This was not to be expected.
It was a beautiful baseball day in Blanding, Utah, Bayfield High School coach Ken Hibbard said Tuesday, but his warm adjectives went cold with the Wolverines' game.
San Juan, a fortnight after its 5-3 victory at Bayfield, defeated the Wolverines 16-5 on Tuesday in a nonconference game.
"We played a lot better a couple of weeks ago," Hibbard said. "We played poorly (Tuesday), and that's being nice."
San Juan scored 16 runs on 13 hits, but only six of those runs were earned.
"We only made three errors ... I think (our scorekeeper) had his eyes closed half the time, though," Hibbard said. "Our outfield played poorly. We didn't run the bases very well. We had passed balls, wild pitches. Our pitchers, we threw four guys."
Logan Funkhouser, who went 2-for-2 with a walk at the plate, didn't fare as well on the mound.
"He struggled from the onset," Hibbard said.
Bayfield, after its Saturday sweep at home against Pagosa Springs in Intermountain League play, dropped to 8-4 overall with the loss.
Bayfield (2-0 IML) will return to conference play Saturday with a doubleheader at Centauri.
"We just stunk," Hibbard said. "That was the worst game we've played ... I can't remember the last time we played that consistently bad. I'm not sure if my English is correct there, but my English is just as bad as we played. It carried over.
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