Prep Roundup: Tigers yield two late runs in loss to Bagdad
KINGMAN – It was another close game Monday night, but unfortunately another tough loss for the Kingman Academy High School baseball team.
The Tigers appeared on their way to a victory after taking a late lead on the road, but instead dropped a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Bagdad.
Kaden Bean gave Academy a 2-1 advantage in the top of the sixth on a RBI double to score Ryan Hurley. But the Sultan responded with two runs in the bottom half of the frame – one of which was scored on an error.
Wyatt Hall was dealt the loss after yielding no earned runs on three hits with six strikeouts and no walks in 2 2/3 innings of work. Bean started the game and allowed one earned run with five strikeouts and four walks in 3 1/3 innings.
Hurley led the Tigers with three hits and two runs scored, while Braden Judd added two hits and Bean tallied Academy’s lone RBI of the game.
The Tigers (1-2, 1-0 3A West Region) welcome Northland Prep (0-0) to town at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for a doubleheader.
Bagdad 14, Academy 4
At Bagdad, the Lady Tigers couldn’t notch their first win of the season Monday as they dropped a 14-4 setback to the Lady Sultan (4-0, 2-0 1A West Region).
Gabi Lobue led Academy with a 2-for-3 performance, highlighted by two runs scored and a run batted in. Kiley Holloway drove in two runs, while Abbie Bean also had an RBI.
Academy (0-3, 0-1 3A West Region) hosts Northland Prep (0-0) in a doubleheader starting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Coconino 10, Lee Williams 0
At Centennial Park, the Lady Vols dropped both ends of a doubleheader Monday against Coconino. Lee Williams lost the opener 10-0 and then fell 25-1 in the nightcap.
Up next for the Lady Vols (1-2, 0-2 4A Grand Canyon Region) is a short trip to face Kingman High at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.