A big third inning leads to a run-ruled win for Pratt baseball Tuesday.
The Pratt High baseball team run ruled Smoky Valley twice on Tuesday, April 23, bringing their record to 8-4 for the season.
In the first game, the boys struggled to adjust to the pitcher at the beginning but by the fifth inning they were able to figure it out, scoring 5 runs that inning. They run ruled the Vikings in 6 innings; 10-0.
“The biggest thing we need to work on is making adjustments earlier at the plate. The first game it took us to the fifth inning to make some adjustments and that’s just too long. We can’t do that,” said the head coach Ron Hill.
Their plate appearances in the second game improved from the first and they scored five runs in the first inning to pull ahead. They continued that way for the rest of the game to win in four innings; 16-1
The biggest thing his team needs to work on is something Hill calls the “scary movie effect”. When someone in a scary movie sees someone with a knife a block away from their house, and instead of being smart and running away, they freak out until the person gets all the way to the house. Then it’s too late.
That’s what he feels his team is doing at the plate. “Sometimes you try too hard because you want to swing your way out of it instead of being smart.”
All in all, Hill was happy with how his team played on Tuesday. They had no errors in the field and a strong day on the mound.
They compete next at Halstead this Friday.