After a 3-0 start, the Apalachee High School baseball team ran into its first road blocks of the 2014 season Saturday.
The Wildcats fell to Mountain View 6-3 on the road and despite the loss, coach Mike Cavey was pleased with how his team performed.
“We played well, but Mountain View is a good team who will do well in their region,” Cavey said. “We competed with a good, quality team and I was happy with how we played.”
Chance Rodriguez pitched the first three innings allowing four earned runs. Trace Clamp worked the final three innings and allowed one earned run.
“Trace pitched very well and kept them off balance,” Cavey said.
Tyler Starnes and Austin Leazer connected on back-to-back doubles in the top of the third to give AHS a three-run inning.
“We didn’t threaten much after the third inning,” Cavey said.
AHS then lost 3-0 to Eastside Saturday running into a quality pitcher.
“Their pitcher was throwing in the upper 80s with a great breaking ball,” Cavey said.
Starnes got the start for the Wildcats and worked four innings allowing three hits and one earned run.
Cavey said Starnes pitched well, but the offense couldn’t manage to get a key hit to score runs.
AHS had the bases loaded with two outs twice, but left all the runners stranded.
Kody Glausier worked two innings giving up just one hit.
“I was pleased with how we played overall,” Cavey said. “We competed and were in both games. We have some things we can get better at and that’s what we will work on in practice this week.”