White Pine High School Baseball Coach Quinn Ewell knew he would need more out of his team if they were going to win their first home game of the season.
“Five runs isn’t enough, let’s see some hitting!” Ewell yelled to his team as they entered the top of the seventh and final inning of the game.
The Bobcats were up 5-2 entering into the inning, but the coach knew how fast that could disappear against a scrappy Agassi Prep team that wouldn’t give up. The Bobcats put up another two runs, widening their lead to a healthy 7-2, but the Stars wouldn’t go away.
Agassi Prep rallied back in the bottom of the seventh, taking advantage of the Bobcat’s depleted pitching roster, to score four runs and put a man on second base before finally grounding a ball to second and getting thrown out at first to end the game 7-6.
“We have to be better about ending strong. I wanted to put the game away quickly at the end, but that didn’t happen,” the coach said.
Despite the scare, the Bobcats rode the momentum of their first conference win of the season to a second straight, coming from behind to beat the Stars 7-4 in the second game of the double-header.
The Bobcats will next travel to Las Vegas on Thursday to see if they can extend their mini-win streak to four, playing the first game of their double-header at noon.