By Sam Conner
The Winslow Bulldogs baseball team suffered its second loss of the season last Thursday to the Flagstaff Eagles 11-9 at Winslow. The loss left the Bulldogs with a 6-2 record.
Colton Corum took the loss in relief, giving up four runs in the top of the seventh inning on three hits, two walks and a hit batsman. Kuster Kinlecheenie worked the first six innings and left with a 9-7 lead. He gave up seven runs, only three of which were earned, on 10 hits and no walks with four strikeouts.
Flagstaff scored three times in the first inning on a home run by Kyle Wilson, a single by Mike Pappas and two Winslow errors. The Bulldogs had a big second inning when they scored seven times for a 7-3 lead on singles by Rey Chavez-Velez, Adrian Montoya, Jon Bollin and Colton Corum, a double by Henry Montiel and two Flagstaff errors. The Eagles got two runs in the fourth inning on singles by Tanner Fuhrmann and Mark Mesa, and two errors to cut the Winslow lead to 7-5. Winslow scored in the bottom of the fifth on singles by Corum, Montoya and Caleb Cirre for an 8-5 lead, but was cost the chance to do more damage.
Flagstaff scored twice in the top of the sixth inning to cut the Winslow lead to 8-7. The Eagles scored on a single by Trevor Buell and a home run by Kyle Wilson. Winslow increased the lead to 9-7 on a single by Corum, a double by Matt Cirre and a single by Adrian Montoya.
The fateful top of the seventh saw Flagstaff score four runs on three hits, a hit batsman and two walks. The hits were all singles by Buell, Mesa and Chris Baird. Winslow failed to score in the bottom of the seventh and final inning.
After Saturday’s game in Flagstaff the Bulldogs were to play the Hopi Bruins on Tuesday and the Camp Verde Cowboys this afternoon (March 19) at Winslow. They will also host the Blue Ridge Yellowjackets on Tuesday, March 25.
By Sam Conner