California High School Baseball - Dunsmuir wallops Mercy
(March 20, 2009: Dunsmuir, CA 96067) The Dunsmuir Tigers (Dunsmuir, CA) baseball trounced the visiting Mercy Warriors (Red Bluff, CA), 12-1 in Friday's non-league contest.
Coming up next, the Tigers encounter the Surprise Valley Hornets (Cedarville, CA) in a Evergreen contest, on Friday, March 20. Dunsmuir will attempt to better on its 1-1 season record.
The Warriors now sport a 1-5 record. They play next when they travel to Hoopa Valley for a non-league contest on Saturday, March 21. Mercy will encounter a Warriors squad coming off a 16-1 non-league win over American Christian Academy (Palo Cedro, CA). The Warriors record now stands at 2-3.
The Warriors ran into a bit of trouble on Friday in the Liberty Christian Tournament, facing Dunsmuir High School. Junior lefty Dylan Thomas took the mound for the Mercy squad, and overcame a couple of walks in the first to escape unscathed. In the second, three walks a a couple of hits lead to three runs for DHS. The Warriors struck back in the bottom of the second with a run manufactured by senior Brandon Trapozzano, who walked, stole second, and scored from there when the throw went all the way to the center field fence. This ended up being the lone Warrior run. In the third, freshman Chris Bartlett came on to pitch, walked the first batter, then settled in to retire the next three hitters. An error allowed a run to score, but Bartlett pitched well. In the fourth, the Dunsmuir bats came alive, and the Tigers scored 4 runs on 4 hits, most notably a two run home run by their pitcher, Brandon Allen. Trapozzano, in his first pitching appearance, came in to finish the fourth, but