On Friday, March 22, the Mammoth Huskies Varsity baseball beat the Lone Pine Eagles, 16-0.
The game was played in Bishop City Park because Mammoth’s Whitmore Field remains under snow.
Mammoth Head Coach John Martin said the team found out last Friday they are ranked 3rd in the CIF Southern Section, Division 7.
Martin called his team “a very special group of kids—the work ethic on a daily basis is unbelievable, not only do seniors pave the way, but the underclassmen are stepping up also.”
Greg Patrie, father of Huskies pitcher, Storm Patrie, and volunteer assistant, said they have been practicing in Mammoth’s basektball gym and most of their games have been away.
Coach Martin said the baseball, track and soccer coaches, as well as the Athletic Director, and the Superintendent of the Mammoth Unified School District, “met with the Town of Mammoth Lakes Parks and Recreation hoping for solutions and fell short.”
Coach Martin thanked Bishop Union High School and Bishop’s Parks and Recreation Department, “for opening their facilities and helping us through this tough season, as this is now our home-team destination—the Bishop JV field at City park in Bishop… until further notice.”
The season started on March 6th and will end on April 25th.
The team’s first outdoor practice is Friday, March 29, in Bishop.
The next game for the Huskies is a “tough double-header with Desert Christian,” on Tuesday, April 2. First game at 1 p.m., second at 3:15 p.m., at the JV Bishop High School baseball field.
“This will dictate the rest of our season. We expect some good, high-level baseball,” Martin said. At this time, the team has 8 wins and 1 loss, which is “the best start we have had in many years,” Coach Martin said.
Mammoth Varsity softball lost its first league game to Lone Pine, 3-24.
Head Coach Dave Swisher said they are “improving dramatically.”
“The time they get to practice on the dirt is an hour before the game— the only time they touch dirt,” Coach Swisher said.
Lisa Anderson, mother of first basewoman Stella Anderson, said “they practice with heart and have a great attitude about it … even if they lose, they are not complaining.”
“I’m really proud of our girls,” Head Coach Dave Swisher said.