The Navajo Indians again found themselves down early.
This time the Indians would need to battle back against Carnegie eventually winning the game 8-6.
Bubba Grimes took to the mound for the Indians in the first round of the Shortgrass Conference Tournament at Sayre yesterday giving up six hits over three innings striking out five and allowing one walk.
Relief pitcher David Gilstad came on in relief in the top of the fourth inning and eventually picking up the wind striking out three, allowing only two hits hits.
Gilstad has built a 3–0 record on the mound this season.
At the plate Maxwell Smith did most of the damage going three for four with one RBI and scored twice.
Jacob Hall saw his average drop but still maintained his hitting streak as he had a single.
Colby Staggs was 2-4 with two singles.
Wyatt Weaver was 2-4 with an RBI and Gilstad had a couple singles.
“We were not sharp today,” said head coach Weston Winters. “I felt we were sloppy and we just didn’t have any fire this game. It’s on us to play better baseball. We have to start being more consistent especially early.”
The victory is Navajo to 10-1 for the season.
The Indians are ranked 11 in class A.
Navajo will place Sayre at Sayre at 5 p.m. today in the second round of the Shortgrass Conference Tournament.
Reach Brad Gilbert