The Bulldogs' bats were silent Tuesday night when they played their first home game of the season and lost to Boonville Pirates 8-0.
"We need to find a way to generate runs," said MHS Coach Keith Louder. With two more games at home this week and a busy schedule next week, the Bulldogs will not have much time to practice.
"With a busy rest of the season there is not much practice time," Louder stated.
The Bulldogs had only 1 hit in the game coming off Matt Ridgway's bat who was 1-3 and had a stolen base. Mexico also had four errors and left six on base.
"The game should have been closer, but we had some mistakes, allowing them to score," Louder stated.
Boonville had 9 hits, three errors and left 9 on base. The Pirates scored 1 in the first inning, 4 in the second, 1 in the third and 2 in the fifth.
Senior Elijah Robinson took the loss for the Bulldogs, pitching two innings, struck out two and walked five. Ridgway, a senior, pitched three innings, with 2 strikeouts and allowing one walk. Sophomore Tyler Bracht pitched one inning with 1 strikeout, and senior Dale Test pitched an inning.
Mexico's record is 1-2 on the season and 0-2 in conference play.
In the junior varsity game, Mexico defeated Boonville 6-3. Sophomore Chance Harper pitched four innings with the win. Junior Tyler Warmbrodt pitched one inning and recorded the save. For the offense, sophomore Matt Brown was 1-2 and freshman Spencer Thomas was 2-2 with 2 RBI.
The varsity and junior varsity will play at home Thursday and Friday with a 5 p.m. start time.
FRESHMEN: The freshman baseball Bulldogs traveled to Jeff City to take on the Helias Crusaders for a doubleheader Tuesday evening, coming out on the losing end in both games, 5-3 and 9-6.
In the first game Dalton Logerman, Michael Bradford and Sam Hobbs contributed 1 RBI. Brayden Smith and Scott Speaks pitched for the Bulldogs, giving up 3 earned runs.
In the second game Connor Blackburn led the way with 2 RBI on a 3-3 hitting night. Logerman, Logan Anselmi and Bradford each had 1 RBI. Logerman and D'Milo Nunnelly pitched for the Bulldogs, giving up 5 earned runs on the night.
"For our first game we looked a little tentative and nervous on the field, but once we settled in, the game got close," Coach Brandon Schafer said.