Bears Softball Can’t Contain Rival Badgers

14 April 2017
Bradshaw Mountain third baseman Haley Young tosses the ball to first in a game against rival Prescott High School on the road Thursday April 13th, 2017. All Photos by: Torrence Dunham
Bradshaw Mountain Softball Only Records Three Hits In Mercy-Rule Defeat to Rival Badgers

PRESCOTT- The Bradshaw Mountain High School softball team had trouble containing their rival Prescott High School Badgers on the road Thursday, falling 11-0 in a five-inning mercy-rule result.

“We really wanted it bad but the energy just wasn’t there,” said Bradshaw Mountain senior utility player Shelbi Audsley. “All season we’ve had really good games and then just slumps and we just got to figure out how to get out of it.”

The trouble started early for Bradshaw Mountain as Prescott High School put six hits and four runs on the board in the first inning after holding the Bears scoreless in the top half. The Prescott High School offense would continue in the second inning with a three-run home run off the bat of Ashlynn Uvila to make it a seven-run deficit.

Prescott High School would add another four runs in the fourth inning and shut Bradshaw down in the fifth inning to complete the mercy-rule victory.

“We were just trying to keep it consistent,” Uvila said. “When we came out with those four runs, we just wanted to keep adding, which we did each inning.”

Bradshaw Mountain couldn’t get much started against Prescott pitcher Kendall Schwartz, as Audsley, Haley Young and Cailee Morgan were the only ones to pick up a hit.

“I think we just got to start seeing the ball better,” Audsley said. “I think we are just trying too hard to get things done too fast and we just need to work on getting baserunners and moving them around and scoring some runs.”

Bradshaw Mountain (6-7, 4-7 region) will look to respond on Monday with a road matchup against the Combs Coyotes at 3:45pm. Meanwhile, Prescott High School (11-3, 7-2 region) will hit the road for a game against Mohave on Thursday at 4:00pm.