August 2016

August 8, 2016

I’ve been out of the office for most of the last month between running tournaments, taking a family trip and attending the Connie Mack World Series.

Here’s some of the highlights of July:

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At the Firecracker Classic in Southern California, All Star Baseball 2017 advanced to the title game in the 18U division before falling to the Colton Nighthawks.

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The Cleats Pilots (now the Angels White Scout Team) traveled to the 16U Perfect Game Tournament in Georgia, going 7-0 in pool play before being eliminated in the 2nd round of playoff action.

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TREX Baseball took third place in their pool at the PG 17U National Championships in Georgia.

Later in July the team claimed the title in the PG World Series held here in Mesa. Jacob Gonzalez (Chaparral) was the MVP and Boyd Vanderkooi (Skyline) was the Most Valuable Pitcher.

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At the 15U Ken Griffey, Jr. World Series in Surprise, The Tucson Champs advanced to the championship game before falling to the Colton Nighthawks (CA). The 2 teams battled 3 times in bracket play, with Colton taking a 9 inning extra inning game, Tucson winning a 1-0 contest to force a final winner take all game which the Nighthawks took 5-3 in 8 innings. You won’t find two more evenly matched clubs, and the two teams showed a ton of grit and competitiveness.

Tucson Champs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In the 17U Don Mattingly World Series in Surprise, only 2 Arizona teams advanced to the 12 team double elimination bracket. All Star Baseball 2017 and AZ Pro 17U both made it into double elimination bracket play but lost their first 2 games to be eliminated. It was basically the Texas Baseball Festival at that point. The final 8 teams were 7 TX teams and the Trombly Braves from California.

The winner, DBAT Robertson from Dallas, advanced to the prestigious 18U Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, NM.

Two Hamilton 2017 players played for DBAT this summer.,Brayden Merritt and Colton Snelling.

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Arizona’s entry in to the 2016 RBI World Series took home the championship yesterday in Cincinnati, OH.

Genner Cervantes of Trevor Browne pitched the title game, allwoing 3 hits in 5 2/3 innings in a 3-2 win over Passaic NJ.

Cervantes was named the MVP of the event.

Michael Sears from Millennium pitched the first game of the single elimination tournament. He pitched a complete game with 6 K’s. Hitting….Brett Aker (Apollo) was 2-3…Dom Rueleas (Sierra Linda)was 2-3….Daniel Cervantez (St. Marys) was 4-5 with 3 RBI’…..Livan Cordova 2-3 (Chavez). Final score Az 11 Pennsylvania 2

Brett Aker from Apollo pitched a complete game shut out in the Semi finals. giving up 4 hits with 5 K’s. Hitting……Genner Cervantez (Trevor) was 2-3 2 RBI, Channy Ortiz (Apollo) was 1-3 with 3 RBI
Final score Az 8 Houston 0

Here sis the AZ RBI Roster:

Arturo Coronado (Buckeye)
Luis Tajia (Tolleson)
Brett Aker (Apollo)
Channy Ortiz (Apollo)
Livan Cordova (Chavez)
Daniel Cervantez (St. Marys)
Michael Santorelli (CDO)
Carlos Baldanegro (Tolleson)
Dom Rueleas (Sierra Linda)
Randon Garrison (Buckeye)
Genner Cervantez (Trevor)
Jesser Cervantez (Trevor)
Michael Sears (Millinium)
Jair Galvan (Buckeye)

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July 2016

July 1, 2016

The 2016 Arizona National Connie Mack World Series Qualifier concluded Wednesday, with the Colton Nighthawks (CA) claiming the championship and a spot in the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, NM.

The Connie Mack World Series is the most prestigious amateur baseball tournament in America, and the champion of the qualifier receives $7000 in travel money as well.

Six Arizona teams advanced to the 12 team double elimination bracket.

Arizona Pilots

All Star Baseball 2017

All Star Baseball 2016

Arizona Prospects

Canyon Thunder

Arizona Firebirds

The big story locally was the AZ Pilots, a team made up primarily of 16 year olds. The Pilots eliminated a strong ASBA 2017 team, the 4 time Champion DBAT (TX), and the Canyon Thunder, all in one runs games.

The Pilots fell 3-2 in the title game to the Nighthawks, but it was a hell of an effort in brutal heat.

After the 22 teams were pared to the 12 team bracket, the games were incredibly competitive.

12 0f the 23 bracket games were decided by one run.

8 of the final 9 games were run games.

The largest margin of victory in the 23 bracket games was 3 runs.

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Arizona Pilots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AZ TREX Baseball made it to the final 4 of the USA Baseball 17U Championships.

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Two Arizona players were selected to the 17U USA Baseball National Team Development Program Roster.

Gage Workman

Gage Workman

Gage Workman- Infielder (Queen Creek)

Calvin Schapira – LH Pitcher (Pinnacle)

Boyd Vanderkooi (Skyline), Dom Hamel (Hamilton) and Blake Paugh (Chaparral), were selected as alternates.

Horizon Coach Eric Kibler will serve as the Field Coordinator for the 17U NDTP, which will be held in Chicago July 18-22.

Grand Canyon Coach Andy Stankiewicz will serve as an evaluator at the NDTP.

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June 2016

June 22, 2016

 

The USA baseball 17U Championships are winding down in the west valley, and 4 Arizona teams made the playoff field of 32 teams:

All Star Baseball Academy 2017- # 29 seed

Tucson Champs- # 23 seed

Canyon Thunder- #17 seed

AZ T-Rex Baseball- #6 seed

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Team Arizona took 3rd place at the Junior Sunbelt Tournament in Oklahoma, dropping one run contests to Mississippi and eventual champion Tennessee.

Arizona claimed a pair of wins over Team Georgia, including the 3rd place game.

For the tournament, Trevor Hauver batted .500 with 8 doubles and 15 RBIs.

Nick Brueser batted .464 with 3 homers, 10 RBIs and a team leading 15 runs scored.

Chase Hamilton hit .458 with 12 runs scored.

Evan Williams hit. 452 with 5 doubles and 10 runs scored, and David Avitia hit .429.

 

June 13, 2016

Team Arizona continued to cruise through the field at the Junior Sunbelt Tournament in McAlester, OK, entering play today with a 6-0 record with a solo game today against Mississippi.

On Saturday, Millennium LHP Michael Sears tossed 6 innings and allowed only 4 hits as AZ dropped Canada9-2.

Trevor Hauver continued on a tear, going 2-3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs. Jake Holmes had a 3 run homer and drove in 4 runs on the day.

In Saturday’s second game, Tommy Lowe spun a complete game, punching out 6 and surrendering only 2 hits as Team AZ took a 6-1 win over Colorado.

Hauver was at it again, going 2-2 with a double and 2 RBIs. Drew Swift was 2-4 with a triple, 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs.

On Sunday, Team AZ broke up a 1-1 tie with a 7 run 3rd inning and took a 13-5 win over Missouri in 6 innings.

Hauver was 3-3 with a double and 2 RBIs.

Swift and Evan Williams both homered and Jake Holmes drove in 3 runs.

Marcus Christy got the W, going 4 innings and allowing 8 hits and 5 runs. Cole Billinger turned in 2 innings of scoreless relief.

In game 2 on Sunday, Team AZ needed 5 innings to mercy rule Oklahoma Blue 10-1.

It was Hauver again doing damage with a double a triple and 3 RBIs. Nick Bruser and Cole Bellinger each had 2 hits.

Centennial’s Aaron Forest worked all 5 innings, allowing 3 hits and fanning 5.

So far in the 8 games played, Hauver is 14-18 at the plate with 4 walks, 8 doubles and 1 triple.

His BA is .778,  On Base % is .783, and Slugging % is 1.333.

That makes his OPS and otherworldly 2.116.

Ridiculous.

 

 

June 11, 2016

The Arizona Junior Sunbelt Team got off to a blazing start on the event’s first day, hammering teams from Oklahoma and Texas to start off 2-0.

In game 1 yesterday, AZ put up crooked numbers in all 5 innings en route to a 14-6 mercy rule win over Oklahoma Gold.

The good guys pounded out 13 hits on the day.

Tervor Hauver was 2-3 with a double and 4 RBIs, and Nick Brueser, Jake Holmes and Evan Williams all had 2 hit games. David Avitia homered and drove in a pair of runs.

On the hill, Boyd Vanderkooi worked 4 innings with 5 Ks and Hayden Udall tossed ne inning.

In game 2, Team Arizona again scored multiple runs in every inning and cranked out 17 knocks to blast Team Texas 15-2 in 5 innings.

Brueser was 3-4 with a  double, a  homer and knocked in 4 runs. Hauver was 3-4 with a pair of doubles, and Williams was 4-5 with a double and 3 RBIs.

Chase Hamilton was 2-3 with 2 stolen bases and 3 runs scored.

Sasha Sneider punched out 7 in 5 innings of work to get the W on the bump.

In the 2 games, Team AZ scored 10 runs with 2 outs.

AZ faces Team Canada and Team Colorado in a double dip today.

The schedule gets decidedly tougher, particularly on Tuesday when AZ faces the always tough Georgia and Tennessee.

 

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May 2016

May 19, 2016

Angel Watches Over the Demons

2016 Greenway Baseball Club Wins 2nd Div II State Title in 3 Years

-Darren Couturier, Greenway High School Baseball

The 2016 Greenway Demons of Phoenix Arizona capped off an incredible journey with a 7-4 State Championship Victory over Tucson High School on Tuesday night at Tempe Diablo Stadium. The club credits their implausible run to a fallen former Demon, now turned Angel, who helped guide them from above.

For 12 seasons now, the Greenway Baseball Team has paid tribute to former teammate and US Army Hero Tyler Prewitt.

prewitt“TP” as he was known to his friends and teammates, was a Greenway Shortstop, class of 2001, who went on after high school to start his collegiate baseball career at Phoenix College. Then after September 11th 2001, Tyler made a decision to hang up his baseball uniform, and trade it in for a U.S. Army Uniform. But tragically, in 2004, Sargent Prewitt gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country when he was killed on a scout mission in Iraq at age 23.

Tyler’s former high school coaches found many small ways for the team to honor Tyler on the field, and around the ballpark. Coaches Ryan Holtorf and Matt Denny decided to have the initials “TP” stitched on the side of every Greenway baseball hat, written inside the locker room door, and also painted on a special camouflage colored TP Helmet that the players would use to chase foul balls during games. Chasing foul balls was never a fun job – but wearing the TP Helmet gave a sense of pride to a job that previously had no volunteers.

On April 27th 2016, the last regular season home game for Greenway Baseball, Head Coach Matt Denny had organized a special pregame ceremony to honor Tyler Prewitt’s commitments and sacrifices. The Demon ball players wore special camouflage jerseys with initials TP on one sleeve, and dozens of members of the Greenway ROTC came out for an emotional ceremony and presentation.

honor guard       The Prewitt Family was invited onto the field before the game, where the players presented Jonnie Prewitt (Tyler’s Mother) with a framed #11 Greenway Jersey to remember Tyler. Greenway Announcer Erik Johnson, and former Head Coach Ryan Holtorf spoke to a crowd of hundreds of former alumni, players, family members, and Greenway supporters that gathered to honor Tyler on this night. Following the National Anthem, the extraordinarily large crowd united in a moment of silence. Then Tyler’s nephew, little Tyler Prewitt (named after his Uncle) threw out the first pitch.

Without a dry eye in the house, a game still had to be played.

Senior First Baseman Matthew McDonald was the leadoff batter for Greenway on this night. Mathew asked Coach Denny if he could wear the Camouflaged TP Helmet as the first batter of the game, as a symbol for Tyler. Reluctant at first, because it had never been worn before, Coach Denny eventually agreed saying, “Just this one time.”

McDonald, who was not known for his power (0 Career High School Home Runs), dug into the batter’s box, touched the initials TP on the back of the helmet, and took the first pitch out of the park for this first ever Home Run.

mcdonald McDonald touched home plate, and pointed to the sky. The team mobbed McDonald in front of the dugout. McDonald, his teammates, his coaches, and the crowd were all shook with emotion – everyone knew that Tyler had just helped Mathew hit his first ever Home Run.

McDonald hung the TP Helmet up back at the end of the dugout where it belonged to shag foul balls – never to be worn in a game again.

On the night that Greenway honored #11 Tyler Prewitt, the Demons went on to score exactly 11 runs in route to victory – a victory that would start an incredible winning streak. The team knew now that Tyler was watching over them after that night, and they believed that together as a family they could do something special.

Prior to TP Night, Greenway was 17-9 through the first 26 games of the season. The team had just lost 4 of their last 7 contests, and recently received news that Head Coach Matt Denny would be leaving the club after the season for another coaching opportunity.

It would have been easy to fold. It would have been easy to mail in the last regular season game and take negative energy into the playoffs. But after McDonald hit that Home Run, everything changed. And as the times got tough, the Demons got tougher.

Guided by their angel, Greenway finished the season 6-0, sweeping through the double elimination Div II Arizona State Playoffs en route to a State Championship.

Matthew McDonald finished the last 6 games with 8 Runs and 8 RBI out of the leadoff spot, but it wasn’t just Matthew that felt the spirit of Tyler. It was contagious.

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Cristian Platero D’s up in the championship game

The bottom of the Greenway batting order, which had struggled to find offense all year, suddenly caught fire. Sophomore Left Fielder James Gamble, who hit .305 with 3 SB through 26 games, batted .588 with 3 SB in the final 6 contests while scoring 9 runs to nearly double his season total. Junior SS and 9-hole hitter Cristian Platero had just 4 hits and 5 RBI on the season in mixed playing time – but managed 4 hits and 5 RBI in the State Tournament, and was on base .526 in those final 6 games. Through 26 games, Greenway catchers allowed nearly 90% of potential base stealers to successfully swipe bags against them. But then in the State Playoffs, Catcher Jesus Macias gave his club an unexpected contribution by gunning down 7/9 potential base stealers, many in crucial situations to end scoring threats. He then chipped in the big 2-Out 2-RBI base hit in the State Championship Game to help defeat Tucson High.

The Senior Captains had major offensive impacts as well down the stretch. Senior DH Justin Freeman was on base in 15/24 trips to the plate, and hit his 1st career Home Run out of Maryvale Stadium against then #1 Seeded Thunderbird. Senior CF Kona Quiggle had 8 total hits of his own, including 2 HR and 3 SB in the final 6 games of the year to continue to lead his club to victories.

But the offense was just half of the story. A shaky Greenway defense unexpectedly came together down the stretch. The Demons committed 52 Errors through their first 26 ballgames, but managed to cut that down to just 7 defensive miscues in their final 6 matchups. Junior Riley Miller converted all 27 of his chances in the middle infield, and Senior Outfielder Rodrigo Ornelas helped protect many leads as a defensive replacement.

 

Bryce Mackey dealin' in the title game

Bryce Mackey dealin’ in the title game

On the mound, Seniors Bryce Mackey and Jared Kenyon were at their best on the biggest stages against the toughest opponents. Suddenly a staff that had struggled all year to throw strikes (57%) were in the zone >62% of the time. The Greenway arms remarkably cut their walk rate nearly in half in the final 6 contests. Bryce Mackey, who was 5-3 in the regular season, started 4 of the team’s final 6 games, earning 4 Wins in the state playoffs. And in his final 3 appearances, Jared Kenyon nearly doubled his K-rate, picking up 2 Wins and getting credit for the Save in the State Championship Game after recording the final 4 outs.

It was no mystery what made this team click. Those who were there, didn’t just feel it. Those who were there knew it.

It was a special time for a special club, led by one good man from up above.

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May 18, 2016

The recipe for a Mountain Ridge win in the Division 1 state title game was pretty clear: use the normally reliable pitching and defense to subdue a potentially explosive Hamilton lineup, and do some damage to Husky starter Cole Bellinger early and get into the bullpen.

While normally 1 out of 3 is good enough in baseball, last night it didn’t get the job done as Hamilton took home the D1 state championship with a 12-3 victory.

Ridge starter Tommy Lowe took care of his end of the formula, allowing one earned run in 4 innings on the bump. Unfortunately the normally leak proof Lion defense sprung several holes to contribute to 5 unearned runs.

The trouble started in the 2nd inning when Cameron Cannon couldn’t find the handle on Logan Boyer’s grounder to short, and Ricky Ramsdell’s fly ball to right was misplayed by Nathan Gawelko, sending courtesy runner Ryan Turner to third. When Jake Desiderio grounded into a double play Turner scored for a 1-0 lead.

In the 4th things got slippery for Ridge…literally. Rain began to fall as the inning began, and after Boyer fanned to start things, Ramsdell lined a base knock to right. Desiderio then slapped another double play grounder, but second baseman Jason Harayda couldn’t come up with it. Instead of an inning ending DP, Lowe faced Keaton Glover, who walked to load the bases.

Chris Collins was next, and with the count full the senior lined a single to the wet grass in center field. Like a  flat stone on a mountain lake, the ball skipped off the grass and the glove of Chase Sandman, with all 3 runners scoring and Collins ending up at second. Brayden Merrit followed with a grounder through the right side to score Collins and it was 5-0.

Ridge had a shot in the bottom of the 4th, loading the bases on an error and singles by Gawelko and Josh Sandoval. But with 2 outs, pinch hitter  Rudy Mueller- Schrader  grounded out to end the threat.

With Bellinger dealing, and a Ridge offense that has not made its name with big comebacks, the writing was on the wall.

Bellinger tossed 4 shutout innings and allowed 4 hits. In the 5th, Husky ace Zane Strand came on and worked the final 3. Ridge broke through with a solo run in the 5th, but Hamilton put up singles in the 5th and 6th and an exclamation point 5 spot in the top of the 7th and it was good night now.

Desiderio drove in 4 runs and scored  a pair for Hamilton. Drew Swift was 3-5 and Nick Brueser, Bellinger, Ramsdell and Collins all had 2 hits for the Huskies, who totaled 15 on the day.

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May 15, 2016

In the D1 semi-final game Hamilton scored solo runs in the first 3 innings and held on for a 4-2 win over O’Connor.

Zane Strand tossed a complete game, allowing 4 hits and punching out 8.

Cole Bellinger was 3-4 with a double and 2 RBIs. Nick Brueser was 2-3 with a double and scored 3 runs.

Nolan Gorman’s 2 run shot in the 6th accounted for the 2 O’Connor runs.

Hamilton will tee it up against Mountain Ridge on Tuesday at 6:30 at Tempe Diablo.

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Tucson High took a 5 inning mercy rule win over Ironwood Ridge 10-0 in the D2 semi-final game at Amphitheater High School.

The Badgers jumped out early , putting up 3 in the first inning when Jacob Federico and Anthony Figueroa both walked and on a double steal both runners scored on a throwing error. Martin Garcia then doubled and scored on Kyle Rivera’s single.

In the second the Badgers struck again when Ferico doubled, Figueroa walked again and both runners came around to score on Garcia’s triple.

With Jose Contreras on the hill the issue was pretty much settled. The senior worked all 5 innings and allowed only 2 singles to a team that had put up big numbers all year.

Tucson hung a 5 spot in the bottom of the 5th to end the evening.

Federico finished 3-3 with 2 doubles, drove in 2 and scored 3 runs.

Garcia doubled and tripled and knocked in 3.

Tucson will face Greenway in the title game Tuesday at 4:00 PM at Tempe Diablo

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May 13, 2016

D1 Tournament Games:

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O’Connor got another another outstanding mound performance, this time from senior Keegan McCarville, and used a 4 run 6th inning to pull away from Chaparral to take a 7-1 victory and eliminate the Firebirds.

McCarville went the distance for the Eagles, punching out 11 and allowing 5 hits , 4 of them singles.

The two team traded runs in the 2nd inning, and in the 4th SDO took the lead when the scorching hot  Bailin Markridge singled up the middle to score a pair and give O’Connor a 3-1 lead.

O’Connor managed only 4 hits on the day, but Chaparral pitching again struggled with the strike zone, issuing 12 walks on the day. Nevertheless, with Chap starter Alex Siegel walking the tightrope for 5 innings, walking 9 hitters along the way, the score was still 3-1 entering the 6th.

It was Markridge again with the big blow in the 6th, this time a triple inside the bag at first for a 2 run triple. He ended the day 2-3 with 4 RBIs.

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Mountain Ridge advanced to Tuesday’s championship game in the D1 tournament with an 8 inning 4-3 win over Hamilton.

Sophomore lefty Matthew Liberatore held the Huskies to a solo unearned run in 5 innings on the hill.

The Lions scratched out a run in the second when Tristan Thomas doubled, moved to third on Mitchel Sullivan’s sac fly and scored when he broke from third on a dropped third strike.

Ridge stretched their lead in the 4th when Mat Dyer led off with a single and Trent Turner was hit by a pitch. Thomas then laid down a sac bunt, but Husky pitcher Cole Bellinger’s throw was wide of the bag at third and Dyer came around to score. Thomas would score later on a passed ball and it was 3-0.

Hamilton finally got on the board in the 6th, loading the bases with none out on a Nick Brueser walk, and singles from Bellinger and Logan Boyer. A passed ball would score Brueser, and when Dyer’s attempted back pick to third got past Thomas, 2 more would score to tie the game at 3.

In the bottom of the 8th, Chase Sandman lined a single to start the inning, and Cam Cannon followed with a double to center, but Sandman was thrown out trying to score the game winner with Cannon moving to third. The Huskies then intentionally walked Dyer and Thomas, juicing the bases for Sullivan. With the count full, the senior grounded a ball just past the diving Brueser at first, and second baseman Colton Snelling made a great stop on the run, but he slipped and couldn’t make the throw to first and that was that.

Bellinger worked 7 complete for Hamilton and allowed only 5 hits.

Junior Tommy Lowe tossed 3 shutout innings for Ridge to earn the W and punched out 5.

Hamilton will face O’Connor on Saturday for the right to square off against Ridge in Tuesday’s title game.

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D2 Tournament games:

Tucson High rallied for 3 in the 6th and 4 in the 7th to take an 8-2 victory over Canyon del Oro.

Sophomore George Arias scattered 7 hits over 6 innings and fanned 6 to earn the W, and went 3-3 at the plate with a double and 3 RBIs.

Martin Garcia had a pair of doubles and scored twice.

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Greenway punched their ticket to Tuesday’s D2 Championship game with a 5-2 win over Ironwood Ridge.

Senior Bryce Mackey held the powerful Ridge lineup to 5 hits and 2 runs over 4 2/3 innings to earn the W. Justin Freeman worked 2 1/3 scoreless in relief.

Ridge jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first on a Nick Estrella RBI knock and Jake Engel’s fielder’s choice grounder.

In the bottom half of the first Matthew McDonald led off with a triple and scored on  a passed ball to cut the lead to 2-1.

The Demons took the lead in the third, hanging a  4 spot with Freeman’s 2 RBI double the big blow.

Ironwood Ridge will face Tucson on Saturday at 7:00 PM at Amphitheater HS will the winner heading to Tuesday’s title game against Greenway.

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May 11, 2016

D1 Tournament Games:

 

Ryan Alexander

Ryan Alexander

Ryan Alexander spun a complete game 2 hit shutout as O’Connor eliminated Perry 4-0 at Tempe Diablo.

Alexander, a Grand Canyon signee, fanned 7 batters and walked 5. he faced his only real adversity in the 5th, when he walked the bases full with 2 outs, bringing  the dangerous Trevor Hauver to the plate. Hauver lined a missile to deep center field, but the big boy ballpark allowed Tanner Baker to make the catch to retire the side.

The game was scoreless entering the 4th, when O’Connor’s Nolan Gorman mashed a ball over the fence in right for a 1-0 lead.

O’Connor would end up with 9 hits on the day, with 9 different players collecting knocks. Gorman’s homer was the only extra base hit on the day.

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Chaparral ended Mountain Pointe’s season 5-2.

The Firebirds scored in the first 3 innings to take a 4-0 lead before the Pride answered with 2 in the bottom of the 3rd.

Travis Bailey

Travis Bailey

Travis Bailey earned the W with 2 2/3 innings of work, allowing 2 earned runs. The Chap relief tandem of Ben Kirke (2 1/3 IP) and Blake Flint 2 IP) held the Prde scoreless over the final 4 frames.

Jacob Gonzalez tripled and went 2-3 with 2 runs scored. Gianni TOmasi a double and was 2-4.

Brock Bell had a pair of hits for the Pride. This was Mountain Pointe Coach Brandon Buck’s final game with the Pride.

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Thursday’s match ups at Tempe Diablo Stadium:

4:00 PM #14 Chaparral vs. #4 O’Connor (elimination game)

6:30 PM #6 Hamilton vs. #5 Mountain Ridge

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D2 Tournament Games:

Tucson High used 4 different pitchers to spin a  complete game shutout as the Badgers edged Westwood 1-0 in a D2 elimination game.

Andy Morales (2.1 IP 4 Hits) , Michael Corral 1.2 IP, 0 Hits, ) Martin Garcia (2 IP 0 Hits) George Arias (1 IP, 0 Hits) combined held the Warriors scoreless.

The game’s lone run, and only Tucson hits, came in the bottom for the 2nd when George Arias doubled and scored on Joseph Dicochea’s 2 bagger.

Aaron Makil was the tough luck loser for Westwood. The senior allowed only the 2 doubles and punched out 5 on the day in 6 innings on the hill.

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Canyon del Oro put an end to #1 seeded Thunderbird’s season with a 7-1 victory at Maryvale Stadium.

Sophomore Tyler Porter threw 6 innngs and allwoed only 2 hits and  a solo run to earn the W. He also went 3-3 at the plate.

The Dorados broke a scoreless tie in the 3rd on RBI doubles by Tristan Peterson and Spencer Packard to take a 2-0 lead.

CDO tacked on 4 more in the 4th , the big blow coming on Michael Santorelli’s 2 RBI double.

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Thursday’s matchups:

6:30 PM # 9 Tucson vs #6 Canyon del Oro (elimination game) at Amphi

6:30 PM #10 Ironwood Ridge vs #5 Greenway at Maryvale

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May 8, 2016

Ricky Ramsdell’s bases loaded double highlighted a 5 run 3rd inning and sent Hamilton to an 8-3 win over Perry.

This was a rematch of a game earlier in the year that was called due to darkness in the bottom of the 7th with Hamilton having the tying runs aboard. The score reverted to the 5th inning and gave Perry the victory.

Zane Strand

Zane Strand

Zane Strand scattered 5 hits over 6 innings and punched out 8 to earn the W.

Ramsdell was 2-2 with 3 RBIs and Drew Swift added a pair of knocks.

Perry got on the board in the first when Tommy Sacco slashed a triple into the right field corner and scored on Wacy Crenshaw’s sac fly.

The Pumas added 2 more in the second on an infield error and an RBI knock from Tayt Smith before Hamilton took over in the third.

Drew Swift added a pair of hits for Hamilton.

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Cameron Cannon slides in as Kyle Goings shows his hops

Cameron Cannon slides in as Kyle Goings shows his hops

 

Mountain Ridge took the nightcap in D1 with a 5-11 win over Mountain Pointe.

Tommy Lowe and Josh Sieglitz combined for the W.

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Tuesday Elimination match ups at Tempe Diablo:

Chaparral vs Mountain Pointe

O’Connor vs Perry

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In D2 play, 7th inning rallies were the theme of the day:

Greenway exploded for 10 runs in the top of the 7th inning blow open a close game and take a 13-1 win over Thunderbird.

The Demons sent 15 men to the plate in the 7th, highlighted by triples from Matthew McDonald and Bryce Mackey and a solo homer by Justin Freeman.

Bryce Mackey worked 6 innings and gave up 8 hits to get the W.

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Canyon del Oro scored 3 runs in the top of the 7th to eliminate Apollo 5-4.

Jake Tucker allowed only 1 hit in 6 innings on the bump to get the W. Spencer Packard worked a scoreless 7th for the save.

Tyler Porter and Alex Bustamante each had 2 hits for CDO.

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Tucson hung a 5 spot in the top of the 7th and hung on for a 7-5 win to eliminate Paradise Valley.

Freshman Ray Carrasco smashed a bases loaded double to left firles to plate 3 runs in the 7th inning burst.

Jose Contreras tossed a complete game and fanned 6.

PV’s Justin Moskowitz allowed only 2 hits in 5 innings in a no decision.

PV outhit the Badgers 13-8.

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Ironwood Ridge took a 4-2 win over Westwood.

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Tuesday elimination match ups at Maryvale STadium:

Canyon del Oro vs Thunderbird

Westwood vs Tucson

 

May 7, 2016

Skylar Dorn turns it for Basha

Skylar Dorn turns it for Basha

O’Connor pounded out 18 hits against Basha pitching and eliminated the #1 seeded Bears 12-2 in a 6 inning mercy rule win.

Bailin Markridge again set the tone, going 5-5 on the day out of the lead off spot.

The Eagles jumped on Basha starter Jack Schneider early, hanging a 5 spot in the first inning and ending the senior lefties night.

Casey Legumina, who had been officially cleared to throw on Thursday entered in the fifth, but SDO didn’t blink, putting up 5 more and putting the issue to rest.

Colby Wyatt

Colby Wyatt

Colby Wyatt went the distance for O’Connor, scattering 3 hits.

Tanner Baker had  a 4 hit night for the Eagles.

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Jack Hettich tries to put the tag on Gianni Tomasi

Jack Hettich tries to put the tag on Gianni Tomasi

Chaparral put up crooked numbers in the first 3 innings to take a 9-1 lead after 3, and cruised in with a 12-2 elimination game win over Campo Verde.

Campo had no answer for the Chap lineup, which hammered out 14 hits on the night.

Leadoff hitter Dylan Cole was 4-4 with a triple and 3 runs scored and Gianni Tomasi went 3-4 with a double and knocked in 3 runs.

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Casey Candiotti tossed 6 innings for the win, allowing only 4 hits.

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May 6, 2016

D1 State Tournament Games:

Brock Bell tossed a complete game, allowing only 4 hits as Mountain Pointe knocked off #1 Basha 2-1 at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

Basha took a 1-0 lead in the 3rd when Ryan Tierney and Skylar Dorn both singled, and Gage Workman’s fielder’s choice grounder scored Tierney.

Sophomore lefty Michael Perzan held Pointe scoreless through 5, but in the 6th the Pride broke through. With 2 outs in the inning, Jadon Brooks  reached on a  infield single, stole second, moved to third on Alex Bookman’s infield single and then scored on a passed ball.

In the top of the 7th the Pride took the lead when Kyle Goings walked and came around to score on Michael Weaver’s double.

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Nathan Gawelko comes in hard on Niko Burgarello at second base

 

Mountain Ridge edged O’Connor 5-4 at Diablo Stadium.

O’Connor took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the firs on a Tanner Baker RBI single.

Ridge tied it in the 3rd when Jason Harayda singled and came around to score on an infield ground out.

In the bottom of the third O’Connor scratched out a pair of runs on a Nolan Gorman RBI knock and a sac fly RBI from Baker.

Ridge would take the lead in the bottom of the 4th, scoring runs on a double from Chase Sandman, a Matt Dyer RBI single and Sandman would score on a passed ball to make it 4-3.

The Eagle tied it again in the 5th , with Niko Burgarello leading off with a knock and scoring on an infield hit by Gorman.

In the top of the 7th, Tristan Thomas led off with a walk for Ridge and moved to second on Mitchel Sullivan’s sac bunt. Nate Gawelko grounded out for the second out and Thomas moved to third. Alex Roth was then hit by a pitch to put runners at the corners.

Jason Harayda turns the game ending double play

Jason Harayda turns the game ending double play

Ridge had attempted the 1st and 3rd 2 out double steal a couple of times earlier, but O’Connor did not take the bait. With Harayda at the plate they ran it again, and this time Thomas broke from third and the throw short hopped Jacob Vesecky and Ridge led 5-4.

O’Connor threatened in the 7th. Burgarello singled to start the inningand Bailin Markridge walked. Ridge then issued an intentional walk (2nd of the game) to Gorman to load the bases. But on a 3-2 count, Baker hit a hard grounder to Cam Cannon at short who fed Harayda for the 6-4-3 game ending double play.

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Hamilton rallied from a 10-1 3rd inning deficit to defeat Chaparral 11-10.

Chap broke a 1-1 tie with 9 runs in the top of the third. The Firebirds sent 12 men to the plate in the inning with Dylan Cole doubling in a run and cranking a run homer later in the inning.

Hamilton chipped away, scoring 3 in the bottom of the third and 3 more in the bottom of the 6th.

Trailing 10-7 going into the bottom of the 7th, Jake Desiderio led off with a double, moved to third on a awild pitch and scored on Keaton Glover’s sac fly. An infield error allowed Chris Collin to reach, and Drew Swift was hit by a pitch and Brayden Merrit drw a base on balls to load the bases. That brought the dangerous Nick Brueser to the plate, but Ben Kirke fanned Brueser for the 2nd out of the inning.

Cole Bellinger, who started on the mound for the Huskies and had a rough go of it,  surrendering 9 runs on 8 hits in 2 2/3 innings, came to the plate with a shot at redemption. With the count full, the junior lined a ball to right for a triple, clearing the bases and giving the Huskies the walk off win.

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Perry scored 7 times in the 2nd inning and put up 5 more in the 4th to take a 12-1 win over Campo Verde.

Trevo0r Hauver homered and drove in 3 for the Pumas. Tyler Gulley was 2-3 with a  double and scored twice. Tommy Sacco and Wacy Crenshaw each knocked in 2.

Beau Brieske went all 5 innings for Perry and allowed only 3 hits.

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O’Connor and Basha will square off at 4:00 today at Diablo

Chaparral will meet Campo Verde at 6:30 tonight at Diablo.

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May 5, 2016

D2 State Tournament Games:

Martin Garcia forces Sasha Sneider at second

Martin Garcia forces Sasha Sneider at second

 

Thunderbird was a little slow getting out of the blocks, but the Chiefs rallied to take a 4-2 victory over Tucson High at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

Tucson immediately showed that they meant business in the top of the first. Jacob Federico was plunked on the second pitch of the game, and after a strike out of Anthony Figueroa, Martin Garcia ripped a double toleft to score Federico for a 1-0 lead. Rick Martinez followed with a  line drive single to center to score Garcia and the Badgers led 2-0.

In the bottom of the third, TBird got a lead off walk to Sasha Sneider, and after a fielders choice ground out, Tom Dohogne reached on an infield error putting runners at first and second with one out. A passed ball movedthe runners up, and Sean Tamboer drew a base on balls, bringing the dangerous Haydn McGeary to the plate with the bags juiced. On the first pitch McGeary scorched a liner to Garcia at short, who doubled off the runner to end the threat.

Tucson junior right hander Julio Morales took a no hitter into the fifth inning, and was doing  a masterful job of changing speeds and working down in the zone.

After Morales retired the first 2 batters in the fifth, pinch hitter Danny Creamer flared a ball into center field for the Chief’s first knock of the night. On the next pitch, Dohogne lined a base hit to left to put runners at first and second. Tamboer followed with a ground ball to short, but Dohogne hustled in and beat the toss to second and the bases were loaded. McGeary then grounded a ball through the right side, scoring Kreamer and Dohogne to tie the score at 2. Alfredo Amaya-Zapata was next, and the senior dropped a parachute pop fly base hit into right to score Tamboer and just like that the Chiefs led 3-2.

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Matt Lundh gets the sign

TBird would tack on another run in the 6th, when Tyler Schwartz singled and moved to second on a balk call. With 2 outs, Kyle Ellison tappeda grounder to second, but the ball was thrown away and pinch runner Steven Graham scampered home to put TBird up 4-2.

TBird starter Matt Lundh settled in nicely after a rocky first inning. Hewent the distance, blanking Tuscon over the final 6. He scatterd 6 hits and punched out 6.

TBird will face Greenway on Saturday at Maryvale, while Tucson faces off against Paradise Valley.

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Cristian Platero puts the leather to PV's Jared Beamon

Cristian Platero puts the leather to PV’s Jared Beamon

In the early game at Diablo, Greenway hammered out 12 hits as the Demons took down Paradise Valley 7-1.

Kona Quiggle got the Demons on the board in the top of the first, launching a 2 out solo bomb over the fence in right.

Jared Kenyon

Jared Kenyon

Cristian Platero was 3-3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. Quiggle, Riley Miller and James gamble all had 2 hit games.

Jared Kenyon worked 4 1/3 for the W, with relief help from Justin Freeman.

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Westwood continued its improbable roll, winning its 8th straight and 3rd tournament game in a row over higher seeded clubs, with a 4-2 win over Canyon del Oro.

