The team may stumble, but teammates improve, moment by moment. Pershing County baseball hosted the West Wendover Wolverines for a tripleheader this past weekend.
The Mustangs lost each game (11-0, 15-0, 17-3).
“We struggled at the plate all weekend and when you struggle at the plate it’s hard to maintain good defense,” said coach Jared Jensen. “However, our outfielders have shown a lot of improvement with catching fly balls. Our catchers are getting better at stopping dirty balls from going to the backstop. And our pitchers are getting more consistent at throwing strikes.”
The outfielders included Izayuh McGlothin, Lucian Gonzalez, Eddie Herrera, Denzel Zaldivar, Tyler Beer, Blake Burrows, Jacob Burke, Wyatt Hughes, Preston Tomsu-Burse and Noel Zaldivar.
Diaz and Burke caught for the Mustangs..
Aaron Kienbaum, Tommy Meyers, Diaz, Hughes and Travis Donaldson gained pitching experience over the weekend.
The Mustangs now stand at 1-13 overall, and 1-8 in the Northern 2A.
“As hard as it is losing, the thing that motivates these kids is that they will all be back next year. They know they aren’t just working hard for this year but for next year as well,” added Jensen. “They come to practice with the mindset of getting better.”
“We have a lot of talented athletes on this ball squad and hope to master our fundamentals so we are one of the top four teams next year,” he concluded. “We still have goals of beating some very good teams as this year goes on.”
Pershing County traveled to Tahoe City to play the North Tahoe Lakers on Tuesday, Apr. 5.
Results were not available at press time.
This Saturday they host the Lakers at 10 a.m. and noon.