|Dragons sweep Indians in Yuma|
|Written by Kyle Arnoldy|
Holyoke had no trouble at the plate during the doubleheader in Yuma Saturday, April 12 as the Dragons picked up two wins. While errors were detrimental at times, the squad always found a way to battle back at the plate.
“We’d be scary with how good we could be if we played 14 innings,” coach John Zilla said.
Holyoke 17, Yuma 16
After a slow start in Saturday’s first game, Holyoke bats came alive as the Dragons scored 17 runs in the final four innings to beat the Indians 17-16.
“I am very happy with how the kids never gave up, kept swinging and put the ball in play,” Zilla said.
Yuma jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning by taking advantage of three Holyoke errors and one timely hit. Logan Tharp started on the mound for HHS and did a good job of getting the Yuma batters to hit the ball on the ground, but fielding mistakes allowed the home team to pull ahead.
Zilla said the Dragon batters were a little baffled by Yuma’s pitching in the first couple of innings. Holyoke did not amass a single hit and had just one batter reach base on balls through three innings.
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