The Warriors used a pair of underclassmen to get the job done on the mound. Sophomore Jagger Parke worked 4 1/3 and allowed only 2 hits and frosh Carlos Rico tossed the final 2 2/3 surrendering 2 hits.

The Warriors pushed its 4 runs across in the 4th courtesy of 3 doubles.

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#10 Ironwood Ridge took down #2 seed Apollo 7-3.

Jake Engel was 3-3 with a double and 2 RBIs for the Nighthawks. Jared McKemy had 2 knocks and 2 RBIs.

Senior lefty Josh Durang scattered 5 hits in 6 innings of work, allowing 3 unearned runs to get the W.

Westwood and Ironwood Ridge will face off on Saturday, with CDO playing Apollo in an elimination game.

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May 4, 2016

D1 State Tournament Games:

Chaparral pitchers walked 12 batters, and their defense committed six errors, yet the Firebirds somehow advanced to the double elimination bracket of the D1 state tournament with a 12-11 win over Corona del Sol.

The weirdness began in the first inning. After 2 quick outs to start the game, the red hot Tyler Stokes lined  a double to right field. Jacob Gonzalez was next, and he grounded  a ball into the hole at short that was backhanded by SS Chase Hamilton, saving a run. However, the normally dependable Hamilton attempted an ill advised throw to first that squirted out of his hand and rolled near the first base dugout to score Stokes with Gonzalez going to second. Harrison Jones then slapped a seeing eye grounder between first and second and just like that it was 2-0.

Chaparral senior lefty Alex Segal took the ball to start the first, and it was clear from the first offering that he was not dialed in. He issued a walk to Hamilton start things off, then had the Corona SS picked off first but the throw to second was mishandled by CHap SS Ian McMillan and Hmailton was safe at second. Ryan Novis dreew another walk, then Connor McCord barrelled a ball into center field to score Hamilton. Walks to Jacob Clemens and Matt Novis followed, driving in Ryan Novis to tie the score. Liam Stills then topped a ball right in front of the plate, but catcher Aiden Armstrong couldn’t find the handle, scoring another run and loading the bases with the score 4-2. Gehrig Sanchez followed with another RBI base on balls, then Segal fanned Jacob Goodwin for the first out of the inning.

The next play was key. Nine hole hitter Price Barrett grounded a ball to second, and in the 4-6-3 double play Barrett was called out on a questionable call to end the inning.

To put it kindly, this was a difficult game to watch. It got even more difficult in the top of the fifth when Chap, trailing 6-4,  sent 11 men to the plate, scoring 8 runs and chasing CDS starter Connor McCord. The inning started with an infield error, a walk and a parachute pop fly from Jones that fell into short right field for a hit to load the bases. A base hit from Gianni Tomasi and a fielders choice grounder to tie the game. An RBI single from Drew Wayland and a Blake Paugh double combined with another filders choise and it was 12-6.

Drew Wayland on the hill

Drew Wayland on the hill

Corona wasn’t done, however. The Aztecs battled till the end, scoring 2 in the 5th and 2 in the 6th to trail 12-10 entering the bottom of the 7th. Another key play happened in the 6th. With the bases loaded and the score 12-8, Hamilton lined a single to left. Josh Cuellar andGrayson Poole would score, but on the throw to the infield the ball ended up rolling to the backstop, but the Aztec base runners were inattentive and did not move up a base. Predictably, the baseball gods had Ryan Novis line a base hit to right that would have likely tied the game. McCord the popped up tor ight to end the inning.

In the bottom of the 7th,with Blake Flint on in relief for Chap, Clemens and Matt Novis had consecutive doubles putting runners at second and third. Liam Still then walked to load the base, But Flint got a big punch out of Sanchez. Grayson Poole drove in a  run with a sac fly to center field. Barrett would be the last chance for Corona, and after a gritty 10 pitch at bat Flint got a grounder to short to wrap things up.

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Matt Novis eludes the tag of Ian McMillan

The two teams combined to throw 335 pitches in the game…200 of them coming from Chaparral pitchers.

The Firebirds ended the day with 17 hits, many of them on seeing eye grounders, flares and Texas leaguers.

Wayland earned the W on the hill, working 2 2/3 and allowing only 2 runs. He also went 3-4 at the plate.

Stokes was 3-5, with consistent hard contact. He had a pair of doubles.

The Firebirds will face off against Hamilton on Thursday in double elimination pay.

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Basha jumped out to a 6-0 first inning lead and cruised in with a 10-2 win over Brophy.

Casey Legumina and Michael Goodrich homered. Legumina was 2-4 with 3 RBIs.

Ryan Tierney went 3-3 with 2 RBIs. Jack Schneider fanned 8 in 4 innings on the hill for the W.

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Campo Verde used a 5 run first inning to top Horizon 6-1.

Isaiah Garcia homered and was 2-3 with 2 RBIs.

Garret Thornton doubled and knocked in 2.

Cooper Williams worked 4 innings for the W and Hayden Udall provided 3 innings of scoreless relief.

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Hamilton defeated Queen Creek 4-2.

Nick Brueser homered and Ricky Ramsdell was 3-3 for the Huskies.

Zane Strand went the distance with 7 Ks.

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Tristan Thomas went 4-4 with a homer as Mountain Ridge advanced over Sunrise Mountain 9-5.

Cameron Cannon also went deep for Ridge and Matthew Dyer was 3-4 with 2 doubles.

Tommy Lowe and Nolan Ruff combined for the W.

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Perry mercy ruled Centennial 11-1 in 5 innings.

Trevor Hauver doubled twice and drove in 3.

Beau Brieske doubled, had 2 hits and drove in 3.

Tayt Smith fanned 5 in 5 innings of work, allowing one hit

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D2 Games:

Bradshaw Mountain 2 – Greenway 4

WP: Mackey (6-3)

LP: Simmonds

The Greenway Demons advanced to the Double Elimination Round of 8, by defeating the Bradshaw Mountain Bears on Tuesday afternoon by a score of 4-2.

The Bears struck first, scoring 1 run in each of the 2nd and 3rd innings, to grab a 2-0 lead.

But Greenway Right-Hander Bryce Mackey was able to Bear Down and allow just 2 hits after the 3rd Inning in route to a complete game and a victory for the Home Team. Mackey finished with 5 K’s and just 1 Walk, as he continually pitched to his defense and relied on his team’s preparation to get through this contest.

The Demon offense threatened repeatedly, with runners in scoring position in 4 of their 6 offensive frames. But Greenway didn’t score until the Bottom of the 4th, when Kona Quiggle ignited the offense with a leadoff Solo HR, his 4th of the season. A single to CF for Justin Freeman and a misplayed ball in the OF, followed by a James Gamble RBI base-hit tied the game at 2 apiece.

Then in the 5th, Greenway scored 2 more on hits by McDonald and Quiggle, and RBI’s by Quiggle and Freeman to take a 4-2 lead. Mackey retired the final 8 hitters consecutively to protect the lead and finish the game.

#5 Greenway will face #4 Paradise Valley on Wednesday at 4pm at Tempe Diablo Stadium, in a rematch of a game from just 1 week ago.

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Brett Aker worked 7 innings and allowed only 2 runs with 7 Ks as Apollo advanced over Prescott 3-2.

Fritz Schober was 2-3 with a double and 2 runs scored.

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Canyon del Oro eliminated Cactus Shadows 5-3.

Mason Gavre homered and was 2-3 with 4 RBIs.

Tyler Porter worked 5 2/3 for the W.

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Paradise Valley scored 6 in the first inning to take down Kellis 8-4.

Max Seifer was 3-3 with a double, triple and 3 RBIs.

Rhyse Dee worked 6 innings for the W.

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Westwood shocked Salpointe 8-7.

The Warriors scored 6 runs in the final 3 innings for the W. The winning run came on a bases loaded walk

Alex Stinnett homered for Westwood.

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Ironwood Ridge scored 3 in the top of the 8th to break a 0-0 tie , then held on for a 3-1 win over Sunnyside.

Nick Estrella worked all 8 innings and fanned 12.

Angel Castillo was the tough luck loser, tossing 8 innings and allowing 9 hits.

Jared McKemy had a 2 run double in the 8th for the game winner.

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Sasha Sneider tossed a complete game 2 hit shutout with 6 Ks to give #1 Thunderbird a 4-0 win over Valley Vista.

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George Arias fanned 7 in a complete game effort, allowing 2 hits as Tucson dropped Verrado 3-1.

Anthony Figueroa was 3-4 with a double and Rick Martinez was 2-3 with 2 RBIs.

 

 

May 1, 2016

More reports from 1st round state tournament action:

In D2 action, Cactus Shadows hung a 5th inning 6 spot and took a 9-3 win over visiting Cienega.

Ben Rodenburg and Scott Mehan each went 2-3 with a double and a homer. Mehan knocked in 3 runs.

Tanner Knopp cranked a 3 run blast to key the 6 run 5th inning.

Carter Robinson went 6 innings and allowed 5 hits for the W on the mound.

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Bradshaw Mountain advanced in D2 with an 8-2 win over Buena.

Lead off hitter Bobby Simonds was 3-3 with 3 runs scored for the Bears. He also worked 3 innings on the hill for the W

Gunner Bundrick was 3-4 with a double.

Cohen Heckethorn threw 4 scoreless innings in relief.

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Ironwood Ridge avenged an earlier loss to Marana Mountain View with a 5-3 win in D2 state tournament play.

Nick Estrella took the mound in relief in the 4th with the Hawks down 3-1, and dialed up goose eggs the rest of the way. He allowed only one hit in 4 innings and punched out 5. he also doubled and knocked in a pair of runs at the dish.

Adam Mays was 3-3 and Derek daly was 2-3 with 2 RBIs.

Robbie Ryan had a pair of doubles for Mountain View.

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Joey Christopherson’s 2 out bunt single in the bottom of the 7th scored the game winner for Prescott as the Badgers walked off McClintock 8-7.

Prescott trailed 8-7 entering the 7th but lead off hitter Kody Jones lined a ball to center that was misplayed for a 2 base error, and  Cole Kelley singled him home to tie the score at 7 .

Jones would finish the day 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs, and Jose Chairez had a pair of doubles as well.

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Kellis moved to the 2nd round of D2 play with a 6-2 win over Williams Field.

Jordan Flores was 2-2 with a bomb for Kellis.

Adrian Salazar was 2-3 and tossed 6 1/3 innings for the W.

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Jose Contreras threw an 11 inning complete game as Tucson took a 2-1 walk off victory over Notre Dame in D2 play.

Contreras allowed 7 hits and fanned 12. 92 of his 124 pitches were strikes.

The badgers scored the game winner in the bottom of the 11th when Fabian Ferreira doubled in Kyle Rivera, who had singled.

Joseph Dicochea had 3 hits for Tucson.

For NDP, Gabe Zubia allowed 1 run on 5 hits in 5 2/3 innings, and sophomore Jared Farquhar went 4 2/3 and allowed one run on 5 hits.

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April 30, 2016

State Tournament Games:

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Brophy took a first round match up with Boulder Creek 5-2.

The Broncos got on the board first in the bottom of the second when Hunter Parks and Teo Fritzke started the inning with back to back singles. Jake Lieberman followed with a grounder to short that took a  bad hop over Coby Boulware’s glove and into center field scoring Nick Tiedemann who was courtesy running for Parks.

BC took the lead in the 4th when, with one out, Mitchell Allen was hit by  a pitch and Toby Allred rifled a hard grounder just inside the bag at first into the right field corner for a double to score Allen. After a ground out for the second out of the inning , Bryan Levin walked and Daniel Carrizosa came ot the plate. On a  2-2 count Levine ran a  delayed steal and, in the ensuing run down  Allred came across before the out was recorded to make the score 2-1.

BC starter Mason Millett was throwing well, but he’s been on a pitch count and was lifted in the 5th.

Brophy immediately went to work. Ryan Velez led off with a double to right, moved to third on a passed ball, and scored on Jacob Talamante’s ground out. Mitchell Anderson and CHad Mc:Lanahan drew back to back walks, and after a strike out, Parks grounded  a single up the middle to score Anderson. Fritzke followed with a drive to right for another double, plating McLanahan and Tiedemann and making the score 5-2.

Jeff Rula held the BC lineup in check for 6 innings, allowing only 2 hits. Danny Fischetti worked a perfect 7th for the save.

Fritzke ended the day 3-3 with a pair of doubles and 2 RBIs.

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Chaparral needed overtime to edge Sunnyslope 6-5.

The Firebirds were on the brink of elimination, trailing 5-2 in the bottom of the 7th, when Blake Flint and Blake Paugh both walked and scored on Tyler Stokes’ double to center to send it to extras.

In the bottom of the 8th, Harrison Jones led off with a single, and Michael Purugganan entered as a pinch runner. Flint then bunted him to second, and Alex Segal came on as a pinch hitter. The Vikes elected to intentionally walk Segal and Ian McMillan grounded into a fielder’s choice with Purruganan taking third. Stokes followed with a grounder t shrot that Hunter Besore could not come up with, scoring the game winner.

Stokes doubled and homered with 3 RBIs for the birds. Dyaln Cole was 2-3 with a bomb and 2 RBIs.

Ryan Saltonstall went 7 innings for ‘slope, allowing 6 hits and fanning 4.

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Sunrise Mountain used a 6 run 5th inning to pull away from Chandler for a 9-2 win.

Daniel Partida was 3-4 for the Mustangs and Lucas Wall had a pair of doubles.

Clay Schwaner worked 4 innings and allowed 3 hits for the win.

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In D2 action, Valley Vista topped Arcadia 8-6.

Arcadia outhit Vista 13-11 but stranded 12 men on base.

Anthony Medrano was 2-4 with a  double. Cooper York and Tyler Smith added 2 hits apiece.

Tyler Smith tossed 3 scoreless in relief for the MOnsoon.

Sam Huff hit his 14th homer of the year for Arcadia.

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Queen Creek took a  7-3 win over Desert Mountain in D1 play.

Jesse Schmidt worked 5 innings and allowed only 2 hits with 8 Ks.

Jordan Jacob was 2-2 with a big fly.

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Ian Sanger tossed a complete game, allowing only 2 hits and one unearned run as Horizon edged Desert Ridge 2-1.

The Huskies scored twice in the first courtesy of a pair of infield errors, a Tony Sortino base hit and 2 infield ground outs.

Desert Ridge junior lefty Ricky Biascochea blanked the Huskies the rest of the way. He scattered 5 hits and surrendered the 2 unearned runs.

Sortino had 2 hits for Horizon.

Nick Labella had both of Desert Ridge’s knocks.

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Centennial advanced in D1 with a 4-1 win over Pinnacle.

Aaron Forest went the distance, allowing 6 hits to pick up the W.

Nick McAdams was 2-3 with a double and 2 RBIs, Jake Castaldo was 3-4 and Isaac Steele had 2 knocks.

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Skyline took down Mesa Mountain View 7-4 in D1 play.

Boyd Vanderkooi fanned 4 in 5 innings of work to get the W.

Ian Raidy was 2-3 with a double and 2 runs scored.

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April 28,2016

APR 27 2016 – Tyler Prewitt Night

Saguaro 7 – Greenway 11

WP: Kenyon (6-1)

LP: Cowarey

S: Stockdale (4)

It was a special night at Greenway High School, as hundreds of members of the Demon Baseball Family from over the years gathered for a special ceremony to honor fallen former Demon Baseball Player Tyler Prewitt.

The Demons wore their “TP” Cammo Jerseys for the pregame ceremony as a symbol of appreciation for Tyler.

The Greenway baseball program invited the Prewitt Family onto the field for the ceremony, where the team presented Mrs. Prewitt with a framed #11 Jersey in honor of Tyler. Greenway Baseball Announcer Erik Johnson shared the story of Sgt. Prewitt’s decision to join the army, and how he lost his life in Iraq in 2004. Former Greenway Head Coach Ryan Holtorf addressed the crowd on behalf of the program, and shared the joys of what it was like to Coach the former Greenway infielder.

Dozens of members of the Greenway ROTC lined the field in Uniform, and helped with the presentation of colors and the National Anthem.

Many other Greenway Baseball Alumni and ALL Former Greenway Coaches gathered around home plate for the National Anthem and a moment of silence.

The first pitch was thrown out by a young Tyler Prewitt – the nephew of the former ball player, who is named after his late Uncle.

After the ceremony was over, and without a dry eye in the house, a game was played.

Senior Matt McDonald stepped up to the plate as the leadoff man for Greenway. McDonald wore a special Camouflage painted helmet, with the initials “TP” painted on the back, which had never been worn before. In true storybook fashion, McDonald hit the first pitch of the game out of the ballpark – it was his first career Home Run in 4 years at Greenway. The “TP” helmet was hung back in the Greenway clubhouse, never to be worn again.

On the night when Prewitt’s #11 jersey was remembered, the Demons would put up exactly 11 runs in route to victory.

As we wind down the season, our time with Greenway Baseball… this was the single most moving experience of my coaching career. Thank you to everyone at Greenway High School who made this night possible.

Greenway finishes the Season with a record of 18-9, and awaits their seeding for the playoffs.

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O’Connor 11 Millennium 2

In the first game in Eagles history vs. Millennium, the Eagles closed out the regular season with a 11-2 victory.

Colby Wyatt went 5 strong innings, followed by Austin Wiskow striking out 2 in his inning of work, and Dawson McCarville striking out the last batter of the game.

But the story was on offense were the Eagles played gorilla ball and stroked 15 hits.

Nolan Gorman tied an OC record with 3 home runs in 3 straight plate appearances.  In the 3rd Gorman hit a shot to straight away right field to give the Eagles a 3-1 lead.  He stepped up again in the 4th with a runner on 2nd and hit a ball so high the outfielders couldn’t find it and we assume it went over the fence in right center.  Just for good measure in the 6th with runners on 1st and 3rd, Nolan hit another long ball to center, just to the right of the batters eye for his 3rd homerun of the night.

Nick Alvarez was 3 for 4 on the night, while Tanner Baker was 2 for 4 and Trey Patnoe was 2 for 3 with his 2nd bomb of the year.  Patnoe is the first Eagle in program history to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in a season.  The Eagles will start the playoff run this next week, with the brackets coming out Thursday afternoon

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Apollo rallied back from a 6-0 first inning deficit to defeat Cactus Shadows 10-9.

The Hawks scored 4 in the 4th and 5 in the 5th inning to take a 10-6 lead, and held on to secure the W.

Devin Scholl went 3-3 at the plate and battled for 5 1/3 innings to get the W on the hill.

Brett Aker was 2-4 with 3 RBIs.

Scott Mehan was 2-3 with a  triple and 3 RBIs for the Falcons.

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Angelo Lomeli tossed a complete game, allowing 5 hits and fanning 7 as La Joya topped Prescott 3-2.

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Tucson High pushed 3 runs across in the top of the 6th to take a 3-1 win over McClintock.

Anthony Figueroa and Jacob Federico each had 2 hits. Rick Martinez doubled, scored a run and had an RBI.

BJ Murillo was the tough luck loser. He went the distance, scattering 8 hits and fanning 5 for the Chargers.

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Jason Nelson threw 6 1/3 innings with 7 Ks as Pinnacle topped Horizon 5-2. Nelson allowed only 4 hits on the day.

Joey Faudskar and Trevor Crain each had 2 hits.

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Chaparral used a16 hit attack to take a 10-7 win over Desert Ridge.

Dylan Cole was 3-4 with a double. Drew Wayland was 2-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs.

Alex Segal homered and worked 5 innings with 6 punch outs to get the mound win.

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Paradise Valley closed out the regular season with a 7-2 win over Tempe High.

Jack Giese tripled twice , drove in 3 and scored 2 runs.

Max Seifert tossed 5 innings for the win.

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Catalina Foothills topped Marana Mountain View 5-1

Ryan Kaufman was 3-3 with a  triple and 2 RBIs.

Sam Alberts spun a complete game, surrendering only 4 hits.

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Tolleson took a 4-2 win over Bradshaw Mountain.

Esteban Beltran and Lenny Walker each drove in 2 runs.

Luis Castillo was 2-3 with a run scored for T Town.

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Vista Grande rose up and smacked Salpointe Catholic 13-3 in 5 innings.

Jaime Mejia fanned 6 in 5 innings on the hill to get the W.

Martin Rodriguez was 3-4 with a homer and 4 RBIs.

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Valley Vista hung a 1st inning 6 spot and cruised in with an 11-0 mercy rule win over Verrado.

Tyler Smith tossed a 5 inning 2 hit shutout with 7 Ks.

Drew Frazier homered and drove in 3.

Christian Cordova was 2-3 with 2 RBIs.

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Westwood rallied for 3 7th inning runs and took an 8-5 win over Arcadia.

Jorge Reyes was 2-4 with a double and knocked in 4 for the Warriors.

Aaron Makil punched out 9 in a  complete game effort on the hill.

Max Siegel homered for Arcadia.

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Mike Adkinson

Mike Adkinson

Campo Verde scored 7 times in the 4th inning en route to a 12-2 mercy rule win over Chandler.

Jadon Solomon was 2-3 and drove in 3. Billy Fiore was 3-4 with 2 runs scored.

Mike Adkinson went 4 innings for the W. Hayden Udall worked a perfect 5th to close things out.

Pedro Trejo was 3-3 for Chandler.

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Centennial defeated Sunnyslope 4-2.

Jake Castaldo and Isaac Steele each had 2 hits.

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April 27, 2016

Vinnie Cafarelli threw 6 1/3 innings and scattered 6 hits to earn the W as Liberty topped Boulder Creek 8-1.

The Lions used an 11 hit attack, and took advantage of 6 walks and 3 BC errors.

Rick Tuita had 3 hits and Grant Lung doubled and knocked in 2 runs.

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Paradise Valley traveled to McClintock and took a 7-1 win.

Tanner Solomon went the distance on the bump and allowed 5 hits with 4 Ks.

Rhyse Dee was 3-4 with a homer and 4 RBIs.

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Cameron Canon cranked a 2 out 3 run walk off homer in the bottom of the 7th inning to give Mountain Ridge a 4-3 win over Sunrise Mountain.

The ending marred  a great outing by Sunrise’s Nick Brauns, who had allowed only 4 hits and a solo run entering the 7th.

For Ridge, Matthew Liberatore worked the front 4 innings, giving up a solo run on 4 hits, and Tommy Lowe threw the final 3 and got credit for the W.

Tristan Thomas had 2 hits for Ridge and Hunter Lessard was 3-4 for the Mustangs.

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Drew Swift’s 2 run blast in the top of the 6th proved to be the difference as Hamilton edged Corona del Sol 6-5.

Corona had scored 3 times in the bottom of the 5th to tie the score at 4.

In the bottom of the 7th with 2 outs, Corona’s Connor McCord cranked a massive solo homer to right to pull the Aztecs within a run.

Ryan Novis followed with a single , bringing Jacob Clemens to the plate as the potential winning run. But Novis was picked off first to end the game.

Swift got the win on the hill, tossing 2 innings in relief of Zane Strand.

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Highland defeated Desert Mountain 14-6.

The Hawks hammered out 15 hits and were helped by 9 walks.

Carson Cole homered and was 3-4 with 4 RBIs.

Niko Piazza and Jake Meyer homered for the Wolves.

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Canyon del Oro pushed across 5 runs in the top of the 7th to take a 10-6 win over Ironwood Ridge.

Tyler Porter was 4-4 with 3 RBIs for the Dorados. Mason Myhre doubled and drove in 3 .

Nick Estrella and Adam Mays homered for Ridge.

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Williams Field exploded for 7 runs in the top of the 9th inning to take a 9-2 win over Mesa.

Dylan Roach worked 5 2/3 in a no decision and allowed only 3 hits.

Mesa’s Victor Ramos went 6 1/3 and gave up only 3 hits and one earned run.

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Perry edged Queen Creek 3-2.

Tayt Smith and Beau Brieske combined for the W.

Logan DeMato doubled and drove in 2.

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Michael Calamia singled in the walk off game winner in the bottom of the 7th to give Shadow Mountain a 6-5 win over Moon Valley.

Calamia was 2-5 with 2 RBIs.

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Chad McLanahan was 3-3 with 2 bombs and 6 RBIs as Brophy smoked Gilbert 13-2.

Jacob Talamante doubled homered and was 3-4 with 3 RBIs for the Broncos.

Frank Allman allowed 5 hits in 6 innings for his second straight W.

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April 26, 2016

Mountain Ridge pounded out 17 hits as the Lions dropped Corona del Sol 12-8 in a battle of top D1 teams.

Ridge jumped out to an early 6-0 first inning lead with Mitchel Sullivan’s 2 run blast being the biggest blow.

Ridge would also get long balls from Cameron Cannon and Alex Roth.

Roth and Tristan Thomas each had 3 hits for the Lions.

Jason Harayda drove in 3 runs.

For Corona, Ryan Novis doubled, homered and drove in 3 and Jacob Clemens added a bomb.

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Ian Sanger

Ian Sanger

Horizon visited Chaparral and came away with a 2-1 victory. Lefty Ian Sanger threw his second consecutive complete game, striking out 4 and surrendering 4 hits.

The Huskies scored a run in the 2nd inning on a wild pitch that scored Evan Williams and another run in the 3rd on an rbi single from Sergio Aguirre.

The Firebirds scored their only run in the 3rd inning after a lead-off triple by Tyler Stokes and an RBI single by Dylan Cole. Sanger would lock it down after that and the Huskies walked away with an important win as they head to the state tournament.

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Mountain Pointe took advantage of 10 Desert Mountain walks, scoring 12 runs on 8 hits in a 12-8 win over the Wolves in 6 innings.

Micheal Schemerhorn cranked a grand slam in the bottom of the 6th for the walk off mercy rule win. The pride put up a 7 spot in the 6th.

Garret Redaja was 2-4 with a double and 3 RBIs.

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Queen Creek used a 16 hit attack to take down Arcadia 16-7.

Kaleb Honea went the distance on the bump for the win, and also doubled and tripled at the dish.

Jesse Schmit doubled and went 3-4 with 2 RBIs.

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Verrado rallied from a 7-2 deficit to take a 9-7 road win at Saguaro.

Carter Allen and Elijah Celaya each knocked in 3 runs for the Vipers.

Nick Grossman and Mathew Noriega homered for Saguaro.

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Chandler topped Tolleson 3-1.

Jacob Lagos tossed a complete game and punched out 6.

Trevor Horvath and Brandon Todd had 2 hits each.

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Basha used a 14 hit attack to down Gilbert 11-3.

Casey Legumina homered and went 4-5 at the plate. Ryan Tierney was 3-3 with a double.

Jack Schneider threw 5 frames for the W.

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Mesa High scored 4 in the 5th and 6 in the 6th inning to take a 10-5 win over Desert Vista.

JJ Reeves had a pair of hits and knocked in 2.

Desert Vista committed 10 errors on the day.

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Brophy blanked Millenium  7-0.

Ben Ehmann was 3-3 at the dish with an RBI. Jake Lieberman was 2-3 with 2 RBIs.

Jeff Rula and Danny Fischetti combined for the W.

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April 25, 2016

It was Senior day on Friday as Basha continued their winning ways with a 7-1 victory over Desert Vista.

Michael Goodrich homered and went 4-4 and Sophomore Michael Perzan pitched 5 solid innings to get the win. Senior D. J. Wagner relieved for two solid innings. Tyler Riddle hit a home run in the 4th and a triple in the 6th to solidify the win for the Bears as they continue to lead Division 1.

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On Saturday Mountain Ridge defeated Millennium 16-7.

Mitchel Sullivan had a pair of bases loaded triples to knock in 6 runs and he scored 3 runs.

David Enriquez doubled and homered for Millennium.

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Maricopa beat McClintock 13-3 in 5 innings. The Rams pounded out 16 hits and 3 HRs. Kevin Borboa was 4-4 with a 2B a HR and 3 RBIs. Christian Garcia was 3-4 with 4 RBI and a walk off bomb. Marcos Cano was 2-2 with his 3rd home run of the year. Carter Paine got the win on the bump going all 5 innings and allowing 2 ERs. Ivan Herrera and Tyler Rapp each had 2 hits.

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N.D.      1

Sasha Sneider pitched 5 inn giving up 3 hits and 1 run with 4 K’s to earn the Victory. Alfredo Amaya-Zapata was 3 for 3 with 2 RBI. Brett Budde had 2 hits and 2RBI and Sean Tamboer added 2 hits. The Chiefs finished the regular season on an 8 game win streak to move to 23-5.

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Sunnyslope took an 8-6 road win over Cactus Shadows.

Hunter Besore homered and was 2-3 with 2 RBIs.

Cactus Shadows outfit ‘slope 16-11 but stranded 11 men on base.

Scott Mehan went deep for the Falcons.

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Rhyse Dee punched out 10 in a complete game effort as Paradise Valley defeated Greenway 7-4.

Tanner Solomon was 3-3 for PV.

Bryce Mackey started the game on the mound for Greenway. After a scoreless first 2 innings, Mackey ran into control trouble in the 3rd , and would eventually have to be lifted following a leadoff walk to start the 4th. Mackey allowed 6 Runs on 5 hits and 5 walks in 3+ innings, taking the Loss in this one. Jared Kenyon, Anthony Foster and Jacob Stockdale would combine to record the final 9 outs, allowing just 1 Run.

On offense, Greenway scored 3 in the first inning on a 2-Out 2-RBI Triple by Jacob Stockdale, followed by a Balk. Riley Miller added a Double and a Run Scored in the 4th, but it was not enough against the tough Right Hander from PV.

Greenway plays it’s final regular season game at home on Wednesday night at 7pm.

There will be a special pregame ceremony to honor Tyler Prewitt, former Demon Baseball Player and fallen member of the armed forces. This ceremony will take place at 6:30pm for all who would like to attend

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April 22, 2016

Apollo pounded out 14 hits en route to a 13-4 win over Millennium.

Raffy Nieblas was 3-4 with 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Connor Tigue was 3-5 with 2 runs scored. Channy Ortiz drove in 3 runs and was 2-4.

Brett Aker went 5 innings on the bump for the  win.

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Prescott took down Tolleson 6-1.

Griffin Hays tossed a complete game, allowing 4 hits.

Matthew Mendibles, Ryan Greene, and Cole Kelley all had 2 hits.

Justin Warren had 3 RBIs for Prescott.

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Jake Castaldo doubled home Andy Kupec with the game winner in the bottom of the 8th as Centennial edged Pinnacle 2-1.

Aaron Forest and Pinnacle’s Calvin Schapira went toe to toe on the bump.

Forrest allowed 5 hits and a solo run in 7 innings.

Schapira went 6, surrendering only 3 hits and one run.

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Williams Field scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to take an 11-10 shootout win over Saguaro.

The Hawks 7th inning rally stared wth back to back doubles from Angel Santos and Jorrell Quinones to make the score 10-9. After 2 outs, Saguaro elected to walk Justin Kerby to put men on 1st and 2nd. Justin Vaught then drew a walk to load the bases, and consecutive walks to Seth Cox and Tyler Quinn gave the Hawks the W.

WF won despite giving up 5 taters. Nick grosman, Carter Lace, Dylan Sullivan, Hank Berquist and Travis Johnson all went yard. Johnson’s shot was a grand slam.

Kerby homered for WF and Vaught was 3-4 with a double.

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Robert Santorelli went the distance for Canyon del Oro as the Dorados dropped Catalina Foothills 11-5

Mason Gavre and Tyler Porter each had 2 RBIs.

Chris Kowalcek had a double and triple for Foothills.

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Corona del Sol won a slugfest over Chandler 10-9.

Connor McCord homered and went 2-3 with 3 RBIs. He also threw 5 innings and allowed 3 runs.

Jacob Clemens was 3-4 with  a double and Gehrig Sanchez homered.

Pedro Trejo had a pair of hits and 2 RBIs for Chandler.

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Hamilton lost its second game in a row as Mountain Pointe defeated the Huskies 5-4.

Garret Redaja homered and went 2-4 with 2 RBIs for the Pride.

Jack Smith, Alex Bookman and CJ Gonzales all had 2 hits for Pointe.

Cole Bellinger went 2-4 with a homer and 2 RBIs for Hamilton.

Brock Bell tossed 3 scoreless innings in relief for the win.

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Chaparral and Highland combined to hammer out 31 hits as the FIrebirds took a 16-11 victory.

Chap banged out 19 knocks, including bombs from Harrison Jones and Gianni Tomasi and 3 doubles from Jacob Gonzalez.

Tomasi was 4-5 with 5 RBIs and 4 runs scored. Dylan Cole was 3-4 with 4 RBIs and Gonzalez knocked in 4.

Kody Schmidt had 3 hits for Highland.

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Nick Estrella homered twice and drove in 6 runs as Ironwood Ridge run ruled Marna 16-6 in 6 innings.

Estrella got the W on the hill as well with 3 innings of work. He allowed 5 hits and 3 earned runs.

Derek Daly was 3-5 with 3 RBIs, and Gregory Brown went 4-5 with 4 runs scored.

Jacob Engel homered and had 2 hits for Ironwood.

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Cobe Karhoff tossed a complete game, allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run as Mesquite dropped Perry 3-2.

Tyler Jorgensen went 4-4 with 2 doubles and knocked in all 3 Mesquite runs. Britt Fitzgerald had  a pair of doubles as well.

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Connor Denning’s ground ball scored Sam Huff with the game winner in the bottom of the 9th as Arcadia dropped Salpointe Catholic 6-5.

Matt Schroer punched out 10 in 7 innings in a no decision. Max Siegel returned from injury to toss 2 scoreless with 4 Ks to get the W.

Huff went 3-4 with a double and 2 RBIs.

Efrain Cervantes homered for Salpointe and Alex Diaz went 3-4.

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Queen Creek sqeaked by Campo Verde 6-5.

Kaleb Honea’s base hit drove in the game winner in the top of the 7th.

Austin Nichols fanned 9 in 4 1/3 innings on the bump for the Bulldogs and went 2-3 at the plate.

Jesse Schmidt was 3-4 with a double.

Cooper Williams was 3-4 with a pair of doubles for Campo and Jack Hettich also doubled twice.

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Ben Gilbert’s 2 RBI single drove in the game winner as Desert Ridge topped St. Mary’s 7-6 in 8 innings.

Ricky Biascochea threw 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs in a no decision. Nick Labella got the W with a scoreless 8th.

Jake Jernegan had 2 hits for Ridge and Hayden Jones homered.

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Mountain View needed 9 innings to take a 3-1 win over Gilbert.

Crew Mitchell lined a 2 run bomb in the top of the 9th to give the Toros the win.

Tyler Hilton tossed 5 scoreless in relief for the victory.

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April 21, 2016

Rudy Mueller-Schrader’s sac fly in the bottom of the 8th inning scored the game winner as Mountain Ridge edged Liberty 3-2.

Liberty jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first when Derek Legaeza walked and Ricky Tuita launched a 2 run bomb to left.

Josh Sieglitz entered in relief for Ridge in the 3rd and tossed 4 scoreless innings, allowing only 1 hit in a no decision.

Josh Sandoval went deep for Ridge, and Trent Turner was 2-4.

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Valley Vista used a 16 hit attack to defeat Kellis 9-3.

Tyler Smith was 3-4 was 3-4 with a double and 3 RBIs. Bradlet Stuebe added 3 hits and 2 runs driven in.

Dylan Chelini went the distance for Vista and scattered 7 hits.

Justin Williams had a pair of doubles for Kellis.

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The Chiefs scored in every inning to secure a win at Coconino. Alfredo Amaya-Zapata had 4 of Tbird’s 14 hits including 3 RBI. Sasha Sneider had 2 HR’s and Alex Sevensky had a HR and 5 RBI. Matt Lundh earned the win on the mound going 5 innings and allowing 2 runs on 2 hits. Brett Budde chipped in 2 hits and 2 RBI.

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Brophy traveled to Desert Mountain and hammered the Wolves 14-1 in 5 innings.

The Broncos scored 5 times in the 2nd and third innings and led 12-0 after 3.

Mitchell Anderson had a bases loaded double to drive in 3 in the second and a bases loaded triple in the 3rd for 6 RBIs on the day.

Frank Allman threw 4 scoreless innings to get the W for Brophy.

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Notre Dame scored  a pair in the top of the 7th to upend Paradise Valley 4-2.

Tyler Cranston was 2-3 with a double and triple. Nick O’Brien had 3 hits and Nathan Pierce drove in 2 for the Saints.

Gabe Zubia fanned 7 in a complete game effort.

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Verrado’s Tony Caporrimo threw a complete game, allowing 6 hits as the Vipers squeaked by Willow Canyon 2-1.

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Mesa High took a 3-1 victory over Seton Catholic at Hohokam Stadium last night.

