The Navajo Indians have spent the first of this Fall season as their own worst enemy. The Indians have held a late inning lead in almost every game this year, only to end with a loss due to some unforced errors, or mental lapse. However, they have also gotten out of their own way in some of these games, and have shown signs of being a top tier team poised to make some post season noise.
Yesterday, fresh off of a 5-2 loss to Blair on Monday, the Indians put back-to-back games together against Blair, and claimed two big wins.
Navajo won game one, 10-0. Sophomore, Wyatt Weaver, picked up his first high school win striking out two Blair hitters and yielding only four hits.
“Wyatt had command of his pitches and kept Blair hitters off balance all game,” said coach Weston Winters. “I have said before that he reminds me of a young Braden Box. I hope he can turn out like Box, smart and hard working.”
Senior Jacob Hall was 3-4 and fell a home run short of the cycle while collecting 3 RBIs. David Gilstad was 2-2. Curtis Goodson was 3-4 with two doubles.
Game two held a similar story as Navajo crossed 10 runners over the plate in the 10-2 win. Sophomore, Tristan Netherton, picked up his first high school win.
“I think David reminds me of Dakota McGrory,” added Winters. “Netherton and Weaver are my new Box and McGrory. Of course, that is intended as a very strong compliment.”
Maxwell Smith went 3-3 with two doubles and a triple. Hall was 2-3 with an RBI double. Goodson was 2-2. For the double header, Hall and Goodson combined to bang out 10 hits out of 12 at bat.
“It’s always good to get a couple wins under our belt,” said Winters. “I really was pleased with the focus we had today.”
Navajo will host Indiahoma today at 4:15 p.m. On Monday, the Indians travel to Eakly for the Labor Day Tournament.
Reach Brad Gilbert at 482-1221 ext. 2076