After getting off to a rousing start with their come-from-behind win over Santa Cruz Valley Feb. 28, the Parker Broncs baseball team was brought back down to Earth March 3 with an 11-5 loss to the Bagdad Sultans in Bagdad.
The loss left the Broncs with an even 1-1 record for the regular season.
The Broncs played in their first tournament of the year March 6 and 7, when they played in the Desert Classic at Phoenix Country Day School. They went 2-2 for the tournament, and showed some offensive punch in both of their wins. They defeated the St. Johns Redskins, 16-5, and the Camp Verde Cowboys, 8-1.
As for their losses, the Broncs found themselves on the receiving end of an offense display in their 10-2 loss to the Bourgade Catholic Eagles. Their second loss came to the Tonopah Valley Phoenix, with the final score being 6-3. Although this game didn’t count in the standings, it marked the first time the Broncs had faced one of their 2A West rivals this season.
The Broncs have only one game scheduled for this week. On Tuesday, March 10, they’ll travel to Wickenburg to take on a long-time rival, the Wickenburg Wranglers.
Their next home game won’t be until March 18, when they play the Kingman Academy Tigers. Game time is 3:45 p.m.