Cody Tucker fired a 5 hit complete game for the W.

Nicolas Durazo was 3-4 with a triple and 3 runs scored.

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April 20, 2016

Corona del Sol defeated Queen Creek 5-2.

Matt Novis went 3-4 at the plate.

Daniel Sotelo went 5 innings for the W and Jacob Clemens threw 2 scoreless in relief.

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Saguaro took a 6-2 win over Arcadia.

DJ Peters tossed a complete game, allowing 7 hits with 4 Ks.

Nick Grossman was 3-3 with 2 runs scored.

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Prescott blanked Westview 6-0.

Matthew mendibles was 2-3 with a grand slam and 5 RBIs.

Kody Jones pitched 4 scoreless and Taylor Goffena relived with 3 scoreless with 6 Ks.

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Jacob Lagos scattered 5 hits in a complete game effort as Chandler upended Hamilton 4-2.

Pedro Trejo homered and knocked in 2 ad Trevor Horvath had a doule and 2 RBIs.

Zane Strand took the loss for Hamilton.

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Alex Segal punched out 10 in a complete game shutout to lead Chaparral to a 3-0 win over Sunrise Mountain.

Jacob Gonzalez had 2 hits and an RBI.

Tim Mendez threw well for Sunrise, working 6 innings with 4 Ks.

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Salpointe outslugged Marana 12-7.

Robby Campillo was 3-4 with a double,a  homer and 3 RBIs.

Tommy Garcia got the W on the hill.

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Skyline hosted Desert Ridge in the Battle of Crismon and took an 8-02 victory.

Bobby Meza worked 6 innings on the hill and allowed 5 hits for the W. He also went 2-3 at the plate with a double and 4 RBIs.

Matt Shaw was 3-3 for Ridge.

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Vista Grande upended Canyon del Oro 6-3.

Luis Tellechea tossed a complete game with 6 Ks to get the W.

Isaac De La Cruz was 2-3 with a homer and 3 RBIs. Martin Rodriguez went yard as well.

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Catalina Foothills jumped out to a 4-0 first inning lead and held on to defeat Ironwood Ridge 5-4.

Sam Alberts went 6 1/3 , scattering 7 hits for the victory.

Troy Gutbub was 2-2 with a homer and 2 RBIs.

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Thunderbird pounded out 15 hits in a 15-3 win over Desert Edge.

Alex Sevensky was 4-5 with a double, triple and 2 RBIs. Alfredo Amaya-Zapata was 3-4 with 5 RBIs and SeanTamboer had a pair of doubles and 3 runs scored.

Haydn McGeary went 6 innings on the bump for the W.

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Taylor Furry went the distance for Buena as the Colts dropped Sunnyside 8-2.

Braxton Bennett was 2-4 with a triple and 3 RBIs.

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Campo Verde traveled to Mesquite and took an 8-4 victory on Wednesday night.

Cooper Williams homered and tossed 4 innings for the W.

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Greenway rallied for a 2-0 deficit with a 4 run 5th inning to defeat Cactus Shadows 5-2.

Bryce Mackey went the distance to earn the win, allowing 6 hits and fanning 7.

Jacob Stockdale homered and drove in 2. Matthew McDonald had a pair of hits.

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April 19, 2016

Pinnacle pounded out 18 hits in an 18-8 win over Millennium.

Joey Faudskar was 3-4 with a homer and 4 RBIs.

Tyler Christiansen homered for the Tigers.

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Matthew Liberatore

Matthew Liberatore

Mountain Ridge edged O’Connor  2-1 in a battle of top D1 teams .

Sophomore lefty Matthew Liberatore and O’Connor senior Cplby Wyatt locked up in a pitcher’s duel.

O’Connor broke through in the 3rd with a solo run when Max Peters singled and courtesy runner Garret Arthur would score on a Bailin Markridge double.

In the top of the 7th Ridge got a lead off single from Tristan Thomas, and Alex Roth was then hit by a pitch. Josh Sandoval bunted the runners over and then Rudy Mueller-Schrader walked to load the bases.

Chase Sandman watches his bunt

Chase Sandman watches his bunt

Keegan McCarville would come on to pitch, ad on his first offering sophomore Jason Harayda poked a single to left field to score Thomas with the tying run. Chase Sandman was next, an on a 2-1 pitch he laid down a bunt that hopped high in the air in front of the plate, scoring Roth with the game winner.

Liberatore worked the front 4 2/3 and allowed only 2 hits while walking and fanning 4. Tomme Lowe worked 2 1/3 scoreless for the W.

Wyatt went 6 1/3 and gave up 5 hits.

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Centennial rallied from a 2-0 deficit to top Sunrise Mountain 3-2.

Tristan Storms tossed a complete game and allowed only 5 hits.

Matt Coray drove in 2 of Centennial’s 3 runs.

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Freshman Sean Rimmer threw a complete game to lead Mountain View to a 9-2 win over Desert Mountain.

Rimmer allowed 3 hits and punched out 5. he also went 1 -3 at the plate with a double and 2 RBIs.

Tyler Hilton had a double and went 2-4 with 2 RBIs.

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Gage Workman is in safely at second as Tommy Sacco handles the throw

Gage Workman is in safely at second as Tommy Sacco handles the throw

Basha edged Perry 3-2 at Talking Stick.

Jack Schneider was solid on the hill again, working 5 1/3 with 7 Ks in a no decision.

Perry took a 2-0 lead in the 3rd on a Trevor Hauver RBI single and Tommy Sacco scored on a passed ball.

 

 

Skylar Dorn throws across

Skylar Dorn throws across

 

In the top of the 5th, Seth Beckstead led off with a knock, went to second on a single by Tyler Riddle,  and moved to third on a passed ball. Schnieder then singled home Beckstead. After Ryan Tierney reached on an infield single,Skylar Dorn singled in Riddle to tie the score. Michael Scott then drew a bases loaded walk to give the Bears the 3-2 lead.

Michael Perzan tossed 1 2/3 scorless in relief to get the W.

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April 18, 2016

Mountain Ridge 3 – Greenway 5

WP: Kenyon (5-1)

LP: Sandman

S: Mackey (1)

The Greenway Demons Baseball Club ended their three-game skid with a big win over Mountain Ridge High School on Monday night at home.

Senior Right Fielder Jacob Stockdale delivered a 2nd Inning RBI Triple, scoring Justin Freeman to give his club the early lead. Stock would score on a one-out RBI infield Single by Cowboy Jesus Macias to stake his club an early 2-0 lead.

Senior Right Hander Jared Kenyon was nails on the mound for the Demons in this contest. Kenyon retired the first 6 hitters he faced, before a triple and a throwing error in the 3rd allowed Mountain Ridge to cut the two-run margin in half. Kenyon labored a little through the 4th, allowing a game tying Home Run and 2 more baserunner before getting a big Inning Ending Strikeout to keep the game tied at that point. Kenyon would then bear down to retire 7 of the next 9 hitters he faced, before exiting in the 7th Inning with a lead, and turning the ball over to Bryce Mackey to shut the door. As the book closed on Kenyon, he finished the game with 6+ IP, 2 ER on 5 Hits and 5 K’s, and his team leading 5th Victory of the season.

After not figuring into the pre-season starting pitching rotation… Kenyon has pitched himself to the top of the Greenway team leaderboard in many major pitching categories, including Inning Pitched, Wins, ERA & Whip, as he continues to compete at a high level every time that he is given the ball.

The 2-2 tie was broken in Bottom of the 5th, when Left Fielder James Gamble beat out an infield single to start the frame. After a Sac Bunt was thrown away putting runners in scoring position, Senior Matt McDonald drove in the go ahead run from 3rd Base with a Sac Fly to Right Field. Two more defensive miscues in the infield by the Mountain Lions would result in 2 crucial Insurance Runs for the Demons, as they would ultimately go on to win the game 5-3.

Greenway hopes to stay on the winning track as they travel to Cactus Shadows on Wednesday evening at 7pm.

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Thunderbird 7 St. Mary’s 2

Sasha Sneider pitched a complete game 2 hitter allowing 2 runs and struck out 7 to earn the win. The Chiefs benefited from 11 BB’s/HBP’s from Knight pitchers. Sean Tamboer had 2 hits for Thunderbird and Tyler Schwartz had 2 RBI.

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 Prescott hosted Arcadia and took a 10-7 victory.

Jose Chairez was 4-4 with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored to lead the offense.

Matt Mendibles and Justin Warren combined on the hill

Connor Denning and Sam Huff homered for Arcadia.

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Aaron Makil tossed a 3 hit shutout with 6 Ks as Westwood upended Cactus Shadows 2-0.

Alan Labov was the tough luck loser, fanning 7 and allowing 6 hits in 6 innings for the Falcons.

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Catalina Foothills blanked Marcos de Niza 5-0.

Troy Gutbub threw a 4 hit shutout with 9 Ks.

Chandler Thomas was 2-3.

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Roshan Patel threw a complete game to lead Chandler to an 8-1 win over Horizon.

Sam Helms was 2-4 with a double and 2 RBIs.

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Pinnacle rallied from an 8-0 deficit to take an 11-10 win over Highland.

Jacob Gray tripled, homered and drove in 3 runs. Chad Sutton was 3=4 with a double and Gage Johnson had  a pair of doubles.

Jake Homes also homered.

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Desert Ridge topped Higley 9-1.

Nick Labela and Jake Jernegan had 2 hits and McCay Banks drove in a pair of runs.

Tyler Williams tossed 5 innings for the W.

Andrew Richins worked 2 scoreless in relief.

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April 15, 2016

Connor McCord tossed a complete game and fanned 9 while going 3-4 with 2 doubles and a homer and 5 RBIs as Corona del Sol defeated Mesquite 10-3.

Ryan Novis was 3-4 for the Aztecs.

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Basha baseball hosted Campo Verde tonight where the wind was gusting abnormally for Arizona.

Cooper Williams(New Mexico Commit) gets on with a single to right field followed by a walk by Isaiah Garcia (Western Kentucky commit), and a  hit to the right field by Zach Bain(Yavapai commit) that Basha’s right fielder could not handle with the wind.  Campo puts up two runs.  Those runs go unanswered by Basha.

Campo puts two more on the board with a 2 run homer by Jack Hettich. Basha can’t bring anyone across 4-0 Campo.

Campo gets a runner on by an error at short followed by a single by Liam Cota. A great play by Michael Goodrich at the plate gets the second out of the inning.  But a three run homerun  by Garret Thornton and it’s not looking good for Basha as Campo leads 7-0.

Basha’s bats come alive in the bottom of the third with a single by Skylar Dorn(South Mountain Commit), a single by Michael Goodrich(Trinity Commit) and a homerun by Sophomore Gage Workman(ASU Commit).  Campo 7-3.  Casey Legumina(Gonzaga commit) follows with a double, a single by Dippel and Basha leaves them stranded.

Campo’s bats continue to be hot, however they struggle to get another across home plate.

Bottom of 4 and Basha within 3, Ryan Tierney(Regis University commit) hits one out to bring Basha chasing 3…7-4.  Skylar Dorn with a hit up the middle but is left stranded.

Bottom of 5 Basha’s Tyler Riddle(Gateway commit) hits a single to left field, a double/rbi by Steven Fernandez,coming off the bench and an RBI single by Ryan Tierney.  Skylar Dorn follows with a single up the middle but Tierney and Dorn are left stranded.  7-6

Bottom of 7 and Mason Regester comes off the bench with a huge double.  Two outs and Skylar Dorn reaches on an error by the third baseman and Regester advances to third.  A single by Michael Goodrich ties the game.  Casey Legumina comes up with the walk off hit to left field to score the winning run.  Basha comes back from 7-0 to win 8-7.

Basha remains ranked 1 in the state and 11 in the Nation by Baseball America and ranked 1 by AIA.  Basha will take on Perry at SRF on Tuesday.

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Michel Sears tossed a complete game 2 hit shutout as Millenium edged Centennial 1-0. Sears struck out 8 on the day.

Centennial’s Aaron Forrest matched Sears pitch for pitch for most of the gae. He allowed only 3 hits and fanned 7.

Millenium scored the game’s only run on a bases loaded ground out in the 4th.

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Perry defeated  Mountain Pointe 14-8.

Logan DeMato was 3-4 for the Pumas. Cody Holtz doubled and drove in 4 runs on the day.

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Sunrise Mountain topped Liberty 7-3.

Liberty pitchers walked 7 batters and the team made 4 errors. Sunrise handed out 8 free passes.

Kyler Riordan was 2-4 with 2 RBIs for Sunrise, and Michael Herrera had 2 hits.

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Valley Vista won the Showdown in Surprise with a 12-6 win over Willow Canyon.

Tyler Schoen knocked in 4 runs with a 2-3 day. Casey Downs had a pair of doubles and Tyler Smith homered for the Monsoon.

Fernando Lugo had 2 triples for Willow.

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Breckyn Montano scattered 6 hits in a  complete game effort as Verrado defeated Prescott 2-1.

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Queen Creek topped Chandler 3-0.

Jesse Schmit went the distance in a  complete game 3 hit shutout and punched out 10.

Schmit also drove in 2 of the 3 Bulldog runs and went 2-3 at the dish.

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Desert Mountain mercy ruled Red Mountain 11-1 in 6 innings.

Jake Halland went 3-3 with a grand slam to pace the offense. Nico Piazza was 2-4 with a  bomb and Nick Iacovo was 2-3 with a triple.

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Hamilton hung an 8 spot in the 4th inning to defeat Desert Vista 13-2 in 6 innings.

Nick Brueser homered and knocked in 4 runs.

Jake Desiderio homered, doubled and drove in a pair of runs.

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Notre Dame defeated Shadow Mountain 7-5.

Nick O’Brien doubled and drove in 3 runs. Nathan Pierce and Luke Patty each had  2 hits.

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Mountain View pushed 4 runs across with a 2 out rally in the top of the 7th to take an 8-6 win over Brophy.

Tyler Hilton doubled, homered and knocked in 2 for the Toros.

Brophy got big flies from JJ Hessell, Chad McLanahan and Mitchell Anderson.

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Gilbert defeated Desert Ridge 7-5.

Zack Meyer was 3-4 with 2 triples and 3 RBIs. He also worked 6 2/3 on the bump and punched out 9.

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Tommy Lowe threw a complete game 2 hitter with 7 Ks to lead Mountain Ridge to a 5-1 win over Horizon.

Jason Harayda and Cameron Cannon each had 2 hits for the Lions.

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April 14, 2016

Dan Gorman tossed a complete game and was 2-3 at the plate to lead McClintock to a 4-1 upset of Cactus Shadows. Gorman allowed only 4 hits.

Carter Robinson threw well for Cactus Shadows, working 4 2/3 innings in relief.

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Pinnacle took down Boulder Creek 5-1 on Thursday.

Jacob Walker allowed 5 hits in 6 innings on the hill for the W.

Jacob Gray went 1-3 with a homer and 2 RBIs.

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O’Connor held off a late Perry rally to take a 5-4 win on Thursday.

Nolan Gorman cranked a 1st inning 3 run bomb to start the scoring, and in the third SDO added 2 more to take a 5-1 lead.

The Pumas pulled within a run in the 6th on a Wacy Crenshaw double, but the tying run was stranded at second.

Perry outhit O’Connor 11-7 but stranded 11 runners.

Keegan McCarville went 3-3 at the dish ad tossed a scoreless 7th to earn the save.

Ryan Alexander faned 7 in 5 innings and got the W.

Logan DeMato threw 3 1/3 scoreless in relief for Perry.

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Skyline traveled to Chaparral and edged the Firebirds 4-3.

Bobby Meza And Jacob Stark combined on the hill. Stark tossed 2 1/3 scoreless to get the W.

The Coyotes managed only 2 doubles, but took advantage of 7 walks and a hit batsmen.

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Effrain Cervantes can't corral the throw

Effrain Cervantes can’t corral the throw

Desert Vista rallied back from a 10-0 first inning deficit and defeated Salpointe 15-13.

After the Lancers hung a 10 spot int he top of the first, DV scored twice in the bottom of the inning and then put up 11 of their own to take a 13-10 lead.

Hunter Telke went 3-5 with a homer and 2 RBIs. Andres Ramos added 3 hits with a triple and 2 steaks.

Salpointe got big flies from Robby Campillo and Kenny Pesano.

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Queen Creek traveled to Kellis and took a 12-1 victory in 6 innings.

The Bulldogs had 10 hits and took advantage of 6 walks and 4 errors.

Austin Nichols was 3-4.

Dallas Horne and Kaleb Honea combined for the W.

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April 13, 2016

Paradise Valley rebounded from its first rankings game loss of the season by defeating Flagstaff 11-1 in 6 innings.

Jack Giese was 3-4 with a double and Rhyse Dee and Jared Beamon each had 2 hits.

Tanner Solomon allowed 5 hits in 6 innings with 6 Ks.

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Valley Vista used a  4 run 5th inning to overcome Bradshaw Mountain 7-5.

Tanner Fallon knocked in 3 runs for the Monsoon. Casey Downs was 2-2.

Tyler Smith went 5 innings on the hill to earn the W.

For Bradshaw, Sam Barlett was 3-3 with a pair of doubles.

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Thunderbird needed a walkoff single from Alfredo Amaya-Zapata in the bottom of the 7th to pull out a win vs Higley.

Haydn McGeary grinded out 6 innings on the mound allowing 2 runs. Brett Budde pitched a scoreless 7th for the win.

In the top of the 7th Thomas Dohogne walked, Sean Tamboer bunted him over to 2nd but an errant throw allowed Dohogne to go to 3rd and Tamboer to 2nd. McGeary was intentionally walked and then Amaya-Zapata singled home Dohogne for the win. Alex Sevensky, Brett Budde, and Alfredo Amaya-Zapata had 2 hits each.

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Sunnyslope pushed 3 runs across ion the top of the 9t inning to take a 4-1 win over Horizon.

Senior lefty Ryan Saltonstall worked all 9 frames on the bump for the Vikings, fanning 6 and scattering 8 hits.

Slope got RBI singles from Matt Schrader and Saltonstall in the 9th to secure the W.

Ben Lewis and Evan Williams each had 2 hits for Horizon.

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 Centennial rallied from a  5-2 deficit to defeat Liberty 6-5.

The Coyotes scored 3 in the 5th on an RBI double by Tanner Bland and run scoring singles from Andy Kupec and David Donahew.

In the 6th, Kyle Quiros’ 2 out double plated JJ Fraze with the eventual game winner.

Clayton Tymeson got the W with 5 innings of scoreless relief work.

Isaiah Montoya homered and went 2-2 for Liberty.

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Basha moved to 12-1 in ranking games with a 6-4 win over visiting Corona del Sol.

Tyler Riddle stretches to take the throw on Gehrig Sanchez's sac bunt

Tyler Riddle stretches to take the throw on Gehrig Sanchez’s sac bunt

The Aztecs took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first when Chase Hamilton led off with a walk and Ryan Novis followed with a screaming liner that caught Basha pitcher Jack Schneider in the stomach. Connor McCord’s sac fly moved Hamilton third, and when Novis stole second, Hamilton scored when the throw was misplayed. Matt Novis then singled home his brother to make it 2-0.

Basha threatened in the 2nd, loading the bases with one out, but Aztec starter Brandoon Bracy got a punch out and Hamilton made a diving web gem on a grounder up the middle from Ryan Tierney that forced the runner at second and saved a pair of runs.

Jack Schneider

Jack Schneider

Michael Goodrich got the Bears on the board in the third with a big fly.

The Bears took control in the 4th, pushing 4 runs across on a pair of bases loaded hit batsmen and a clutch 2 out bases loaded knock from Casey Legumina that plated 2.

Schneider worked 5 innings to get the W for the Bears, allowing 8 hits and punching out 5. Michael Perzan tossed the final 2.

Matt Novis and Liam Still both had 3 hits for CDS.

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Hamilton finally got the bats rolling in a 14-1 5 inning road win over Queen Creek.

Chris Collins homered and Nick Brueser was 2-4 with a double, triple and 4 RBIs. Drew Swift was 3-3 with a triple and scored 3 runs.

Logan Boyer allowed 3 hits in 5 innings with 6 Ks.

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Desert Mountain pulled away late to defeat Desert Ridge 9-2.

Reid McLaughlin pitched 6 innings and allowed 5 hits and a solo run for the Wolves.

Nico Piazza and Frank Dickson each went deep.

Ben Gilbert threw 5 solid innings for Ridge, fanning 7.

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Angel Santos stroked an RBI single in the bottom of the 7th to send Williams Field to a 4-3 win over Marcos de Niza.

Justin Vaught was 3-3 with a  double for the Blackhawks.

Dylan Roach went 6 1/3 in a no decision with Kenny Maloy getting credit for the W.

Jake Denham fanned 9 in 6 1/3 for the Padres.

Connor Woods homered for Marcos.

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Matt Schroer punched out 13 in 5 innings on the bump and launched  a pair of scuds with 5 RBIs as Arcadia smoked Dobson 13-1.

Mitch Arndt added a big fly for the Titans and Sam Huff had a pair of doubles.

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Red Mountain traveled to Brophy and took a 3-2 victory under the lights.

Drew Willis singled to lead off the bottom of the 6th. He moved to second on a sac bunt and on a steal of third the throw got away and Willis came home with the game winner.

Jacob Stobart went 2-3 with a homer and struck out 9 in 5 1/3 innings on the Hill.

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April 12, 2016

Campo Verde played long ball in a 6-4 win over Mountain Pointe on Tuesday night.

The Coyotes got a 3d inning grand slam from senior Zach Bain and a pair of solo shots from Billy Fiore and Isaiah Garcia to account for their scoring.

Cooper Williams worked 5 1/3 innings on the bup for the W.

Garrett Redaja homered for the Pride.

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Benny Murillo tossed 6 innings of scoreless ball in relief and the McClintock bats did the rest in a 16-6 road win over Deer Valley.

DV hung a 1st inning 5 spot off Charger starter Pete Lopez. After the Hawks loaded the bases in the 2nd with no one out, Murillo came on in relief and retired the next 3 hitters, escaping the jam with only a solo run scored. Murillo allowed only 2 hits the rest of the way.

For good measure he also had  a pair of doubles and 6 RBIs to pace the offense.

The Chargers pounded out 15 hits on the day. Sergio Jimenez and Jonah Wiley each had  3 hits.

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Alex Roth threw 6 shutout innings and allowed only 3 hits as Mountain Ridge edged Pinnacle 1-0.

Roth and Pinnacle starter Jason Nelson went toe to toe into the 6th with the game scoreless. Nelson allowed only 2 hits on the day.

The game’s solo run was scored in the bottom of the 6th when Ridge’s Matt Dyer lined a one out single to right. After  a fly out for the second out, Pinnacle elected to give Tristan Thomas a free pass. After Thomas moved to second on defensive indifference, the next two hitters, Mitchel Sullivan, and Roth, were hit by pitches to break the tie.

Matthew Liberatore came on in relief for Ridge in the 7th and punched out2 of the 3 batters he faced to earn the save.

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Damien McElroy’s infield single scored Adrian Salazar with the walk off game winner as Kellis handed Prescott a 3-2 walk off defeat.

Salazar tossed a complete game on the bump, allowing only 3 hits with 8 Ks.

Matthew Mendibles was 2-3 with a double for the Badgers.

Griffin Hayes threw well for Prescott, allowing only one earned run in 5 innings.

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Sunrise Mountain traveled to O’Connor and upended the Eagles 3-1 on Tuesday in 9 innings.

Clay Schwaner

Clay Schwaner

After a tough week where several of the Mustang starters were benched for off field disciplinary issues, Sunrise returned to full strength and broke O’Connor’s 18 game winning streak.

Sunrise broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the 9th when Hunter Lessard led off with a single. Josh Stockton then grounded into a fielder’s choice and Tyler Pruitt reached on an infield error with Stockton advancing to 3rd. Austin then came on to run for Stockton, and he would score on a wild pitch to make the score 2-1. Two batters later Michael Herrera would line a single to right to drive in Pruitt and the ‘stangs led 3-1.

Nolan Gorman pops up as Michael Herrera tries to find the throw

Nolan Gorman pops up as Michael Herrera tries to find the throw

The Mustangs made what would become a game saving defensive play in the bottom of the third. Trailing 1-0, O’Connor’s Niko Burgarello walked and Tanner Baker sent a deep drive to center that one hopped the wall. Sunrise CF Danny Partida grabbed the ball on the hop with his bare hand and fired a strike to SS Hunter Lessard who relayed to catcher Lucas Wall to nail Burgarello at the plate.

 

Clay Schwaner tossed 7 innings for Sunrise, and allowing  a solo run and scattering 6 hits in a no decision.

His lone mistake was a 4th inning hanging curve ball that O’Connor’s Nolan Gorman launched into the stratosphere to tie the score at 1.

Pruitt and Herrera each had 2 hits for Sunrise.

O’Connor’s Colby Wyatt battled Schwaner for 6 innings, surrendering 5 hits on the day and a solo unearned run.

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Greenway 3 – Apollo 8

WP: Acre

LP: McDonald (4-1)

The Greenway Demons suffered their first road loss of the year after they let a 3-0 lead slip away at Apollo on Tuesday afternoon.

The Hawks defeated Greenway Right Hander Matt McDonald, handing him his 1st loss in 5 starts this year. McDonald took a 3-0 lead into the 4th inning, but 2 walks and a couple of timely hits later and McDonald left the game in a 3-3 tie after recording just 1 out in the 4th.

Usually reliable Reliever Jared Kenyon entered the game in a stressful situation, inheriting the go-ahead run on 2nd base and facing the top of the Apollo batting order – but an RBI Double by the Apollo leadoff hitter snatched the lead for the Hawks and saddled McDonald and the Demons with the loss.

Apollo tacked on 4 insurance runs in the 6th to close out an 8-3 victory.

The Demon offense scored 2 Runs in the Top of the 1st Inning on a 2 RBI Single by Senior Center Fielder Kona Quiggle. Quiggle would also score the Demons 3rd and final Run in the 3rd, after 2 Apollo errors allowed him to get to 2nd base for Second Baseman Riley Miller to drive him in. Greenway was only able to scratch out just 2 hits in the final 6 innings of play in route to the loss.

Greenway faces Sunrise Mountain on Thursday April 14th at home.

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In a battle of Tucson heavyweights, Salpointe’s Manny Villa singled in the game winner in the top of the 7th to give the Lancers a 5-4 win over Canyon del Oro.

The Lancer’s scored 3 times in the 5th inning on RBI singles by Robbie Campillo, Villa and Adrian Martinez to take a 4-2 lead.

The Dorados answered back in the bottom of the 6th with a pair to tie the score.

Branden Hance went the distance for Salpointe, allowing 6 hits on the day.

CDO’s Tyler Porter worked 6 innings and allowed only 2 earned runs.

Campillo was 3-4 for Salponte.

Tristan Peterson was 2-3 with a homer and 2 RBIs for CDO. Teammate Cody Aquilana was 2-3.

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Gilbert defeated Chaparral 10-4 on Tuesday.

The Tigers hung 5 spots in the 3rd and 4th innings to take a 10-0 lead.

Jack Pochiro cranked a 3rd inning grand slam and added a 2 RBI double in the 4th to drive in 6 runs for Gilbert.

Spencer Babson and Justin Drew combined on the hill for the W.

Gianni Tomasi had a pair of hits for Chap.

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Jacob Engel doubled, tripled and homered and drove in 4 runs as Ironwood Ridge smoked Sabino 11-1 in 5 innings.

Derek Daly was 3-3 for the Hawks with a pair of doubles.

Josh Darang fanned 7 in 5 innings of work on the bump and allowed only 2 hits.

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Mesquite topped Chandler High 7-1.

Austin Wendt threw a complete game, allowing 6 hits with 4 Ks.

Britt Fitzgerald was 2-3 with a homer and 3 RBIs for the ‘cats.

Trevor Horvath had 3 hits for Chandler.

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Mesa Mountain View dropped Highland 4-2.

Sean Rimmer tossed 5 innings for the W. Tyler Hilton threw 2 scoreless innings in relief for the save.

Joe Georgini and McKay Barney had 2 knocks each for the Toros.

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Senior lefty Tayt Smith tossed a complete game to lead Perry to a 6-3 win over Desert Vista.

Wacy Crenshaw had a pair of doubles for Perry.

Spencer Rubinoff scattered  7 hits in 6 innings and absorbed the loss for DV.

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Zane Strand punched out 12 in 6 innings as Hamilton traveled to Brophy and took a 9-1 under the lights.

Strand allowed only 2 hits on the night.  Tyler Vold pitched a scoreless 7th.

Drew Swift, Brayden Merritt and jake Desiderio all had 2 hits for the Huskies.

JJ Hessell homered and doubled for Brophy.

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Cactus Shadows proved to be a rude host on Tuesday night, handing Notre dame a 14-2 defeat in 5 innings.

The Falcons hung a first inning 8 spot and tacked on 5 more in the second to take control.

Ben Rodenburg was 3-3 with a homer and 3 RBIs.

Joe Palanzo doubled and drove in 3 as well.

Richie Walker got the win on the bump.

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April 11, 2016

Boulder Creek traveled to Centennial and edged the Coyotes 4-3 on Monday.

Mitchell Allen fanned 10 in a complete game effort, alowing 6 hits.

Eddie Dopkowski was 2-3 with a pair of RBIs for the Jags.

Centennial’s Aaron Forest deserved a better fate, tossing a complete game and allowing only 4 hits to absorb the loss.

Tanner Bland was 2-3 with a double and 3 RBIs.

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Chase Sandman went 6 innings on the bump and allowed only one hit as Mountain Ridge blanked Skyline 5-0.

Matthew Dyer had  pair of hits and Jason Harayda and Mitchel Sullivan each drove in 2 runs.

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In a marquee pitching matchup, Cactus Shadows handed paradise valley their first rankings game loss of the season 2-0.

Dellan Raish outduled Rhyse Dee to earn the W.

Raish tossed a complete game 5 hit shutout with 10 Ks.

Dee went the distance as well, allowing 7 hits and the 2 runs.

The Falcons scored both runs in the 4th, on an RBI single by Joe Palanzo and a delayed steal of home by Ben Drenth.

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Ironwood Ridge hammered Dobson 11-0 in 5 innings.

Jake Engel homered and Derek Daly had a pair of doubles.

Drew Hill fanned 7 in 5 innings of work and allowed only 2 hits.

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Saguaro defeated Seton Catholic 8-3.

DJ Peters tossed a complete game and scattered 9 hits for the W.

Nick Grossman was 2-3 with a pair of RBIs.

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Jesus Moreno went 2-4 with $ RBIs as Apollo topped Shadow Mountain 8-3.

Brett Aker and Noah Obtea each had 2 knocks for the Hawks.

Devin Scholl allowed only 2 hits and a solo run in 6  innings on the hill.

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Tolleson took a 6-5 walk off win over Valley Vista in 8 innngs on Monday night.

DJ Wyman scored the game winner when Josh Hill’s 2 out ground ball was misplayed in the infield.

Wyman was 2-4 with a double and 2 RBIs, and worked 6 innings on the hill.

Lenny Walker was 4-4 for the Wolverines

Drew Frazier doubled and was 2-4 with 3 RBIs for Vista.

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Jack Hettich drove n the eventual game winning run in the bottom of the 6th with a sacrifice fly and Campo Verde topped Desert Ridge 4-3.

Ridge had scored 3 times in the the top of the 6th to tie the score at 4.

Hayden Udall went 5 1/3 innings on the hill in a no decision.

Randy Hutson tossed 1 2/3 scoreless with 3 Ks in relief to get the W.

Hettich drove in 2 of Campo’s 4 runs.

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Thunderbird rode the left arm of Sasha Sneider to a 5-2 win over Sunnyslope.

Sneider pitched 6 inn allowing 5 hits, 1 ER, while striking out 9. He escaped a bases loaded jam in the top of the 1st then with 2 outs in the bottom half of the 1st, Thunderbird scored 3 runs on a Haydn McGeary double, Alfredo Amaya-Zapata RBI single, Alex Sevensky single, and a 2 RBI double by Brett Budde.

Sevensky doubled in a run in the 3rd and Sean Tamboer singled one home in the 4th. Brett Budde closed the game out on the mound in the 7th.

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April 10, 2016

Ironwood Ridge used a 6 run 3rd inning to take down Cienega 8-4 on Saturday morning at Chase Field.

Jacob Allen went 4-4 with a pair of RBIs to pace the Hawk offense.

Gregory Brown, Derek Daly and Jake Engela ll had 2 hits.

Joshua Steinman got the win on the bump. Christian Pearcy tossed 2 2/3 innings in relief.

For Cienega, Najee Gaskins, Izzy Carrillo and Nick Gonzales all had 2 hits.

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Pinnacle defeated Mesa Mountain View 5-3 despite committing 6 errors on defense.

The Pioneers did  a nice job of situational hitting, scoring solo runs in 5 separate innings.

Gage Johnson went 6 1/3 with 8 Ks to get the W.

Jacob Gray and Trevor Crain each had 2 hits for Pinnacle.

McCay Barney and Joe Georgini had 2 hits for the Toros.

The 2 teams combined for 15 hits, all singles.

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April 9, 2016

Saguaro hammered out 18 hits and defeated Higley 12-3.

Hank Berquist and Zach Swartz were both 3-4 for the Sabercats.

Ryan Cowdrey went 5 innings with 6 Ks for the win.

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Sam Huff cranked 2 more homers, bringing him to 11 on the year, as Arcadia defeated McClintock 11-4.

Huff drove in 6 runs on the day.

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Corona del Sol topped Mountain Pointe 7-3.

Connor McCord tossed 5 1/3 innings for the win, allowing 3 hits and fanning 4.

Gehrig Sanchez homered for Corona.

Johnny Weaver had a big fly for the Pride.

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Shadow Mountain edged North Canyon 2-1 with Garrett McNamara throwing 4 2/3 innings and allowing a solo unearned run.

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Alfonso Guttierrez was 2-3 with a homer and 3 RBIs to lead Kellis to a 14-0 mercy rule win over Copper Canyon.

Justin Williams added a  bomb for the Cougars.

Damien McElroy and Nathan Stodgen combined for the W.

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Horizon defeated Sunrise Mountain 8-4.

Josh Bristyan paced the offense by going 3-4 with a triple and 4 RBIs.

Ben Lewis, Kody Huff, Andrew Donovan and Nick Berger all had 2 hits.

Colin King went 5 innings ont eh hill for the W.

Michael Herrera homered for the Mustangs and Austin Sturgeon had a pair of hits.

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Casey Legumina doubled, homered and knocked in 3 runs to lead Basha to a 14-4 win over Chandler High.

Skylar Dorn was 2-4 with a double and 3 RBIs and Michael Perzan and Ryan Tierney each had 2 hits.

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Campo Verde traveled to Desert Vista and defeated the Thunder 6-2.

Isaiah Garcia was 3-3 with a double, a homer and 2 RBIS.

Liam Cota also went deep and was 2-4 with a pair of steaks.

Mike Adkinson went the distance, allowing 3 hits and fanning 5.

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Jacob Stark fanned 6 in 6 innings of mound work as Skyline defeated Highland 6-4.

Walker Pattyson and Ian Raidy each had 2 hits for the Coyotes.

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Drew Swift throws across for Hamilton

Drew Swift throws across for Hamilton

Hamilton and Perry battled into the twilight with the Pumas leading 13-11 when play was suspended due to darkness with 2 outs in the bottom of the 6th and the tying run at the plate.

The 2 teams had combined for 25 hits, 12 base on balls , and 268 pitches thrown when play was stopped.

Perry had stretched its lead to 13-5 with a 6 spot in the top of the 6th. The big blow was a towering grand slam off the bat of Brett Matthews.

In the bottom half of the inning the Huskies quickly loaded the bases and Cole Bellinger drew an RBI walk. Logan Boyer followed with a  double to right field to score 2 more.

After Jake Desderio walked to load the bases again, Chris Collins would line a ball to right field that Perry RF Beau Brieske could not see in the twilight. The ball rolled to the fence, clearing the bases with Collins winding up at 2nd.

Play was stopped at this point and the game will be concluded at a  later date.

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Williams Field defeated Westwood 10-5 at Hohokam Stadium.

Seth Cox had  a bases loaded triple to highlight an 8 run 4th inning for the Hawks.

Tanner Haeberle had 2 hits, including a double, for WF.

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Brady Bulger was 2-4 with a double and 4 RBIs to lead Verrado to a 9-4 win over Desert Edge.

Carter Allen and Tristan Poll had 2 hits each for the Vipers

Breckyn Montano tossed 4 2/3 to get the W.

