Bloomfield keeps Thoreau hitless in 20-0 wins
FARMINGTON – Bloomfield pitchers Ashley Lewellen and Thalia O’Neil overpowered Thoreau (4-14, 0-6) and held the Lady Hawks without a hit in their doubleheader at the Bloomfield Softball Complex Tuesday in Bloomfield.
The Lady Bobcats (16-6, 6-0 District 1-4A) blasted Thoreau 20-0 in both games of the doubleheader. Both games were stopped after three innings because of the run rule.
“For the most part, they were disciplined and patient at the plate, and both my pitchers threw no-hitters,” Bloomfield head coach Andi Clark said of the games.
Bloomfield will host Zuni for a doubleheader on Tuesday before closing out the regular season on April 28 against Kirtland Central.
“We need to play disciplined and keep making fewer errors like we have been,” Clark said of closing out the season on a high note. “We need to stay disciplined at the plate and smart on the bases.”
Kirtland Central 21, Wingate 0
Kirtland Central 17, Wingate 5
Kirtland Central (15-7, 6-0) kept rolling through the first part of its district schedule and handed Wingate (11-11, 2-4) two losses, 21-0 and 17-5, Tuesday in Gallup.
“We got two wins, but I’m kind of frustrated with how we finished. But a win’s a win,” KC head coach Cody Gilmore said.
Dominique McGilbert and Andrea Weaver both had seven RBIs on the day.
Shiloh Lewis earned the win in both games. In the first game, she struck out 11 batters and added five more strikeouts in the second game.
Three of Wingate’s five runs in the second game were unearned, but Gilmore said the Lady Bears connected on a few pitches and dropped them in the gaps to help their cause.
KC will host Shiprock (8-10, 2-2) for a doubleheader on Thursday.
“I told them that if they have to get up for the game against Shiprock, something’s wrong,” Gilmore said. “Obviously, with the rivalry, there’s a lot of pride, and we want to beat them. We have to take care of business and put the ball in play. We’ve done a pretty good job the last few games of not striking out and putting the ball in play, and that’s what we need to do.”
Karl Schneider is the sports editor for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4648.