Fri Apr 22nd, 2022
Special to the Drum
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 CHSAANow.com 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.