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Cade Kennedy had  a pair of doubles and 3 RBIs as Shadow Ridge took an 8-2 win over Tolleson.

Victor Fraire was 3-4 for the Stallions.

Fabian Villegas pitched 6 innings and scattered 4 hits for the win.

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Red Mountain won the Battle of Brown Road with an 11-7 win over Mountain View at Hohokam Stadium

Jacob Stobart was 3-4 with a double and 4 RBIs to pace the offencse.

Tyler Rice and AJ Karim added 3 hits apiece.

Kai Murphy threw 4 innings of scoreless relief.

Joe Georgini was 2-4 with 3 RBIs for the Toros.

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Scott Mehan went 2-3 with a homer and 3 RBIs as Cactus Shadows defeated Coconino 9-7.

Ben Rodenburg had a pair of hits as well.

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Brophy mercy ruled Desert Ridge 11-1 in 5 innings.

Chad McLanahan and Jacob Talamante both went deep and JJ Hessell was 2-3 with a double and 2 RBIs.

Frank Allman pitched all 5, allowing 5 hits and a solo unearned run.

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April 8, 2016

Frank Dickson tossed a complete game 2 hitter and punched out 6 to send Desert Mountain to a 2-1 victory over Chaparral.

The Wolves opened the scoring in the 2nd, when Nick Iacovo doubled, moved to third on a passed ball and scored on a wild pitch.

In the third, the Wolves capitalized again, scoring a solo run on a passed ball.

Chap got on the board in the 4th when Jacob Gonzalez ‘s sac fly scored Ian McMillan.

Travis Bailey threw 4 1/3 shutout innings in relief for Chaparral.

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O’Connor defeated Liberty 8-2.

Ryan Alexander threw a complete game, surrendering 7 hits and fanning 6. He also drove in 2 runs at the plate.

Tanner Baker was 2-3 for SDO.

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Daniel Sotelo

Daniel Sotelo

Corona del Sol hung a 9 spot in the bottom of the fifth inning to walk off Gilbert 11-1 in a mercy rule.

Daniel Sotelo allowed only 3 hits in 5 innings on the bump.

The Aztecs got back to back long balls from Jacob Clemens and Connor McCord to start the 9 run barrage in the fifth.

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Matthew Metz lined a single to right to drive in the walk off game winner in the bottom of the 8th as Notre Dame edged Valley Vista 5-4.

Braxton Bilbrey homered and doubled for the Saints.

Domenick Sarlitto went 5 innings on the hill. allowing 5 hits and 2 runs ina  no decision. Jared Farquahr picked up the W in relief.

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Salpointe defeated Ironwood Ridge 11-7.

Robbie Campillo was 3-4 with a double and 3 RBIs. Alevandro Hernandez was 2-4 with a homer.

Tommy Garcia worked a complete game to get the W.

Derek Daly was 3-3 with 2 doubles for Ridge.

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Cooper Moore homered, tripled and went 2-4 with 2 RBIs to lead Seton Catholic to a 10-4 win over Copper Canyon.

Cameron Beattie and Matt Bergevin each had 2 hits.

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Thunderbird 9 Shadow Mountain 5

The Chiefs scuffled at the plate and in the field for the first 5 innings but were finally able to get to Matadors pitcher Kyle Wensel who pitched a great game.

The Chiefs were down 4-0, 4-2 and 5-2 before scoring 3 in the 6th to tie it and 4 in the top of the 7th on an Alfredo Amaya-Zapata Grand Slam off of a Shadow Mountain reliever.

Haydn McGeary deserved a better fate after pitching 4 2/3 inn giving up 2 earnd runs. Matt Lundh pitched the final 2 1/3 scoreless to earn the win.  Tyler Schwartz chipped in 2 hits and an RBI while Thomas Dohogne got the scoring started in the 5th with a 2  RBI  2 out single.

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Paradise valley handed Deer Valley a 12-6 defeat on Thursday.

Rhyse Dee was 3-3 witha tripe and 4 RBIs for the Trojans. Max Seifer was also 3-3.

Tanner Solomon scattered 10 hits in a complete game effort.

Lucas Wyant had 3 hits for Deer Valley.

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Cienega blanked Tucson High in a pitcher’s duel 3-0 in 8 innings.

Jackson Rounds worked 6 innings and allowed only 2 hits. Nick Gonazalez pitched 2 scoreless in relief to get the W.

Tucson’s George Arias was just as good. The sophomore allowed only 1 hit through 7 innings and puche dout 9.

Cienega pushed 3 runs across in the top of the 8th off the Tucson bullpen. Najee Gaskins singled in the the game’s first run and scored on Dakota Martin’s single to make it 2-0. Tyler Black’s sac fly RBI rounded out the scoring.

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Arcadia outslugged Higley 11-10.

Matt Schroer was 4-4 with 2 doubles and a homer. Sam Huff cranked his state leading 9th bomb and went 4-5 with 3 RBIs.

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April 7, 2016

Salpointe Catholic traveled to Boulder Creek and came home with an 8-7 victory.

The Lancers managed to score 8 runs without a single extra base hit, taking advantage of 6 walks and 4 BC errors.

Arian Martinez, Tommy Garcia and Robby Campillo all had 2 hits for Salpointe.

Alejandro Hernandez got the the win on the mound.

For BC, Zach Baptist was 2-4 with a triple and 3 RBIs.

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Horizon’s 17 hit attack proved to be too much for Liberty as the Huskies topped the Lions 8-2.

Freshman Kody Huff was 4-4 with a double and 2 runs scored for the Huskies. Ben Lewis was 3-4.

Liberty took a 2-0 lead in the top of the 4th, but in the bottom half Horizon put up 3 runs, 2 of them coming on a line shot double to center from Josh Bristyan.

Ian Sanger scattered 7 hits in a complete game effort for the victory.

Grant Lung had a pair of hits for Liberty.

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Mountain Pointe scored 4 times in the bottom of the 6th and held off a late Chandler rally to defeat the Wolves 5-4.

A pair of RBI singles in the 6th by Josh Wunnenburg and Jadon Brooks was followed by a Logan White 2 run blast to give the Pride a 5-1 lead.

Chandler didn’t go quietly, however. In the top of the 7th, Adrian Baduqui ripped a 2 RBI triple to make the score 5-3, and then scored ona  passed ball to bring the Wolves within a run.

Jack Smith then came on in relief of Brock Bell and fanned the final two batters for the Pride to preserve the win.

Bell worked 6 1/3 and allowed only 4 hits to get the W.

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Desert Edge scored a pair of runs on an infield error in the top of the 7th to upend Kellis 5-4.

Jordan Brea was 3-3 with  a double and 2 runs scored for the Scorpions. Nick Kovar was 3-4.

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Colby Wyatt pitched 6 2/3 innings of scoreless ball and surrendered only 3 hits as O’Connor blanked Centennial 2-0.

Centennial threatened in the top of the 7th, putting the tying runs on courtesy of a walk base hit and a walk. But Keegan McCarville came out of the pen to ring up a K for the final out.

Sophomore Nolan Gorman was 3-3 with a double for the Eagles.

Aaron Forest threw very well in defeat for the ‘yotes, working 6 innings and giving up 6 hits.

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Tolleson rallied for 3 runs in the top of the 7th to take a 7-5 win over Westview.

Luis Tajia dropped a fly ball single into right field to score Josh Hill and Ramon Velasco and give the Wolverines the 7-5 lead.

Hill and Tajia each knocked in 2 runs for T Town.

Tajia got credit for the W in relief of Velasco, who worked 5 innings in a no decision. Kevin Ortega pitched a scoreless 7th for the W.

Hunter Nehls had a double and a homer for Westview.

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Perry pounded out 16 hits and defeated Campo Verde 10-3.

Tayt Smith fanned 7 in a complete game effort on the bump, and had a pair of doubles and 3 RBIs at the plate.

Trevor Hauver and Wacy Crenshaw went yard for the Pumas.

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Cactus Shadows handed Prescott a 3-1 loss on Wednesday.

Richie Walker worked 6 innings for the W, allowing 6 hits and a solo run.

Tanner Knoop had 2 hits for the Falcons.

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Corona del Sol topped rival Desert Vista 3-1 at Chase Field.

Brandon Bracy threw a complete game, fanning 5 and allowing only 3 hits.

Jaconb Clemens was 2-3 with a double and 2 RBIs.

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Crew Mitchell had a pair of doubles and a big fly to drive in 3 runs and lead Mountain View to a 6-1 win over Desert Ridge. Mitchell was 4-4 on the day.

Freshman Sean Rimmer went 5 innings for the win on the hill.

McCay Banks was 2-3 with a  double and scored the lone Ridge run.

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Marcos de Niza beat Higley 9 to 1 behind a 4 hit, 14K complete game thrown by Jake Denham. Jake also went 3 for 4 with a 3 run home run.

Conner Woods had 3 hits and Max L’Heureux  helped with a 2 hit game including a triple.

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Bobby Meza pitched a complete game three hitter for Skyline in beating Dobson 3 to 1 at Hohokam.

Alex Julian from Dobson limited Skyline to three hits as well in suffering the loss.

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Notre Dame 5 – Greenway 11

WP: Kenyon (4-1)

LP: O’Brien

Greenway Baseball defeated Notre Dame Prep by a score of 11-5 on Wednesday night.
Jared Kenyon helped lead his team to victory with 6 innings of 1 Run Baseball out of the bullpen. Lefty Justin Freeman started the game on the mound for the Demons, but ran into early trouble with 2 runs in each of the 1st and 2nd innings which left the Demons in an early 4-1 hole. Kenyon was quickly called from the bullpen, and just like last year, shut down the Saints offense in relief. Kenyon allowed just 4 Hits and 1 Unearned run in route to his 4th Win of the year.

Saints Pitchers had no answer for Bryce Mackey in this contest, who gave a stand out performance at the plate and on the base-paths. Mackey tripled in the 1st inning, and scored the Demons first run on a ball in the dirt. Mackey would later add two 2RBI singles, and score 2 more runs to erase the early deficit that his club faced. Shortstop Cristian Platero reached in 2 out of 3 trips to the plate, and scored 2 Runs. And Seniors Matt McDonald and Justin Freeman each had RBI Doubles to help Greenway grab the 11-5 Victory.

Greenway continues Conference Play next week when they face Apollo on the Road on Tuesday April 12th at 4pm.

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Red Mountain edged Highland 1-0, despite being outhit 11-4.

The Hawks stranded 11 base runners in the contest.

The game’s lone run scored in the second when Drew Willis singled to drive in Mack Klafter.

Ethan Vandemark battled on the hill to get the win, fanning 6 in 6 1/3 innings.

Jacob Reed allowed only 5 hits in 6 innings for the Hawks.

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Sunnyslope put up a 4 spot in the bottom of the 7th to take a 4-3 walk off win over Millennium.

The Vikings had tied the score at 3 with 2 outs and a man on, when Ryan Saltonstall and Cameron Vankilsdonk were intentionally walked to load the bases. Cole Jennings was then hit by a pitch to drive in the game winner.

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Sam Huff and Jake Walshire went deep for Arcadia as the Titans outslugged Mesa High 12-8.

Huff was 2-3 with 4 RBIs. Matt Schroer was 3-3 with a double.

Javier Otero was 4-4 for Mesa.

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Hamitlon took a -1 win over Mesquite under the lights on Wednesday night.

Zane Strand tossed a complete game, allowing 3 hits and punching out 4.

TJ Clarkson threw well in defeat for the Wildcats, allowing only 3 hits in 4 1/3 IP.

Brandon Michelena homered for Mesquite.

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April 6, 2016

Jacob Stobart

Jacob Stobart

Jacob Stobart cranked a first inning grand slam and punched out 14 in a  complete game effort on the mound as Red Mountain topped Mesa High 4-1.

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Bradley Stuebe threw a complete game, scattering 4 hits and punching out 7 as Valley Vista dropped Copper Canyon 13-1. Stuebe also starred at the plate with 3 doubles and 4 RBIs.

Drew Frazier was 2-4 with a triple and 4 RBIs.

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Moon Valley rallied for 3 runs in the top of the 7th to take a 3-2 win over Cactus.

Roy Washburn’s misplayed infield grounder drove in the eventual game winner in the 7th.

Sebastian Perez was 2-3 with a double for the Rockets.

Brendon Jones went the distance and allowe donly 2 hits for the W.

The hard luck loser was Jake Macy, who blanked Moon for 6 innings. He threw a complete game, allwoign 6 hits on the day.

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Greenway 8 – Sunnyslope 3

WP: Mackey (4-2)

LP: Saltonstall

The Demons picked up their 4th consecutive road win of the season with an 8-3 victory over Sunnyslope on Tuesday.

Bryce Mackey threw a gem for the Demons, allowing just 2 hits, 2 walks and 0 Earned Runs through 6 Innings on the mound. The win improved his record to 4-2 on the season. So far this year, Mackey has consistently given his team a chance to compete by allowing 1 Earned Run or less in 5 of his 6 starts this season.

The Demon offense was lead by Senior Right Fielder Jacob Stockdale, who drove in 4 Runs. Stockdale’s 2 out bases clearing double to the left field fence in the 5th inning broke the game open for the Demons, giving them a 6-0 lead. Matt McDonald had his team leading 12th Multi-hit game of the year, with a 3-4 night at the dish, including 3 Runs Scored and a Stolen Base out of the leadoff spot to help lead his team to victory.

Greenway hosts Notre Dame at home on Wednesday night at 7pm.

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Deer Valley’s Joey Damone tossed a 5 inning no hitter as the Hawks dropped Westview 10-0.

Damone fanned 6 on the day.

David Pavlinch was 3-3 with 3 RBIs.

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Pinnacle used a 12 hit attack to down Sunrise Mountain 10-4.

Jacob Gray was 2-3 with a bomb and 3 RBIs.

Joey Faudskar knocked in 4 and was 2-4 with a double.

Sophomore lefty Calvin Schapira picked up the W in relief, tossing 4 1/3 scoreless and punching out 6.

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Saguaro defeated Dobson 6-2.

Senior DJ Peters tossed his 4th complete game of the year and moved to 4-0, scattering 7 hits with 3 Ks.

Carter Lace was 2-3 for the Sabercats.

Ben Ferguson and Ben Chasse each had 2 hits for Dobson.

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Justin Moskowitz

Justin Moskowitz

Paradise Valley scored a pair in the top of the 7th to defeat Williams Field 5-3 and remain undefeated in D2 ranking games.

Rhyse Dee’s sac fly scored Jared Beamon to give the Trojans a 4 -3 lead, and Alex Farrell followed with an RBI single to score Tanner Soloman.

Senior lefty Justin Moskowitz went 6 innings on the bump for the W, allowing only 3 hits and fanning 7. Moskowitz also went 2-3 with a first inning 2 run homer to start the scoring.

For WF, Justin Vaught threw well, working 6 1/3 and scattering 6 hits.

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Queen Creek’s Austin Nichols tossed a complete game to hand Basha it’s first rankings game loss of the season 6-3.

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Alex Segal tossed 5 shutout innings with 11 Ks as Chaparral topped Brophy 8-3.

Jacob Gonzalez homered for the Firebirds and Ian McMillan and Drew Wayland each knocked in 2 runs.

Jeff Rula went 4 frames for Brophy and allowed only a solo earned run.

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Desert Mountain pounded out 17 hits in a 13-3 6 inning win over St. Mary’s.

Redi McLaughlin went the distance on the bump to earn the W, and went 2-4 with a pair of 2 baggers.

Tucker Rohde and Nico Piazza each had 4 hits and Frank Dickson was 2-2 with 3 RBIs.

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Skyline edged Gilbert 3-1.

Boyd Vanderkooi went 5 innings on the hill with 6 Ks to earnt he victory.

Ian Raidy homered for the Coyotes.

Dane Stankiewicz and Anthony Peters each had 2 hits for Gilbert.

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#1 Joy Christian took on #3 Buckeye. Anthony Quattrocchi went 7 2/3 giving up 3 runs with 11 k’s. Buckeye’s Jair Calvan pitched into the 8th giving up 3 runs on 5 hits.

Buckeye scored 2 runs in the top of the 8th to take a 3-1 lead. Joy responded with a 2 out bases loaded walk off double by Rylan Collins to win the game.

Freshman Zach Martinez picked up his 7th win in relief. Westmont commit Isaiah Leach went 2-4 and Joy moved to 20-1.

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Marana Mountain View upended Ironwood Ridge 12-7.

Stan Berryhill,  Gabe Gordon, and Jeff Northcutt all had 3 hits games for the Mountain Lions.

Cody Treatch earned the W on the hill, tossing 5 innings.

Jacob Engel had a pair of knocks for Ridge.

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Salpointe topped Catalina Foothills 3-1.

Branden Hance went the distance for the Lancers, allowing 6 hits and striking out 6.

Robby Campillo and Efrain Cervantes each ahd 2 hits.

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Horizon traveled to Arcadia and dropped the Titans 10-3.

Josh “Boom Boom” Bristyan left the yard twice for the Huskies, scoring 3 runs and driving in 4.

Kody Huff went 3-4 with a pair of doubles.

Sam Huff went deep for Arcadia.

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Mountain Pointe defeated Boulder Creek 5-1 under the lights at Grand Canyon University.

Gen Ito allowed only a solo run in 5 innings of work on the bump and Garret Redaja spun two innings of scoreless relief for the Pride.

Josh Wunnenburg had  a pair of hits.

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April 5, 2016

JT Stanley’s base hit with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th scored Jake Castalda and Chaz Montoya with the walk off winning runs as Centennial edged Liberty 4-3.

Stanley was 2-3 on the day and knocked in all 4 runs for the Coyotes.

Tristan Storms allowed only 2 earned runs in 5 2/3 in a nno decision. Clayton Tymeson tossed 1 1/3 scoreless in relief to get the W.

Vinnie Cafarelli pitched very well for Liberty, going 6 innings, allowing 6 hits and only 1 earned run.

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Dan Gorman

Dan Gorman

McClintock blanked Desert Edge 3-0.

Dan Gorman tossed 6 shutout innings, surrendering only 3 hits and punching out 6.

Sergio Jimenez was 3-3 with a bomb and 2 RBIs for the Chargers.

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Campo Verde used a 9 hit attack and took advantage of 8 walks to blast Kellis 12-0 in 5 innings.

Cooper Williams was 2-2 with a pair of doubles and 2 RBIs.

Isaiah Garcia and Liam Cota also had 2 hit games with 2 RBIs.

Hayden Udall went all 5 innings, allowing only 3 hits.

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LaJoya upended Valley Vista 5-3.

Carlos Rubio had a pair of doubles and knocked in 2 runs for La Joya.

Drew Frazier homered in a losing cause for Vista.

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Marcos de Niza won  a slugfest over Tucson High 11-9.

Tim Montoya homered and was 2-4 with 4 RBIs for the Padres.

Nick Leach added a pair of doubles.

Rick Martinez had a grand slam for Tucson.

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Perry hammered out 22 hits in a 5 inning 23-1 defeat of Highland.

Trevor Hauver homered, had  a pair of doubles and 7 steaks to lead the barrage.

Tommy Sacco was 4-5 with a double and Wacy Crenshaw was 2-3 with 4 runs scored and 3 RBIs.

Logan Demato also went yard for Perry.

Dustin Schorie worked all 5 for the W.

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Seton Catholic run ruled Goldwater 12-2 in 6 innings.

Blake Newman was 2-4 with aa double and 3 RBIs. Matthew Masciangelo added 2 hits for the Sentinels.

Patrick Cohnallowed 5 hits in 4 innings on the hill fr the W.

Tyrece Hudson went deep for Goldwater.

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Desert Vista dropped Notre Dame 3-1.

Heath Chapman went 6 innings on the bump, allowing 5 hits and a solo run for the W.

Brock Burton and Gavin Fitzpatrick each had 2 hits.

Braxton Bilbrey had a pair of knocks for the Saints.

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Thunderbird got off to an early 7-0 lead and cruised to an 8-2 win over Moon Valley.

Matt Lundh threw a complete game giving up only 1 ER, 3 hits, and struck out 11.

Hayden McGeary was 3 for 3 with a 2B and an RBI, Alex Sevensky had 2 RBI, Alfredo Amaya- Zapata had 2 hits and 2 RBI, while Thomas Dohogne added 2 more hits.

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Trevor Browne used a 19 hit attack to defeat Tolleson 18-7.

The Bruins had 9 extra base hits on the day.

Genner Cervantes was 4-5 with 4 runs scored. Jessie Lopez was 2-5 with a triple and 4 RBIs. Sergio Haggarty and Ismael Alvarado each drove in 3 runs.

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April 4, 2016

Jacob Walker

Jacob Walker

Pinnacle upended Chaparral 3-1 on Saturday at Pioneer Field.

Senior RHP Jacob Walker kept the Chap hitters off balance all day. Walker tossed a complete game, allowing only 4 hits and a solo run.

Joey Faudskar got the Pioneers on the board in the bottom of the 3rd with a towering one out blast just inside the foul pole in left field. Three batters later, after a Jacob Gray single, Trevor Crain’s parachute pop fly into short right field fell safely for a knock, scoring Gray with the game’s second run.

Joey Faudskar

Joey Faudskar

In the 4th Pinnacle stretched the lead to 3 when Alex Malvic led off with a bunt single, swiped second and moved to third on Jake Homes fly ball. Devin Bonadeo then flied t right, scoring Malvic for the 3-0 lead.

The Firebirds broke through in the fifth when Drew Wayland walked, advanced to 2nd on an Ian McMillan single, and moved to third on a double play grounder. He would score the ‘birds’ lone run when Gianni Tomasi grounded a ball through the left side for an RBI hit.

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Coconino and Boulder Creek battled at Chase Field for 9 innings before play was suspended with the score tied 3-3.

Boulder Creek had pounded out 12 hits but left 10 runners on base before play was halted.

The game will be resumed at BC at a later date.

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On Friday, Marcos de Niza topped Saguaro 9-1.

Conner Woods threw an 86 pitch complete game. He gave up 4 hits with 7 K’s. Kevin Dunnahoo went 2 for 2 with 3 RBI’s, with a Homerun and a sac fly.

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April 2, 2016

Maricopa traveled to Marana Mountain View on Friday and left win a 4-0 win. Tyler Rapp pitched a complete game 2 hitter. He had 0 walks and faced 22 batters. Maricopa had 10 hits on the day. Ivan Herrera was 3-3, Kevin Borboa was 3-3 and Christian Garcia was 2-3 with 3 RBI.

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Rhyse Dee tossed a complete game 3 hit shutout and punched out 7 as Paradise Valley topped Apollo 6-0.

Alex Farrell and Jack Giese each had 2 hits for PV.

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Sunrise Mountain defeated Millennium 10-1 on Friday.

Kyler Riordan worked 6 innings, allowing a solo run and 6 hits for the W. Aaron Broderick tossed a scoreless 7th.

Tyler Pruitt was 3 -4 and 5 Mustang hitters had  2 hit games in a 17 hit attack.

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Valley Vista burst out to an early 8-0 first inning lead and went on to mercy rule Desert Edge 10-0 in 5 innings.

Tyler Smith allowed only one hit and punched out 8.

Drew Frazier homered and went 2-3 with 2 RBIs.

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Arcadia hung a 3rd inning 7 spot on Williams Field and went on to down the Hawks 12-1 in 6 innings.

Sam Huff homered for the Titans and went 2-4.

Connor Denning was 3-3 with a double and 2 RBIs.

Andrew Smith and Jake Walshire each had 2 hits.

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Cactus Shadows hammered Coconino 13-1 in 6 innings.

Ben Drenth went 3-3 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Six other Falcons had 2 hit games.

Jacob Horn fanned 5 in 6 innings for the victory.

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Hamilton fell behind Campo Verde 4-0 in the first inning, but battled its way back to take a 7-6 win.

turnerRyan Turner kept the Huskies in the game with 6 innings of relief work, allowing only 2 runs to earn the W.

Campos Jack Hettich lined an oppo homer off Husky starter Logan Boyer to lead off the game, and the ‘yotes scored 3 more runs in the inning.

After the Huskies scratched out a solo run in the bottom of the first, Billy Fiore had a second inning solo shot to make the score 5-1.

Hamilton scored twice in the 3rd, 4th and 5th innings to take the lead.

Luke Owen had 2 hits for Hamilton, who took advantage of 4 Campo errors and 5 walks.

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Chaparral topped Mesa Mountain View 9-3.

Jacob Gonzalez homered and knocked in 4 runs for the Firebirds. Blake Paugh was 3-4.

Casey Candiotti and Ryan Jimerson combined for the W.

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Perry scored 9 times in the fifth inning to hand Corona del Sol an 11-5 defeat.

Tommy Sacco cranked his 5th homer and went 3-4 with 2 RBIs for the Pumas. Beau Brieske doubled, tripled and was 3-3 with a pair of steaks.

Matt Novis and Connor McCord each ahd 3 hits for the Aztecs.

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Ricky Biascochea gets the sign

Ricky Biascochea gets the sign

Junior lefty Ricky Biascochea allowed only 2 hits and a solo unearned run in 5 innings on the bump as Desert Ridge topped Red Mountain 8-4.

Austin Duffy and Matt Shaw each had 2 hits and 2 RBIs.

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April 1, 2016

Mountain Ridge took a 7-`1 win over El Toro, CA to win the championship game in the National Classic Baseball Tournament in southern California.

Junior RHP Tommy Lowe and sophomore lefty Matthew Liberatore combined on the hill for the W. Lowe worked the first 3 innings, surrendering a solo run on 4 hits. Liberatore came on in relief and was sensational, allowing only one hit and putting up zeros the rest of the way.

Third baseman and 4 hole hitter Tristan Thomas came up big at the dish, going 4-4 and driving in 3 runs.

Thomas got the Lions on the board in the top of the first with an RBI knock to score Matt Dyer , who had singled.

In the 3rd, sophomore Jason Harayda, who had the walk off knock in a semi final win,  led off with a base hit and was sacrificed to 2nd by Chase Sandman. Cameron cannon followed with a ground ball to short and Harayda was thrown out at third trying to advance. Dyer was next, and the senior catcher singled to center to knock in Cannon. Trent Turner then singled, and when Thomas lined a base hit to right, Dyer scored and Turner came all the way around an error by the right fielder to make it 4-0.

Ridge would allow a solo run in the bottom of the third, but added 3 more insurance runs in the top of the 7th to seal the deal.

Ridge hitters hammered out 13 hits on the day, with Dyer, Turner and Harayda all with 2 hit games. Josh Sandoval drove in a pair of runs  and went 1-3.

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Bradshaw Mountain hung a first inning 8 spot and went on to hand Prescott its first rankings game loss of the season 16-4 in a 5 inning mercy rule rout.

The Bears pounded out 15 hits, with Sam Bartlett going 3-4 with a pair of RBIs and 2 hit games from Steven Hernandez, Cohen Heckethorne, Gunner Bundrick, Tanner Spohn and Blake Huntley.

Bobby Simonds worked all 5 frames for the Bears to get the W.

Kody Jones and Dawson Winslow went deep for the Badgers.

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Thunderbird blew open a 3-1 game with a 9 run fifth to run rule Deer valley 12-1.

Haydn McGeary and Alex Sevensky each had 3 hits and drove in 2.

Matt Lundh tossed all 5 for the Chiefs, allowing 7 hits with 4 Ks.

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Freshman right hander Chandler Murphy scattered 7 hits in 6 innings on the bum as Liberty downed Pinnacle 4-1.

Murphy and Pinnacle junior righty Jason nelson went toe to toe. Nelson worked 6 innings and punched out 8 in a  losing effort.

The Lions took advantage of 5 Pinnacle errors.

John Cherpak had 2 hits for Liberty.

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Tayt Smith

Tayt Smith

Senior lefty Tayt Smith allowed only 4 hits in a complete game effort as Perry dropped Red Mountain 8-1.

The Pumas took advantage of 6 walks to go along with their 8 hits. Cody Holtz went 3-4 and Wacy Crenshaw and Tyler Gulley both doubled.

AJ Karim had 2 hits for RM.

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Desert Vista hammered out 16 hits en route to a 14-4 six inning win over Chandler High.

Dustin Johnson and Andres Ramos both went 3-4 with a double. Brock Burton had a pair of doubles and Jack Symmes went yard.

Spencer Rubinoff tossed 4 innings for the W. Cam Ward threw 2 scoreless/hitless innings in relief.

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Price Brrett singled in Matt Novis with the walk off game winner in the bottom of the 11th as Corona del Sol defeated Campo Verde 7-6 in the completion of Tuesday’s suspended game.

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Basha topped mesquite 4-2.

Johnny Morrell went 6 innings on the hill, scattering 7 hits and fanning 6 to get the W.

Skyar Dorn and Ryan Tierney each had 2 hits for the Bears. Gage Workman drove in 2 runs.

Cobe Karhoff threw well for Mesquite, going 6 innings and allowing 7 hits with 5 punch outs.

Parker Holland was 3-4 for Mesquite.

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Salpointe won a pitchers duel over Notre Dame 3-0.

Tommy Garcia tossed a 3 hit shutout for the Lancers.

Notre Dame junior lefty Nick O’Brien went 6 innings and allowed only 4 hits in a losing effort.

Alex Diaz had a pair of hits and an RBI for Salpointe.

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Boyd Vanderkooi’s parachute pop fly single into short RF drove in  a pair of runs and sent Skyline to a 2-1 walk off win over Desert Mountain.

DM’s Frank Dickson had blanked the Coyotes for 6 innings. The senior lefty allowed only 5 hits and fanned 3, and was 2-3 at the plate for good measure.

In the bottom of the 7th, Trey Dillard came on in relief, and after a lead off punch out, Skyline’s Tyler Jackson lined a double to left field. Jan Rollon followed with a 13 pitch at bat that resulted in a walk, setting the stage for Vanderkooi’s game winner.

Jackson and Jacob Stark combined on the hill for the win.

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Sunrise Mountain topped Sunnyslope 6-2.

Tim Mendez went 6 innings on the bump, allowing 2 runs on 8 hits for the win.

Ryan Saltonstall threw well for ‘slope, punching out 7 in 5 innings and allowing 2 earned runs. He also went 3-3 at the dish.

Daniel Partida and Lucas Wall had 2 hits each for the ‘stangs. Michael Herrerra doubled and scored 2 runs.

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March 31, 2016

Ben Gilbert

Ben Gilbert

Junior right hander Ben Gilbert allowed only 2 singles and a solo walk in 6 innings as Desert Ridge blanked Highland 3-0.

Gilbert punched out 5 Hawks on the day.

Nick Labella worked a scoreless 7th to pick up the save, and went 2-3 with a homer and 2 RBIs.

Jacob Redd threw well for Highland, working 6 frames and allowing only 5 hits with 6 Ks.

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Chaparral scored 4 runs in the 4th inning to take a 6-3 win over Red Mountain.

Griffin Hampton was 3-3 with a double, 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs.

Dylan Cole and Drew Wayland each had 2 hits.

Colby Davis tossed 5 innings and scattered 6 hits to get the W.

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Saguaro celebrates after Dylan Sullivan's walk off infield single

Saguaro celebrates after Dylan Sullivan’s walk off infield single

Dylan Sullivan beat out a 2 out infield single to score Mack Schroeder with the walk off game winner in the bottom of the 8th as Saguaro edged McClintock 4-3.

 

 

Nick Grossman was 2-4 with 2 RBIs for the Sabercats. Nik Barendrick doubled and was 2-4.

DJ Peters worked 7 innings allowing 10 hits in a no decision. Jarod Robles picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief work.

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Arcadia dropped Coconino 11-4.

Kyle Durchslag threw 5 innings of scoreless ball, and punched out 7 to earn the W.

Matt Schroer and Andrew Smith each had 3 hits and drove in 2 runs. Andrew Scheinert had  3 RBIs.

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Ironwood Ridge traveled to Gilbert and hammered the Tigers 10-0 in 5 innings.

Derek Daly and Nick Estrella each homered and doubled for the Nighthawks. Daly drove in 4 runs and scored 3 times.

Estrella also got the W on the hill, working 5 innings and fanning 5.

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Shey Pederson tossed a 5 inning no hitter to lead Higley toa  10-0 win over Flagstaff.

The Knights got multi hit games from Jacob Bove,  Brice Johnson, and Jack Girardin.

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Sahuarita used a 7 run 5th inning to take an 8-3 win over Maricopa.

Brendon Rodriguez homered and went 2-3 with 2 RBIs. Treyjan Meza was 3-3 and knocked in a pair for the Mustangs.

Iva Mejia went 5 innings on the bump for the victory.

Maricopa was led by Christian Garcia who went 2-3 and Jackson Stensgard, who drove in 3 runs.

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Hamilton traveled across town to Greenway and took home a 4-2 win on Wednesday night.

Cole Bellinger fanned 7 and scattered 4 hits in 6 innings on the bump for the win. Drew Swift worked a scoreless 7th for the save.

Keaton Glover had  a pair of hits for the Huskies.

Jared Kenyon threw extremely well in defeat, allowing only 4 hits in 6 2/3 innings.

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Mesa Mountain View pushed 4 runs across in the top of the 7th to take a 7-5 win over St. Mary’s.

McCay Barney and Jake Young each had 2 hits for the Toros.

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Mountain Ridge advanced to the championship game in the National Classic Tournament in California with a 2-1 win over De La salle.

Sophomore Jason Harayda singled in the walk off game winner in the bottom of the 7th.

The Lions play El Toro tonight at 7:30 for the championship.

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March 30, 2016

Jack Schneider tossed a complete game 3 hitter and punched out 10 as Basha moved to 9-0 in ranking games with a 3-1 win over Hamilton.

Michael Scott cranked a 2 run homer in the in the bottom of the 3rd to get the scoring started.

Hamilton got a solo blast from Drew Swift for the lone Husky run.

Gage Workman was 2-3 witha  triple and a run scored for Basha.

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Danny Partida prepares to take off

Danny Partida prepares to take off

Sunrise Mountain took down Cactus Shadows 10-1 on Tuesday.

The Mustangs had 8 hits on the day and took advantage of 7 walks. IN addition, Sunrise base runners abused the base paths, swiping 9 bases.

Daniel Partida scored 3 runs without a hit. He walked, reached on an error and stole 4 bags on the day.

Lucas Wall was 3-3 with a pair of 2 baggers and 3 RBIs.

Nick Brauns earned the W with 5 solid innings, scattering 4 hits. Aaron Broderick tossed 2 scoreless in relief.

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Jeff Rula threw a complete game 1 hit shutout to lead Brophy to a 2-0 win over Skyline. Rula punched out 8 hitters on the night.

Chad McLanahan did the offensive damage with a double and a solo blast.

Ryan Velez was 2-3 with an RBI for the Broncos.

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Liberty topped Millennium 9-3.

Vinnie Cafarelli allowed one run in 4 innings to get the win. Matt Gillies provided 3 frames of relief help.

Isaiah Montoya was 2-3 wit a homer and 3 RBIs.

Ricky Tuita, Derek Legeza and Nick Hamilton all had 2 hits.

Tyler Christensen homered and was 3-3 for Millennium.

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Kobe Krol’s bases loaded double in the bottom of the 6th inning drove in 3 runs and sent Mountain Pointe to a 9-7 win over Mesquite.

Josh Wunnenburg was 3-3 with a  double for the Pride. Krol, Johnny Weaver and Garrett Redaja all had 2 hits.

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Roshan Patel threw a complete game 3 hitter as Chandler upended Perry 2-1.

Chandler scored the walk off game winner in the bottom of the 7th when Sam Helms led off with a single, moved to third on a misplayed sac bunt, and scored on an infield error.

The Pumas committed 5 errors on the day.

Patel outdueled Perry’s Dustin Schorie, who went 6 1/3 and allowed only 2 hits while fanning 7.

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Ironwood Ridge got long balls for Derek Daly and Jake Engel and took down Sahuaro 8-2.

Colin Davidson had 3 hits and drove in 3 for the Hawks.

Josh Darang fanned 7 in 5 innings on the bump for the W.

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Thunderbird 8 – Greenway 5

WP: Sneider

LP: Mackey (3-2)

S: Budde

The Greenway Demons fell 8-5 at home on Tuesday evening at the hands of the Thunderbird Chiefs.

T-Bird struck first, as 8 of the first 10 batters of the game reached base against Greenway Starting Pitcher Bryce Mackey, plating 6 runs in the first frame. Trailing 6-0, and on the ropes, Mackey was able to settle down and turn in 4 scoreless innings to give his team a chance to come back late in the game.

