YERMO • Silver Valley and Boron nearly mirrored their results on the diamond on Tuesday.
The Bobcats beat the Trojans in softball and baseball on Tuesday to complete the sweep of Silver Valley. The Boron softball team won 10-9 while the baseball team won 13-4. The Trojans lost 7-6 and 13-1 respectively exactly a week ago.
The Silver Valley softball team once again kept the game close and managed to pull to within a run entering the final inning. This time instead of a miscalled strikeout the game ended on another series of odd calls.
With Riley Murray on first base, and two outs, Bianka Griego hit a ball to the second baseman who threw to second base to end the game. However, Boron's catcher Lauren Searcy was called for obstruction. Murray was sent back to first and Griego was called back to finish her at bat. Griego hit the ball deep and it got caught in the wind following the third base line. Unfortunately for the Trojans the ball was caught after a near drop ending the game.
"I was just like oh my goodness another walk off," Griego said. "I was thinking please keep going. It was a lucky catch."
Silver Valley had to fight back from a 10-1 deficit in the fifth inning to force the tight game. The Trojans added five runs in the fifth inning and three runs in the sixth inning. Kayla Blackmon and Deanna Armstrong each hit doubles to bring in runs in the fifth inning. Blackmon and Armstrong each had three RBIs. Armstrong also pitched a complete game for the Trojans. Sunny Harrison had a double in the second inning for Silver Valley's only other extra base hit.
"These girls have played Boron better than any team before," Silver Valley coach Kevin Mintun said. "We were down almost 10 runs and they kept battling. They made the plays it just wasn't enough today."
The Trojans baseball team was able to fend off a mercy rule game this time, but couldn't come away with a win despite holding a 2-0 lead entering the fourth inning. Boron went on a big run scoring eight runs in the top of the fourth inning to take the lead which the Bobcats never relinquished. Silver Valley's fielding in the fourth inning left much to be desired. The Trojans committed several errors and struggled to get out of the inning.
Josh Hendley started the game on the mound for Silver Valley, but was relieved by Isaac Hopkins in the fourth inning after Boron tied the game. Hopkins pitched until the seventh inning when Tomas Yniguez entered the game.