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Slow and steady wins the race, and it did for the Mead Mavericks baseball squad as they gained the road victory against Berthoud on Thursday afternoon. The Mavericks (7-6 overall, 5-4 league) got shut out by a strong Berthoud pitcher in the first three innings, but capitalized on scoring opportunities for the remainder of the game.

On the offensive end, Dillon Buckendorf showed his batting strength with a triple, while Gunnar Pickett, Jake Skrine, and Easton Adler each had doubles. David Kirby took home the title of winning pitcher, striking out eight batters and only allowing three hits.

Mead’s head coach, Wes Sells, believed his team had “a good approach” against a strong Berthoud pitcher to overcome a slow start. “Overall, we had good hitting and good pitching. This win makes three in a row, and we hope to finish strong with the six games left,” said Sells.

Sitting in the top half of the Tri-Valley league standings, Mead will work to sweep the series at home against Berthoud on Saturday. Start time will be noon.

MEAD 11, BERTHOUD 0

At Berthoud HS

Mead 000 243 2 — 11 17 2

Berthoud 000 000 0 — 0 3 1

W — Kirby.

Mead hitting (ab-r-h-rbi) — Pickett 4-0-2-1, Skrine 5-0-2-0, Buckendorf 5-2-2-0, Adler 4-3-2-1, Trott 2-1-2-1, Glynn 0-1-0-0, Miyake 1-0-1-1, T. Levine 3-0-0-1, Surrage 4-0-0-0, L. Levine 5-2-3-1, Bartel 4-0-3-1, Martenson 0-2-0-0.

Mead pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Kirby 6-3-0-0-2-8, Nelson 1-0-0-0-0-1.

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