CAMP VERDE - The Cowboys baseball team got two much-needed wins against Williams Tuesday in the form of a double header. Camp Verde scored 10 runs in both games.
The wins brought their season power-point record to (5-5), and if the season ended today, playoff games would follow for the Cowboys.
"We've got a lot more games to play and we can't rest on anything," said Camp Verde head coach Steve Hicks. "We need to win every game we should win, and pick up a couple against schools that are more than twice our size."
The Cowboys did just that when they beat Bradshaw Mountain last week.
Starting the season a little shaky, the Cowboys feel they improved and are closer to where they want to be.
"The win against Bradshaw got everyone excited and getting two wins against Williams helps too," said Jesse Fullbright.
Camp Verde plays the Marauders at Mingus Monday at 3:45 p.m. Mingus won the first contest in Camp Verde, but the Cowboys like their chances this time around.
Austin Stutzman has been one of the more consistent Cowboys at the plate this season, taking what's given to him and driving in runs.
"Practice, preparation, Jesus, and Gatorade," said Stutzman when asked about the formula for the Cowboys' recent success. He says he's getting more hits because his bat speed increased once he started hitting the weightroom.
Game one stats
Jesse Fullbright: W, 3.2IP, 3K, 2ER
Doug Ashley: 1.2IP, 2K, 3ER
Gavin Collins: 1.2IP, 5K, 0ER
Jesse Fullbright: 2-3, double, RBI
Austin Stutzman: 1-3, double, 3RBI
Kody Rayburn: 1-2, triple
Taylor Hicks: 1-3, 2RBI
Gavin Collins: 1-3, 2RBI
Game two stats
Doug Ashley: W, 3.1IP, 6K, 0ER
Billy Wilson: 2.2IP, 2K, 2ER
Gavin Collins: 1IP, 2K, 0ER
Jesse Fullbright: 2-4, double, 4RBI
Austin Stutzman: 2-5, 2RBI
Kody Rayburn: 2-5, RBI
Kyle Lobaugh: 2-4