Bulldogs lose to Snowflake, beat Tuba City

WINSLOW, Ariz. - The Winslow Bulldogs suffered a loss for the first time this season when the Snowflake Lobos beat them 5-0 in a non-regional baseball game played on March 25. The loss left Winslow with a 6-1 for the young season. The team wasted no time in getting back in the winning track as the Bulldogs hammered the Tuba City Warriors 24-0 the next afternoon.

In Thursday's game, Snowflake hurler Brad Hudson shut out the Bulldogs on just two hits and six walks. He fanned two and had a big RBI triple that gave the Lobos a 1-0 lead in the third inning.

That rally started with a single by Robbie Martindale who was erased in a double play. Nolan Hatch singled and scored on Hudson's triple.

The Lobos scored twice on three hits in the fifth inning. Trevor Reddick had a single, Kyle Larsen a double and Martindale a single in the rally. The Lobos scored twice more on a hit, an error, two walks and a hit batsman in the top of the seventh inning. The hit in that inning was also by Martindale.

The Bulldogs had only two hits, a double by Huerta in two trips to the plate and a single by Rhett Hardy in his only official at bat.

Martindale and Kyle Larsen were both three for four for the Lobos. Trevor Reddick was two for three and Hudson was one for three with a triple.

In Friday's game, the Bulldogs had no problem with the Warriors and the game was virtually decided in the first inning. The Bulldogs took a commanding 14-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on nine hits, two walks, three hit batsmen and two errors. Five more runs scored in the second inning on three hits, a hit batsman and three errors. The final runs scored in the bottom of the third inning on six hits, a walk and an error.

Ty Hancock went the distance for the win in a game shortened to five innings due to the 10 run mercy rule. He allowed no runs on one hit and two walks with seven strikeouts.

Hancock also led the Bulldogs at the plate with a four for four performance that included two doubles and a triple. Sedale Flanagan was also perfect with a single in his only official at bat. Anthony Huerta, Tommy Gomez, Jevon Estelle and Bubba Cuellar were all two for four. Estelle had a home run and Huerta had a double. Levi Smith was one for two with a triple. Carlos Gonzales was also one for two as was Johnnie Woods. Vittorio Sells and Matthew Smith were one for three for the Bulldogs.

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