Fielding miscues hurt Grizzly nine against Wenatchee

The 3A Sunnyside Grizzly baseball team lost both ends of a home doubleheader yesterday, Tuesday, to 4A Wenatchee.

Sunnyside pitching only gave up four hits in the opener, a 10-0 six-inning loss, but Grizzly fielders committed four errors. Coach Terry Shines said Sunnyside also issued several walks to Panther batters.

Sunnyside's best chance for a score for the game - and the day - came in the second inning when Mason Kupp and Julian Rivera had base hits to put runners on first and second. The rally went for naught, as the Grizzlies were shut out of the scoring column.

Game two was a continuation of the fielding problems, as the Grizzlies committed five first-inning errors to help Wenatchee to a 13-run outburst in the opening frame. The Panthers ended up winning 19-0 in five innings on 15 hits. Sunnyside fielders commited eight errors for the game.

Sunnyside was no-hit in the nightcap.

"We need to be moving our feet and getting in front of the ball," Shines said of curing his team's defensive woes. "Our infielders have to get their gloves on the ground and square up to the ball, get in front of it instead of reaching out our arms, those fundamental things."

Sunnyside (0-6) hosts Kamiakin this coming Friday in the Grizzlies' league opener.


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