It was great weather for basketball at Frazier Mountain Tuesday as the Bishop Broncos nine got blown off the side of the hill with a 2-10 loss, the team’s first High Desert League loss since the 2009-10 season.
“It sounds worse than it really was,” said coach Tim Reid. “We didn’t play that badly, we just made some defensive mistakes. You can’t make mistakes against that good a team.
“Some positive things happened. We fought to the end and that’s a good thing to see.”
The Falcons and Broncos went into the bottom of the second scoreless. With 2 outs and 1 run on the scoreboard, Frazier’s Andrew Penner hit a 3-RBI triple to blow the game wide open, closing out the inning with a 0-5 lead.
Frazier added 2 more runs in the fourth; the Broncos finally found home plate in the sixth when Justin Hollowell scored on a hit by Graysen Hess.
Cam White was on the mound for the Broncos, going 52/3 innings before Anthony Martinez came in. “Cam threw well; he had 10 strikeouts. He just didn’t have a good defense to back him up.”
The Falcons added 3 runs in the bottom of the sixth, with the help of Broncos errors.
Down 1-10, with 2 outs and no runners on base, Carl Olsen was hit by a pitch for a free ride to first, then scored on a White single deep into right field.
Bishop heads to Kern Valley Friday to take on the Broncs. Like Frazier, Kern is much improved on the diamond, but not quite as improved as the Falcons. The spice in this Bishop/KV match-up is the Hatfield and McCoy relationship the two schools enjoy.