KANAB—The Bulldogs came away with one pretty strong impression last weekend after their trip to Kanab: they have work to do.
Gunnison Valley baseball came away from the Chuckwagon Classic without a win last weekend, going 0-4 as they fell to Morgan, 14-1, Judge Memorial, 12-1, American Leadership Academy, 10-6, and Kanab, 9-3. In doing so, the Bulldogs lost four straight games for the first time since 2010.
Gunnison moved to 2-6 overall on the season.
The Bulldogs could hardly get anything done at the place against Morgan or Judge Memorial. Facing the Trojans, junior Kyler Cox served to get the Bulldogs at least on the board at the top of the fourth and final inning by way of a sacrifice fly to bring senior Mackade Zufelt home. Gunnison struck out 10 times in the game, going the second game in a row without anyone hitting better than a single.
Against the Bulldogs of Judge Memorial, Gunnison had seven hits, but they could only manage a single RBI, as Zufelt brought in junior Easton Newman at the top of the first inning.
Gunnison scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a promising 6-3 lead against ALA. Nevertheless, ALA could not be denied the win as they answered back with another five runs at the top of the fifth and tacked on two more in the sixth.
The Bulldogs finally ended their trip with an unceremonious loss to the tournament hosts, Kanab, as the Cowboys threw up six runs at the top of the third inning and never looked back. Junior Jake Sorensen led at the plate with two RBI and hit a double. Newman struggled at the pitching mound, allowing seven hits and six runs and only notching one strikeout.
The Bulldogs will be looking to right the ship somehow in a tough test at home against a 4-0 South Sevier team on Tuesday. They’ll then remain home for Milford on Wednesday and a region game against North Sevier on Friday.