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Play-in loss ends Indian 2014 baseball season | Preston Citizen

Play-in loss ends Indian 2014 baseball season

May 7, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN 

PHS sports writer

The Indians struggled this week losing to Pocatello 4-1 on the road and 9-2 at home, as well as 10-0 in the district play-in game. That play-in loss ended the season for Preston.

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The Indians also lost 1-0 to Rigby last week, finishing a game that had been suspended last week.

At the play-in game on Saturday, Preston got behind early due to errors and never recovered.

“It was a do-or-die situation,” said coach Brandon Ormond. “Jason Wade was on the mound for us. We planned out the entire week strategically to put us in this situation. We knew if we played on Saturday, we wanted Wade pitching. Unfortunately, a few errors put us behind early.”

Pocatello scored the majority of its runs in the second and third innings, and though Preston finished with three hits, they did not convert into runs.

Jason Wade catches a throw at first base last week in a game against Pocatello. The Indians lost 9-2 and also lost a play-in game on Saturday that ended their season.

Jason Wade catches a throw at first base last week in a game
against Pocatello. The Indians lost 9-2 and also lost a play-in game on Saturday that ended their season.

At Rigby on May 1, the Indians resumed a weather- suspended game. The game started 0-0 in the fourth inning and ended up in a 1-0 loss to the Trojans.

“Wade threw the first part of the game, so naturally we had him in there in the fourth as well,” said Ormond. “Our team would rather have just played a game from the beginning, but in district the games are suspended, not cancelled.”

Preston was at home on April 30 against Pocatello for senior night. They honored three seniors Wade, Bo Spackman and Adam Burbank.

“All three have contributed to our program,” said Ormond. “With these three leaders, we were able to win the Tony Hansen Memorial tournament and more than double our win total from last year.

“They will be missed and will leave some huge shoes to fill. I wish them the best and expect great things from them.”

This story is sponsored by FCMC Legacy Walk/Run.

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