Kingman High Bulldogs get bitten by O'Connor

Kingman High baseball coach Chad Baitinger discusses strategy with assistant coach Chris Chavez during the Bulldogs’ 13-0 loss to Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor Wednesday.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->RODNEY HAAS/Miner

Kingman High baseball coach Chad Baitinger discusses strategy with assistant coach Chris Chavez during the Bulldogs’ 13-0 loss to Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor Wednesday.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->RODNEY HAAS/Miner

KINGMAN - At the same time the Kingman High softball team had its hands full with Phoenix Sandra Day O'Connor, the baseball team was facing a similar fate next door.

O'Connor, the No. 3 seed in last year's Division I playoffs, jumped out to a 7-0 lead after four innings and added six runs in the top of the sixth for a 13-0 win.

"They are a top 10 team and I told the kids that we have too earn their respect. We just came out flat today," said KHS coach Chad Baitinger.

The Bulldogs went 0-4 at last weekend's Mohave Tournament in Bullhead City and lost to last year's Division III state champions, River Valley, on Tuesday, 4-3.

KHS will look to get its first win this weekend at the River Valley Tournament that started Thursday and concludes Saturday.

"We are optimistic on the season," Baitinger said. "We played well down at the Mohave Tournament. We are coming around. We are going to win games. Hopefully it's sooner than later."

The Bulldogs (0-6) will be off next week for spring break. KHS returns to action March 22 when the Bulldogs travel to Bullhead City Mohave. The Bulldogs' next home game won't be until March 26, when they host Lake Havasu.