Cavemen whitewash Cats twice

CARLSBAD —Coming off two disheartening one-run losses at Hobbs on Tuesday night, Clovis High's baseball team couldn't generate much oomph on Friday.

Carlsbad pitching allowed just t wo hits, including a first-game no-hitter by Caleb Prentiss, and rolled to 9-0, 10-0 District 4-5A victories over the Wildcats in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Prentiss walked seven and struck out two for the Cavemen (19-5, 5-3 district) in the five-inning opener, shortened by the 10-run rule. Jared Meek allowed only leadoff singles by Jobi Fontenot in the first and Matt Woodbury in the third in Game 2.

"We didn't play the way we're capable of playing," Cats coach Drew Hatley said. "They definitely showed why they're the No. 2 or 3 team in the state."

Despite an 0-5 finish to the regular season, Hatley still thinks the Cats (10-15, 2-6) can sneak into next week's 16-team state tournament. Pairings will be determined on Sunday.

"I still feel we have some quality wins this season," Hatley said.

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