The Tuttle Tigers dominated Portales on Monday and they didn’t take any prisoners Tuesday at Bell Park, either.
Scoring in 10 of their 12 at-bats — including eight multi-run innings — the Oklahoma-based squad improved to 9-0 with a 13-0, 22-13 sweep of Clovis High.
Tuttle swept Portales by scores of 14-5 and 16-1 on Monday in Portales.
Senior Grant Glasser threw a two-hit shutout in the opener, while the Tigers (9-0) pounded 10 hits and took advantage of six errors by the Wildcats (3-4). Grant Bayliff keyed a seven-run third with a two-run homer in a game called after five because of the 10-run rule.
The Cats joined in the fun in the second game. The teams battled to an 8-8 tie through two innings, but a two-run homer by first baseman Chris Williams put the Tigers in front for good in the third.
Designated hitter Trent Scrivner drove in five runs with a sacrifice fly in the first, a two-run single in the fifth and a two-run homer in the sixth. Williams and Scrivner each had three hits while Glasser, playing shortstop in the nightcap, made it 13-8 with a three-run homer in the fourth.
Senior right-hander Will Bennett relieved Tuttle starter Ryan McIntosh in the second inning and went the rest of the way to pick up the win for Tuttle, a Class 4A school located about 25 miles from Oklahoma City. Emery Sierra led a 12-hit attack for the Cats with a 3-for-5 outing, including a two-run homer in the fourth and three RBIs.
“They had one error in two games and we had 10,” CHS coach Greg Hill said. “Their pitchers were able to hit their spots. Position by position, we’re as talented as they are, but we lack discipline.
“We have stretches where we play good, but we’re going to work on discipline exercises the next few days. We just don’t have an identity as a team.”
The Cats conclude a season-opening nine-game homestand on Saturday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader against Alamogordo.