Wednesday, April 20, 2011
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Greyhounds suffered another tough league loss yesterday (Tuesday), when the Prosser Mustangs came to town and claimed a 17-1 victory over the Greyhounds.
By the end of the fourth inning, Grandview trailed Prosser 4-1, but the next two innings proved disastrous for the Greyhounds.
Martin Sanchez was brought in to replace Grandview pitcher Mitchell Waggoner, who pitched two innings in the game and gave up one run.
Sanchez gave up three runs in the third inning, but held Prosser to its 4-1 lead throughout the fourth inning.
Grandview Coach Matt McKinstry said of the sophomore pitcher, "I was looking for him to step up and he threw well."
Sanchez threw four innings and struck out six batters, but McKinstry said the fifth and sixth innings changed everything.
Over those final innings, the Greyhounds had five errors and Sanchez walked seven batters.
"We didn't execute defensively," McKinstry said, "and that cost us."
Chet Bardwell scored the Greyhounds' only run in the fourth inning off an RBI single from Derek Swearingen.
Swearingen and teammate Anthony Perez both went 2-for-3 on the day.
Grandview (3-12, 3-10) will travel to Ellensburg this Saturday, April 23, to face the Bulldogs.