Mar 192014

By Greg Perkins
The Wildcats of Joseph City are still searching for their first regular season win after dropping last Tuesday’s home game to rival Mogollon.
A scoreless first inning led to the second, where the Mustangs put together a five-run frame, which was enough to win the game. Mogollon added single runs in the fifth and sixth, but didn’t need either as the Wildcats scored just two in the sixth and tried to mount a rally with two in the seventh, but fell short in the 7-4 loss.
Bryndon Buckley faced 31 batters in six innings of work on the hill. He gave up seven runs, only three of those earned, on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts. Wyatt Johnson pitched the final inning, giving up just one hit with one strikeout in the four batters he faced.
At the plate, Buckley went one for four. TJ Hendricks was one for three with two RBIs. Cody Davis went one for three with an RBI, walked once and scored twice. Chance Bray stole one base and scored a run. Jack Wilbank went one for three. Johnson was zero for two, but drew two walks and scored once.
After trying to get revenge against the Mustangs in Heber on Tuesday, the Wildcats will host St. Johns on Thursday, March 20, in their final game prior to their spring break. The Cats will return to the diamond following the break on Tuesday, April 1, when they play Northland Prep in Flagstaff.