The Prescott Badgers got a gem in their home opener behind. Makayla Reyes, struck out 13 while throwing a complete game shutout, in the 7-0 win over the Shadow Mountain Matadors.
Prescott broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the third when Dana Seavey hit a double to left scoring a pair. A wild pitch and error led to two more Badger runs, and a 4-0 lead.
Dana Seavey said, "I was just looking for something to drive and got a pitch to hit. We hit the ball well today and Makayla pitched great for us."
When asked about the big 28 run performance at Tempe on Tuesday, Seavey said,"That was a fun game and I felt to helped us bond as a team."
Danner Cozens sliced a double into the right field corner scoring two and 6-0 lead. Elle Long doubled just inside the first base bag scoring Cozens ending the scoring for the day.
Prescott coach Randall Bryan said, "I felt that once we got a few runs for Makayla she was more comfortable out there. She did such a great job."
The Badgers (4-2) will travel tomorrow to face Saguaro in Scottsdale at 4pm. Shadow Mountain dropped to (3-3).
PRESCOTT BADGERS 7, SHADOW MOUNTAIN MATADORS 0
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Shadow Mountain 000 000 0 - 0 2 3
Prescott 004 300 x - 7 7 1
Makayla Reyes had an outstanding performance in the circle for the Badgers.
The Prescott Badgers won their second game at home this week, with a 10-2 win over visiting Shadow Mountain.
The Matadors took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first after the runner who scored reached on an error.
Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth, the Badgers scored two to take the lead when Luke Fredrick and Colby Macbeth scored after Fredrick doubled, Macbeth singled, and a Matador error on a ball hit by Elvis Hauptman.
Prescott added four more in the fifth. Rhett Pearce, who made a highlight real diving catch in right field to end the top of the fifth was hit by a pitch. Pearce then stole second and scored on a solid single to left by Jacob Police. Police, also stole second, and went to third on wild pitch. Kody Schwartz singled in Police and it as 4-1. Schwartz then stole second as well. Luke Fredrick walked, both stole bases to get to second and third, setting up a two out two RBI single Elvis Hauptman for a 6-1 Badger lead.
Prescott added four more in the sixth after giving up a run in the top of the inning.
Starting pitcher Korey Schwartz who went 6 innings in picking up the win said, "It took me a bit to get comfortable but once I got there then it was good. I never really concern myself about the lack of scoring early, because I know at some point we will start hitting."
Badger coach Kent Winslow said, "Their pitcher did a good job of keeping us off balance for a bit, but once we figured him out, then we started to make some things happen. We have a lot if speed on this team and I love to use it as much as possible."
Prescott (3-3) will host Saguaro today at 3pm, before hitting the road during spring break.
PRESCOTT BADGERS 10, SHADOW MOUNTAIN MATADORS 2
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Prescott 000 244 x - 10 13 3
WP: K. Schwartz
Prescott beat Shadow Mountain 8-1 on Thursday afternoon to even their record at (1-1), after a 5-4 loss last Saturday at Casteel. The Badgers will not play again till they travel to McClintock on March 18.