The Demon offense chipped away at the Chief’s lead, answering with 2 runs in the Bottom of the 1st Inning with 3 consecutive hits by McDonald, Mackey & Quiggle. Then in the 3rd, Justin Freeman, Jacob Stockdale and Riley Miller would each drive in a run, plating McDonald, Quiggle and Freeman to narrow the margin to a 1 run deficit.

Greenway threatened with Runners in Scoring Position in each the 4th, 5th and 6th Innings… but despite opportunities, the big hit just never came. The Chiefs tacked on 2 late runs to win by a final score of 8-5.

 

Sasha Sneider on the hill for TBird

Sasha Sneider on the hill for TBird

Mackey finished the game with 6 strikeouts over 5 innings of work, but was saddled with the loss. Justin Freeman allowed 1 Earned Run in 2 innings of relief. And Anthony Foster threw a scoreless 7th inning.

The loss marks the Demons first loss in league play, and drops their record to 11-4 overall on the season. Greenway prepares for a tough Hamilton ball club to come into town on Wednesday for another home contest.

After a 6 run 1st inning, the Chiefs had to hang on for an 8-5 victory. Greenway battled back to 6-5 when CF Brett Budde gunned a Demon runner at the plate trying to score the tying run with 2 outs in the bottom of the 5th. It was a huge momentum shift in the game. The Chiefs scored 2 more in the 6th. Haydn McGeary pitched 2 2/3 inn of relief for the win while Brett Budde got his 5th save. McGeary continued his hot hitting with his 8th HR and was 2 for 2. George Monteith knocked in 2 with a triple and Tyler Schwartz was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Alex Sevensky got the scoring started with a 2 RBI single in the 1st.

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Notre Dame scored 8 runs in the first 3 innings and cruised to a 9-1 win over Sunnyslope.

Gabe Zubia worked 5 1/3 and allowed only 2 hits to get the W.

Braxton Bilbrey went 2-4 with a bomb and Tyler Cranston was 3-3 with a double.

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March 29, 2016

Last Friday, Rhyse Dee tossed a no hitter to lead Paradise Valley to a 3-0 win over Lakewood (CO) in tournament play.

Dee punched out 8 and did not allow a walk. A pair of PV errors led to the only Lakewood base runners.

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Prescott mercy ruled Shadow Ridge 10-0 in 5 innings.

Kody Jones doubled and homered to knock in 3 runs for the Badgers.

Ryan Greene, Jose Chairez, Joey Christopherson and Dawson Winslow all had 2 hit games.

Griffin Hays went 4 shutout innings for the W.

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Michael Sears

Michael Sears

Junior lefty Michael Sears tossed a complete game as Millennium traveled to Chandler to take an 8-4 victory.

Sears scattered 6 hits and punched out 7 on the day.

The Tigers were led offensively by Caleb Stull, who went 3-3 with a pair of doubles and 3 RBIs.

 

 

 

Logan McDonald and Tyler Christensen each had a double and 2 hits.

Zach Pena had a pair of hits for Chandler.

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McClintock edged Shadow Mountain 3-2.

The Matadors made a late charge, plating a pair of runs in the bottom of the 7th on a Ryan McIntosh 2 out double, but the tying run was stranded at second.

Dan Gorman fanned 7 in 5 innings of shutout work for McClintock to earn the W.

Jonah Wiley was 3-3 with a triple.

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Tolleson dropped Mesa High 6-2.

Lenny Walker was 2-2 with a homer and 5 RBIs for the Wolverines. Josh Hill added a pair of hits.

DJ Wyman tossed 4 innings to get the win on the hill.

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Matt Schroer threw a complete game 2 hit shutout to lead Arcadia to a 6-0 win over Marcos de Niza.

Schroer also went 2-4 with a  home run. Bobby Pierce had a grand slam for the Titans and drove in 5 runs.

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Moon Valley run ruled Peoria 12-2 in 5 innings.

Brian Glauber had a pair of doubles and drove in 5 runs for the Rockets.

Brady Stubbs tossed 5 innings with 6 Ks to earn the W, and also went 2-4 with a triple and an RBI.

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Paradise valley scored 9 runs in the 5th inning and held on for a 13-12 win over Ironwood.

Jeremy Griffith homered and knocked in 3 for the Trojans.

Max Seifer doubled and had 4 RBIs.

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March 25, 2016

Senior lefty Connor McCord tossed a complete game 5 hit shutout as Corona del Sol traveled to Centennial and took a 5-0 victory. McCord was also 2-2 at the dish with a pair of RBIs.

Ryan Novis tripled, went 3-3 and scored 3 of the Aztecs 4 runs.

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Jack Schneider punched out 10 and allowed only 2 hits and a solo run in 6 innings on the hill to lead Basha to a 6-3 win over Dobson.

Gage Workman had a pair of doubles for the Bears and Mason Regester was 3-3 with 2 runs scored.

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Sunrise Mountain sent 12 men to the plate in a 7 run 3rd inning and cruised in with a 9-1 win over Desert Mountain.

The Mustangs took advantage of 7 DM walks and used an 8 hit attack, all of them singles, to score their 9 runs.

Daniel Partida was 2-3 with 2 runs scored and Aaron Broderick had a pair of hits.

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Perry blew open a 2-1 game with 3 runs in the 4th and 8 in the fifth to take a 13-1 road victory over Willow Canyon.

Daniel Abiles was 3-3 with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored for the Pumas. Brett Matthews and Trevor Hauver each had 2 knocks.

Beau Brieske threw 4 innings for the W on the bump.

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Catalina Foothills took the roadie to Yuma and won a slug fest 10-9 over Gila Ridge.

The 2 teams each hammered out 11 hits on the day.

Chandler Thomas was 3-3 with a double and 3 RBIs and Troy Gutbub went 3-5 with 2 doubles.

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Campo Verde edged Highland 9-8.

Cooper Williams was 3-5 with a homer and double and Jack Hettich was 3-3 with 2 doubles for the Coyotes.

Sophomore Randy Hutson got the W with 2 scoreless innings of relief and 3 Ks.

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Desert Ridge held off  a late Mesquite rally to take a 12-11 victory.

The Wildcats trailed 11-2 entering the 6th frame, but hung a 6 spot in the 6th and scpred 3 in the bottom of the 7th with the tying run at second to pull within a run with one out. But DR reliever Nick Labella was able to retire the next batters to preserve the win.

Sophomore Austin Duffy was 3-4 with 2 doubles for the Jags. Jake Jernegan went 2-3 with a double and 4 RBIs.

Britt Fitzgerald had  3 hits for the ‘cats.

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DJ Peters tossed a complete game 5 hit shutout as Saguaro blanked Westwood 4-0.

Beau Dorman had 3 hits for the Sabercats.

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March 24, 2016

Marcus Christy punched out 10 in a  complete game 5 hitter, and did not allow an earned run as Red Mountain edged Campo Verde 3-2.

Christy did not allow a hit until a  5th inning infield single.

Meanwhile the Lions puched solo runs across in the 3rd , 4th and 5th innings to give the junior right hander just enough cushion.

Campo tried to make it interesting late, plating a pair in the bottom of the 6th on RBI singles from Zach Bain and Isaiah Garcia. The Coyotes put a pair of runners on with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th, but Christy fanned Cooper Williams for the final out.

AJ karim was 3-3 with a double for the Lions.

Campo’s Cooper Williams struck out 9 in 4 innings on the bump and allowed 5 hits and a pair of runs. Hayden Udall threw 3 innings in relief and allowed a solo unearned run.

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Centennial traveled to Chaparral on Wednesday and came away with a 9-5 win.

Tanner Bland was 3-5 and knocked in 4 runs for the Coyotes. Tristen Storms went 3-5 with 3 RBIs.

Aaron Forest worked 5 innins for the W and Clayton Tymeson tossed 2 scoreless in relief.

The Coyotes had 11 hits on the day, all of them singles.

Gianni Tomasi went deep for the Firebirds.

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Mountain View dropped Dobson 6-2.

Tyler Hilton threw 5 innings for the W, with Joe Georgini working 2 scoreless in relief for the save.

Georgini also was 2-3 at the dish with a pair of doubles.

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LOgan Boyer fanned 5 in 4 innings on the hill and allowed only 2 hits and a solo run as Hamilton topped Gilbert 8-4.

Keaton Glover had a pair of knocks and Nick Brueser and Cole Bellinger each doubled and drove in 2 for the Huskies.

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Kody Schmidt stroked  a 2 out bases loaded double in the top of the 7th to drive in 3 runs and give Highland a 7-4 win over Queen Creek.

Jacob Reed tossed 6 innings scattering 7 hits with 4 Ks for the W.

QC’s Austin Nichols allowed only 3 hits in 6 innings on the mound and fanned 5 in a no decision.

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Thunderbird defeated Libertyville Ill 17-4 in 5 inn. Haydn McGeary hit his 7th HR and also pitched 4 2/3 to earn the victory. Sean Tamboer went 3 for 3, Alex Sevensky hit his 4th HR and had 3 RBI. Sasha Sneider added 3 RBI of his own.

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Basha beat Skyline Coyotes 7-1 in seven innings on Wednesday at Skyline after a six-run explosion in the third inning.

The Bears scored in the third on a two-run double by Gage Workman, a two-run single by Seth Beckstead, and a two-run single by Johnny Morell.
Michael Goodrich was perfect at the dish, going 2-2. He doubled in the first inning and singled in the fourth inning.
Johnny Morell picked up the win allowing one earned run, five scattered hits and two walks while striking out four over seven innings of work.
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Coconino hung a  6 spot in the 5th inning to take an 8-5 win over Notre Dame.

Trevor Bong was 3-4witha pair of doubles and 2 RBIs, and Cristo tabares and Rylee Snopek added 2 steaks apiece.

Jake Reed worled 5 2/3 on the hill for the win.

For NDP, Nathan Pierce doubled, homered and knocked in 3 runs.

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Ryan Saltonstall spun a 4 hit complete game shutout to lead Sunnyslope to a 1-0 win in a battle of lefthanders.

Mesquite senior lefty Austin Wendt matched Saltonstall, allow 7 hits in a 6 innings.

Sunnyslope scored its only run on a 2 out infield error in the third inning.

Saltonstall was also 3-4 at the plate for the Vikes.

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Horizon topped Brophy 4-1 despite being outhit 9-6.

Ian Sanger worked 4 scoreless for the Huskies and fanned 7 to earn the victory.

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Brady Stubbs was 4-4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs to lead Moon Valley to a 15-5 mercy rule win over Widefield in tournament play.

Sebastian Perez added 3 hiuts for the Rockets.

Stubbs and Brady Jones combined to get the W.

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Moon Valley smoked Discovery Canyon 14-3 in 6 innings in tournament play.

Brady Stubbs had  a pair of doubles and drove in 4 runs. Anthony Romo was3-4 with 3 rus scored and 2 RBIs. Izajah Barbarino knocked in 3 with  2 hits and Kalib Zaso added a pair of hits.

Matt Wood threw 4 innings for the W.

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March 23, 2016

Perry hammered out 7 extra base hits and defeated Desert Ridge 12-2 in 5 innings.

Tommy Sacco gets love from Coach Damien Tippett after his 4th inning homer

Tommy Sacco gets love from Coach Damien Tippett after his 4th inning homer

Tommy Sacco was 2-2 with 2 walks, a homer and a double. Wacy Crenshaw and Trevor Hauver each doubled twice. and Tyler Gulley was 2-3 with a double.

Tayt Smith earned the W with 4 innings on the bump, allowing 5 hits. Logan Demato worked a scoreless 5th.

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Mountain Pointe blasted Highland 17-2.

Jack Smith homered and doubled and was 3-4 with 3 runs scored. Kyle Goings was 3-4 with a triple and 4 RBIs.

Brock Bell added a bomb and a double, and Josh Wunnenburg had a pair of hits.

Alex Bookman and Garrett Redaja combined on the hill for the W.

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Boyd Vanerdkooi allowed only 2 hits and a solo run in 6 innings on the mound as Skyline topped Mesa High 5-1. Vanderkooi punched out 6 on the day. Bobby Meza fanned the 3 hitters he faced in the 7th to close things out.

Offensively, Tyler Jackson was 2-3 with a double.

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Campo Verde scored 3 times times in the first and second innings and cruised to a 7-0 win over Gilbert.

Zach Bain tossed 6 scoreless innings for the W, allowing 3 hits with 5 Ks.

Cooper Williams, Jack Hettich, and Isaiah Garcia each had 2 hits.

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Chad McLanahan cranked a walk off grand slam in the bottom of the 7th to give Brophy a 6-4 comeback win over Sunrise Mountain.

Brophy trailed 4-0 entering the final inning, and scored a pair on an RBI single by Ryan Velez and a bases loaded walk to Mitchell Anderson before McLanahan’s heroics.

Velez and Hunter Parks each had 2 hits.

Jeff Rula and Wyatt Maus combined for the W on the hill.

Sunrise’s Tim Mendez was solid on the mound, tossing 6 1/3 and scattering 8 hits with 5 Ks.

Danny Partida had 3 hits for Sunrise and Kyler Riordan homered.

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March 22, 2016

Alex Sirola tries to turn it for 'slope

Alex Sirola tries to turn it for ‘slope

Hamilton used an 11 hit attack to defeat Sunnyslope 9-2 on Monday.

Nick Brueser was 3-4 with a double and 3 RBIs to lead the way.

Cole Bellinger got the Huskies on the board in the first with a 2 run bomb.

 

On the hill, Zane Strand worked 5 2/3 and allowed 4 hits. Seth Sas came in to close things out, throwing 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

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Mack Schroder on the hill for Saguaro

Mack Schroder on the hill for Saguaro

Saguaro got big flies from Nick Johnson and Ben Grossman to lead the Sabercats to a 6-2 win over Notre Dame.

Grossman and Johnson each had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs. Hank Berquist also had a pair of knocks.

Junior Mack Schroder tossed a complete game, scattering 4 hits and punching out 9.

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Greenway Festival:

Libertyville IL 13 – Greenway 3 (5 Inn)

WP: Kimpler

LP: Freeman (1-2)

Greenway suffered a 13-3 defeat in 5 innings on Monday at the hands of Libertyville HS from Illinois.

The Demons failed to play defense behind Starter Justin Freeman who was handed his 2nd straight defeat, dropping his record to 1-2 on the season. Libertyville struck for 8 runs in the Top of the 1st, all with 2 outs, off of 5 hits, 2 misplayed flyballs, 2 errors and 4 free bases. Dustin Cambern relieved Freeman over the next 2-2/3 innings allowing 5 more runs while striking out 3. Senior Rodrigo Ornelas gave his team a nice inning of work in mop up duty, and Freshman Connor Gibbs made his Varity debut by tossing a scoreless 5th inning.

The lone Demon bright spot on offense was Catcher Jesus Macias, who walked, doubled home a run and also scored.

The Greenway ball club will try and get back on track against Lakewood Colorado on Tuesday at 7pm at home.

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Chaz Montoya and Andy Kupec each had 3 hits and scored 2 runs as Centennial dropped St. Mary’s 9-6.

Matt Gray and Isaac Steele added 2 hits each.

Tristamn Storms threw 3 1/3 innings for the W, allowing no hits and  a solo unearned run.

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Seton Catholic hammered Higley 13-1 in 5 innings.

Blake Newman was 3-4 with 3 RBIs to lead the Sentinel attack.

Kohl Dorsey knocked in 3 runs as well on a 2-4 day.

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Back to back RBI doubles by Jose Chairez and Kody Jones in the top of the 7th inning gave Prescott a 4-3 win over Mingus

Chairez was 4-4 with a homer, 2 doubles and knocked in 2 runs for the Badgers.

Dawson Winslow also went yard.

Matthew Mendibles tossed a complete game for the W.

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Dan Gorman tossed a complete game shutout as McClintock dropped Williams Field 3-0.

Pete Lopez was 3-4 for the Chargers.

Shea Cesarez threw well for the Blackhawks, allowing 8 hits in 6 innings.

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March 21, 2016

Corona del Sol freshman left hander Daniel Sotelo tossed 5 shutout innings, and Connor McCord closed things out with 2 scoreless as the Aztes blanked Pinnacle 6-0 on Saturday.

Sotelo scattered 3 hits and fanned 4 hitters.

Corona got on the board early in the bottom of the first, when Ryan Novis singled, stole second and third, and scored on a Connor McCord ground out.

After that Pinnacle starter Jacob Walker settled in and held Corona at bay until the bottom of the 6th, when Matt Novis led off with a single and moved to second on a Josh Cuellar sac bunt. Chase Hamilton followed with a single up the middle and when he headed to second base, catcher Devin Bonadeo’s throw sailed into center field and rolled forever, allowing Hamilton to come all the way around and score for a 3-0 lead.

The Aztecs would plate two more runs on Liam Stills’ single and Price Barrett would score on  a passed ball to end the scoring.

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March 19, 2016

Ryan Greene went 2-3 with a double , scored 3 runs and knocked in a pair to lead Prescott to a 6-4 win over Desert Edge.

Cole Kelley had 2 hits for the Badgers and Jose Chairez fanned 6 in 5 innings on the hill in a no decision.

Griffin Hays worked 2 frames in relief to get the W.

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Ryan Salton stall tossed a 4 hit complete game shutout as Sunnyslope blanked Desert Vista 5-0.

The Vikings too advantage of 5 DV errors to make the most of only 4 hits on the day.

Alex Sirola had a pair of hits, including a double, and scored 2 runs for ‘slope.

Brock Burton had 2 hits for DV.

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Willow canyon topped Tolleson 7-5.

Lester Acoba was 3-4 with a triple, scored 3 runs and tossed 4 innings on the hill for WC.

Nolan Levitt had a bases loaded triple in the bottom of the 5th that proved to be the game winner for WC.

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Boulder Creek upended Mountain Ridge 4-3 at Grand Canyon University on Thursday night.

Zach Baptist tripled in 3 runs to highlight a 4 run 4th innings for the Jags.

Troy Osterode allowed 7 hits in 4 innings for the W.  Danny Carrizosa tossed 3 scoreless innings with 4 Ks and allowed only one hit to get the save.

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Saguaro mercy ruled Mesa High 10-0 in 6 innings.

Nick Barendrick had a pair of doubles and scored twice for the Sabercats.

Carter Lace was 2-3 with 3 RBIs for the ‘cats, and Nick Grossman had a bases loaded triple in the 5th.

DJ Peters tossed 6 shutut innngs and scattered 6 hits for the W.

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March 18, 2016

A four run fifth inning sent Kellis  to a 9-5 win over Verrado on Thursday.

The Cougars’ Jordan Flores was 2-3 with a double and 3 RBIs.Justin Williams ahad 2 hits and scored twice and Damien McElroy added a pair of hits.

Nate Young earned the W on the hill, throwing 4 innings of scoreless ball and giving up ony 2 hits.

Hayden Brown homered for Verrado.

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Perry claimed the championship in the  inaugural Bob Everett Baseball Classic with a 16-8 win over Red Mountain.

Trevor hauver homered twice and was 3-5 with 7 RBIs to pace a 19 hit Puma attack. Cody Holtz  was 4-5 on the day, and Tommy Sacco and Wacy Crenshaw each had 3 hits. Cresnhaw had a double and a homer and knocked in 4 runs.

Jacob Stobart had 2 hits for Red Mountain.

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Chaparral needed some 7th inning magic to defeat Southmoore, OK 6-4 to claim the title in the Best of the West Tournament.

The Firebirds trailed 4-3 entering the top of the 7th, but got an RBI single from Ian McMillan to tie the score, a double from Tyler Stokes to score McMillan, and another double from Blake Paugh to give the ‘birds the 6-4 lead.

Trevor Worth tossed 4 innings for Chap with relief help from Ben Kirke and Ryan Jimerson.

Jacob Gonzalez was 2-3 with a double, and Stokes and McMillan each had 2 hits.

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March 17, 2016

Paradise Valley and Bradshaw Mountain lit up the scoreboard on Wednesday as they combined for 17 runs. In the end, PV won the offensive battle 9-8 in seven innings.

Hitters on both sides were strong at the plate as the teams combined for 21 hits, including four extra base hits.

PVwould not relinquish the lead as Bradshaw Mountain was unable to weather a eight-run second inning deficit.

Bradshaw scored on a passed ball and a groundout by Gunner in the fourth inning and an RBI single by Huntley, a two-run single by Heckethorn, an RBI single by Gunner, a groundout by Spohn, and an RBI double by Hernandez in the fifth inning. Still, Bradshaw Mountain couldn’t draw even.

Jeremy Griffith racked up three RBIs on two hits for PV. He homered in the second inning and singled in the fifth inning.

Justin Moskowitz got the win for the Trojans . He allowed four runs over four innings. Moskowitz struck out three, walked three and gave up three hits.

Heckethorn was the game’s losing pitcher. He allowed nine runs in seven innings, walked none and struck out six.

PV closer Rhyse Dee put away the final three outs to record the save.

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Mountain Ridge hammered out 15 hits and put up 5 spots in the second and fourth innings to drop Chandler High 15-5 in 6 innings.

Devin Ray was 2-3 with a  triple and 2 RBIs, and Cameron Cannon kcoked in 4 runs with a triple and a 2-5 day.

Chase Sandman earned the W, allowing 2 runs in 4 frames with 5 Ks. he got relief help from his brother Hayden Sandman and Nolan Ruff.

For Chandler, Zach Pena had  a pair of knocks.

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Tanner Baker doubled twice and drobve in apair of runs as O’Connor topped Pinnacle 8-1.

Fulton Dawes went 3-4 for the Eagles., and Jacob Vesecky added 2 hits including a double.

Ryan Alexander got it done on the bump, working 6 innings and scattering 6 hits while allowing only a solo run.

Jason Nelson threw well for Pinnacle, working 5 innings and surrendering only 2 runs.

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Michael Calamia singled home Jacob SMall with the walk off game winner as Shadow Mountain edged Seton Catholic 4-3.

Colton McIntosh was 2-3 with a triple, and Small and Donovan McMullen each had 2 hits.

Cooper Moore and Matthew Masciangelo had 2 hhitys for Seton.

Kyle Wenzel tossed 5 innings and allowed 5 hits and 2 runs in a no decision. McIntosh earned the W in relief.

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March 16, 2016

Johnny Morell threw a complete game no hitter and lead Basha to a 6-0 power point victory over St. Marys.

Exceptional plays in the 7th by Gage Workman, Tyler Riddle and Corey Stuart help seal the no no.

Michael Goodrich had three of the 12 hits on the day for the Bears.

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An impressive two-way performance from Rhyse Dee led Paradise Valley to a 12-1 win Tuesday over Shadow Mountain , as Dee came up huge at the dish and on the hill.

Dee reached base three times in the game for PV. He scored three runs and had one RBI. He singled in the fifth and seventh innings.

Dee brought the heat against Shadow Mountain during his outing. Dee gave up just one hit, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out three during his six innings of work.

The biggest inning for PVwas the seventh. In the inning the Trojans scored eight runs. PV  scored in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Max Seifer, a passed ball, a two-run single by Tanner Solomon, an RBI single by Dee, a wild pitch, and a two-run single by Justin Moskowitz.

The game was never in doubt after the fifth, as PV scored four runs on a passed ball and an RBI single by Solomon.

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March 15, 2016

Chaparral defeated Westmoore, OK in tournament play on Monday.

Alex Segal allowed only one hit and punched out 6 with 5 walks in 5 innings of work.

Jacob Gonzalez knocked in 2 runs and was 2-3 at the plate.

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Hamilton edged Horizon under the lights at Husky Field 4-2.

Cole Bellinger was 2-4 with an RBI and tossed 6innings on the hill, allowing 4 hits and fanning 5.

Ian Sanger and Kobie Tinsley combned to limit Hamilton to only 7 hits.

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Page OK 3 – Greenway 1

WP: Terry

LP: Freeman (1-1)

Greenway dropped the first game of the Best of the West Tournament on Monday afternoon at home against Page OK by a score of 3-1.

The tough Right-Hander from OK was able to get big outs when he needed them, stranding 10 Demon Baserunners, including 6 of them in scoring position. The Demon offense was unable to muster up the big hit all night, failing to drive in a run, and scoring their lone run of the ballgame on a Balk. Riley Miller had a 3-hit game in the losing effort, and Bryce Mackey had 2 hits, a Stolen Base and scored the team’s only run.

Justin Freeman was the tough luck loser, dropping his record to 1-1 on the season. The Greenway lefty turned in his best outing to date, taking a 1-1 game into the 7th before allowing a 2 RBI base hit with 2 outs in the final frame to give up the lead. Freeman allowed just 5 hits in the game, 3 of which were infield hits, and all 3 of the runs were unearned on 2 Demon errors.

The 2nd game of the Double Header will be against Edmond Santa Fe OK at 7pm.

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Edmond Santa Fe OK 4 – Greenway 12

WP: McDonald (2-0)

LP: Key

S: Cambern (1)

The Demons bounced back in Game 2 of their Double Header to defeat Edmond Santa Fe Oklahoma by a score of 12-4.

Senior Matt McDonald (2-0) earned the win despite not having his best stuff on the mound. McDonald threw 4 innings and allowed 3  Earned Runs – but after laboring in both the 2nd and 4th Innings, Coach Denny was forced to lift McDonald and turn the ball over to the bullpen. Senior Dustin Cambern was called on to relieve McDonald, and Cambern worked 3 nice innings in his Varsity debut, allowing just 1 Run as he earned his first save of the season.

Just hours after their 1 Run performance, the Demon Offense woke up to post a 12 run showing in Game 2. Senior Jacob Stockdale singled, tripled, walked, stole a base, scored 3 Runs, and drove in 3 Runs to lead the offensive attack. Matt McDonald helped his own cause with 3 hits of his own, and 2 RBI. And Senior Rodrigo Ornelas doubled home a run, and had an infield single in his first 2 AB’s of the year.

Greenway will play host to 2 more Oklahoma schools on Tuesday at 10am & 1pm.

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Marcos de Niza 8 Gilbert 6

Jake Denham (Jr.) got the win.  Jake threw 5 1/3 strong innings giving up 6 hits, 3 BB’s, 2 runs and 6 K’s.

Drew Johnson (JR) was 3 for 3 at the plate.  Conner Woods (Jr) was 3 for 3 with a HR and 3 rbis. Tim Montoya & Gio Nieves each had a HR, as well.

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O’Connor topped Chandler High 6-4 in a power rankings contest on MOnday.

Nico Burgarello had 3 hits to pace an 11 hit SDO attack.

Colby Wyatt tossed 5 innings and allowed 4 hits for the W.

Pedro Trejo homered for Chandler.

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Ryan Novis went 3-4 with 3 RBIs as Corona topped Brophy 7-4 in tournament play.

Freshman lefty Daniel Sotelo fanned 6 in 4 2/3 innings for the win.

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March 13, 2016

Tyler Black singled in Najee Gaskins with the walk off  game winner in the bottom of the 7th as Cienega edged Canyon del Oro 4-3.

CDO trailed 3-1 entering the top of the 7th, but loaded the bases with no one out on a single and a pair of walks, and scored two runs on bases loaded free passes.

Ryon Craig worked 5 strong innings for the Bobcats in a no decision

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Marcos de Niza 4 Queen Creek 1

Gio Nieves( senior) pitched a complete game. Gave up 6 hits to go along with 6 strikeouts. Gio also had a 2 run double.

Tim Montoya (senior) contributed today going 3 for 3 with a stolen base.

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Willy Avelar went 3-3 with a homer as Mesa dropped Campo Verde 5-3.

Nicholas Durazo also went 3-3 for the Jackrabbits.

Sophomore Orlando Luna went the distance, allowing only 3 hits.

Zach Bain and Brayden Campbell doubled for Campo.

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March 12, 2016

Queen Creek defeated Skyline 8-2 in a match up of two of the top right handed power arms in the state.

Creek’s Austin Nichols ( Univ. of Arizona signee) outdueled  junior Boyd Vanderkooi (U of Oregon commit).

Heiden Hendricks homered for QC.

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Red Mountain hung a 6th inning 5 spot to defeat Chandler High 8-4.

Jacob Stobart’s bases loaded triple was the big blow in the 6th, with the lions also getting RBI singles from Drew Willis and AJ Karim.

Stobart ended up 2-3 on the day with 4 RBIs. Willis and Mack Klafter each had 2 hits.

Marcus Christy worked 4 innings, allowing only 4 hits in a  no decision.

Jacob Wrightsman tossed 2 scoreless in relief to earn the W.

Zach Pena and Pedro Trejo each ahd 2 hits for Chandler.

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Horizon edged Mesquite 5-4.

Colin King worked 3 1/3 for the W with relief help from Danny Berger and Evan Williams.

Ben Lewis had  a solo homer for the Huskies.

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Perry handed Mountain Ridge their first defeat of the season 15-7 .

Tommy Sacco tripled and homered to key a 19 hit attack for the Pumas.

Logan Demato knocked in 3 runs and was 3-3. Tyler Gulley was 3-4 for Perry. Trevor Hauver was 2-4 with a homer.

Jacob Tanaka, Tayt  Smith, Cody Holtz and Wacy Crenshaw all had 2 hits.

Smith worked 3 2/3 scoreless innings in relief with 7 Ks to get the W.

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Desert Mountain dropped Pinnacle 8-6.

Tucker Rohde had 3 hits for the Wolves. Frank Dickson went yard, and Reid McLaughlin was 2-3 with 2 doubles and 3 runs scored.

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Sunrise Mountain used a  4run 5th inning to defeat Mountain View 7-2.

Nick Brauns tossed a complete game , scattering 3 hits with 9 punch outs to earn the win.

Hunter Lessard had a pair of hits for Sunrise. Tyler Hill doubled and Michael Herrera tripled for the Mustangs.

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Valley Vista edged Arcadia 4-3.

Casey Downs drew a bases loaded walk to force in Drew Frazier with the game winner.

Tyler Smith’s single to score Bradley Stuebe had tied the game at 3, and the Titans elected to intentionally walk Tyler Schoen to face Downs.

Smith was 3-4 with 2 RBIs.

Dylan Chelini tossed 6 2/3 innings and fanned 11 for the Monsoon.

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Hamilton needed a pair of runs in the 6th and 2 in the 7th to overcome Desert Ridge 5-2.

Colton Snelling had  a pair of hits for Hamilton.

Nick Brueser and Ricky Ramsdell doubled. Brueser was walked 3 times.

For Ridge, junior Ricky Biascoechea threw 6 1/3 strong innings, allowing only 6 hits.

Dom Hamel, Ryan Luse and Drew Swift combined on the bump for Hamilton.

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March 11, 2016

Seth Beckstead had two extra base hits as Basha took home a 3-1 victory over Perry in seven innings at Eric Thomas Kehoe lll Field on Thursday.

Beckstead doubled in the second inning and homered in the fifth inning.

Jack Schneider struck out 10 hitters en route to the the Bears win. Schneider allowed no earned runs, three hits and four walks over 6 1/3 innings.

The Bears were sparked by Gage Workman and Beckstead, who teamed up for four hits and two RBIs.

The Bears didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the first inning when they scored on an RBI single by Casey Legumina and an RBI triple by Workman.

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Thunderbird traveled to Apollo and handed the Hawks their first loss of the season 6-4.

TBird struck early in the top of the first inning when Sean Tamboer ripped a one out line drive double down the left field line. The red hot Haydn McGeary was then intentionally walked, and Alfredo Amaya-Zapata drew another free pass. Alex Sevensky was next and the senior lined an 0-2 pitch over the fence in left field for a grand slam and a 4-0 lead.

Apollo scratched its way back in the game, scoring a pair in the second when Channy Ortiz doubled and later scored on a throwing error on a double steal, and Devin Scholl’s sac fly drove in Bret Aker.

The Hawks added another run in the 2nd when Fritz Schober singled in Sammy Serrano.

In the 4th Ortiz led off with a double and scored on a Jesus Moreno single to knot the score at 4.

Tyler Schwartz is in at third as Brett Aker takes the throw

Tyler Schwartz is in at third as Brett Aker takes the throw

The two teams traded goose eggs until the top of the 7th, when the Chiefs’ Tyler Schwartz led off with a pop fly down the line in right field that bounced off second baseman Sammy Serrano’s glove with Schwartz hustling all the way to third. Sasha Sneider followed with a fly ball to center that scored Schwartz to give TBird a 5-4 lead. Jackson Monteith lined a single to right, and after a strike out,  Tamboer sliced a liner to right that made it to the corner for a triple, scoring Monteith for the 6-4 lead.

Tamboer was 3-4 for the Chiefs with a double and triple. Schwartz had a pair of hits.

Ortiz had 2 doubles for the Hawks.

Matt Lundh tossed 4 2/3 innings for TBird but got a no decision. Sasha Sneider got credit for the W with 1 1/3 scoreless innings and Brett Biudde worked a scorless 7th for the save.

Senior lefty Devin Scholl went the distance for Apollo, allowing 7 hits and fanning 4 in a losing effort.

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Liberty used a 13 hit attack to down Mountain View 11-1 in 6 innings.

Derek Legeza, Grant Lung, John Cherpak and Sam Prasse all had 2 hits for the Lions.

Lefty Vinnie Cafarelli returned to the mound in style, tossing 4 hitless/scoreless innings to pick up the win.

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Mountain Ridge hammered out 15 hits and took a 12-2 win over Desert Mountain in 6 innings.

Nathan Gawelko was 4-4 with a double, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Cameron cannon and Mitchell Sullivan each had 2 hit games.

Tommy Lowe and sophomore Matthew Liberatore held DM to only 4 hits on the day. Lowe punched out 7 in 4 innings on the hill.

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O’Connor was a rude host to Brophy, taking an 11-1 win in 5 innings.

Keegan McCarville allowed only 2 singles in 5 innings to get the W on the bump.

Nick Alvarez was 2-2 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Tanner Baker added a paior pf hits, including a double, and Nolan Gorman knocked in 3 runs.

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Catalina Foothills made the roadie to Copper canyon and wore their hitting boots in a 19-5 victory.

The Falcons pounded out 20 hits on the day. Chandler Thomas, Gilbert Aguilar, Fernando Gonzalez and Troy Gutbub all had 3 hits. Gutbub had 2 doubles and knocked in 3 runs.

Jake Matthews stroked a 3 run bomb in the 4th inning and knocked in 4 runs on the day.

Sam Alberts allowed 5 hits in 5 innings for the W.

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Gavin Ortiz went deep twice and knocked in 4 runs to lead Ironwood Ridge to a 14-5 win over Williams Field.

Jared McKemy added a 3 run scud and went 3-4 with 5 steaks.

Gregory Brown added a double and triple and 2 RBIs for the ‘hawks.

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Paradise Valley dropped Scottsdale Christian 14-1 in 5 innings.

Alex Farrell had a pair of doubles and drove in 2 runs.

Rhyse Dee allowed one hit in 3 innings of work.

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Salpointe mercy ruled Sabino 10-0 in 5 innings.

Efrain Cervates went 3-3 with a double and 3 RBIs. Robbie Campillo was also 3-3.

Branden Hance tossed 4 scoreless for the W.

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March 10, 2016

Mountain Pointe jumped out to a 5-0 first inning lead, and held on for a 5-3 win over Millenium.

The Pride got a lead off double from Johnny Weaver and an RBI base hit from Brock Bell to go up 1-0. Bell would come around to score on Garrett Redaja’s sac fly, another run would score on an infield error, and Logan White double to center would plate 2 to make it 5-0.

Millennium would score a pair in the second and one in the third but that was it.

Alex Bookman tossed 3 innings for the win, Gen Ito came on in relief and threw 3 scoreless with 4 Ks, and Jack Smith would punch out all 3 hitters he faced in the 7th.

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Sunnyslope defeated Brophy in a suspended game that had to be halted on Tuesday night due to the lights at Brophy Field going dark.

The game resumed Wednesday in the bottom of the third with Sunnyslope up 3-1.

The Broncos would add a run in the third on an infield single from Hunter Parks to pull within a run, but ‘slope would match in the 4th when Hutner Besore singled and came around to score on Alex Sirola’s single.

In the 5th, the Vikings would add another tally when Besore lined a single to center, plating Ryan Saltonstall, who had reached on a base hit.

Cole Jennings tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings after the game was resumed. Ryan Saltonstall fanned 4 in 2 2/3 to get the W.

Besore was 3-3 for the Vikes, while Noe Malanche had a pair of hits.

Parks had 2 knocks for the Broncs, and JJ Hessell smoked a no- doubter solo shot to left field over the canal.

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LaJoya 3  5 inn

 Danny Kreamer earned the win on the mound going 4 1/3 inn with 5K

 Haydn McGeary went 2 for 4 with a HR and 2B, 2 RBI

Alfredo Amaya Zapata Homered and drove in 2 runs

Alex Sevensky also homered and drove in 2 runs.

