Bulldog baseball team lose to Cowboys 16-0 and Trojans 2-1

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Bulldog shortstop Cody Faught #22 moves toward second base attempting to prevent a Cowboy steal during the Dawgs 16-0 loss. Photo by Lou Martin

Bulldog shortstop Cody Faught #22 moves toward second base attempting to prevent a Cowboy steal during the Dawgs 16-0 loss. Photo by Lou Martin

The Virgin Valley High School Bulldog baseball team lost two games last week, one by a lopsided score and the other a pitching duel.

The Dawgs lost 16-0 on Wednesday to the Cowboys from Chaparral High School. The Cowboys dominated the Dawgs allowing but two hits in the game while knocking the Bulldog pitching for 16 hits. The Cowboys put up 3 runs on the scoreboard in the first inning, 4 runs in the second and third inning added 5 more runs in the fourth inning for a game total of 16 runs. The win moved the Cowboys into first place in the 1-A Sunrise Division with a 5-1 league record. The Dawgs meanwhile went to 2-4 in league play and 4-14 overall.

The Bulldogs rebounded in Friday’s non-league game against Pahrump Valley High School Trojans losing by only one run in a 2-1 pitcher’s duel. The Bulldogs ace pitcher and hitter Cody Faught did his best to bring a win for the host Bulldogs. Faught pitched a complete 7 inning game, scored the Bulldogs only run and had one of the Bulldogs two hits for the game. The Dawgs scored first to take an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Faught singled and came home on a two base error hit by Dawg Cody Jones. Although allowing 10 hits to the 1-A Sunset Division leader, Faught’s controlled pitching and key strikeouts kept the Trojans scoreless until the top of the fifth inning. Faught was helped by the defensive play of the year by a Bulldog player. Jones went deep and caught a long drive against the left field fence squelching a Trojan rally. The Trojans got to Faught in the top of the fifth inning for their one run and added another in the top of the seventh inning to take the lead 2-1. The Bulldogs were shut down in their half of the seventh inning to lose a heart breaker.

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