The Prescott Badgers pulled out a 5-4 win over the Coconino Panthers at home Thursday afternoon to stay undefeated the Grand Canyon Region.
Coconino jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, with a two out single by Kyle Casados. The Badgers answered with three of their own. Jacob Police led off with a single, then Luke Fredrick reached on an error, that allowed Police to score. Slater Krupnick singled putting runners at the corners. Jake Schulz doubled in Fredrick to tie the game. Ray Chairez reached on an error by the third baseman that allowed Krupnick to score, putting the Badgers up 3-2.
The Panthers tied it up with two outs in the second inning when Trevor Sevier singled, stole second, and scored on a single by Tyler Tapia. The game remained tied at three till the bottom half of the fifth.
Luke Fredrick got things going with a two out single. Fredrick then stole second base and went to third on the catchers throwing error. Two pitches later, Fredrick scampered home with the go ahead run to give the Badgers a 4-3 lead.
Prescott picked up a very much needed insurance run in the sixth. Ashton Hubbs singled and scored on a two out single to left by Jacob Police to increase the lead to 5-3. The Panthers down by two, came out swinging in their final at bat. Jordan Lucero sent a ball over Luke Fredricks head in centerfield for a leadoff triple. Tanner Mickelson's one out single to center trimmed the Badgers lead to 5-4. Prescott coach Kent Winslow replaced Schulz with Korey Schwartz, who only had to face one batter, Kyle Casados, who grounded into a game ending 6-4-3 double play.
Badger starter Jake Schulz went 6.1 innings, before Schwartz came in to finish it off and pick up the save. Schulz struck out 4 and walked 2 while giving up 4 runs and scattering 10 hits. Panthers starter Kyle Casados went the distance and picked up the loss. Casados gave up only one earned run of the five scored, plus six hits, while striking out 5 and issuing one walk. Prescott was excellent in the field while Coconino made six errors, resulting in the four unearned runs by Prescott.
The Badgers will face Lee Williams at home on Monday at 3:45pm, in a battle to stay at the top of the Grand Canyon Region.
PRESCOTT BADGERS 5, COCONINO PANTHERS 4
Innings - 123 456 7 - R H E
Coconino 210 000 1 - 4 10 6
Prescott 300 011 x - 5 9 0
The Badgers found it tough going on the road at Coconino on Thursday afternoon as the Panthers beat the Prescott Badgers 16-3 in five innings.
After the 12-0 setback at home on Tuesday, the Badgers were looking to make this game more competitive. Walks and costly errors hurt Prescott once again, as only half of the 16 runs allowed were earned.
Dana Seavey led the Badgers with two hits, that included a single and a double. Fran Larson produced and RBI double, as did Hannah Irvine. Mikayla Reyes started in the circle and took the loss, singled, stole a base, and scored. Alyssa Ragan also singled and scored. Codi Hasvold had an RBI single.
Hannah Irvine replaced Reyes in the circle and threw the final two innings.
The Panthers were led by Ashlyn Hernandez, who hit a three run homer, and Taylor Brown. The senior Brown, pitched a complete game and picked up the win. She was productive at the plate with three hits and two RBIs.
The Badgers drop to (0-5) in the Grand Canyon Region, and (5-9) overall. Prescott will host Lee Williams on Monday at 3pm.
COCONINO PANTHERS 16, PRESCOTT BADGERS 3
Innings - 123 45 - R H E
Prescott 021 00 - 3 7 5
Coconino 615 4x - 16 9 0
GRAND CANYON REGION STANDINGS
School- W-L W-L
Bradshaw Mountain 5-1 22-1
Mingus 5-1 15-3
Coconino 4-1 10-3
Flagstaff 3-1 8-7
Lee Williams 0-4 6-11
Mohave 0-4 0-13
PRESCOTT 0-5 5-9
Prescott 8, Barry Goldwater 1
DNF-Did not finish
Prescott 9, Barry Goldwater 0
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