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2:03 PM Mon, Feb. 18th

Bulldogs' bats silenced in 12-1 loss

KINGMAN - The bats were relatively quiet for the Kingman High baseball team Friday in a 12-1 loss to Anthem Boulder Creek at KHS, a game that opened the Northwest Region part of the season.

Bryce Eisenbart shut the Bulldogs down for Boulder Creek (3-2, 1-0 NW). Eisenbart threw a complete game, gave up one unearned run on two hits, two walks and struck out eight.

KHS (1-2, 0-1 NW) scored its only run in the first with the benefit of three Jaguar errors. Centerfielder Cameron Burgess reached base via a bobble by Boulder Creek's shortstop and scored on Kyle Hansen's grounder to third when the ball was dropped and then thrown over the first baseman's head.

The Bulldogs managed to stay in the game until the seventh inning when the Jaguars scored seven runs. KHS stranded second baseman G. Herrera on third base in the third and lost base runners in the fourth and fifth.

"We were in the game early, but we gave them extra outs," KHS coach Rick Olivas said. "We had opportunities to stay with them. We had the opportunities to hit and make plays defensively, but we didn't do either."

KHS had runners on the corners with two outs in the sixth after Burgess and shortstop Dylan Smith walked, but Tyler Moline grounded out to first to end the inning.

Herrera got the Bulldogs' first hit with a single in the third, and right fielder Brian Abraham got the other in the fifth.

KHS goes up against Goldwater (0-3, 0-0 NW) at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Phoenix.