YAKIMA – The Sunnyside Grizzlies are still on the hunt for their first win after a difficult doubleheader at Davis last Friday.
The Pirates won the first game 16-0 but were denied a no-hitter by Grizzly Jacob Mendoza. Coach Terry Shines said his pitchers are doing fairly well, but the defense isn’t making plays.
“Our pitchers pulled a lot of ground balls and easy fly balls, but we don’t catch them,” said Shines. “When we have good defense we don’t hit the ball behind it.”
The nightcap was more of the same, according to Shines. The final score was 13-0 in favor of Davis, again with a single Grizzly hit, this time from Joel Ortega.
“We make some good plays, then we make some not-so-good plays,” said Shines. “We have guys who hit the ball real hard, to the deepest part of the park, but it gets caught.”
Sunnyside (0-9, 0-14) will be visiting Wenatchee tomorrow, Tuesday, before hosting the Panthers in a doubleheader this coming Friday.
“Basically we’ve got to keep working on hitting,” said Shines. “We’ve got to put the ball where they are not. We need to get back to where we were at the start of the season and get some runs in.”