Challis-Mackay takes two wins against Century

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Cheyenne Escalera bats. Lily Verhoeven photos

Mitch Cotant steals third base. Lily Verhoeven photos

Saturday, April 15, the Challis-Mackay River Cats played another doubleheader against the Century High School Diamondbacks. In both games the River Cats took the win, but they still weren’t having the best day. The first game they won 15-3 and the second 14-4. There were some errors that allowed some runs, but there were also smiles on all the players’ faces. They had fun getting great batting practice against Century’s pitchers.

Sophomore Josh Papac, #7, was player of the game for the first game. Papac was a tone-setter for the team. Early on he put the ball in place and got on base; on defense he played first base and quickly completed a double play by snagging a line drive and promptly touching first to double up the runner who got too far off the bag. Freshman Nolan Moorman, #13, was selected as player of the second game. Moorman’s pitching was good, only giving up three runs. He was able to strike out five Diamondbacks before he turned the game over to Austin Ollar.

The team’s stats for the first game were 10 hits, eight runs batted in and five stolen bases, and the pitchers struck out nine batters. The stats for the second game were 12 hits, 12 runs batted in and 11 stolen bases, and the pitchers struck out six batters.

The River Cats playd on Wednesday, April 19, at Firth in our second conference game. On Friday, April 21, we have our second home game against Gooding starting at 2 p.m. For more pictures check out the Challis-Mackay High School Baseball Facebook page, and if you want more stats, go to MaxPreps and search for the team.

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