Improving WPHS Baseball Team Swept in Series by Spring Creek

By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer

The White Pine High School baseball team (2-16) fell to Spring Creek 12-2, 13-3 and 9-1 last weekend. But the Bobcats continued to show signs of improvement during the three games as it prepares to face Lincoln County this Saturday on the road.

“It was nice to play seven innings for a change,” coach Jim Sattler said. “Other than giving up 11 runs in one inning in the first game on Saturday, we did not play that bad.”

Defensively, the Bobcats saw its infield make some strides against Spring Creek.

“Our infield play improved some, netting us two double plays,” Sattler said. “That always helps out the pitcher.”

But some missed fly balls helped Spring Creek drive in numerous runs throughout the series. At the plate, White Pine continued to be a tale of two lineups. The top of the lineup performed strongly, but the bottom of the lineup struggled to find consistency against Spring Creek’s pitchers.

“Our bottom half (of the lineup) did not get many hits,” Sattler said. “But Ben Miller, Tyler Brunson, Kade Britton and Wyatt Williams all had a good series at the plate.”

The Bobcats travel to face Lincoln County for two games on Friday. Sattler said the games should be “two good ball games if we play decent.” Whether that happens will come down to the team continuing to work on cutting down on errors and continuing to improve at the plate.

“We will try to eliminate some mental mistakes over he next two weeks,” Sattler said. “Base running and missing our cut off people on throws from the out field being the two we will work on.”

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