By Stephen Tool, MCIN Staff
The Mineral County high baseball team continued its struggles last week, dropping a double-header against Virginia City.
“It was a rough day. We lost the first one 13 – 2, the first two innings were a merry-go-round for them, They scored 10 runs in the first two innings,” Coach Darren Hamrey said.
“They scored 3 later on, but if you take away those first two innings, when we weren’t doing so well, it was a 3 – 2 game. It was pretty solid baseball after that,” Hamrey added.
“The second game we lost 12 to zip. We just couldn’t get on their guy. He was really throwing some smoke. We hadn’t seen that speed yet this year and it was tough on our guys making the adjustment,” Hamrey said.
“He shouldn’t have shut us out,” Hamrey said. “We had a couple of mistakes on the bases that left us high and dry. “
“Our defense, outside of those first two innings was actually pretty fair. Our pitching was pretty fair; we didn’t have a lot of walks, they threw strikes, but their guys hit,” Hamrey said.
“We did get a chance to execute some inside baseball, which is good. We were able to lay some bunts down and run and steal some bases. That’s real progress,” Hamrey said.
I’m really starting to see some progress among the younger players. I notice they’re really understanding the game a little better—they’re really starting to get it. I’m really seeing the positive in our young guys,” Hamrey said.