The White Pine High School Bobcat baseball team has found their swing on their home field it seems. The Bobcats put a foot on home plate over 20 times across their back to back wins over Lake Mead Academy on Friday, a statistic that has head coach Quinn Ewell feeling confident in his lineup.
“I feel good about every player that steps up to the plate,” the coach said. “They’ve all been hitting well and that has helped us pull away from some teams.”
The Bobcats (4-2 in league play) were able to make contact with pitches early into their first home game against the Lake Mead Eagles Friday but that translate into many runs for the first few innings.
“We kept hitting it right to them and getting thrown out on the bases but I give credit to our guys, they didn’t get discouraged and they didn’t give up,” Ewell said.
Despite the slow start, the Bobcats eventually found their rhythm and more importantly, their openings in the outfield, leading to a 6-3 win over the Eagles.
Scoring came even more fast and furious in the second game of the double-header. According to Ewell, all it took was one big play to really send his squad into overdrive.
“Nate Laity hit the first home run we’ve had on our team in the past three years which I think really added to the momentum of the team,” Ewell said.
The Bobcats scored another eight runs following Laity’s home run to win the game 16-6.
The two wins mean the Bobcats have won all four of their home games so far this season, a stark contrast from last season when they went winless on their home field. The Bobcats will see if they can extend their home winning streak on Friday when they take on Mountain View Christian in a double header starting at 1 p.m.