The Virgin Valley High School Bulldog baseball team finished the week of April 15 losing at TECH 4-0 before bouncing back with a 10-5 victory at Western High School. The Dawgs had no answer for Roadrunner pitcher Logan Campbell who threw a one hitter at the Dawgs to gain a 4-0 complete game win. TECH put three runs on the board in the first inning to win going away. Koby Smothers had the Dawgs only hit in the fourth inning as they mounted a mild threat. Josh Abbott walked and Smothers followed with a single with no outs. Campbell struck out the last two batters to end any possible Bulldog threat. Bulldog Dillon Fuqua pitched well enough to win but took a tough loss.
The Bulldogs fared better at Western High School in a non-league encounter Friday, April 15 defeating the host Warriors 10-5. The Dawgs had their batting helmets on and were led by three hits from Koby Smothers.
The Dawgs jumped on the Warriors early with two runs in the first inning. Jayden Perkins worked the Warrior pitcher for a walk, scoring on a triple off the bat of Smothers. Smothers scored on a Western error to take an early 2-0 lead. The Warriors got one run back in the bottom of the inning to cut the Dawgs lead to 2-1.
The Bulldogs added one run in the second as Jairo Vallejo scored on a ground ball after reaching first on a fielder’s choice. Bulldog starter Jayson Brooks struck out the side in the second to keep the Warriors off the bases. The Dawgs put three runs on the board in the third inning on consecutive singles by Logan Felix, Koby Smothers and Layton Woods.
Dillon Fuqua kept the rally going reaching first on a Western error. All scored in the inning before speedster Perkins was caught stealing after a single to left to end the inning. Perkins despite being thrown out had four steals for the day.
Not to be denied the Warriors cut the Dawgs lead by scoring three runs in the bottom of the inning to make the score 7-4 after three. The Bulldogs added single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to win easily 10-5.
Cade Anderson relieved Brooks in the top of the fourth and pitched shutout ball the rest of the way. Perkins and Woods contributed two hits each to help the Bulldog cause. The Bulldogs overall record increased to 5-14. The Dawgs host Moapa Valley on April 21.
Warriors crush Lady Bulldogs 12-1
It was another tough start for the Virgin Valley high School Bulldog softball team as they were manhandled by the Warriors from Western High School Friday afternoon, April 15 12-1 in Las Vegas. It was all over except the shouting after one inning of play as the Warriors crossed the plate seven times.
The Warriors added two more runs in the second off Bulldog starter Savannah Price to take a 9-0 lead after two innings. Adri Wakefield came in to relieve Price in the third inning giving up three runs the rest of the way. The game was called after five innings due to the mercy rule.
The non-league loss dropped the Bulldogs record to 11-9. The Lady Dawgs host Moapa Valley on Thursday, April 21 in an important league matchup. The Bulldogs sit in fourth place with a 4-3 record below the 6-2 record for the Pirates.