Casteel Edges Sunnyslope on Walk Off
A bases loaded walk to Jaxson Carrasco in the bottom of the 8th inning drove in the game winner as Casteel dropped Sunnyslope 3-2.
It was an unlikely end to a game that featured an outstanding pitcher’s del between ‘slope’s Drew Bond and Casteel’s Tyler Moore.
Both pitchers cruised through the first 5 innings with no damage done until the bottom of the 6th, when Casteel’s Connor Hatch led off with a line drive base knock to right field. Two batters later, Matthew Fike lined a ball up the gap in right center for a double, scoring Hatch with the game’s first run.
Casteel would then attempt a suicide squeeze, but Carrasco couldn;t get the bat on the ball and Hatch was dead meat for the first out of the inning.
Carrasco would make amends with a deep fly ball to center, scoring Fike and making it 2-0.
The Vikings would answer right back in the 7th. Bond doubled to start things off, and after a punch out, Spencer Hochstein would walk. Christian Perez followed with a ground out to first, moving the runners to 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs.
Trey Falk was next, and on a 2-2 count the junior grounded a ball up the middle for a base hit, scoring Bond and Hochstein to tie it at 2.
Moore ended the day working 6 2/3 innings, allowing only 3 hits and punching out 9.
Bond tossed 7 frames, allowed 5 hits with 6 Ks.
Fike entered the game o the mound with 2 outs in the 7th, and worked the final 1 1/3 to pick up the win.
Sunnyslope Pitching: Bond FB 87-89 92T, CB 69-74, Ch 73-76 Casteel Pitching: Moore FB 81-84 86T, CB 70-73, Ch 74
Chaparral 9 Ccatus Shadows 0
John Flores homered and drove in 4 runs as Chaparral blanked Cactus SHadows 9-0.
Tyler Stone was 2-3 with a double and scored 3 runs.
Trevor Long tripled, scored twice and knoced in 2.
Logan Bock and Cade Fretz combined on the shutout. Fretz worked 4 scoreless with 8 Ks.
Nogales 6 Saguaro 0
Albert Dominguez threw a complete game 1 hit shutout with 8 punchees as Nogales shut out Saguaro 6-0.
Julian Grijalva and Kenneth Jimenez each had 2 hits for the Apaches.
Demetrio Crisantes homered for Nogales.
O’Connor 6 Brophy 3
Preston Lucas was 3-4 with 2 RBIs as O’Connor dropped Brophy 6-3.
Junior lefty James Webster allowed 4 hits in 4 scoreless innings to earn the W.
Cannon Smith worked 3 frames, allowing 1 earned run.
Hamilton 9 Highland 6
Hamilton broke out with 4 runs in the first and 5 more in the second and held on for a 9-6 with over Highland.
Tyer Wilson was 2-4 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Ty Corcoran added a pair of RBIs as well for Hamilton.
Logan Saloman earned the W, tossing 3 innings and allowing 2 unearned runs.
Brian Otrube threw 3 frames with 5 Ks.
The two teams suffered a touch of leather allergy, with Hamilton committing 5 errors and Highland kicking 3.
Basha 11 Red Mountain 4
Tanner Smith homered twice and went 3-5 with 6 RBIs to lead Basha to an 11-4 win over Red Mountain.
Ryland Zaborowski was 4-5 with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored.
Bitner Workman was 3-4 with a double and triple.
Blake Berrett threw 6 innngs for the win and fanned 5.