonwood on Tuesday.

The Marauders jumped on Badger pitcher McKynzie Hyslip for three runs in the first inning, all scoring with two outs. After a good second inning, the Marauders broke the game open with timely hitting and aggressive base running. The game was on the brink of a 10 run rule ending, but the Badgers hung tough and finally were able to get the goose egg off the board.

Trailing 9-0, Prescott got their first run in the bottom of the sixth, on a sacrifice fly by Allison Ingram, scoring Maggie Boelts.

The Badgers added one more in their final at bat when Bekah Norris hit a solo homerun.

Mingus improves to (2-0) in the Grand Canyon Region, and (3-0) overall.

Prescott drops to (0-2) in the Grand Canyon Region, and (0-4) overall. The Badgers will look for their first win on the road today, at Higley in Gilbert. Game time is 3:45pm.

Innings-   123  456  7 - R   H   E
Mingus    304  020  0 - 9   11  1
Prescott   000  001  1 - 2    8   2

Ron Williams

Ron Williams is the advisor, broadcaster, and sportswriter for the BBN, Badger Broadcasting Network. The BBN is a community club for high school students enrolled in the Prescott Unified School District.