Bagshaw twirls no-hitter as Knights split day in tourney
Another day, another split for the Lake Havasu baseball team as it closed the weekend at the River Valley Route 66 Classic on Saturday.
In fact, the two games could not have played out any more differently for the Knights.
Cameron Bagshaw started on the mound in the second game against Chino Valley and tossed a no-hitter as Lake Havasu won 7-0. He struck out 13 in six innings of work. Bagshaw faced only one batter over the minimum as an error was the only blemish on the day.
“Cameron came out and pitched a great game for us,” said head baseball coach Craig Bolton. “He’s our horse.”
Kaden Twyman recorded two hits and drove in two runs for the Knights.
Ryan Rose also drove in two runs in the win.
Seven different Knights scored a run against Chino Valley. They also drew eight walks as a team.
“Our bats woke up in the second game,” said Bolton. “We played probably our best game pitching-wise, defense-wise and offense-wise all season.”
However, the first game was a different story as Pahrump Valley (Nev.) come out of the gates fast and take Lake Havasu down 12-1.
“We came out flat and played probably our worst game of the game of year,” said head baseball coach Craig Bolton. “We were sloppy and we had a few errors which cost us some runs.”
Pahrump Valley scored three runs in the first and four more in the second.
The Knights committed three errors in the loss.
“Pahrump is a good hitting team and they came out hot,” said Bolton. “We have to give them credit.”
Casey Quinn drove in the only run of the game for Lake Havasu when he singled home Cole Fuller in the third.
The Knights went 2-3 to finish the weekend tournament. Bolton is confident in the way his team finished the day on Saturday and believes it can carry over into league play.
“They flushed away what happened in the first game and came out as new team in the second game,” said Bolton. “They don’t feel sorry for themselves.”
Also, Bolton believes he found his best starting lineup which was put to use in the win over Chino Valley.
After spring break, Lake Havasu will return to action on Tuesday, March 19 at 4 p.m. against River Valley at home.