Archive for Thursday, April 5, 2001

Jaguar baseball team off to strong start

April 5, 2001

One was sloppy, one was sharp, but both were wins for the Mill Valley baseball team.

The varsity squad opened its inaugural season with a pair of victories last Thursday at Turner, winning 13-6 and 2-0.

The Jaguars used a seven-run fifth inning effort to pull away from the Golden Bears in the opener.

Mill Valley senior Cody Plummer did the damage with the bat, going 2-for-3 with four RBIs and a double.

Matt Mauzey added a 2-for-4 performance at the plate with a triple, while junior Dustin Stinnett went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs.

"We knew the pitcher that we were going to face, so we were pretty excited," said Jaguars head baseball coach Chad Garrett. "We were able to get a few breaks because both teams were not playing fundamental defense. We were real pleased with our offensive production for the first game."

In the nightcap, senior pitcher Lane Erickson tossed a gem for Mill Valley, striking out 10 batters and walking four in six innings.

"It boiled down to two teams playing defense and throwing strikes," Garrett said. "We made the plays when we needed to. It was a good confidence builder early in the season."

The Jaguars struggled at the plate as they fanned nine times and had only one walk.

Nick Antilla provided relief in the seventh inning, striking out the first batter, then getting a ground ball for a game-ending double play.

Tuesday's game against Spring Hill was rained out and has been moved to Tuesday, April 19.

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