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It was a brutal day on the diamond for Prairie View High School. Thursday was the season’s second home game for the ThunderHawks, and it was a chilly beginning – cold wind, cold bats and …
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It was a brutal day on the diamond for Prairie View High School. Thursday was the season’s second home game for the ThunderHawks, and it was a chilly beginning – cold wind, cold bats and cold pitching.
Dominic Cardenas was on the mound, and before the game was scheduled to officially start, the Patriots of George Washington had already recorded a handful of hits and a top-of-the first, 4-0 lead. Jacob Adams found a hole in the infield and knocked a single for PVHS in the second but was left stranded.
At the end of three innings, the Pats had opened up a 6-0 margin with a couple of walks pushing in runs from the bases-loaded GW offense.
“We are pitching from behind a lot. It’s something we didn’t do in Grand Junction,” coach Matt Nylund said of his squad. “We have just not played good ball as a whole since we have been back.”
Jarrod Thompson started a rally in the fourth with a deep line drive to right. He managed to stretch the double into a triple. But again, PVHS failed to put wood to leather, and JT was left standing 90 feet from a score. Thompson had two hits and two RBIs in his three at bats as the game’s DH. Additional hits came from Alex Young, Jacobs, Ritchie Sauceda, Antonio Loera Jr. and Kyle Shepard.
“Our hitting must improve and fast. We have been getting behind in games three and four runs early and then feel as if we have to press and get it all back with one swing of the bat,” Nylund said. “Not true, a lot of ball to be played.
“However, today’s and tomorrows practices are going to be concentrating on the first inning,” Nylund added Friday after the disappointing 15-5 loss.
PVHS recorded five runs on seven hits in their 22 at bats.
George Washington stepped to the plate 33 times, recording 15 runs on 14 hits and five walks.
GW 4 0 0 2 3 6 – 15 12 0
PV 0 0 0 0 2 3 – 5 7 0
Contact Publisher Allen Messick at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-659-2522, ext. 203
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