Tuesday night's baseball game against the Kirksville Tigers was a tough one and a tough loss for the Mexico Bulldogs, losing 10-0 in 5 innings. Kirksville scored 2 in the first, 2 in the third and fourth innings and 4 in the fifth.
Simply put "We weren't ready to play but Kirksville was," remarked MHS Coach Keith Louder. "It was a tough loss and we didn't play well which was disappointing to everyone," he added.
Matt Ridgway took the loss, pitching 4 innings, striking out 4 and allowing no bases on balls. Dale Test pitched 1 inning with 1 strikeout and allowing 1 walk.
None of the Bulldogs had multiple hits. Ridgway, Dylan Nance and Frank Nickoley each went 1-2 at the plate.
Commenting on the outcome of the game, Louder had this to say: "We need to learn from it and move on."
The team does not have much time to dwell on the loss. They are back in action today in the Fulton tournament. The game they were to play Thursday has been moved to 2 p.m. today at Fulton High School against the Fulton Hornets.
The Bulldogs are now 11-7 on the season and 5-5 in conference play.
Mexico: 0R, 3H, 2E, 3LOB
Kirksville: 10R, 13H, 1E, 5LOB.
The junior varsity Bulldogs were victorious 5-0. "The JV team played exceptionally well," said Louder.
Chance Harper pitched all 5 innings and took the win. D'Milo Nunnelly was 1-2 with a triple, Gavin Jones was 2-3 with a home run and 2RBI, Thomas Clay was 1-2 and Tanner Smith was 1-1 with 2RBI.
The JV team is 9-0-1.