Today: Feb 15 , 2019

Badgers Drop Extra Inning Affair To Bradshaw Mountain 13-9

13 April 2018  
13 Ryan Greene rounds the bases after his game tying home run in the eighth inning. Bradshaw Mountain beat the Badgers 13-9, in nine innings. Photo by Ron Williams
Ryan Greene hits back-to-back home runs in rivalry loss                                                                                                                                                                     

Bradshaw Mountain got a little revenge after getting slammed 10-0 at home, on Tuesday afternoon. It took extra innings for the Bears to beat the Prescott Badgers 13-9, on a very windy Thursday afternoon in Prescott.

Like Tuesday, the game was scoreless through three innings. Bradshaw scored two runs off Badger starting pitcher Erubiel Franco in the fourth, forcing Prescott coach Kent Winslow to bring in reliever Evan Sterling. The Bears got to Sterling in the sixth inning for six runs. Jake Schulz came in to relieve Sterling, and get the final two outs, but the damage was done, and Bradshaw Mountain had a commanding 8-0 lead.

Prescott climbed back into the game with six runs in the bottom of the sixth, capped off by a two run home run by Ryan Greene. Schulz held the Bears in check in the top of the seventh, setting up the two run tying inning to send the game into extra innings. Jacob Police's sacrifice fly scored Joey Christopherson to tie the game at eight.

The Bears got a run off Jake Schulz in the top of the eighth, when a run scored on a ground ruled double. Bradshaw then loaded the bases, but Schulz was effective in getting the final two outs of the inning, limiting the damage to one run. Since the Badgers needed a run to tie in the bottom of the eighth, Ryan Greene came up and dupicated his previous at bat, with a game tying home run to make the score 9-9. Prescott had runners at first and third with one out, but failed to score. The final out came on a bunt by Chase Kasun to the third base side. The third baseman charged the ball and threw to the plate beating Badger runner Jake Schulz, who was called out as he ran into Bradshaw catcher Jacob Roberts. The result of the play included the ejection of Schulz.

Luke Fredrick came into pitch the top of the ninth, and after getting the first out of the inning, the Bears erupted for four runs to go up, what turned out to be the final score, 13-9. Bradshaw's Shane Pryor pitched the final three innings and picked up the win. Fredrick took the loss.

Bradshaw Mountain was led by Timmy Young with four hits, a single and three doubles, along with three RBIs. Paxton Prentice had three hits, including a double and a triple, plus knocking in two runs.

The Badgers were led at the plate by Ryan Greene's two home runs and three RBIs. Chase Kasun has a single, a double, and two RBIs. Luke Fredrick had a two RBI single. Jake Schulz, Korey Schwartz and Kody Jones each had two hits. Jacob Police had two RBIs.

The loss snaps the Badgers winning streak at three. Bradshaw improves to (4-8) in region play, and (5-10) overall. The Bears travel to San Tan Valley today to take on Combs at 3:45pm. Prescott falls to (3-5) and (10-14). The Badgers will host Mingus, on Monday at 3:30pm.

Innings -                     123  456  789  -   R      H      E
Bradshaw Mountain   000  206  014  -  13    14     3
Prescott                       000  006  210  -   9     13     4
Grand Canyon Region Baseball Standings
School                             W-L        W-L
Mingus                             7-1        14-4
Lee Williams                    7-3        18-8
Flagstaff                           5-3        11-10
Coconino                          5-5         9-12
PRESCOTT                      3-5       10-14
Bradshaw Mountain         4-8          5-10
Mohave                             1-7       11-12 
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.