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Elko softball too much for Sparks
by Tribune Staff
Mar 29, 2013 | 2045 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Elko Indians used an eight-run third inning to blow open its prep softball game at Sparks Friday afternoon. The rally helped propel Elko to a 10-0 triumph in a mercy-rule shortened five-inning affair.

Elko got on the scoreboard first, pushing across a pair of runs in the top of the second inning. Then in the third inning, it put the game away for all intents and purposes, tacking on its eight spot.

The visiting Indians rapped out 12 hits and took advantage of 11 Sparks errors to inflict its offensive damage. Conversely, Sparks was limited to five hits. The hosts left nine runners on base in the lopsided loss.

"Elko did not hit any home runs," Sparks coach Frank Avilla. "Everything was in the park, in the gaps, nothing overwhelming. And we hit the ball, but just right at them. It was just one of those days. We didn't put anything positive together.

"We have to play defense behind our pitching. We've shown that when we limit our errors, we can win. We have capability. We just have to keep working at it ... We still need to learn a higher game maturity level."

Sparks needs to have a short memory of Friday's woes. It hosts Spring Creek at 9 a.m. and Lowry at noon Saturday.

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