Behind 10 hits and stellar pitching, the Dolores baseball team crushed Navajo Prep 12-0 Thursday afternoon in Farmington, N.M.
Starting sophomore pitcher Dalton Madden pitched a one hitter over four innings, as the game was mercy ruled. He struck out nine guys in the win.
"His curve ball was breaking wicked strong," said first-year Bears coach Chris Barry. "He had a decent shot at a no-hitter and perfect game. A lot was good."
Things went nearly perfect for Dolores (1-4) in its first game of the Piedra Vista High School tournament. It's been a rough start to the season for the Bears, but coach Barry feels his team is getting better every week.
"Our varsity team is a real young team. We have a lot of young kids. We have 35 kids in the program, which is phenomenal for a school this size," Barry said. "It felt good to get that first win. By playoff time, we'll be as good as we can be. We'll see if we can make some noise."
Brandon Lively hit a two run triple for the Bears that almost went yard. Evan Moore and Madden each recorded two hits with a double apiece. Josh Hartle went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and four stolen bases. Drew Morgan also belted two hits.
Dolores remains in Farmington to play its last game of the PVHS tourney today.