4/20/2014 6:00:00 AM Kingman Academy bags Antelopes
Westin McCord gets into his swing against River Valley Tuesday at Southside Park. McCord had three hits, stole four bases and scored four runs in Kingman Academy’s 16-0 win at Seligman Friday.
KINGMAN - The Tigers took complete advantage of being issued 12 bases on ball, seven Seligman errors and 11 base hits in Friday's win over the Antelopes in Seligman, 16-0. The game went five innings and was called due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Josh Allen did a lot of the damage for the Tigers. At the plate, he went 4-for-4 with a double, drove in five runs, stole three bases and scored twice. Westin McCord had three base hits, stole four bases, scored four runs and had one run batted in.
Kingman Academy (11-4) put the non-section game out of reach early, scoring three runs in the first inning and six in the second. After taking the third off, the Tigers plated four in the fourth and another three in the fifth.
It was a great opportunity for the Tigers to get some pitchers extra work. Kingman Academy used three hurlers, with McCord getting the start. He went two innings, giving up one walk and striking out four.
T.J. Pena relieved McCord and went two innings. He gave up the only hit to Seligman (5-9), a double in the fourth inning. Bailey Rust got an inning of work for the Tigers. He struck out two and walked one.
Kingman Academy returns to Division III, Section 2 action when the Tigers face North Pointe Prep (2-11, 1-5 S2) at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in Phoenix.
Bulldogs lose in extra innings
Despite Tyler Logas' best pitching performance of the season and building an early 2-0 lead, Kingman High couldn't hold off Lake Havasu (10-3) as the Knights came from behind to beat the Bulldogs in eight innings Thursday in Havasu, 3-2.
Kingman (5-9) got two RBIs from Joey Scott in the top of the first when he plated Joemar Bautista and Aaron Hurt. That was all the damage the Bulldogs could do, managing just five base hits over the final seven innings.
"We had plenty of scoring chances throughout the game but failed to execute in timely situations," said KHS coach Chad Baitinger. "There were a couple of times when we should have been able to advance base runners via the bunt but didn't execute."
Logas took the loss for the Bulldogs, pitching all eight innings. He gave up the three runs on seven hits and one walk. Logas struck out five Knights.
Kingman looks to pick up a win when they play at Sierra Linda (5-9) in a non-section game at 3:45 p.m. Monday in Phoenix.