Thomas Dohogne added 3 hits 

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Johnny Morell tossed a complete game 1 hitter and punched out 10 as Basha defeated Desert Ridge 5-1.

Ridge’s Nick Labella cranked a 2 out solo shot in the top of the first to put the Jags up 1-0, but that was the extent of the damage done.

Morell set the Jags down in order the rest of the way, not allowing a single base runner.

Offensively, Skylar Dorn had a pair of doubles and scored twice.

Gage Workman was 2-3 with a triple and 2 runs scored.

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Hamilton made the drive to the west side to face Centennial, and pounded out 11 hits en route to a 10-1 victory.

The Huskies wasted no time greeting starter Chaz Montoya. Drew Swift led off with a walk and would score on a first pitch double by Cole Bellinger. Logan Boyer’s double would send Bellinger around and the Huskies led 2-0.

Hamilton scored a solo run in the 2nd, 3 in the 3rd and another in the 4th.

The attack included 5 doubles and 2 triples.

Nick Brueser was 2-3 with a double and triple. Swift was 2-3 with a  triple and 3 RBIs. Keaton Glover added  pair of hits including a double.

On the mound, Zane Strand threw 5 1/3, allowing only 4 hits while fanning 7.

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Moon Valley scored two in the 2 and 3 in the third inning to blank Mingus 8-0.

Brady Stubbs homered and drove in 2 for the Rockets, and Izajah Barbarino had a pair of hits.

 Roy Washburn spun a complete  game 4 hit shutout for the W.

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O’Connor took a log roadie to Ahwatukee and pounded out 17 hits in a 14-8 slugfest win over Desert Vista.

The Eagles got 3-4 days from Tanner Baker and Ryan Alexander (2 doubles).

Trey Patnoe was 2-4 with a long ball, 3RBIs and 3 runs scored. Nico Brgarello had a pair of hits, including a double and drove in 3.

Sophomore Jacob Vesecky went yard as well.

Dustin Johnson was 3-3 with a  double for the Thunder.

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Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson

Pinnacle’s Jason Nelson no hit Gilbert in a 5 inning 12-0 win at Gilbert.

Pinnacle’s Jake Holmes hit the first pitch of the game off the very top of the fence in left for a double. Devin Bonadeo, Joey Faudskar and Chad Sutton followed with doubles of their own and it was 3-0.

In the second, Pinnacle sent 14 men to the plate in the world’s longest inning, scoring 9 times and sealing the deal.

The Pioneers hammered out 12 hits including eight 2 baggers.

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Mesa High defeated Shadow Ridge 10-2.

The Jackrabbits totaled 12 hits on the day, with lead off hitter JJ reeves going 3-4 with 2 runs scored.

Tony Eto was 2-3 with a double, Roberto Velasquez was 2-3 and Javier Otero cranked a 3 run bomb to highlight a 7 run 2nd inning for the Bunnies.

Eto fanned 5 in 6 innings of work to earn the W on the bump.

For Shadow Ridge, Jeremy Demarr was 2-4 with a double.

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Tim Mendez tossed a complete game, scattering 8 hits as Sunrise Mountain topped Chandler High  5-1.

Lucas Wall had a pair of hits and 2 RBIs for the ‘stangs. Kyler Riordan tripled and drove in a pair, and Tyler Pruitt was 2-2 with 2 runs scored.

Colin Ludwig and Sam Helms each had 2 knocks for Chandler.

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Cactus Shadows’ Dellan Raish tossed a complete game 1 hitter to outduel Tyler Smith and  Valley Vista 1-0.

Raish fanned 8 and allowed only a first inning single. Meanwhile, Valley’s Smith was matching him inning for inning until the bottom of the 6th, when sophomore Trent Taveras sent a 2 out fly ball over the fence in left for the game’s only run.

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Tristan Peterson smoked a pair of bombs and drove in 4 runs to lead Canyon del Oro to a 7-3 win over Tucson High.

Michael Santorelli had 3 hits, including a double, for the Dorados.

Tyler Porter and Jake Tucker combined for the win on the mound.

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Tolleson took an 11-1 mercy rule win over Cesar Chavez in 5 innings.

The Wolverines pounded out 10 hits and scored in every inning.

DJ Wyman was 3-4 with a  triple and 4 RBIs.

Luis Tajia got the W on the hill allowing 5 hits in 5 innings.

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Seton Catholic scored 3 times in the bottom of the 7th to take a walk off 7-6 win over Marana.

The Sentinels trailed 6-4 entering the final frame, but after a Cameron Beattie lead off walk and a single by Matthew Masciangelo put runners at 1st and 2nd, Mike Kenney’s bunt was misplayed into a snowball fight, with Beattie and Masciangelo both scoring on errors and Kenney racing all the way to third. Cooper Moore then singled in Kenney for the walk off win.

Moore, Kenney, Masciangelo and Blake Newman all had 2 hit games for Seton.

Luke Bell and Alex Klee combined for the W on the mound.

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Verrado jumped out to a 6-0 first inning lead to drop Higley 11-1 in 5 innings.

Brady Bulger and Carter Allen each had 2 hits.

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Sam Huff was 3-3 with a  big fly as Arcadia defeated Shadow Mountain 9-3.

Matt Schroer was 2-3 with a double and 3 RBIs, and Andrew Scheinert and Austin Khamis each had 2 hits.

Andrew Smith threw 6 2/3 innings, fanning 6.

Donovan McMullen and Randy Sepulveda had 2 hits each for Shadow.

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March 9, 2016

Jacob Gonzalez cranked a pair of 3 run bombs and scored 4 runs to pace a 13 hit Chaparral attack as the Firebirds outslugged Boulder Creek 13-8.

Gianni Tomasi was 3-4 and Blake Paugh and Harrison Jones each had 2 hits for Chap.

Zach Baptist and Mitchell Allen went yard for BC and Coby Boulware and Cutter Kitson had 2 hits apiece.

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Corona del Sol traveled to Liberty and topped the Lions 6-1.

A 5 run 5th inning proved to be the difference for the Aztecs, who got an excellent mound outing from Brandon Bracy. Bracy limited the Lions to 3 hits and a solo run in 6 innings.

Chase Hamilton and Conner McCord each had 2 hits for the Aztecs.

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Apollo moved to 9-0 on the year by slamming Copper Canyon 12-0 in 5 innings.

Devin Scholl homered and Manny Macias and Channy Ortiz each collected 2 knocks.

Nick Groft worked 4 shutout innings on the bump and JJ camerena provided a scoreless frame in relief.

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Horizon used a 7 run third inning to break up a scoreless game and send the Huskies to a 12-0 mercy rule win over Mountain View.

Ben Lewis had  2hits including a double and Tony Sortino added a pair as well.

Ian Sanger tossed 5 scoreless for the Huskies.

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Mountain Ridge handed Mountain Pointe a 10-5 loss.

Cameron Cannon went deep on the first pitch he saw to lead off the Lion attack, and went 3-4 on the day. Matthew Dyer was 3-3 with a pair of doubles.

Alex Roth , Josh Sieglitz (3 scoreless) and Hayden Sandman combined for the W.

Johnny Weaver had 3 hits for the Pride and Alex Bookman was 2-3 with 2 RBIs.

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Greenway 15 – Tolleson 5 (6 Inn)

WP: Mackey (2-0)
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The Demon Baseball Team slugged out 15 runs on 15 hits to defeat Tolleson High School by a score of 15-5 on Tuesday evening.

Matt McDonald, Kona Quiggle and Bryce Mackey each had extra base hits in the Top of the 1st Inning, leading their team to a 6-0 lead before pitcher Bryce Mackey took the mound. The offense didn’t let up in the 2nd Inning, where McDonald and Mackey each doubled and James Gamble tripled to add 7 more runs and stretch the Greenway lead out to 12-1. Shortstop Cristian Platero would reach base in all 4 At-Bats, including a Double and 3 RBI to help the Demons close out a 10-Run-Rule Victory.

Right-Hander Bryce Mackey was effective in his 2nd consecutive outing, yielding only 1 Run on 3 Hits and 2 Walks in 4 Innings of work. After a shaky defensive inning allowed the Wolverines to score 4 runs, Relief Pitcher Jacob Stockdale stopped the bleeding and recorded the final 5 outs for his club out of the Bullpen.

The Demons will host a double header on Monday as part of the Best of the West Spring Break Tournament, where they will face Edmond Santa Fe and Page Oklahoma.

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Red Mountain edged Queen Creek 3-1.

Senior lefty Jacob Stobart worked 3 2/3 innings for the W, allowing 3 hits. Jacob Helgeson worked 1 scoreless and Marcus Christy tossed 1 1/3 with 3 Ks.

The Lions 3 run third inning proved to be the difference with RBIs coming from Sam Berry, AJ Karim and Josh White.

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Nick Dicarlo singled in Andrew Smith with the walk off game winner in the bottom of the 9th as Arcadia defeated Mesquite 3-2 under the lights.

Dicarlo add a solo bomb in the fifth inning to get the Titans on the board.

Kyle Durschlag worked 7 innings on the hill for Arcadia, with 2 scorleess frames of relief from Zeke Bolden.

Austin Wendt went 6 innings for the Wildcats and fanned 10.

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Marcos de Niza blanked Maricopa 14-0.

Conner Woods punched out 5 in 3 innings on the mound, allowing only 1 hit. Tim Montoya fanned 4 in 2 innings on the hill.

Jake Denham and James Montanez each doubled for the Padres, who had 9 hits on the day.

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March 8, 2016

Desert Mountain’s Frank Dickson went 2-4 at the plate with a double and 2 RBIs and tossed 6 innings, scattering 4 hits, as DM defeated Centennial 10-2.

Michael Spizzirri, Reid McLaughlin Tucker Rohde and Jack Silverman all had 2 hit games for the Wolves.

The highlight of the game came  in the top of the 7th with Centennial trailing 10-1.

Caleb Norling at third base

Caleb Norling at third base

Senior Caleb Norling, born with cerebral palsy and the team’s “designated third base runner” entered the game after Jake Castaldo stroked a 2 out double to center and moved to third on a wild pitch.

Caleb comes in to run when the Coyotes have 2 outs and a man on third. The next hitter, Tanner Bland, lined a single to right,scoring Caleb with his first varsity run.

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WP- R. Patel (2)
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Chandler went on the road and defeated Liberty behind a complete game from Roshan Patel. Patel scattered four hits and gave up one run.
Pedro Trejo and Colin Ludwig lead the Chandler offense. Trejo went 2-4 with a double and 3 RBI’S. Ludwig went 2-4 with an RBI

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Kellis 5 – Greenway 10
WP: Kenyon (1-0)
LP: Salazar
The Demons advanced to 4-0 on the season with a victory over Kellis High School on Monday afternoon, behind a stellar outing from Jared Kenyon.

Kenyon entered the game in relief of Justin Freeman, who had started the game on the mound for Greenway but was chased in the 2nd inning. Kenyon (1-0) threw 5-2/3 Inn without allowing a run, and needed just 57 pitches to record 17 outs and put a stop to the Cougar offense. This is the 2nd time in which Jared Kenyon has thrown 5+ innings in long relief to earn a victory in his Greenway Varsity career, dating back to last season when Kenyon rallied his club for another come from behind victory on the road at Notre Dame.

The Greenway Senior Hitters lead their ballclub to their 3rd double-digit run output in their first 4 games. Senior Kona Quiggle reached base in all 4 trips, including a 2-Run Home Run in the Bottom of the 2nd Inning to break a 5-5 tie. The Home Run came 1 pitch after Senior Matt McDonald Tripled home 2 Runs to tie up the game. McDonald would finish the game with 2 Runs Scored and 2 RBI. Then in the 6th, Senior Jacob Stockdale added a pair of insurance runs with his 2nd Home Run of the season to Left Field.

Greenway will travel to Tolleson High School to face the 3-2 Wolverines on Tuesday evening at 6pm.

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Valley Vista 5

Sasha Sneider 4inn, 2 r, 4 k win
George Monteith HR, 2 RBI
Haydn McGeary 3 inn save, 4 for 4, HR 2RBI
Sean Tamboer 2 hits, 3RBI
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O’Connor smoked Mountain Pointe 10-1.

Nolan Gorman was 2-4 with a homer and 4 RBIs . Bailin Markridge was also 2-4 with a double and a pair of steaks.

Ryan Alexander got the W, working 5 1/3 innings with Austin Wiskow tossing 1 2/3 scoreless in relief.

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Verrado mercy ruled Shadow Ridge 15-3 in 5 innings.

Tristan Pool went deep twice and knocked in 4 runs. Hunter Higgins had a pair of doubles and Andrew Coleman was 2-4 with a double and 4 RBIs.

Hayden Brown allowed 4 hits in 5 innings on the hill to earn the win.

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Mitchell Allen scattered 4 hits and fanned 6 in a complete game effort as Boulder Creek edged Sunrise Mountain 2-1.

Allen was also 3-3 at the plate with an RBI.

Kyler Riordan was the tough luck loser, going the distance on the bump and allowing 9 hits.

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Prescott jumped out to an early 5 run first inning lead and cruised to an 11-6 win over Williams Field.

Joey Christopherson and Cole Kelley each had 2 hits and 2 RBIs for the Badgers.

Jose Chairez tossed 4 innings for the W, with relief help from Matthew Mendibles and Kody Jones.

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Douglas scored 2 in the 6th and one in the 7th to overcome Amphi and take a 4-2 win.

Andres Cruz and Jacob Ortega each had 2 hits for the Bulldogs.

Chris Galaz earned the W on the bump.

For Amphi, Chris Joe went 3-3 at the plate.

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Jacob Bove tossed a complete game shutout, allowing only 3 hits and punching out 7, as Higley blanked Poston Butte 4-0.

Jack Girardin had a pair of hits for the Knights.

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Paradise Valley scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the 7th to walk off agaisnt Central 6-5

Alex Farrell singled in the tying run and scored the game winner. He also threw a complete game on the mound.

Rhyse Dee was 3-4 at the dish.

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Sahuaro’s  Jorge Bustillo threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings to lead the Cougars to a 1-0 win over Empire.

Jake Adams knocked in the game’s only run and had 2 hits.

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Tucson High shut out Catalina Foothills 5-0.

George Arias threw  a complete game 4 hitter and punched out 9.

Rick Martinez was 2-3 with a double and 2 RBIs.

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March 7, 2016

From Saturday:

Justin Vaught

Justin Vaught

Williams Field held off a late Seton Catholic rally to defeat the Sentinels 7-6.

Justin Vaught worked 5 2/3 innings for the W, fanning 5 and allowing 7 hits. He also went 2-3 at the dish with 2 RBIs.

 

 

 

Michael Venable puts the leather to Justin Kerby

Michael Venable puts the leather to Justin Kerby

For Seton, Kohl Dorsey and Michael Venable each had a pair of hits and Matt Bresnahan had 2 RBIs.

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At the Desert Vista Tournament:

Cole Bellinger tossed 5 innings, punching out 7  to lead Hamilton to an 11-3 win over DV. Bellinger was also 3-4 at the dish with 2 doubles, a homer and 4 RBIs.

The Huskies added long balls from Nick Brueser and Brayden Merritt.

Travis Moore homered for DV

In the 2nd game of the day, Nick Bruser homered twice and knocked in 5 runs as the Huskies blanked Desert Ridge 11-0.

Cole Bellinger was 3-3 with a double and Ryan Luse tossed 4 shutout innings on the hill.

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Mountain View scored 5 runs int he 6th inning to pull away for a 10-3 win over Mesquite.

Michael Anthony, Michael Milius and Joe Georgini all drove in 2 runs for the Toros.

Sean Rimmer and Crew Mitchell combined for the win on the mound.

Later, the Toros fended off a bottom of the 7th rally by DV to take a 5-4 win

Rex Porter, SEan Rimmer and Michael Anthony all had 2 hit games.

John Neeley allowed only one run in 6 innings on the hill.

Brock Burton homered and was 2-3 with 3 RBIs for the Thunder.

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Campo Verde blanked Mingus 10-0 in 5 innings.

Mike Adkinson allowed only 1 hit in 4 innings on the hill.

Cooper Williams was 2-3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs.

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Chaparral defeated Sunrise Mountain 15-6 in the championship game of the Scottsdale Invitational Tournament.

Griffin Hampton doubled, homered and drove in 3 runs for the ‘birds. He also tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief on the bump.

Blake Paugh also went yard and harrison Jones knocked in 3 runs.

Tyler Hill homered and went 2-3 for Sunrise.

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March 5, 2016

Casey Legumina

Casey Legumina

Basha handed Chaparral their first loss of the season in a 6-2 decision.

Casey Legumina tossed 6 innings of one hit ball, fanning 8 to earn the W.  Michael Perzan worked a perfect 7th in relief.

Basha took a  2-0 lead in the second when sophomore Seth Beckstead lined a 2 out double to deep center, and Michael Scott followed with a walk. Lead off hitter Skylar Dorn then grounded to short, but Ian MacMillan’s throw was wide and went down the right field line with Beckstead and Scott racing around to score.

Chap evened things up in the 4th. Blake Paugh coaxed a 2out free pass frm Legumina, and big Harrison Jones extended on an outside fastball and drove it over the wall in right center to knot the score at 2.

That was the end of the Chap attack. Legumina blanked the ‘birds in the fifth and sixth and then turned it over to Perzan.

Basha took control in the fifth. With Travis Bailey on in relief of Alex Segal for Chaparral, sophomore Gage Workman hammered a lead off triple to center and Legumina dribbled an infield single with Workman holding at third.  Michael Goodrich then lined the first pitch he saw to right to drive in Workman, and the throw to the infield was misplayed with the runners moving to second and third. A wild pitch would score another run, Ryan Tierney stepped up and lined a single to center to make it 6-2.

Segal tossed 4 innings and allowed 4 hits and 3 walks for Chap.

Workman had 2 triples on the day for the Bears.

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The Chandler Wolves topped the Pinnacle Pioneers 15-2 on Friday afternoon. Senior Jacob Lagos got the win for the Chandler pitching 4 innings while giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs.
Offensively Chandler was lead by :
Trevor Horwath 3-4 with 3 RBI.
Colin Ludwig 2-2 with 3 RBI
Antoine Mistico 1-1 (HR) 2 RBI, IBB, BB
Pedro Trejo 1-2 with 4 RBI
Sam Helms 1-2 (HR) 3 RBI

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Greenway 7 – Desert Edge 2
WP: McDonald (1-0)
LP: Kamins
S: Stockdale (1)

Greenway Baseball picked up their first road win of the season with a 7-2 victory over Desert Edge on Friday afternoon.

Senior Right Hander Matt McDonald gave his club 6 Innings of shutout baseball as he picked up his first win on the young season. McDonald got stronger as the game went on, retiring 9 of the last 10 hitters he faced. James Gamble made his debut on the mound in the 7th, but ran into some control issues allowing the Scorpions to score 2 Runs and load the bases. But Senior Jacob Stockdale came out of the bullpen to shut the door, as he retired both hitters he faced on just 5 pitches to end the game and earn his first Save.

At the plate, Sophomore Outfielder James Gamble put the pressure on the Scorpion defense with his bat and his speed. Gamble recorded 2 hits and an RBI, then also stole 2 Bases that lead to 2 Runs for the Demons. Junior Catcher Jesus Macias had a big 2 RBI knock in the 2nd to give his team a 3-0 lead. And teammate Jacob Stockdale scored twice, stole a base, and drove in a run as he helped the Demons open up a 7 run advantage before he shut it down on the mound.

Greenway will face Kellis at home on Monday March 7th at 4pm.

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Sunrise Mountain took a road trip to Bradshaw Mountain and played long ball in a a 10-3 victory.

The Mustangs got big flies from Dylan Sund, Kyler Riordan, Tyler Hill and Josh Stockton to highlight a 12 hit attack.

Hill added a double and knocked in 3 runs for the ‘stangs. Lucas Wall and Nick Brauns also doubled and had 2 hits.

Brauns punched out 6 and allowed only 3 hits in 5 innings of work to earn the W.

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Mountain Ridge edged Centennial 3-2.

Chase Sandman allowed 2 hits in 5 innings to earn the win on the hill.

Tristan Thomas was 2-4 with 2 RBIs and Matthew Dyer, Mitchel Sullivan, Hammer Madera and Nathan Gawelko all doubled.

Chaz Montoya fanned 6 and allowed 8 hits in 5 innings on the bump for the Coyotes in a losing effort

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Ryan Novis was 3-5 with a bomb and 5 RBIs to lead Corona del Sol to a 15-6 win over Desert Mountain.

Freshman left hander Daniel Sotelo allowed only 5 hits in a complete game effort to pick up the W.

Christian Slater was 2-4 with 3 RBIs and Chase hamilton had 2 hits and scored 4 runs.

Nico Piazza homered for the Wolves.

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Dom Hamel scattered 3 hits in 6 innings on the hill and Hamilton topped Highland 6-1.

Nick Brueser went deep and was 3-3 with 4 RBIs. Ricky Ramsdell and Cole Bellinger added 2 hits apiece.

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Desert Ridge withstood a 7th inning Sunnyslope rally to edge the Vikings 4-2.

Andrew Richins earned the W, tossing 6 innings and surrenderign 4 hits.

Nick Labella, Hayden Jones and Justin harvey all doubled for DR.

Cole Jennings had a a pair of hits for ‘slope.

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Salpointe traveled to Marcos de Niza and came away with a 12-4 win.

Tommy Garcia was 4-4 at the plate with 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs, and tossed 6 innings with 6 Ks to earn the win on the mound.

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Perry dropped Skyline 12-5 at Skyline.

Tommy Sacco was 3-4 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored for the Pumas.

Tyler Gulley doubled twice and Cody Holtz and Trevor Hauver both had 2 hits and 3 steaks.

Dustin Schorie and Tayt Smith combined on the bump for the win.

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Derek Anderson smoked a pair of dingers and knocked in 5 runs to lead Gilbert over Canyon del Oro 7-2.

Dane Stankiewicz and Zach Meyer had 2 hits apiece for the Tigers.

Meyer got the win on the mound, allowing only 3 hits and punching out 6 in 6 2/3 innings.

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Tolleson took a 7-3 win over Cienega.

Josh Hill was 2-3 and knocked in 3 runs for the Wolverines.

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JJ Hessell cranked a pair of homers and drove in 5 rusn as Brophy won a shootout over Arcadia 18-11

Jacob Talamante was 3-3 with a double, a homer, 4 RBIs and 5 rusn scored for the Broncs. Mitchell Anderson was 2-3 with a bomb and 3 RBIs.

Nick Dicarlo and Mehki Beler homered for the Titans.

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March 4, 2016

Centennial overcame a 2-0 deficit with 7 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to defeat Willow Canyon 7-3.

Mike Martinez had a 2 RBI double in the 6th and tossed 3 2/3 innings on the mound. Jake Castaldo picked up a pair of hits for the Coyotes.

Melek Holland and Anthony Davis each had 2 hits for Willow.

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Desert Ridge topped Williams Field 4-1.

Ben Gilbert scattered 4 hits in a  complete game effort on the hill.

Nick Labella was 1-3 with a double, 2 runs scored and an RBI.

AJ Vaught had a pair of doubles for Williams Field.

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Desert Vista took a 5-1 victory over Millenium.

Hunter Teilke was 2-2 with a homer and 2 RBIs. Dustin Johnson and Julian Jenkins each had 2 hits for the Thunder.

Heath Chapman threw 6 scoreless innings for DV, allowing only 4 hits and fanning 3.

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Tucson High came to town and put a 16-6 whipping on Gilbert in 6 innings.

The Badgers broke open a 6-6 game with 4 runs in the 5th and 6 more in the 6th to get the W.

Anthony Figueroa had a double, scored 3 runs and drove in 2 for Tucson.

Luis Samorano and Rick Martinez each had 3 hits. Jose Contreras tossed a complete game on the bump.

Zach Meyer was 2-3 with a double and 3 RBIs for Gilbert.

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Chris Shafer went 2-4 with a double,  homer , 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored to lead Cactus Shadows to an 11-2 win over Dobson.

Scott Mehan had a pair of doubles for CS, and Ben Drenth and Alex Kinert added 2 hits apiece.

Carter Robinson worked 6 innings on the bump to earn the W.

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Mountain Ridge defeated Brophy 8-4.

Alex Roth had a pair of doubles and 2 RBIs for the Lions.

Tommy Lowe fanned 8 in 4 innings of work on the hill, and Matthew Liberatore tossed 3 scoreless with 6 Ks.

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Campo Verde used a 5 run 6th inning to take an 8-4 victory over Mesa Mountain View.

Isaiah Garcia had a double and 2 RBIs. Both Jadon Solomon and Brayden Campbell had 2 hits for the ‘yotes.

Joe Georgini was 2-4 with a double and 2 RBIs for the Toros.

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Junior right hander Marcus Christy threw a complete game shutout as Red Mountain blanked Westwood 2-0.

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Jackson Stensgard singled in a pair of runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to give Maricopa a 9-7 win over Seton Catholic.

Kevin Borboa and Carter Paine each had 3 hits for the Rams. Marcus Cano knocked in 3 runs with a bases clearing double in the 4th.

Paine worked 5 innings on the hill and Tyler Rapp earned the W in relief with 2 scoreless frames.

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Notre Dame 16 – Pinnacle 9

The Notre Dame Prep Saints defeated the Pinnacle Pioneers 16-9 on Thursday. A Nathan Pierce double got the Saints out to a 3 run lead in the top of the first inning. The Pioneers tied it up in the bottom of the first on a Joey Faudskar 3 run homer. Faudskar later doubled in the 3rd inning and Pinnacle led 8-4.

After two outs in the top the 4th, freshman Jake Smith tripled and the next 8 Saints batters reached base and Notre Dame jumped out to a 12-8 lead. Ben Nemivant came onto pitch for Notre Dame and shut down Pinnacle the remainder of the game. Pierce added a home run in the 7th to cap off the day.

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Max Seifer doubled in Jeremy Griffith in the bottom of the 11th inning to give Paradise Valley a walk off 2-1 win over North Canyon.

Rhyse Dee worked 8 innings on the bump, allwoing only 2 hits and punching out 9. Alex Farrell earned the W with 3 innings of relief work.

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March 3, 2016

Chaparral got home runs from Harrison Jones and Gianni Tomasi and pounded out 15 hits en route to a 9-2 win over Valley Vista.

Tomasi was 4-4 with 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored.

Casey Candiotti tossed 4 innings for the W.

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Hamilton defeated Liberty 11-0.

Brayden Merritt was 4-4 with a pair of doubles and 3 RBIs. Cole Bellinger was 3-35 with 3 steaks and Logan Boyer added 3 hits.

Zane Strand threw 5 scoreless with 6 Ks.

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Mitchell Allen tossed a complete game 3 hitter as Boulder Creek shut out Mountain View (Mesa) 9-0.

Brian Levine went 3-4 with 4 RBIs to lead the Jags.

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Williams Field defeated Poston Butte 4-2 at home on Wednesday.

Justin Vaught had a pair of hits, including a double, and an RBI.

Tyler Quin added a pair of RBIs.

Seth Cox worked 6 innings and allwoed 4 hits.

For The Butte, Keegan Vercoe was solid on the bump, working 5 innings and allowing only 2 hits with 5 Ks.

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Perry scored 16 times in the top of the 6th inning to blow open a close game and cruise to a 19-0 win over Mesa High.

The Pumas sent 19 men to the plate in the 6th. Brett Matthews homered twice in the inning and had 3 at bats in the inning.

For the game Matthews was 4-5 with 6 RBIs. Wacy Crenshaw, Cody Hultz and Vinnie Peralta added 3 hits each.

Bryson Wheatley fanned 8 in his 6 inning complete game and allowed only 3 hits.

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Greenway Baseball defeated Deer Valley High School 10-0 in 6 innings on Wednesday night to move to 2-0 on the season.

Senior Starting Pitcher Bryce Mackey won his first start of the season by throwing a 3-Hit Complete Game Shutout. Mackey used his fastball effectively to work ahead of hitters all night. He struck out 7, and did not walk a batter in route to his first win of the season.

The Demons offense was able to manufacture double digit runs for the second consecutive night. Riley Miller and Bryce Mackey both turned in 3-Hit games. Miller drove in 2 runs and scored 3 times, while Mackey drove in 3 runs, scored once and stole a base. Starting Third Baseman Jared Kenyon gave his team 3 Quality At Bats – chalking up 2 hits, a Stolen Base and 2 Runs.

The Demons are now 2-0 at home, and will hit the road for the first time on Friday to face Desert Edge.

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The Apollo Hawks defeated the Notre Dame Prep Saints 5-4 on Wednesday. Notre Dame struck first in the top of the first inning with a Tyler Cranston leadoff triple followed by a Matthew Metz RBI single.

Apollo tied it up in the bottom of the first with a Brett Aker double and he eventually scored on a groundout. The Saints added a run in the third inning on a Nick O’Brien single and another run in the 5th inning on a Nathan Pierce single to go up 3-1.

Apollo struck for 4 runs in the 6th capped by a Nick Groft double. Notre Dame scored 1 run in the 7th and Brett Aker earned the save inducing a groundout with the bases loaded to end the game.

Fritz Schober led the Hawks with two hits and Tyler Cranston, Nathan Pierce, Nick O’Brien and Landon Goldberg each had two hits for the Saints in a losing effort

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Corona defeated Verrado 5-2.

Brandon Bracy went 5 scoreless innings and allowed only 4 hits with 7 Ks to earn the W.

Gehrig Sanchez had a pair of hits.

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Jack Schneider tossed 5 scoreless innings as Basha blanked Highland 10-0.

Tyler Riddle had 2 hits including a triple for the Bears.

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Mesquite edged Marcos de Niza 1-0. Austin Wendt allowed only 1 hit in 6 innings to get the W.

Connor Woods was the tough luck loser for Marcos, tossing a complete game and fanning 7.

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March 2, 2016

Queen Creek overcame a 4-0 deficit to rally late and upend Desert Mountain 5-4.

The Bulldogs scored a pair of runs in the 6th and 3 more in the bottom of the 7th to take the walk off win.

Dallas Horne worked 5 1/3 innings for the ‘dogs, with relief help from Kaleb Honea. QC pitching did not allow a run after the third inning.

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O’Connor used a 13 hit attack to run rule Shadow Mountain 11-1 in 5 innings.

Nolan Gorman was 2-2 with a double, 2 RBIs and a pair of runs scored. Tanner Baker, Bailin Markridge and Coltin Daus added 2 hits apiece. Keegan McCarville doubled and knocked in 3 runs.

Colby Wyatt scattered 4 hits in a 5 inning complete game.

For Shadow, Donovan McMullen collected a pair of knocks.

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Tim Mendez tossed a complete game, allowing only 2 hits as Sunrise Mountain dropped Mountain Pointe 5-2.

Sunrise jumped out to an early 3-0 first inning lead on doubles by Lucas Wall and Aaron Broderick.

Michael Herrera was 34 for the Mustangs. Wall was 2-4.

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Isaiah Garcia was 3-3 with a double and 2 RBIs as Campo Verde topped Casa Grande 10-1.

Cooper Williams added a pair of hits and tossed 5 innings of one hit ball with 10 Ks.

Gil Luna worked 4 1/3 for Casa Grande and punched out 9. Josh West had a pair of hits.

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Christian Slater rounds third

Christian Slater rounds third

Corona del Sol run ruled Dobson 12-2 in 5 innings.

Christian Slater was 3-4 with a homer and 5 RBIs. Jacob Clemens also went deep and was 2-2 with 2 steaks.

Austin Treese allowed only one hit in 5 innings on the bump.

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Kona Quiggle and Jacob Stockdale both went yard as Greenway took a 10-7 win over Centennial.

Quiggle, Matthew McDonald and James Gamble all had 2 hit games.

Justin Freeman had 2 hits, including a triple, drove in 2 runs, and allowed only 2 hits in 4 innings on the hill.

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Maricopa edged Betty Fairfax 3-2 i  8 innings.

In the bottom of the 8th, Carter Paine stroked a one out base hit, and when Christian Garcia’s sac bunt was misplayed, Paine came all the way around to score the game winner.

Paine was 3-4 with a double and 2 runs scored.

Garcia was 2-3 with a triple and 2 RBIs.

Jackson Stensgard worked 6 innings in a no decision. Tyler Rapp tossed 2 scoreless for the W.

For Fairfax, freshman Geno DeNato worked 7 2/3 innings in a hard luck loss.

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Fountain Hills pounded out 13 hits to drop Moon Valley 11-6.

Conner Gervits was 3-4 with a pair of runs scored. Teo Vargas Bryce Andrashie and Tanner Quigley all had 2 hits.

Brady Stubbs had 2 hits and a pair of RBIs for Moon.

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Mountain Ridge opened up their season with a 4-2 win over Sunnyslope.

Alex Roth got the W with 4 innings of work, allowing 3 hits.

Trent Turner was 3-3 with 2 runs scored.

Cole Jennings was 2-3 with a double for ‘slope.

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Desert Edge hung a 9 spot in the 5th inning and dropped Agua Fria 11-2.

Nick Kovar was 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs.

Zae Martin, Matt Dacey and Brett Miller had  2 hit games as well.

Dacey tossed a complete game, surrendering only 2 hits.

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Maximillian Christoff threw a complete game with 7 Ks as Sabino took a 4-1 win over Empire.

Romey Stewart was 2-3 with a double. Peyton Payne and Zach Bigelow each had  2 RBIs.

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Chad McLanahan homered twice and knocked in 6 runs to lead Brophy to a 13-3 win over Liberty in 6 innings.

JJ Hessell was 3-4 with a double and Jacob Talamante was 2-4 with 2 RBIs.

Jeff Rula tossed 4 innings to earn the W, allowing only 3 hits.

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Basha defeated Red Mountain 6-1.

Johnny Morrell fanned 8 in 6 1/3 innings on the hill , allowing only 2 hits to earn the W.

Ryan Tierney had  a pair of hits for the Bears.

Jacob Stobart pitched well in a losing effort. The senior lefty went 6 innings, allowing 4 hits and only 1 earned run.

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March 1, 2016

The Apollo Hawks had a great week, winning the Wayne DeCombs Invite by beating the Verrado Vipers 8-4 in the Championship game. Getting the win on the bump was Lefty Junior JJ Camarena, JJ pitched in and out of trouble but kept the hawks in the game. Soph Abe Garcia and Senior Devin Scholl came in relief and finished the game.
Brett Aker(Sr), Channy Ortiz(jr) and Sammy Serrano(jr) all had outstanding tournaments as well as freshman Manny Macias.

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Arcadia held off a late Sunnyslope push to take a 6-4 win on Monday.

The Vikings scored twice in the top of the 7th and had the bases loaded when the side was retired.

Sam Huff, Andrew Scheinert and Bobby Peirce all hgad 2 hit games for the Titans. Andrew Smith picked up the W, going 4 innings and allowing only 4 hits.

Ryan Saltonstall and Hunter Besore each had 2 knocks for ‘slope.

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Jesse Schmidt tossed a complete game as Queen Creek topped Desert Ridge 12-2 in 6 innings in a power rankings game.

Colby Konernick was 3-4 while Austin Nichols and Jacob Jordan both had 2 hits.

Sophomore Austin Duffy had a pair of hits for Ridge.

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Valley Vista won their first power rankings game with a 6-3 win over Horizon.

Tyler Smith went the distance, allowing only 2 hits.

Cooper York knocked in 3 runs with a 2-4 day. Tyler Schoen and Bradley Stuebe each had 2 knocks.

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Sunrise Mountain won a tournament game over Centennial 8-4.

Trevor Pruitt tossed 4 shutout innings and allowed only 2 hits to get the W.

Ethan Snodgrass was 2-4 with 3 RBIs for Sunrise. Josh Stockton was 2-4 with a double and 2 RBIs.

Tanner Bland had  3 hits for Centennial.

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Skyline downed Saguaro 6-3 in the Scottsdale Tournament.

Bodey Delmar had 3 hits for the Coyotes.

David Judkins had 2 hits for Saguaro.

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Thunderbird traveled to Gilbert and came back with a 9-6 win in the Scottsdale Tournament.

Hayden McGeary continued to be hot with a double and triple and 2 runs scored.

Brett Budde and Thomas Dohogne had 2 hits each as well.

Zach Meyer was 4-4 for Gilbert.

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Cactus Shadows downed Notre Dame 5-2 in the Scottsdale Tournament.

Senior lefty Dellan Raish allowed only 1 hit in 6 innings on the bump and punched out 7.

