Cole Kelley was 3 for 4 with three RBIs, Dawson Winslow added three hits, but it was Jake Schulz’ complete-game effort on the mound that led the Prescott baseball team to a 6-1 upset over No. 8-ranked Mingus on Monday afternoon.
Schulz allowed only one run on three hits, walking two and striking out four to go the distance for the Badgers (8-12, 4-5 Grand Canyon), which have won two straight and are just two games back of the Marauders for second place in Grand Canyon region play.
Winslow hit a triple, scored two runs and recorded an RBI bunt single during a three-run second inning rally for Prescott, which never trailed a Mingus club that won 16 of its first 17 games to begin the season.
The Marauders (18-5, 6-3 Grand Canyon) have recently fallen into a funk, sporting a 2-4 record in their last six games. Mingus was swept by Flagstaff last week before losing to the Badgers on Monday in Cottonwood.
Prescott skipper Kent Winslow said his club’s recent success has a lot to do with just “playing better.”
“We’re just going out and playing well,” Winslow said. “We’re playing a little bit better defense, but we’re doing what we’ve been doing [all season].”
Prescott welcomes Grand Canyon region foe Mohave today in the first of two games this week against the Thunderbirds. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.
The Badgers will see Mingus again Tuesday, April 25, in Prescott, before wrapping up the regular season at Sunrise Mountain on Wednesday, April 26. Both games start at 4 p.m.
Mingus hosts a doubleheader with Lee Williams on Saturday, April 22. Game one is set for 1 p.m., while game two will begin around 3 p.m.