By Bill Choy
Triplicate Sports Editor
The Del Norte High baseball team could not come up with a win at home, losing 3-1 and 10-3 in doubleheader action to Arcata on Saturday.
The losses dropped the Warriors to 9-11 for the year and 3-6 in the Big 5 Conference.
"We had opportunities," head coach Pablo Lorenzi said. "We just didn't produce when we had the chance."
In the first contest, the Warriors had the bases loaded with only one out in the fifth inning and could muster only one run. Lorenzi believes his squad should have had at least two runs from that opportunity.
Also, in the second inning, with a chance to potentially score, the Warriors ended up in a double play.
He commended his team's pitchers, saying they did a good job.
Logan Lesina pitched the first game and gave up only thee hits. In the second game, Evan O'Brien gave up four hits.
The first game was supposed to start at 1 p.m., but did not begin until 2 p.m., due to a "miscommunication," Lorenzi said, with Arcata arriving late.
The Warriors arrived at 10:30 a.m. for batting practice, thinking the game was to start at 1 p.m.
If he could do it again, Lorenzi said it would had been nice to have played the games on another day.
Saturday morning, several players took the SAT's, and that night, the prom took place at Del Norte High.
In the second game, the Warriors could not find a rhythm on its way to a 10-3 loss. The Warriors committed 10 errors in the contest. All three runs by Del Norte were scored in the sixth inning.
In the second game, Joey Yeoman went 1-for-2 with two RBI's. Kevin Walsworth went 1-for 3 with an RBI.
There are three more games remaining in the regular season. On Saturday, the Warriors travel to Fortuna for two games. The first contest starts at 11 a.m. The following Wednesday, the squad faces Mckinleyville at home. The contest is set for 4 p.m. at the high school.
While Del Norte may be down, they are not out of the playoff picture if they can win the final three games.
Currently, Eureka, McKinleyville and Arcata are ahead of Del Norte in the Big 5 standings.
Lorenzi said it now comes down to the players desire and effort the next three games.