Scott Mehan was 3-3 with a pair of doubles. Ben Rodenburg tripled and had 2 hits and Chris Shaffer had  2 hits.

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February 28, 2016

The Chandler Wolves came out with a 12-0 victory over Seton Catholic. Chandler’s Roshan Patel was fantastic on the mound throwing a no hitter.
Luis Montenegro went 2-3 with 2B and 3 RBI Adrian Baduqui also went 2-3 with 4 RBI

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Christian Slater had a home run, a pair of doubles, and drove in 2 rusn to lead Corona del Sol to a 9-6 win over Mesa High.

Ryan Novis added a 2 run homer for the Aztecs and Nick Parke chipped in with 3 hits.

Matt Novis and Jacob Clemens combined for the W.

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Brophy hammered North Canyon 16-1 on Friday.

Hunter Parks and JJ Hessell both homered and Teo Fritzke drove in 3 runs.

Nick Tiedeman and Frank Allman combined to limit NC to one hit.

Canyon’s lone hit was  a homer by Luke Bowman.

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Chaparral took an 8-1 win over Cactus Shadows.

Harrison Jones homered, doubled and drove in 3. Colby Davis allowed only 1 hit in 4 innings of work.

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On Saturday Chaparral defeated Nogales 10-1.

Blake Paugh homered and Ian McMillan was 3-3 with a pair of RBIs.

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Chaparral dropped Notre Dame  13-7 in game 2 on Saturday.

Gianni Tomasi had 4 hits and Harrison Jones was 2-3 with 5 RBIs.

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Ryan Atencio went 5-5 with a triple and 3 RBIs to lead Gilbert to a 7-4 win over Centennial.

Derek Anderson tossed a complete game for the win.

Andy Kupec had a pair of knocks for Centennial.

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Hamilton remains undefeated after going 3-0 over the weekend in the Desert Vista tournament.

On Friday, the Huskies downed Mesquite 5-2. Ryan Turner allowewd only 4 hits in 6 innings of work to get the W.

Drew Swift was 2-3 with a pair of RBIs.

In game 1 on Saturday, the Huskies blasted Mountain View 14-1.

The Huskies totaled 16 hits in the 5 inning affair, and hung an 8 spot in the top of the 5th to seal the deal.

In game 2, the Hamilton bats continued to roll in a 17-2 pasting of Desert Ridge.

The Huskies got big flies from Nick Brueser, Colton Snellin, Braydem Merritt and Chris Collins.

Brueser had 6 RBIs on the day.

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On Friday Ironwood Ridge defeated Empire 9-3.

Nick Estrella homered and drove in 3 runs.

Christian Pearcy tossed a complete game for the W.

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Dustin Johnson turns it for DV

Dustin Johnson turns it for DV

Red Mountain outlasted Desert Vista on Friday 15-10 at the DV tourney in a game that featured 11 DV errors.

AJ Karim and Riley Pagel each knocked in 2 runs for RM.

On Saturday DV bounced back with a pair of victories.

In game 1 the Thunder blanked Desert Ridge 3-0.

Heath Chapman spun a complete game 3 hitter and fanned 5 for the W.

Brock Burton knocked in  a pair of runs.

In game 2, DV dropped Mesquite 12-7.

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Julian Jenkins

Julian Jenkins was 2-3 with an RBI and 3 runs scored.

DV took advantage of 4 Mesquite errors, and were actually outhit 9-7 on the day.

Spencer Rubinoff worked 4 strong innings for the win.

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On Friday, Pinnacle dropped Perry 7-4.

Joey Faudskar and Chad Sutton each had 2 hits.

Wacy Crenshaw had  apair of hits for Perry.

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Liberty sophomore lefty Isaiah Montoya allowed only 1 hit in 6 innings and punched out 6 as the Lions blanked St. Mary’s 4-0.

Derek Legeza and Nick Hamilton each had 2 hits.

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Saguaro edged Sunrise Mountain 4-3 on Friday.

DJ Peters tossed a complete game for the win.

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On Saturday, Thunderbird topped Saguaro 8-4.

Hayden McGeary cranked  a 3 run homer for the Chiefs, and scattered 3 hits over 6 innings on the hill with 6 Ks.

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Nick Dicarlo had a double, triple, and went 3-4 with 2 runs scored to lead Arcadia to a 6-1 win Notre Dame.

Sam Huff added a pair of doubles and a 3-4 day.

Kyle Durchslag worked 6 innings on the bump to earn the victory.

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On Saturday, Nick Dicarlo and Sam Huff each homered as Arcadia defeated Nogales 11-7.

Andrew Scheinert was 2-3 with 4 RBIs

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Williams Field dropped Maricopa on Friday 15-2.

Kenny Maloy went 6 innings on the hill, and Tyler Quin had 3 doubles and 6 RBIs.

On Saturday Williams Field run ruled Page 14-5 in 5 innings.

Justin Kerby was was 2-4 with a homer and 4 RBIs.

 

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February 25, 2016

Chandler got the 5-3 Win against visiting Kofa behind a strong pitching performance from senior Trenton Crowley 6 innings 3 earn runs 3 K’s. Sophomore Roshan Patel came in for the save.
Chandler got three runs in the bottom of the second on a lead off walk by Antoine Mistico followed by a HBP by Pedro Trejo and back to back RBI singles from Sam Helms and Brandon Todd.
Chandler would add two runs on Kofa miscues. Will Long and Brady Lamb both went 1-3 on the day.

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On Wednesday, Gabe Zubia pitched a complete game 2 hitter striking out 7 batters leading the Notre Dame Prep Saints over Nogales 4-0.

The Saints got on the board in the 3rd inning with a Tyler Cranston triple followed by a Matthew Metz RBI single. The Saints added 3 more runs in the 4th inning led by a 2 run double from Blaze Borowski. Metz went 2-3 on the night for Notre Dame. For Nogales, Angel Chavez struck out 7 in 5 innings of work.

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Sunnyslope defeated Notre Dame 12-5 on Thursday. Alex Markwardt led the Vikings with a 3-3 4 RBI performance. In addition, Ryan Santonstill went 3-4 and Casey Markham 2-3 for Sunnyslope. Nick O’Brien had two doubles in a losing effort for the Saints.

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Tommy Sacco and Jake Halland (L) both look for the call

Tommy Sacco and Jake Halland (L) both look for the call

Desert Mountain hung a 6 spot in the 8th inning to take an 11-6 win over Perry on the road in the Horizon preseason tournament.

The game was tied at 3 entering the 7th when DM’s Jake Halland drew a one out walk and Nico Piazza followed with a 2 run shot to center to give the Wolves a 5-3 lead.

In the bottom of the 7th Wacy Crenshaw led off with a base hit for Perry and Trevor Hauver doubled to center field to put runners at 2nd and third. Beau Breiske would walk to load the bases, and a pair of passed balls would tie the score.

The wheels would come off for Perry in the 8th however as the Wolves pulled away for the W. The big blow coming on a bases loaded double by Halland.

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On the day Halland was 3-3 with a pair of doubles and 3 RBI. Piazza added 3  steaks with a 2 -4 day including his bomb.

Junior lefty Garrett Elwell worked 5 innings in a no decision, allowing only 2 hits and 3 runs. He walked 5 and fanned 5.

Cody Holtz homered and drove in 2 runs for Perry.

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Austin Wendt tossed a complete game 3 hit shutout and punched out 13 as Mesquite blanked Mesa Mountain View 5-0 in a power points game.

Carson Burton was 2-3 with a double and 2 RBIs and Parker Holland added 2 hits.

Sean Rimmer had 2 of the Toro’s 4 hits.

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Keegan McCarville scattered 5 hits in 6 innings of work and punched out 8 as O’Connor dropped Basha 7-2.

Tanner Baker tripled and drove in 2 runs for SDO. Nolan Gorman had a pair of doubles.

Skylar Dorn went 2-3 for Basha and Gage Workman doubled.

Jack Schneider tossed 4 innings for Basha and allowed only 1 run.

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Mountain Pointe pounded out 14 hits and took advantage of 9 Shadow Mountain walks in a 13-7 victory.

Logan White was 2-4 with 2 RBIs for the Pride. Jack Smith was 3-4 with a triple and Johnny Weaver had a pair of hits.

For Shadow, Michael Calamia doubled twice and scored 3 runs.

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Saguaro dropped the hammer on Gilbert, taking a 14-0 6 inning win on Thursday.

Beau Dorman had a 3 run bomb, a double and 5 RBIs to lead a 12 hit Saguaro attack. David Judkins was 3-4 with a double and knocked in 4 runs.

On the bump, Mack Schroeder threw 6 shutout innings with 6 Ks and allowed only 3 hits.

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Jacob Gonzalez cranked a pair of scuds and Alex Segal worked 5 strong innings as Chaparral dropped Arcadia 7-2.

Gonzalez drove in 3 and scored twice. Harrison Jones added a 2 run shot for the Firebirds.

Segal allowed only 1 hit in his 5 innings of work, punching out 6 and walking 4.

Matt Schroer threw 2 shutout innings for Arcadia.

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Kyler Riordan’s 5th inning 3 run blast proved to be the difference as Sunrise Mountain dropped Skyline 6-5.

Riordan was 3-3 on the day with 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored.

Tim Mendez tossed 6 innings and fanned 5.

Bobby Meza was 3-3 with a pair of doubles for Skyline.

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Sophomore Aaron Forest tossed 6 2/3 innings, allowing only 2 runs as Centennial defeated Thunderbird 7-2.

Nick Espinoza was 3-5 for the Coyotes and Tanner Bland added 2 hits. Nine different Centennial players collected hits.

Hayden McGeary and Alex Sevensky each had 2 knocks for T Bird.

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Josh Durang tossed a complete game, scattering 4 hits as Ironwood Ridge dropped Campo Verde 4-2.

Nick Estrella homered and Derek Daly tripled and scored twice.

For Campo, Jadon Solomon tripled and drove in 2.

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Salpointe run ruled Highland 11-1 in 5 innings.

Tommy Garcia allowed only 4 hits in 5 innings of work.

Robbie Campillo tripled and drove in 2 runs.

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Corona del Sol used a 14 hit attack and capitalized on 8 walks to outlast Brophy 14-10.

Jacob Clemens knocked in 3 runs for Corona and was 2-5.

Brandon Bracy  tossed 3 innings on the bump.  Chase Hamilton tripled and had 2 hits. Gehrig Sanchez also had 2 knocks.

For Brophy, Jacob Talamante had a grand slam and knocked in 6 runs.

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February 24, 2015

Zane Strand

Zane Strand

Zane Strand tossed a 5 inning no hitter as Hamilton dropped Valley Vista 10-0 in a power points game.

Strand struck out 2 and did not walk a batter. Valley’s lone base runner reached on an infield error.

Luke Owen had a 3 run blast for the Huskies and Logan Boyer went deep and drove in 4 runs on the day. Cole Bellinger was 3-4.

 

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Ricki Tuita’s base hit in the top of the 8th inning scored Tyler Hajjar with the game winner as Liberty edged Desert Mountain 6-5 in the Horizon Tournament.

Nick Hamilton and John Cherpak each knocked in 2 runs for the Lions. Grant Lung went 3-4 at the plate.

For DM, Michael Spizzirri had a 3 run homer and Frank Dickson and jack Silverman both had 2 hits.

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Bryson Wheatley scattered 3 hits with 5 strikeouts and nearly missed a complete game shutout as Boulder Creek scored a run in the bottom of the 7th without a hit. Wheatley was in control all game with his fastball at 85-87 MPH and an effective curve ball at 67-68.

Junior Tommy Sacco broke open the game with a 2-run HR as Perry had runners all over the bases for most of the game. Boulder Creek starter Mitchell Allen was 86-88 MPH but had command issues in his 2+ innings of work as he gave up several free passes. Perry was also aided by some shaky Boulder Creek defense

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Ryan Novis was 2-4with a triple and 3RBIs as Corona del Sol topped O’Connor 6-3.

Liam Stills was 3-3 with a triple for the Aztecs.

Quin Flanagan threw 3 hitless innings for CDS and Daniel Stelo and Zak Repar provided relief help.

O’Connor could only manage 4 singles on the day.

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Basha took a 14-7 win over Seton Catholic.

Casey Legumina homered and went 2-3 with 2 RBIs. Gage Workman was 2-3 with a  triple and 3 RBIs and Michael Scott homered.

DJ Wagner and Drew Marovich combined for the W.

For Seton, Blake Newman was 2-3 with a homer.

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Mountain Pointe pushed across 7 runs in the 2nd inning and cruised in with a 10-4 win over Pinnacle.

Jack Smith drove in 4 runs for the Pride. Alex Bookman was 3-4 with a double and  a pair of RBIs. Jadon Brooks scored 3 runs and was 2-3 with a triple.

Garrett Redaja worked 3 innings for the W with relief help from Tristan Flores and Gen Ito.

Jake Holmes was 2-3 with a double and home run for Pinnacle.

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Cactus Shadows held off a late Arcadia rally and came away with an 11-9 win.

Arcadia’s Sam Huff and Mekhi Beler each homered in a 7 run 7th inning, but the Titans came up short.

CS was led by Trent Tavares who went 3-4 and scored 3 runs. Joe Palanzo, Ben Drenth and Ben Reiners all drove in 2 runs.

Dellan Raish worked 4 innings to earn the W.

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Ian Sanger’s RBI triple in the top of the 7th broke a 2-2 tie and Horizon held on for a 4-2 win over Shadow Mountain.

Josh Bristyan was 1-3 with a 2 RBI double for the Huskies. Nick Berger added a pair of hits.

Matt Thomas and Colin King combined on the hill for the victory.

For the Matadors, Ryan McIntosh had  2 hits.

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Nick McAdams was 3-4 with a triple and 4 RBIs as Centennial hammered Saguaro 10-1.

Andy Kupec and Tanner Bland each had  2 hits.

Tristan Storm scattered 5 hits over 6 innings to get the win.

Zach Swartz had  a pair of hits for the Sabercats.

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Skyline scored a pair of runs in the top of the 7th to edge Gilbert 17-15 in a slugfest.

The two teams combined to hammer out 33 hits.

Ian Raidy and Bodey Delmar each had 3 hits and 3 RBIs while Cole Yokum knocked in 4 runs for the Coyotes.

Jack Pochiro was 2-4 with 4 RBIs for Gilbert. Ryan Atencio was 4-5 with 3 runs scored and Derek Anderson had a pair of doubles and drove in 3.

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The Chaparral Firebirds began their 2016 campaign with a solid win over the Sunnyslope Vikings. Casey Candiotti started things off in the 1st, sitting all three batters down with just four pitches, and frustrated the Viking hitters from that point on…1st pitch strikes to 15 of 29 hitters.
Chaparral got things going in the 2nd with a solo shot by Blake Paugh in his 1st at bat of the season to give Chaparral a 1-0 lead. With the score still 1-0 in the 4th…Paugh walked then Kenny Littlefair was HBP. With runners at 2nd and 1st Harrison Jones doubled to right center driving in Paugh. Littlefair held to 3rd base scored next on a sac fly by Ian McMillan to make the score 3-0 Chaparral.

The Vikings tried to get things going in the 4th & 5th innings, but Tyler Stokes & Ian McMillan teamed up for two inning- ending double plays to put out any threats from Sunnyslope. In the top of the 7th Tyler Stokes walked, and scored on a beautiful hit and run Dylan Cole double to right center. Cole stole 3rd base then scored on a pass ball. Jacob Gonzalez walked…Michael Purugganan came in to pinch run for Gonzalez. Kenny Littlefair got his 1st high school varsity hit which drove in Purugganan to give Chaparral a 6-0 lead. Candiotti came back out in the 7th and finished it off with a complete game win.

Highlights: Harrison Jones: (2 hits, RBI), Casey Candiotti: (4 hit Complete game) Blake Paugh: (HR, scored twice, 2 BB), Dylan Cole: (Doubled, RBI, scored once, SB, BB) Ian McMillan: (sac fly) , Gianni Tomasi: (Double), Kenny Littlefair: (single, RBI, HBP, and scored) Tyler Stokes: (Singled, scored, BB), Jacob Gonzalez (BB), Michael Purugganan: (PR, scored

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Sasha Sneider punched out 8 in 5 innings of work as Thunderbird defeated Sunrise Mountain 5-2.

Alex Sevensky was 3-3 fr the Chiefs while Hayden McGeary was 3-4.

Michael Herrera was 2-4 with a double for Sunrise.

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Brophy took a 4-2 win over Chandler.

Chad McLanahan was 2-3 with a big fly.

Jeff Rula and Frank Allman each worked 3 innings on the bump for the Broncs.

Antoine Mistico had 2 hits for Chandler.

This was Brophy Coach Tom Succow’s 700th win as a high school coach.

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Ironwood Ridge blanked Marana Mountain View 10-0 in the Cowboy Up tourney in Tucson.

Jared McKemy was 2-3 with 3 RBIs.

Nick Estrella tossed 4 shutout innings with 6 Ks.

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Maximillian Christoff threw 5 shutout innnings and K’ed 8 and also went 2-3 with a triple and 4 RBIs as Sabino smoked Catalina Foothills 10-0.

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July 2015

July 23, 2015

DBacks Champs

The 15U Diamondbacks Academy went undefeated in bracket play of the 15U Ken Griffey, Jr. World Series to claim the championship.

After going 1-2 in pool play, the DBacks reeled off 5 wins in a row, including a 3-2 win over a powerful DBAT club out of Dallas, Texas.

Justice Panton (2018 MIF Desert Vista) took home the batting champion award with Manny Macias (2019 Apollo IF) winning the MVP Award.

The team was coached by longtime valley Coach Jim Carruthers. Here is the roster:

Kasey Mericle 2018 Perry
Nico Petrotto 2019 Hamilton
Eddie Niemann 2018
Ryan Meyer 2019 Gilbert
Steven Ochoa 2018 Chandler
Bobby Peirce 2018 Arcadia
Michael Padilla 2018 Desert Vista
Justice Panton 2018 Desert Vista
Andrew Hayes 2018 Red Mountain
Daniel Rusanowski 2019 Desert Vista
Clark Candiotti 2019 Chaparral
Carter Paine 2018 Maricopa
Zach Rose 2017 Cactus Shadows
Jake Briscoe 2017 Corona del Sol
Zac McNelley 2018 Odyssey Institute
Nico Vigil 2019 Desert Vista
Manuel Macias 2019 Apolloa
Cameron LaLiberte 2019 Basha
Max Riedy 2018 Arcadia
Christian Shoshoo 2018 Perry

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This past week both the 15u and 18u Arizona RBI teams went undefeated in the western regional tournament in Los Angeles.
The 15s went 5-0 beating the Dodgers RBI team 2-1 in the championship game at Dodger Stadium.
The 18s went 4-0 beating the Angels RBI team 2-1 (10 innings) also in the championship game at Dodger Stadium.
Both teams will travel to Texas to compete in the RBI World Series August 10-15. With the championship to be played at the Ballpark in Arlington with all expenses being paid for by MLB. Both games will be televised on the MLB network.

18U AZ RBI WESTERN REGION CHAMPS
ARTURO CORONADO P/OF BUCKEYE HS
CODY GARRISON OF/P BUCKEYE HS
RUDY GONZALEZ P COPPER CANYON
DOM RUELAS OF/INF SIERRA LINDA
BROCK RICHARDSON IF/C TOLLESON
CARLOS BALDENEGRO P/OF TOLLESON
KONA QUIGGLE OF GREENWAY
RICK DOMINGUEZ P/1B TREVOR BROWNE
ANDREW DIGGS IF MILLENNIUM
CHAZ MIGHELLS IF MILLENNIUM
SAM ROMERO P ALHAMBRA
LUIS TAJIA C/P TOLLESON
CARLOS HIGUERA IF/OF/P BUCKEYE
RILEY MILLER IF GREENWAY

15U WESTERN REGION CHAMPS
JAIR GALVAN BUCKEYE
TYLER LALIBERTY MESQUITE
DANIEL CERVANTES ST MARYS
JESUS MACIAS GREENWAY
JESUS MORENO APOLLO
JOSH RODRIGUEZ SUNNYSLOPE
JOSE RUBALCAVA BROPHEY
JOSE PACHECO ST MARYS
LARRY ROSS WESTVIEW
PEDRO RAMIREZ ST MARYS
ZANE CARPENTER RED MOUNTAIN
MATT ALMENDARIZ ST MARYS
DEMETRIO BOTELLO BUCKEYE
JULIAN RUIZ

 

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July 14, 2015

ASBA 2017 2

 

 

All Star Baseball Academy 2017 team just finished a 2 week run in the USA 17u Nationals where they tied for 8th place overall out of 92 17u teams and the USA Premier Firecracker Classic in Southern California. The team fully manned by sophomores has played up in 18u and 17u tournaments all summer and just completed a remarkable run at the Firecracker winning the 17u Division. Along the way they defeated Impact Baseball 5-3 in the second round, a team with many D1 signees and college bound players and in the Semi Finals they defeated The So Cal Bombers Black team one of the top 17u teams in the nation 6-2 which has 7 2015 Area Code players on its roster. In the finals ASBA 2017 extracted some revenge for their only blemish in the 8 day tournament avenging a 3-2 loss earlier in the week to TC Saints out of Olympia Washington to claim the Championship 16-2 with Grant Lung being named the most outstanding player of the tournament. The team players are David Avitia, Jesus Aldaz (Alhambra) Grant Lung, Derek Legeza, Sam Stewart (Liberty) Clay Schwaner (Sunrise Mountain) Tommy Lowe (Mountain Ridge) Michael Sears (Millennium) Max Siegel, Connor Denning (Arcadia) Mack Schroeder, Carter Lace (Saguaro) Jarryd Samsing (Verrado) Zac Griffin, Anthony Cosenza (O’Connor) Anthony Quattrocchi (Joy Christian) Devin Bonadeo (Pinnacle) Genner Cervantes (Trevor Browne) and the lone freshman Tyler Kelly (Mingus). The squad is coached by long time ASBA coaches Roumaldo Romero and Dean Budrow with assistants Louie Romero, Sergio Rivera and Max Stewart.

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Congratulations to Hamilton’s Nick Brueser for being named to the USA Baseball 2015 17U National Team Development Program 40 man roster.

Congrats also to Corona del Sol’s Quin Flanagan, Greenway’s Kona Quiggle and Skyline’s Boyd Vanderkooi who were chosen as alternates.

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The 2015 Reds Area Code Team has been announced.

The AZ players on the team are:

Sam Huff- Catcher: Arcadia HS

Chad McLanahan- IF: Brophy Preparatory

Cameron Cannon- SS: Mountain Ridge HS

Kobie Tinsley-SS: Horizon HS

Kona Quiggle- OF: Greenway HS

Logan Boyer- RHP: Hamilton HS

Casey Legumina- RHP: Basha HS

Chaz Montoya- LHP: Centennial HS

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June 2015

June 25, 2015

The 2015 Arizona National Connie Mack Qualifier was once again crowded with many of the nation’s top 18U programs, and for the 4th year in a row, the DBAT Mustangs out of Dallas, TX took home the title and earned the spot in amateur baseball’s most prestigious tournament, the Connie Mack World Series.

2015 DBAT Mustangs Elite

2015 DBAT Mustangs Elite

 

 

 

 

 

The Arizona Athletics 17U team finished in the runner up spot, an excellent showing against top notch competition. The A’s earned the final at large spot in the 12 team bracket, coming out of pool play at 2-2, and dropped their first game in the double elimination bracket 9-0 to a tough Encinitas Gamers team out of southern California.

2015 Athletics 17U Team

2015 Athletics 17U Team

That’s when the A’s got on a roll, taking consecutive elimination games over the Colorado Slammers, the McKinney Marshals (TX), the Arizona Firebirds and Albuquerque Baseball Academy (NM).

 

 

 

Hunter Lessard turns it for the A's

Hunter Lessard turns it for the A’s

That set up a championship match up with DBAT, sporting a roster stacked with 17 D1 commits. The A’s took a 1-0 lead  in the 4th on a Daniel Abiles (Perry) RBI single, and tacked on one more in the 5th when Beau Brieske (Perry) knocked in Lucas Wall (Sunrise Mtn) to make the score 2-0.

DBAT responded with a solo run in the 5th and then, as they had done most of the tournament in the late innings ,rallied for 3 more in the bottom of the 6th and took home the 4-2 win.

Colby Wyatt dealin'

Colby Wyatt dealin’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colby Wyatt (SD O’Connor) threw very well for the A’s as the starter, tossing 4 shutout innings and allowing only 2 hits.

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The SCBC Huskies, a team consisting completely of 2016, 2017 and 2018 playesr from Hamilton High School, showed very well in the tournament.

The Huskies defeated DBAT 2-1 in their first pool play game and took the first spot in their pool overall before falling to a pair of Texas teams in bracket play, Phenom Signature and McKinney Marshals.

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June 11, 2015

The AZ Junior Sunbelt team finished the tournament with an 8-2 record.

On Tuesday AZ had  a pair of games against Georgia and Tennessee.

In the morning’s first game, AZ hung  a 7 spot in the 4th inning and cruised in with a 9-1 victory in 5 innings over Georgia.

Dylan Cole was 2-3 with a double, triple and 2 RBIs. Tanner baker went 2-3 with a double and knocked in 3, and Tristan Peterson, Kona Quiggle and Cooper Williams all had 2 hits.

Zane Strand punched out 5 and allowed 5hits in his 5 innings of work.

In game 2, AZ got a complete game effort from Chaz Montoya and stopped Tennessee 4-2.

Montoya fanned 7 on the day and allowed only 2 hits.

Tristan Peterson homered again, Dylan Cole tripled and drove in 2 and Kona Quiggle had a pair of hits.

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On Wednesday, AZ matched up again with Georgia and took an 8-3 victory.

Ben Rodenburg homered for the good guys and Mitchell Allen was 2-3 with 2 runs driven in. Blake Flint was 3-3 at the dish.

On the mound, Casey Legumina, Colby Wyatt, Logan Boyer, Cooper Williams and Frank Dickson combined for the W. Legumina tossed 2 scoreless and Dickson worked 2 perfect innings.

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June 9, 2015

The Arizona Junior Sunbelt team ran into a buzzsaw named Team Mississippi on Monday and took a 12-3 beating in 6 innings.

Mississippi launched 4 homers on the day and AZ was held to 6 hits.

Tristan Peterson homered and Dylan Cole, Cooper Williams and Chad McLanahan all had doubles.

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June 8, 2015

The Arizona Junior Sunbelt Team enters play this afternoon against Mississippi sporting a 5-1 record.

In game 1 on Friday, AZ matched up with Team Texas and fell 5-4. Chaz Montoya (Centennial) worked 6 2/3 innings with 5 Ks in a losing effort. Dylan Cole (Chaparral) was 3-4 with a double and 2 RBIs. Cole’s double came in the bottom of the 7th to drive in Kona Quiggle (Greenway) to pull AZ within a run, but he was stranded. Cameron Cannon added  a pair of hits for AZ.

In game 2 Friday afternoon , Zona dropped Oklahoma Gold 7-4. Devin Ray (Mountain Ridge) was 2-4 with 2 runs scored and drove in a pair. Zane Strand tossed a complete game with 10 Ks. AZ was helped by OK’s 8 walks and 5 errors.

On Saturday morning AZ faced off with Canada with the good guys cruising to a 9-1 win in 5 innings. Blake Flint (Pinnacle) tossed 5 complete, allowing 5 hits. Zona drew 11 walks in the game and managed 4 hits. Two of them were solo bombs from Tristan Peterson (Canyon del Oro) and Chad McLanahan (Brophy).

In Saturday morning’s second game, AZ edged Colorado 3-2. Casey Legumina went the distance on the bump, punching out 10 and allowing 6 hits. Quiggle had a pair of hits for AZ and Cole and Mitchell Allen (Boulder Creek) each had a double.

In game #5 on  Sunday, Team AZ dropped Missouri 7-2. Colby Wyatt (O’Connor)threw a complete game for the win, fanning 5 and allowing 6 hits. AZ pushed 4 runs across in the 2nd with the big blows being a 2 RBI triple from Ben Rodenburg (Cactus Shadows)  and a solo blast from Cannon.

On Sunday evening, AZ hammered Oklahoma Blue 14-1. Frank Dickson (Desert Mountain) started on the bump and went 2 innings, punching out 5 of the 6 hitters he faced. To preserve some arms, AZ followed with Logan Boyer (Hamilton), Cooper Williams (Campo Verde) and Chase Sandman (Mountain Ridge).

Offensively for AZ, Williams was 3-4 with a homer and 3 RBIs. McLanahan had a double, a homer and 4 RBIs and Robbie Campillo (Salpointe) had a solo homer. Ray and Dane Stankiewicz (Gilbert) each had 3 hits.

AZ has a 12 noon match up with Mississippi today, followed by a pair tomorrow against the always tough squads from Georgia and Tennessee.

 

 

 

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May 2015

May 20, 2015

Mesquite claimed the school’s first state title with a 5-2 win over Liberty in Tuesday night’s D1 state championship game.

The Wildcats had reached the title game in 2008 and last year, but fell short to rival Hamilton both times. This time, there was no denying the ‘cats and Head Coach Jeff Holland.

Kyler Murphy dives past Britt Fitzgerald

Kyler Murphy dives past Britt Fitzgerald

 

 

 

 

 

Liberty struck first, scoring a pair in the top of the first on a smoked RBI double by Tyler Wyatt and a fielder’s choice grounder.

Mesquite put up a solo run in the 2nd when Noah Cordova doubled and scored on wild pitch, and tied it in the 3rd when Nick Daley’s sac fly drove in Britt Fitzgerald.

Meanwhile, Mesquite starter Josh Webster began to find his stride. The senior scattered 6 hits, and worked out of the stretch for most of the game. The Lions put some good swings on him, but the senior battled with runners on base and hung goose eggs the rest of the way in.

Tyler Wyatt puts the leather to Cole Valletta

Tyler Wyatt puts the leather to Cole Valletta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mesquite took the lead in the 5th after Bucky Dehority singled and Fitzgerald reached again out of the 9 hole. Daley followed with a  flare over Liberty first baseman Sean Schoffstall’s head to give the ‘cats the lead.

In the 6th Mesquite tacked on a pair of insurance runs on an RBI double by Cordova and a base hit by Dehority.

Webster shut down the side in order in the 7th, his only perfect inning, and the dog pile was on.

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Canyon Del Oro took advantage of a pair of unearned runs and topped Tucson High 3-1 in the D2 Championship game.

Tucson took an early 1-0 lead and but CDO ties it in the 3rd  when Max Smith reached and scored on a botched double play ball off the  bat of Nick Ames.

In the 4th Spencer Packard reached and scored on a passed ball, and the final run came in the 7th when Anthony Felix drove in Adam Hoyos to give CDO the 3-0 lead.

Ames worked the final 2 innings in relief of starter Gabe Benavides.

 

Nick Ames looks for the call on the game's final play

Nick Ames looks for the call on the game’s final play

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the bottom of the 7th Tucson made it interesting, putting runners at second and third with 2 outs. With Fernando Mungaray at the plate with a chance to tie it, a pitch squirted past CDO catcher Hayden May and Nick Sandoval attempted to score but was tagged out by Ames on the toss from May for the game’s final out.

 

 

 

May 16, 2015

Liberty rallied from a 4 run deficit and took an 8-6 win over Mountain Ridge to advance ta the D1 state championship game against Mesquite on Tuesday night.

Tyler Hajjar is in at third for Mountain Ridge

Tyler Hajjar is in at third for Mountain Ridge

Liberty trailed 6-2 entering the bottom of the 5th, and with stud do everything guy Rudy Karre leaving the game with an injured arm an inning earlier, things looked grim. Karre’s replacement, Sam Stewart, led off the inning with a grounder back to the mound and was thrown out by Ridge’s Justin Revels. After that the gates opened, with 5 consecutive Lions reaching base, and after a bases loaded 3 RBI double by Cody Hulbert and an RBI single by Grant Lung the game was tied at 6.

Ridge got a 2 out double in the 6th from Chase Sandman, but the junior was stranded at second.

With the momentum clearly in their favor, Liberty started the 6th with a base knock from Andrew Hasquet. After a failed sac bunt attempt and a pop up to first, Kyle Murphy walked. With runners at 1st and 2nd, Tyler Wyatt quickly went down in the count 0-2, then fouled off the third pitch. Ridge reliever Josh Sieglitz came in again on 0-2 and this time Wyatt didn’t miss, lining an oppo shot to right for a  2 RBI double and giving the Lions the 8-6 lead.

Wyatt, who came on in the fifth in relief for Liberty, fanned Cameron Cannon to start the inning but Mitchell Sullivan reached on a base hit. Tristan Thomas followed a liner to shortstop Grant Lung, who doubled Sullivan off at first for the final out and Liberty was on to the ‘ship.

Murphy blasted a 3rd inning solo homer that tied the game at 2. Wyatt was 2-3 with 2 RBIs and got the win on the hill with 3 innings of relief work.  Starer Vinny Cafarelli went 3 innings and allowed 4 hits and 3 runs.

Lung and Ricky Tuita were both 2-3.

For Ridge, Thomas was 2-4 with a double and triple and Sullivan added 2 knocks.

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Tucson High needed overtime to do it, but the Badgers advanced to the D2 state title game with a thrilling 4-3 win over Salpointe in 10 innings.

The Lancers wasted no time getting on the board, with Jio Orozco lining a 2 RBI triple to center to give Salpointe a 2-0 first inning lead.

Tucson answered in the 2nd. With 2 outs, Martin Garcia reached on an infield hit and Joseph Dicochea lined a triple to center to make it 2-1. Fernando Mungaray then walked and stole second with Dicochea scoring on the throw to tie it at 2.

Tucson took the lead in the 3rd when freshman Alex Kelch reached on an infield error, stole second and advanced to third on an errant throw. Trevelle Hill’s sac fly brought him in for the 3-2 lead.

Salpointe tied it in the bottom of the 6th when Donny Sands reached on an infield error and later scored on a fielder’s choice grounder.

Both teams had bases loaded situations in the 7th inning but came up empty. Tucson loaded them again in the 8th but no dice, and had 2 men aboard in the 9th without scoring.

With one out in the bottom of the 10th, Dicochea lined a single to center and Mungaray followed with a shot to left for  a double with Dicochea motoring around with the walk off game winner.

Miguel Figueroa earned the W on the hill with 4 scoreless innings of relief , allowing 1 hit with 8 punch outs.

Sands battled on the bump for 8 complete, allowing only 2 earned runs and fanning 8.

Dicochea was 3-5 amd Mungaray and Garcia each had 2 hits.

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May 14, 2015

Liberty advanced to a semi-final matchup with Mountain Ridge by eliminating top seeded Hamilton 2-1 at Tempe Diablo on Thursday.

Hamilton's Rick Ramsdell lays out for  a web gem

Hamilton’s Rick Ramsdell lays out for a web gem

Hamilton’s struggles with the bats continued, with Liberty’s Andrew Hasquet scattering 5 hits in 5 innings of work and allowing only a solo run. The lions called on ace Tyler Wyatt to close it out, and the senior fanned 4 and allowed only  a single hit in his 2 innings of work.

Liberty got all the offense they needed in the top of the first when Rudy Karre was hit by a  pitch to lead off the game and was moved to second on Kyler Murphy’s sac bunt. Wyatt was next and he fired a hard grounder up the middle that caught Hamilton starter Zach Pederson in the foot. As the ball rolled towards left field, Karre motored around third and scored. Nick Hamilton followed with a line single to right to advance Wyatt to third, and Grant Lung knocked in the second run of the inning with a shot just inside the bag at first that was speared by Hamilton’s Nick Brueser to prevent a probable triple.

Tyler Wyatt, Kyler Murphy and teammates celebrate the W

Tyler Wyatt, Kyler Murphy and teammates celebrate the W

Hamilton finally got on the board in the 4th when Logan Boyer launched his second scud in as many nights, this one a no doubter up the berm in left field.

Pederson was the tough luck loser, allowing 4 hits in 7 innings of work.

Nick Hamilton continues to swing it for Liberty, collecting two knocks to lead the Lion offense.

Boyer was 3-3 for the Huskies.

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Mesquite is headed to the D1 title game after a 5-3 victory over Mountain Ridge on Thursday night at Diablo.

Jake Suddreth tossed 6 1/3 innings for the Wildcats to earn the W. The senior took a shutout into the 7th before Ridge pushed 3 runs across and Coby Karhoff came on to close the show.

