By TERESA CHIPMAN
PHS sports writer
Preston baseball got off to a rocky start on Saturday in Garland, Utah. The Indians suffered a 10-0 setback in the first game against Bear River and then played Morgan. Things got worse with a 22-4 loss.
Preston now prepares for away games at Blackfoot on Saturday. It plays an 11 a.m. doubleheader.
Coach Brandon Ormond feels the scores do not show the whole picture. “The scores became inflated after a couple of bad innings in both games,” Ormond said. “They do not tell the whole story. We turned three double plays, had two put-outs from the outfield and picked off two runners. We made some great plays.
“The first game went very well for four and a half innings. Bear River was up 2-0 in the fifth, but then we started letting the weather affect us. The wind blew all day and the temperature never climbed above 42,” he said. “We just didn’t execute.
“Jason Wade pitched well. He was around the plate all game. He finished with six strikeouts. We hit the ball hard late, but we need to start strong.”
Ormond said Indian pitching was decent against Morgan, but needs to be stronger. “With two players out for academics and one with an injury, it was really pitching by committee. Our bats came alive early, but we still struggled in the field. We gave up eight errors.”
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