It was a tough home game for the Prescott Badgers as the Coconino Panthers bit the Badgers more than once in a 12-0 Tuesday afternoon.
Coconino jumped on top in the second with four runs. The Panthers added two more in the top of the fifth to lead 6-0.
Trailing by six, the Badgers had a golden opportunity to get back into the contest. Prescott loaded the bases, but were unable to get any runs across, giving Coconino more momentum. the Panthers used that to push across six more runs to lead by 12. The Badgers went quietly in the bottom of the sixth to end the game.
The Badgers (0-4) in Grand Canyon Region play, will have another shot at the Panthers (3-1) and (8-3), on Thursday, as Prescott travels to face Coconino at 4pm.
The Prescott Badgers remained unbeaten in Grand Canyon Region play with a 12-2 road win over the Coconino Panthers.
The Badgers took advantage of Coconino errors to jump on Panthers starting pitcher Cole Thomsley, who lasted only 2.2 innings, yielding eight runs, only two of those were earned. Meanwhile, Prescott starter Ray Chairez picked up the win by going 5.1 innings, allowing just two runs and three hits. Luke Fredrick finished up on the mound, allowing only one hit while striking out three in 1.2 innings.
Offensively, three Badgers, Ashton Hubbs, Rhett Prearce, and Jacob Police, each had three hits, with Pearce and Police picking up four RBI's a piece. Luke Fredrick had a pair of hits and two RBIs.
Prescott (4-0) in Grand Canyon Region play and (7-7) overall, will host Cconino (2-3) and (7-8) tomorrow at 3pm.
The Prescott Badgers won their fourth straight knocking off the Northwest Christian Crusaders 3-1 in the Badger Dome last night. Prescott took the first two by scores of 25-10, 25-15. The Crusaders came back to take game three 25-14, but the Badgers finished it off by 25-6.
Prescott was led by Cole Fernandez with 2 aces, 12 kills, 5 blocks, 17 assists, and 9 digs. Harris Temple had 7 kills, 6 blocks, 3 assists, 16 digs. Trey Koehler with 5 kills, 7 blocks, and 16 digs, and Ayden McKenna with 6 kills, 4 blocks, and 5 digs.
Prescott (9-4) overall, will travel to Phoenix to face Horizon Honors tomorrow at 5pm. On Saturday, the Badgers will play three games at the Centennial High School Tournament versus Mountain Ridge at 8:30am, Northwest Christina at 10:30am, and Ironwood at 1:30pm. The next home game will be on Wednesday, April 3 against Campo Verde at 5:30pm.
Varsity Girls Tennis
The Badgers swept the Bradshaw Mountain Bears 9-0 at Prescott High School yesterday. Prescott (5-1) bounced right back after their 6-3 setback to Notre Dame Prep.
Coach Julio Marroquin said, "We have a young team this year, but they are all working hard to improve. Hopefully they will be able to push hard toward the end of season and beat some good teams in order to move up in the state rankings. This is fun and easy to coach because of their work ethic, dedication, and how they gel as a team."
The #4 Badgers will travel to face Barry Goldwater on Thursday at 3:30pm.