Tyler Jorgensen is in with a stand up triple

Tyler Jorensen is in with a stand up triple

Mesquite broke the ice in the second. A base hit by Josh Webster was followed by back to back triples from Noah Cordova and Tyler Jorgensen to score 2 runs, and Jorgensen would score when Britt Fitzgerald’s grounder was misplayed for an error.

In the 4th, Mesquite struck again. With one out Jorgesen reached on an infield error and Bucky Dehority legged out an infield hit. Fitzgerald then lined a single to center to score Jorgesen. Nick Daley then grounded to Ridge 2B Devin Ray, who threw Dehority out at the plate for the 2nd out. Alex Murrietta then grounded  a single through the left side to score Fitzgerald and make the score 5-0.

Ridge made it interesting in the 7th. With one out Cameron Cannon reached on an error and Harry Gard was hit by a pitch. The red hot Mitchell Sullivan followed with a line shot double up the gap in right center to score a pair., and he scored on a single by Tristan Thomas. Pinch hitter Rudy Mueller-Schrader the reached on another infield error, but Karhoff came on to retire the next 2 hitters to end the game.

Ridge will face off with Liberty on Saturday night at Diablo with the winner to meet Mesquite in the Tuesday title game.

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In the D2 state tournament, Canyon del Oro dropped Tucson High 8-5 at Hi Corbett Field to advance to Tuesday’s  title game.

A six run 5th inning turned the tide for the Dorados, who pounded out 12 hits on the night.

Max Smith had a pair of doubles and Tristan Peterson and Hayden May were both 2-4. Erick Migueles ahd an RBI triple and Nick Ames was 1-3 witha  double and 2 RBIs.

Smith worked 4 1/3 innings on the mound to get the W, with Spencer Packard throwing the last 2 2/3.

Cameron Amperano, Joseph Marquez and Martin Garcia all had  2hit games for the Badgers.

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Salpointe eliminated Sunnyside 6-3 to move to a semi-final matchup against Tucson High on Saturday night at Hi Corbett.

Donny Sands was 3-3 with 2 RBIs to pace the Lancer attack., and Robby Campillo was 3-3.

Ernesto Romero went 6 2/3 on the bump to earn the W, allowing 9 hits with 4 Ks.

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May 13, 2015

Liberty advanced in the D1 state tournament with a 5-2 win over Corona del Sol at Maryvale Stadium.

Corona, still dealing with the aftermath of the tragic suicide of cross country star Marcus Wheeler on campus Tuesday, battled to the end. In addition, Head Coach Dave Webb was in the hospital, receiving treatment for a heart issue.

Nick Hamilton connects for Liberty

Nick Hamilton connects for Liberty

The two teams traded runs in the first with Corona’s Damon Devirgilio knocking in the game’s first run and Liberty sophomore Nick Hamilton rifling  a triple into the right field corner to tie it up.

 

Later in the 5th Hamilton would drop a  2 RBI parachute fly ball into short right field to give Liberty a 5-2 lead.

Cody Hulbert had a solo homer for Liberty.

 

Kyler Murphy takes the force at home

Kyler Murphy takes the force at home

Spiro Valasakos and Vinne Caffarrelli combined to work 3 1/3 innings each for the Lions, and senior righty Andrew Hasquet got the final out of the game after CDS had put runners at the corners with 2 outs in the 7th.

Liberty will face off with Hamilton tonight at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

 

 

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Hamilton stayed alive in the elimination side of the D1 bracket with a 7-3 win over Centennial. The Huskies play Liberty tonight at Tempe Diablo.

The Coyotes jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when JT Stanley’s sac fly scored Joe Navarro.

In the Hamilton second, catcher Logan Boyer connected on a low breaking ball from Chaz Montoya and sent a towering shot over the wall in left for a solo homer to tie things at 1.

Logan Boyer puts the leather on Nick Espinosa

Logan Boyer puts the leather on Nick Espinosa

Hamilton took command in the 4th, pushing 4 runs across with 2 outs in the innings. Nick Bruser singled in a run and Cam Cruz cranked a triple t the left field wall to make it 3-1, and scored on a  passed ball to make it 4-1. After  a walk to Dom Castro, Boyer would send a fly ball to right field that was misplayed by Centennial to score Castro and  give the Huskies a 4 run lead.

 

Jake Wong dealin' for Hamilton

Jake Wong dealin’ for Hamilton

Jake Wong worked 6 innings with 6 Ks to earn the W.

For Centennial, Montoya threw well despite taking a line drive to hip while in the dugout last Thursday. The junior lefty allowed only 4 hits in 5 innings and punched out 8.

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May 11, 2015

Mesquite rallied back from an early 3-0 deficit to defeat Liberty 4-3 in the D1 state tournament.

Alex Murrietta throws across

Alex Murrietta throws across

Liberty drew first blood in the top of the 2nd when Cody Hulbert’s double knocked in Nick Hamilton. Hulbert came around to score on a  double steal and the Lions were up 2-0.

In the 3rd, Rudy Karre reached and on a sac bunt the senior never slowed down, turning the bag at second and when the throw to third got away, he scored to make the game 3-0.

The Wildcats got on the board in the 4th when Carson Burton singled up the middle to score a pair of runs and cut the margin to one.

Josh Webster

Josh Webster

In the 5th, Nick Daley and Alex Murrietta each drove in runs to give the ‘cats the lead.

Starter Josh Webster settled in after a rocky start and blanked the Lions over the final 4 frames.

Liberty made it interesting late, when the Lions put runners at 2nd and 3rd in the 7th,  but with 2 outs Webster fanned Nick Hamilton to end it.

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Mountain Ridge took down the #1 seed Hamilton 4-2 on Monday night at Tempe Diablo.

The Mountain Lions got on the board early, when Husky starter Nick Ohanian started the game off with a walk and hit by pitch, followed by a hard single up the middle by Cameron Cannon and it was 1-0 before many patrons had found a seat. After a sac fly by Harry Gard and a walk to Mitchell Sullivan, Tristan Thomas grounded a  ball through the right side to plate Sawyer Treese and Cannon and it was 3-0.

That was it for Ohanian, with junior Zane Strand coming on to retire the final 2 hitters. In the second, Ridge’s Devin Ray reached on an error and would score when Treese lined an opposite field double into the left field corner to make it 4-0.

Meanwhile, Ridge starter Justin Revels was cruising. The senior did not allow a base runner to second base until the 4th, when Logan Boyer led off with a single, Keaton Glover had a bunt single and Jason Reynolds walked to load the bases with one out. Revels didn’t flinch, retiring the next 2 hitters to end the inning.

Hamilton made it real interesting in the bottom of the 7th when Boyer grounded a single to right that was misplayed in the outfield and the junior motored all the way to third. He scored on an RBI knock by Cole Bellinger and Glover followed with an infield single. Revels then coaxed a strike out from Reynolds and a fly ball from Drew Swift that moved Bellinger to third. Dylan Enwiller made it a two run game with an RBI single and Glover made it to 3rd on an outfield error. That brought Nick Brueser to the plate with the tying runs aboard, but Revels quickly jumped ahead 0-2 and got the sophomore to top a ball back to the mound with Revels running to first to make the unassisted putout to end the game.

Revels fanned 8 in the complete game effort and allowed 6 hits.

Strand was excellent in relief for Hamilton, working 6 2/3 and allowing only 3 hits and a solo run.

Ridge will face mesquite on Thursday at Diablo with Hamilton facing Centennial tonight in an elimination game against Centennial.

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Salpointe edged Sunrise Mountain in an elimination game pitcher’s duel 2-0 at Maryvale last night.

Salpointe’s Jio Orozco and Sunrise’s Austin Thomason both took shutouts into the 5th inning.

Salpointe finally broke the ice in the bottom of the inning when Juan Durazo led off with a double and Robby Campillo followed with a single to put runners at first and third. After a ground out, Alex Diaz lined a single to center for the game’s first run, and Brandon Alev smoked a double to left and it was 2-0.

Sunrise could only manage 2 hits off Orozco. The Mustangs did put men on 1st and 2nd in the 5th on a walk and hit by pitch, but came up empty.

Thomason scattered 7 hits for Sunrise and punched out 5.

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Sunnyside overcame a 3-0 deficit with a late rally and eliminated Greenway 4-3.

With the game scoreless entering the third, Greenway got a lead off single from Alejo Lopez followed by an infield knock by Cody Fisher. Kona Quiggle then lined a double to left to score the game’s first run. Fisher would score on a wild pitch and when Bryce Mackey lined a single to center to score Quiggle it was 3-0.

Sunnyside finally solved Demon starter Justin Freeman in the 5th, getting 3 consecutive 2 out singles from Joseph Escarcega, Marcos Larranaga, and Chris Celaya to make it 3-1.

In the 6th with one out, Sunnyside again slapped 3 straight singles, this time Carlos Moreno, Joseph Molina and Ruben Figueroa did the honors and it was 3-2. After Freeman got a strike out for the 2nd out, Escarcega lined an RBI knock to center and the game was tied at 3.

Celaya led off the bottom of the 7th with a single but was forced at second on a fielder’s choice grounder by Jesus Bracamonte. Two consecutive singles from Matt Burr and Moreno would load the bases for Molina with one out. Against a drawn in infield, the sophomore rifled a  hard grounder off Alejo Lopez’ glove and the game was over.

Molina was 3-4 for Sunnyside, with Celaya and Escarcega each collecting 2 hits.

Greenway pounded out 13 hits, but left 9 runners on base. Lopez was 4-4 and Mackey 3-4 for the Demons.

Angel Castillo went the distance for Sunnyside and fanned 5.

That makes it an all Tucson party in D2, with Canyon del Oro and Tucson facing off Thursday in winner’s bracket play, and Sunnyside and Salpointe playing an  elimination game.

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May 9, 2015

Corona del Sol edged Gilbert 2-1 in a D1 elimination game at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

Gilbert pushed a run across in the bottom of the third to take a 1-0 lead.

Austin Murphy can't handle the throw as Price Barrett scores for Corona

Austin Murphy can’t handle the throw as Price Barrett scores for Corona

In the 5th, with men on, Corona’s Ryan Novis bounced  a ball through the right side, scoring Price Barrett from second and when the throw scooted past Gilbert catcher Austin Murphy, Jacob Goodwin motored in with the 2nd run to put the Aztecs up 2-1.

 

 

Matt Asta tossed the first 5 innings for the W with junior lefty Connor McCord closing things out.

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Centennial outlasted Valley Vista to remain alive in the D1 state tournament 6-3.

Casey Brown worked 5 innings, allowing 4 hits with 7 Ks to get the W. Andy Kupec and Tanner Bland each had 2 hits for the Coyotes.

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Sunrise Mountain sent Mingus home with a 5-2 win in the elimination side of the D2 bracket.

Tim Mendez and Austin Frey combined to limit the Marauders to 5 hits on the day.

Mingus scored a pair of runs in the 4th to take a 2-1 lead, but the Mustangs answered back in the bottom half of the inning. Hunter Lessard led off with a double, and was sacrificed to third by David Macias. Lucas Wall followed with another double to tie the score at 2, and Seth Hannar then lined a shot to center for a triple, scoring courtesy runner Tyler Hill and giving the ‘stangs a 3-2 lead. One pitch later a balk call brought Hannar in with the third run of the inning.

Sunrise got 2 hit   games from Brandt Elrod, Wall and Hannar.

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Greenway destroyed Catalina Foothills 11-0 to advance in the D2 state tournament.

The Demons pounded out 20 hits off 6 different Foothills’ pitchers.

Cody Fisher was 4-5 with a double, triple and 4 RBIs, and tossed a complete game  3 hit shutout on the hill with 9 Ks.

Alejo Lopez was 4-5 with 2 doubles, and Riley Miller was 3-4.

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May 8, 2015

Canyon del Oro advanced in the winners bracket of the D2 state tournament with a 16-15 win over Salpointe.

The stat lines looked more like a beer league softball game than a high school state tournament clash. Salpointe hammered out 18 hits on the day while CDO totaled 15.

CDO struck out 11 times while Salpointe fanned 7 times against 5  CDO pitchers totaled.

Offensively, 10 CDO hitters collected knocks. Max Smith led the way going 3-5 with a double, homer and 3 RBIs. Anthony Felix was 3-3 with a double and Nick Ames stroked a second inning grand slam to put CDO up 7-4.

Jio Orozco, Tommy Garcia and Robby Campilo all had 3 hits for Salpointe. Donny Sands homered and Adrian Martinez had a pair of doubles.

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Tucson High took a 4-2 win over Sunnyside to advance to a meeting against CDO in the winners side of the D2 bracket.

Miguel Figueroa singled in a pair of runs in the bottom of the 5th to give Tucson the 4-2 lead, and entered in relief on the mound, tossing 2 scoreless innings.

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May 7, 2015

Liberty scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to escape with a 7-6 win over Valley Vista.

Vista sent it to extras when Terrence Robertson scored a run on an infield error in the top of the 7th to tie it at 5.

In the top of the 8th, Tyler Smith drew a bases loaded walk to give the Monsoon a 6-5 lead.

Liberty immediately responded in the bottom half if the inning. Hunter Morris led off with a single and Rudy Karre laid down a bunt and beat it out for a base hit with Morris advancing all the way to third. Karre would then steal second and Vista elected to intentionally walk Kyler Murphy to load the bases. With sophomore Derek Legeza at the plate with a 1-0 count, Morris would score the tying run on a wild pitch. The count went full on Legeza, who shot  a line drive to right to score Karre with the walk off game winner.

Karre and Murphy both had 2 hits for Liberty, who took advantage of some leaky Vista defense.

Koty Fallon had a pair of hits for Vista and Daniel Bartles had a triple and 3 RBIs.

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Nick Daley singled in Tyler Jorgensen with 2 outs  in the bottom of the 7th to give Mesquite a 2-1 win over Centennial at Maryvale Stadium.

Centennial’s Chaz Montoya and Mesquite’s Jake Suddreth went toe to toe on the hill. Suddreth scattered 6 hits in 6 innings of work and left with a no decision. Montoya fanned 10 in 6 2/3 IP and gave up 6 hits as well.

Josh Webster worked a scoreless 7th to get the W.

Daley and Carson Burton had 2 hits each for Mesquite.

Tanner Bland was 2-3 for the Coyotes.

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Mountain Ridge pounded out 15 hits to send Gilbert to the elimination bracket of the D1 state tournament 9-2.

Tommy Lowe

Tommy Lowe

Mitchell Sullivan was 4-4 with a double, triple, 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs to lead the Ridge attack. Tristan Thomas was 3-4 with 2 triples and 2 RBIs and Alex Roth was 3-4.

Sophomore Tommy Lowe tossed 5 1/3 for the win, punching out 6 and allowing 5 hits.

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Hamilton jumped out to an earl 3-0 first inning lead and held on to defeat Corona del Sol 4-1 in the D1 state tournament.

Cole Bellinger turns it for Hamilton

Cole Bellinger turns it for Hamilton

It was Coach Mike Woods 400th career win and moves the Huskies to a May 11 winners bracket clash with Mountain Ridge.

Zach Pederson went the distance for the W. The senior allowed a solo run in the 2nd on a pair of hits, and gave up only one more knock on the day.

Drew Swift and Nick Brueser each had 2 hits, including a double.

Atreya Tadepalli tossed 3 scoreless innings in relief fr CDS.

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May 6, 2015

State D2 Playoff Round 3

Greenway 1 – Salpointe Catholic 3
WP: Orozco
LP: Freeman (8-1)

The Demons drop to the elimination side of the bracket after being handed a 3-1 loss by #2 Salpointe Catholic.

The Greenway offense could only muster up 4 hits against the hard throwing right hander from Salpointe, Jio Oroco, who K’d 13 Demon batters in the ballgame. Cody Fisher smashed a double to the wall in the 1st inning, and would later score on a passed ball. Unfortunately, that would hold up as the only Greenway run of the night. Second Baseman Riley Miller singled and stole a base in the 2nd inning, but was stranded at 2B. Catcher Bryce Mackey reached in all 3 trips, with a walk, a HBP & a bunt single, but the Demons were unable to pick him up as he was also stranded 3 times.

Juan Durazo scores for Salpointe

Juan Durazo scores for Salpointe

Justin Freeman (8-1) turned in a quality start on the mound for his club, but was handed his first loss in 9 decisions this year. Freeman threw a complete game, and allowed just 5 hits and 3 walks, but was unable to come away with the victory. A well placed triple right down the RF line by Orozco let Salpointe tie the game up 1-1 in the bottom of the 1st inning. Then in the 2nd, two Demon throwing errors allowed Juan Durazo to score and gave Salpointe a 1 run lead that they were able to protect for the rest of the ballgame.

Greenway drops to the losers bracket, where they draw #6 Catalina Foothills.

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Canyon del Oro sent Catalina Foothills to the losers bracket in the D2 state tournament with a 6-5 win on Tuesday at Maryvale Stadium.

Nick Ames slams a double for CDO

Nick Ames slams a double for CDO

Hayden May dropped a parachute fly ball into short right field in the bottom of the 5th for a 2 RBI knock to score Tristan Peterson and Austin France and put the Dorados up 6-4.

In the top of the 6th,CFH got an RBI single from Ryan Kaufman to drive in Tyler Masunas and pull the Falcons within a run. But CDO’s Nick Ames came on in relief in the 7th to close things out and punched out 2 of the 3 batters he faced to seal things for the Dorados.

 

 

Adam Hoyos prepares to slide as Gilbert Aguilar awaits the throw

Adam Hoyos prepares to slide as Gilbert Aguilar awaits the throw

Foothills outhit CDO 10-7 in the game, but a combination of 7 walks by Falcon pitching and 3 errors took its toll.

Ames was 2-3 with a double, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Max Smith was 1-3 with  3 RBIs.

For Foothills, Dominic Deniro was 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs. Anthony Deniro was 2-4 and Gage O’Brien had a solo homer.

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Sunnyside rebounded from a 7-0 deficit to take an 8-7 win over Sunrise Mountain on Tuesday at Tempe Diablo.

Sunrise jumped out to a 4-0 second inning lead on an infield error off the bat of Dyer that scored a pair, and a 2 RBI double by Luis Mendoza.

The Mustangs hung a 3 spot in the 3rd on 2 more Sunnyside miscues and an RBI knock by Brandt Elrod.

After that Sunnyside’s Adam Moraga settled in and allowed only 2 more hits the rest of the way.

The Blue Devils got on the board in the 4th on an RBI double by Carlos Moreno and a base knock by Joseph Molina to score another.

In the 5th Sunnyside sent 9 men to the plate. Doubles by Chris Celaya, Matt Burr and Joseph Escarcega and singles by Jesus Bracamontes, Joseph Molina, and Ruben Figueroa plated 5 runs to tie the game at 7.

The Devils took the lead in the 6th, when Celaya led off with a double and scored on Moreno’s ground ball single to left.

Sunrise got a 2 out double by Mendoza in the 6th, but he was stranded.

The Devils pounded out 15 hits on the day, with 6 players having 2 hit games. Celaya had a pair of doubles and Moreno and Escarcega each knocked in 2.

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Tucson High hung a first inning 6 spot and cruised in with a 12-2 mercy rule win over Mingus.

The Badgers wasted no time making a statement. A one out triple by Alex Kelch started things, and Trevelle Hill and Miguel Figueroa reached on a walk and hit batsman to load the bases. Cameron Amperano then lined the first pitch he saw over the wall in right fro a grand slam and the Badgers led 4-0 before many were in their seats.

Tucson hammered out 11 hits, with 9 different Badgers collecting knocks.

Fernanado Mungaray had a pair of doubles and 3 RBIs and Amperano drove in 5.

Kristian Samorano and George Aras combined to hold Mingus to 2 hits.

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May 5, 2015

Top ranked Hamilton advanced into the double elimination rounds of the D1 state tournament , taking a 7-2 win over Desert Vista on Tuesday.

Junior righthander Zane Strand tossed 6 1/3 innings and allowed only 2 hits in earning the win.

The Huskies got off to a 3-0 2nd inning lead on a Casey Woodard RBI single and a triple by Jason Reynolds that knocked in a pair.

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In the second round of the D1 state tournament, Corona defeated Mountain View 7-4.

Sophomore Quinn Flanagan threw a complete game for the win, surrendering 5 hits.

Five Aztec sticks had multi hit games in a 12 hit barrage. Connor McCord went 2-4 with a two-run tater, while Matt Asta and Eric Schwalbe had 3 hits apiece.

For MVT, Casey Lederman and Canon Anderson both went deep.

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An infield error in the bottom of the 7th gave Liberty a 3-2 walk off win over Basha.

Tyler Wyatt picked up the win on the hill.

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Centennial made the roady to the east valley on Tuesday and eliminated #7 Perry -0.

Casey Brown

Casey Brown

Senior lefty Casey Brown took a no hitter into the 6th inning before Perry’s Jeremy McCuin sliced a double to the gap in left center.

Brown would finish the day with a one hit shutout, punching out 8 on the day.

Nick Espinoza hooked a triple into the right field corner in the top of the 2nd to knock in Tanner Bland and then scored on a Nick McAdams grounder to give the Coyotes a 2-0 lead.

Espinoza added an RBI double in the 6th.

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Mountain Ridge battled back from a  2-0 deficit and took a 3-2 win over Horizon under the lights at Husky Field.

Ridge trailed 2-1 entering the top of the 7th when Devin Ray lined a single to left and moved to 2nd on a sac bunt by Chase Sandman. Sawyer Treese was next, and the senior shot a line drive up the gap in right center for a double to score Ray. After an intentional walk to Cameron Cannon and a strike out, Mitchell Sullivan lined a single to right to score Treese with the eventual winning run.

Justin Revels earned the complete game W, punching out 11 and allowing 5 hits.

Treese and Sullivan each had 2 knocks to lead the Lions.

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Valley Vista hosted Brophy and eliminated the Broncos 6-4 in the D1 state tournament.

Sophomore lefty Tyler Smith scattered 4 hits in 6 innings of work to earn the W.

Brophy held a 4-1 lead entering the bottom of the 5t, but after the lead off hitter was retired, 7 Monsoon hitters reached base in succession, with Koty Fallon singling home a pair of runs, and Tyler Schoen knocking in another with a base hit. 2 more runs would come across on a wild pitch and a sac fly by Damian Alacron and Vista led 6-4.

Terrence Robertson had a pair of hits for Vista.

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Chaparral falls short in 3-2 loss to Gilbert
The storybook season just wasn’t meant to be as the Firebirds quest for another title ended with a 3-2 loss to #4 Gilbert.
As one would expect in the second round of the D-I state tournament, quality pitching prevailed as both sides limited opposing batters and hits came at a premium.
Tigers Ace Chase Merriman went the distance allowing only 4 hits with 10 Ks to earn the W.
SP Alex Segal was equally effective, allowing 3 hits thru 4 innings while striking out five batters, and Blake Paugh threw two scoreless innings of relief without giving up a hit with 1 K.
The difference in the game turned out to be two unearned runs in the third – Dane Stankiewicz & Matt Keppler both singled, then eventually scored after a Firebirds fielding error that would have been the third out resulted in a 2-0 lead. Zak Thomas added a solo HR in the fourth to take a 3-0 lead.
But Chaparral came back in the fifth with a leadoff double from Willy Thomas, his second hit of the game, followed by a 2-run shot by Paugh to cut the lead to 3-2 after five.
Jacob Gonzalez almost tied the score in the sixth when he drove a shot that hit the top of the left field fence for a double, but he was left stranded.
Merriman struck out five batters in the final two innings to end the game.

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Mesquite blanked Chandler 60 to advance to the double elimination portion of the D1 state tournament.

Junior Cobe Karhoff tossed a complete game  3 hit shutout to earn the victory.

The cats got a solo homer from Noah Cordova in the 4th to break a scoreless tie, and a 3 run tater in the sixth from Nick Daley to conclude the scoring.

Daley was 3-4 on the day and Cale Valletta had 3 knocks as well.

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Division 2:

San Luis 1 – Greenway 3
WP: Fisher (6-2)
LP: Ochoa

The Greenway Demons hosted the 2nd round of the state tournament against San Luis High School, and came out victorious by a score of 3-1.

Senior Cody Fisher pitched a gem for his club, throwing a complete game with 4 hits, 3 walks and just 1 ER. The lone San Luis threat came in the 5th inning when the Sidewinders had a single, a wild pitch, a single and a walk that lead their only run. But a great scoring opportunity was wasted when Cowboy Bryce Mackey threw out a runner trying to advance on a ball in the dirt, and then Cody Fisher beared down on the San Luis 3-hole hitter getting him to fly out to end the threat and strand a runner in scoring position.

Seniors Kona Quiggle and Clint Miller had 2 hit days for the Demons off of the Sidewinder Ace. Quiggle singled and scored in the 1st when Justin Freeman delivered a 2 out RBI knock. Pitcher Cody Fisher also singled with 1 out in the 3rd, and scored the 2nd run of the game on Bryce Mackey’s RBI ground out.

The Demons advance to the double elimination round of 8, where they will play Salpointe Catholic High School at the Maryvale Baseball Complex at 6:30pm tonight.

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Tucson High outlasted Lake Havasu 4-2.

The Badgers took the lead in the 3rd. Trailing 2-1, Miguel Figueroa would line a 2 RBI double to left to drive in 2, and another run would score on a ground ball off the bat of Joe Marquez.

Jose Contreras worked 5 innings for the W, fanning 8 on the day. Figueroa tossed 2 scoreless frames to close it out.

For Havasu, Alex Dafoe was the tough luck loser. The senior allowed only 3 hits and struck out 8 in 6 innings of work.

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Twelve runs would score in a wild 7th inning, and Mingus took a walk off win over Verrado 12-11.

Verrado was down to 3 outs and looking at a 7-4 deficit entering the final frame when Blake Perkins led off with a triple to deep right field. After a strike out, the Vipers would get 3 consecutive singles to pull within a run. The second out was recorded on a ground ball, then an RBI knock by Shane Floyd would tie the score, Jarryd Samsing’s knock would give the Vipers an 8-7 lead, and Tony Caporrimo doubled in 2 more and the score was 10-7. Brady Bulger singled in the inning’s final run and Verrado led 11-7.

Mingus would open the 7th by sending 6 men to the plate and pushing 4 runs across to tie the score at 11, and Tristan Clark would drive in Andrew Kulis with the game winner.

Orlando Machado was 3-3 with a  double and 4 RBIs and got the win on the mound. Tyler Kelly homered for the Marauders.

The Vipers hammered out 16 hits in a losing effort., with 7 hitters having multi hit games.

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Catalina Foothills eliminated Cactus Shadows in a battle of Falcons 5-2.

Anthony Deniro and Gage O’Brien both went yard for Foothills.

Junior Troy Gutbub tossed a complete game, allowing 4 hits and punching out 13.

For cactus Shadows, Carter Robinson allowed only 1 hit in 4 scoreless innings in relief.

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Sunrise Mountain shut out Marana 5-0.

The Mustangs scored 3 runs in the top of the first on 3 walks, a wild pitch, a ground ball by Hunter Lessard and an error to take an early lead.

Austin Thomason threw 6 shutout innings and allowed 3 hits while fanning 6.

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Salpointe hung 3 spots in each of the first 4 frames and blanked Coconino 12-0 in 5 innings.

Tommy Garcia knocked in 4 runs with 2 triples and a double to pace a 12 hit Lancer attack.

Ernesto Romero fanned 6 in 5 innings while allowing 2 hits.

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Sunnyside 7 Bradshaw Mountain 1

Canyon del Oro 10 Ironwood Ridge 4

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May 2, 2015

Chaparral outlasts Millennium for 12-11 win
The #20 Firebirds insist on taking the hard road this season, this time hanging on for a 12-11 victory over #13 Millennium to advance to the second round of the D-I state playoffs.
Although it was a see-saw battle, Chaparral never trailed, with both teams scoring the majority of their runs with two outs.
Willy Thomas had himself a day, hitting two 3-run moonshots, walking twice, and scoring 3 times for the Firebirds. Thomas drew a leadoff walk then scored on a Jacob Gonzalez rbi single to take a 1-0 first inning lead.
Thomas hit his first dinger in the second inning followed by a Dylan Cole triple who scored on an overthrow on the play for a 5-0 lead.
But the Tigers answered with 4 run on six hits – Chaz Mighels singled, Gabe Rubalcava hit an rbi double, Andrew Diggs hit an rbi-single, John Abney doubled, Jared Mcdonald drove in two with a single, & Gio Lopez singled to cut the lead to 5-4.
Gianni Tomasi & Cole both singled and scored in the fourth to make it 7-4.
But Millennium evened it up scoring 3 runs with hits by Lopez & Rubalcava to tie the score at 7-7.
Riley Kirke started a fifth-inning two-out rally with a triple to deep CF, then scored on a Tomasi single, Gabe Hamilton walked, then Thomas hit his second 3-run shot and the Birds led 11-7.
The Tigers cut into the lead in the sixth when Kyle Bradish doubled to drive in 2 runs making it 11-9. Chaparral got a critical insurance run in the seventh when Nick Guaragna drew a two-out bases loaded walk to bring in what would turn out to be the winning run and a 12-9 lead.
Millennium didn’t go away as Diggs doubled then Mcdonald hit a 2-run shot, but fell short 12-11. The Firebirds took a “pitching-by-committee” approach with Casey Candiotti, Blake Paugh, Hamilton, Diego Yanez & William Walker all taking the mound. Hamilton earned the W going 2 innings w 2 Ks, and Walker earned a save by retiring the final batter.

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Corona Edges Pinnacle 2-1

Corona scratched  a pair of runs across in the bottom of the 7th to take a walk off win over Pinnacle in the first round of the D1 state tournament.

Trailing 1-0 and down to 3 outs, the Aztecs got a lead off up the middle single from pinch hitter Jacob Clemens, and when Liam Still pushed a bunt to the first base side of the mound and legged it out for a hit CDS had 2 on and no outs. Chase Hamilton followed with a perfect sac bunt, bringing the scorching hot Ryan Novis to the dish, and Pinnacle Coach John Casey elected to intentionally walk Novis to load the bases. CDS Catcher Matt Asta followed, and patiently worked the count full before drawing a game tying walk to score pinch runner Jacob Goodwin. Connor McCord then took a pitch oppo for a walk off game winning sac fly to left to plate Stills and send the Aztecs to round 2.

The play of the game actually happened in the top of the 4th after Pinnacle got one out singles from Joey Faudskar and Jacob Gray and an RBI single  by Trevor Crain to score Faudskar with the game’s first run.

Gray would advance to third with one out, and Nick Castagna followed with a fly ball to medium deep center that looked like a no doubt sac fly RBI. CDS center fielder Novis camped under the ball, extended his glove hand and appeared to make the catch but instead brought his glove back to his chest and caught the ball deep. The deek made Gray take off from third early and have to re-tag and he was forced to hold when Novis made a strong throw to the cut off man. It was an incredibly intuitive play and ultimately was the difference in the game.

Crain was then thrown out trying to steal by Asta to end the inning.

Pinnacle starter Jacob Walker was outstanding, working 5 scoreless innings and allowing only 5 hits in a  no decision.

For CDS, Eric Schwalbe went 6 complete, surrendering a solo run and 7 hits. Senior lefty Atreya Tadepalli worked a scoreless 7 th to pick up the W.

Novis was 2-3 with a double for CDS.

Pinnacle got 2 hit games from Gray and Crain. The Aztecs head to Mountain View for a second round clash on Tuesday.

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Centennial 4 Mountain Pointe 0

Chaz Montoya tossed a 4 hit shutout to lead Centennial to a 1st round win over Mountain Pointe 4-0.

Centennial only collected 2 hits but took advantage of 7 walks by Pride pitching.

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Brophy 7 Sunnyslope 3

Brophy used a 14 hit attack to drop Sunnyslope 7-3.

Eight different Broncos collected knocks with 6 Brophy hitters having 2 hit games.

Adrain Zubia was 2-4 with a bomb and 4 RBIs.

Senior lefty Chris Ashton tossed 5 innings, allowing 7 hits to earn the W. Christian Glosser went the final 2.

For ‘slope, Jack Foutz had a a pair of hits.

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Desert Vista 9 Alhambra 5

Desert Vista hung a first inning 4 spot and held on for a 9-5 win over Alhambra.

Zach Hardy doubled, homered and had 4 RBIs and also earned the W on the hill working 4 2/3. Brock Burton and Jack Symmes had a 2 hits each.

For Alhambra, David Avitia, Miguel Medina, and Alex Guevara all had 2 knocks.

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Mountain Ridge 2 North Canyon 1

Mountain Ridge scored the game winner on an infield error in the bottom of the 6th to edge North Canyon 2-1.

Canyon’s Matt Dalke tossed 6 complete, allowing only 4 hits ina osing effort.

For Ridge, soph Tommy Lowe went 5, allowing 1 run on 4 hits in a  no decision. Josh Sieglitz and Justin Revels tossed scoreless innings to seal the deal.

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Chandler 6 O’Connor 3

Chandler rallied for 3 8th inning runs to advance over Sandra Day O’Connor 6-3.

The Wolves got an RBI single from Hayden Durkiewicz, a run scoring double by Tony Sepulveda and a sac fy RBI from Wyatt Wilson to take the lead in the 8th.

Earlier, Chandler had pushed a pair across in the bottom of the 6th on an RBI double by Thomas Fritz to tie the game at 3.

Chandler pounded out 13 hits in the game, with Trevor Horvath going 4-4.

Durkieiwcz was 2-3 for the Wolves and went 4 2/3 on the hill. Sepulveda earned the W in relief tossing 3 1/3 scoreless frames.

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Basha 7 Skyline 2

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Division 2:

Cactus Shadows 11 Cienega 1

Cactus Shadows used an 11 hit attack to score 11 times in the first 2 innings and eliminate Cienega 11-1 in 5 innings.

Paxton Ketchum was 3-3 with a triple, homer and 2 RBIs.

Landen Williams added a pair of hits for the Falcons.

Dellan Raish and Alan Labov combined for the W.

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Bradshaw Mountain 5 Campo Verde 1

Bradley Denny tossed a complete game 1 hitter as Bradshaw Mountain took a 5-1 win over Campo Verde.

Brandon Pollock’s 3rd inning solo homer was all the offense the Coyotes could muster against Denny.

The Bears would score 3 times in the 3rd on an RBI double by Denny and an infield error that scored 2 more.

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Ironwood Ridge 3 Arcadia 0

Josh Durnag tossed a complete game 6 hit shutout and punched out 7 to lead Ironwood Ridge over Arcadia 3-0.

Jared McKemy was 2-3 with a double and Andrew Brooks had a solo homer for the Nighthawks.

Josh Arndt was 2-3 with a double and Tony Sarno had a 2 hits for Arcadia.

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Lake Havasu 2 Nogales 1

Lake Havasu needed 10 innings but advanced to round 2 of the state tournament with a 2-1 win over Nogales.

Bob Milacki singled in Josh Crabtree with the walk off game winner with 2 outs in the bottom of the 10th.

Milacki also tossed 9 complete in a  no decision, allowing 7 hits and fanning 11. Alex Dafoe got the win with a scoreless 10th.

Tristan Pirante had a pair of hits for the Knights.

For Nogales, Isaac Lopez battled for 9 innings on the hill, allowing only 4 hits, and Marcos Munos had 2 hits.

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San Luis 3 Prescott 2

Alexander Bazua threw 4 scoreless innings in relief as San Luis topped Prescott 3-2.

Jerry Ochoa was 2-3 with a double and Andres Gastelum and Miranda Ramon both had 2 hits.

Dawson Winslow was 2-3 with a double and  and Kolten Jones had  2 hits for Prescott.

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Marana 6 Kellis 2

Travis Howard punched out 9 and scattered 4 hits in 6 innings and went 2-3 at the plate  as Marana eliminated Kellis 6-2.

Bradley Gonazles worked a scoreless 7th to earn the save.

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Coconino 4 Saguaro 2

Coconino came down the hill to Scottsdale and went home with a 4-2 win over Saguaro in round 1 of the D2 state tournament.

Avery Weems punched out 16 in a complete game effort and allowed only 5 hits.

Turner Gasperone was 2-3 with 2 RBIs for the Panthers and Jake Plecas had a solo homer.

Luke Eigsti went the distance for Saguaro, surrendering 7 hits and fanning 8.

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Verrado 8 Buena 4

Blake Perkins went 3-4 with a double , homer and 2 RBIs as Verrado advanced over Buena 8-4.

Elijah Celaya was 3-4 with a pair of doubles and 3 RBIs and Zach Lehman tossed 5 scoreless innings for the Vipers.

Robert Valenzuela went deep for Buena and Jordan Haymore had 3 knocks.

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