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3/26/2013 11:39:00 AM
Williams Vikings win one, lose one against Winslow in double header March 20
Williams recovers from 18-4 loss to win 'pitchers dual' 3-2
Top: Coty Baxter dives back to first. Bottom: Garret Pettit pitches early in the Vikings 18-4 loss th the Winslow Bulldogs March 20. Ryan Williams/WGCN
Top: Coty Baxter dives back to first. Bottom: Garret Pettit pitches early in the Vikings 18-4 loss th the Winslow Bulldogs March 20. Ryan Williams/WGCN

Marissa Freireich
Williams-Grand Canyon News Reporter


WILLIAMS, Ariz. - After losing their first game 18-4, the Williams Vikings baseball team came back and won the second game 3-2 in a double header against the Winslow Bulldogs March 20.

Vikings head baseball coach Phillip Echeverria called the first matchup a "different game" with both teams giving up several walks. Garret Pettit pitched for the Vikes during the first game.

"I think the umpire just had a tight strike zone," Echeverria said. "Both pitchers from both teams were unable to find the plate."

The Vikings gave up eight runs in the seventh inning.

Echeverria said he would have liked to see more competitiveness in the first game.

"We had opportunities to get back into the ball game by swinging the bat, and I didn't see that in our kids," he said. "Defensively, we still struggle from time to time on balls that we should make plays on."

The Vikings improved after their loss in the first game.

"I challenged them in between the games and I thought they responded real well and come out and competed a little better," Echeverria said.

He called the second game a "pitcher's dual," with few runs scored.

Kohl Nixon pitched the second game, striking out eight Bulldog players.

The Vikings scored their third run in the sixth inning, and held their lead in the seventh.

The Vikings' record is now 12-3, with two of the losses by 10 runs or more.

Echeverria said close games like the second matchup with Winslow are good experience for the team.

"We want to play tight ball games where those opportunities to clutch up present themselves where there's a little bit of pressure on them out there hitting, there's some pressure on them out playing defense," he said. "Hopefully we come out on top, but it definitely prepares us for the state playoffs."

The junior varsity baseball team takes on Flagstaff High School at home today at 3:30 p.m. The varsity team will face Ash Fork at home tomorrow at 2 p.m.






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