Baseball Loses Game One, Bounces Back in Game Two

William Braswell is a senior athlete who plays a trifecta of varsity sports, including baseball, football and basketball for Tombstone High School.
William Braswell is a senior athlete who plays a trifecta of varsity sports, including baseball,
football and basketball for Tombstone High School.

Tombstone High baseball split its last two games, losing 6-0 to Valley Union on March 21 and beating St. Augustine Catholic 12-2 on March 25.

Valley Union shut out the Yellow Jackets at home behind a dominant pitching performance from freshman Sean Hahn, who threw a complete game, striking out eight batters. Hahn took a no-hitter into the bottom of the seventh inning.

“He’s a big ole’ kid and he threw the ball well,” Tombstone Coach James Milligan said of Hahn, who also went 4-for-4 at the plate with two doubles.

“We just didn’t hit the ball,” Milligan said.  “Everything else was there.  We played good defense, our pitching was good enough to win, and we just didn’t string any hits together.”

Tombstone did string quite a few hits together and get back on the winning track in their next game against St. Augustine Catholic.

The offense exploded for 12 runs led by a 3-for-3 day by third baseman Branden Sanchez.  Will Braswell and Dillon Dahl each added a pair of hits and the top three batters in the Yellow Jacket’s order drove in nine of the team’s runs.

“We put it all together,” Milligan said. “It was a good all around game for us.”

In addition to a fine day at the plate, Dahl also pitched a complete game.  He earned his first victory of the season striking out four and allowing just two hits and one walk in five innings.

Tombstone takes a 6-8-1 record into a Wednesday game against section rival Desert Christian.

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