Mules vs. Littlefield Baseball (3-25-2016)
High winds seems to follow the Mules and keep their bats in the refrigerator. The Mules went in order Friday in Littlefield. The Wildcats scored nine runs in the first inning and finished off the Mules by scoring the tenth run in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Cats took the day 10-0.
The Mules only had two base runners in the game and both came on walks. The first was thrown out attempting to steal second base by the catcher and the other was picked off at first by the pitcher. The Mules only sent 15 batters to the plate in five innings.
Littlefield collected six hits, one hit batsman, two walks and two errors to score nine runs in the bottom of the first inning.
Jason Florez charged a ground ball in the bottom of the second inning and fired a strike to Blake Parker at first base. Parker threw all the way back across the diamond to Danny Campos for the tag on the runner attempting to steal third base for a double play for out number two. A fly ball to leftfield was tracked down by Mikey Lozano for the third out.
Bryce Mauricio tracked down a pair of fly balls in centerfield for the first two Littlefield outs in the third inning. Campos then stepped toward second base to catch a pop fly for the third out.
Mauricio made a running catch in center for the first out in the bottom of the fourth inning. Campos snagged a line drive at third for out number two and JoJo Rejino scooped up a ground ball at second and tossed to Parker at first for the third out.
Florez grabbed a ground ball near second base and threw to Parker for the first out of the bottom of the fifth inning. Two walks and a double gave the Cats the winning run.
The Mules hosted the Dimmitt Bobcats Tuesday afternoon and will travel to Friona to play the Chieftains Saturday April 2 at noon.