WENATCHEE – The Grizzly bats came alive yesterday against Wenatchee, almost matching the host team in hits, but Sunnyside still had trouble getting runs across the plate.
The Wenatchee Panthers ended up winning the contest 7-1 after an exciting second inning. Unfortunately, the excitement was mostly on the side of the Panthers, who plated all seven of their runs in the inning.
“We hit the ball better,” said Sunnyside Coach Terry Shines. “Our pitchers are doing what they are supposed to for the most part.”
Diego Salas was the star of the game for the Grizzlies, going 3-for-3 with his team’s only RBI. Sunnyside’s Tim Martinez hit a double while Aarik Bright and Jacob Palomarez both notched singles as well. Sunnyside had six hits to Wenatchee’s seven hits.
“We were right up there with them,” said Shines. “Our hitting is getting a little better.”
Shines is confident in his team’s defensive abilities, but said they just need to put everything together and hold it together for an entire game.
“Now we’re just getting ready for Friday,” he said.
Sunnyside (0-10, 0-15) will be hosting Wenatchee for a doubleheader this coming Friday, May 2.