Bobcats split away pair with Pirates 

Traveling Saturday, April 16, eastward to Monte Vista’s Adrian M. Guitterez Memorial Field, the Ignacio Bobcats came away with a 15-14 victory and an 8-5 loss against the 2A Southern Peaks-representing Pirates. 

Outscored 7-4 in a wild first inning getting the non-league doubleheader underway, IHS (3-6 overall, 0-2 2A/1A San Juan Basin) would tie the score at 9-all with a five-run fifth, only to see MVHS (8-6 overall) creep ahead with a run in the home half of the frame.  Each side scratched out two sixth-inning runs, but the ’Cats cranked out four more in the top of the seventh before surviving the Pirates’ final comeback bid. 

Falling behind 1-0 after an inning in Game 2, Ignacio took charge with a four-run fourth – giving the guests a 5-1 lead, which shrank to 5-2 after the home half – but couldn’t counteract Monte Vista’s momentum-stealing six-run sixth. 

Individual statistics for IHS had not been reported by press time. 

With no Prom Day (4/23) action scheduled, the Bobcats will next face resistance Saturday, April 30, at SPLers Trinidad.  The road doubleheader against the Miners – presently 6-2 overall, and No. 8 in the Class 2A poll (released 4/18) as of this writing – at historic Central Park is slated to begin at 11 a.m. 

IHS will then resume SJBL play at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, with two home games versus 1A Nucla. 

Results from Ignacio’s April 19 SJBL two-fer at 1A Dove Creek (6-5, 1-1) were unavailable at press time. 

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