Corona Rallies Late to Defeat Highland
Corona del Sol needed some late inning offense to overtake a scrappy Highland squad 8-7.
Cade Verdusco’s 2 out bunt single in the bottom of the 6th scored Quade Swearingen with the eventual game winner.
The Aztecs scored solo runs in the 2nd and 3rd inning.
Brian Kalmer led off the second with a towering fence scraper home run to center field to start the scoring.
In the 3rd, Wyatt Berry doubled to lead off the inning and Hunter Haas lined an RBI knock to center to make it 2-0.
Highland battled back in the fourth, With 2 outs Kaleb Herbert singled, stole second and third and scored on a Tanner Skaare base hit.
In the bottom of the 4th, the Aztecs got a one out single from Kaiden Frees. Ben Click followed with a walk and matteo Baker dropped a pop fly into short left field, scoring Frees to make it 3-1.
Two batters later Berry lined a ball to left for a double, scoring Frees and courtesy runner Austin Carpenter to make it 5-1.
Aztec starter David Utagawa had been cruising along to this point. The junior right hander retired the side in order in the first 3 innings and had only allowed 3 hits and a solo run entering the 5th.
Utagawa hit the wall in the 5th. The Hawks opened the inning with base hits from Josh Beach and Quinn Samms. Cade Hancock then dropped down a perfect bunt and legged it out to load the bases with no outs.
Tanner Bigelow’s single would score Beach, and when the ball got away from Verdusco in center, Samms and Hancock would circke the bases to make it 5-4.
After Bigelow was gunned down trying to steal third, the Aztecs went to the bullpen and Aaron Garcia.
Herbert then drew a walk, and Skaare stepped in and cranked a ball over the fence in left for a 2 run blast and a 7-5 Highland lead.
In the 5th CDS got a lead off walk from Verdusco.
Bryan Webb followed with a base hit to right that was misplayed, allowing Verdusco to hustle around and score to make it 7-6 with Webb advancing to second.
Kalmer then singled Webb in to tie the game at 7.
Kalmer would finish the day 2-3 with a homer and a pair of RBIs.
Berry was 2-2 with a walk, a double and 2 RBIs.
For Highland, Skaare knocked in 4 runs and was 2-3 with a bomb.
Garcia earned the W in relief, working 2 2/3 innings, allowing only one hit and 2 runs with 4 Ks.
Boulder Creek 10 Kofa 9
Gunnar Ferrara doubled in Logan Deskin with the walk off game winner in the bottom of the 7th to give Boulder Creek a 10-9 win over Kofa.
Ferrara also did not allow a hit in two innings on the hill in relief.
Casey Wayne was 2-3 and scored 3 runs for the Jaguars.
For Kofa, Julio Martinez went 2-3 with 23 RBIs and 3 runs scored.
Mountain View 4 Valley Vista 2
Dallas Wise tossed a complete game, allowing 5 hits and 2 unearned runs as Mountain View topped Valley Vista 4-2.
Wise also went 2-2 at the dish with an RBI.
McKay Barney went 3-3 for MVT with a double and 3 runs scored.
Cam Jowaiszas was 2-3 and Tyler Barnes drove in 2 runs.
Tyler Cotto was 2-2 for Valley.
Cactus Shadows 12 Notre Dame 4
Cactus Shadows pounded out 12 hits and took a 12-4 win over Notre Dame on senior night at Falcon Field.
Matt Hall went 2-4 with a homer and 5 RBIs to lead the Falcon offense.
Peyton McGregor launched skud number 12 and added a double and 2 RBIs along with 3 runs scored.
Ty Mead and Cole Caruso also had 2 hit games.
Falcon starter Freddie Calaroso worked 5 innings, allowing 6 hits and 4 runs with 8 punchees to earn the win.
Paul Marsillo had a pair of doubles and scored twice for NDP.
Horizon 14 Desert Mountain 12 (Resumption of suspended game)
Horizon pushed a pair of runs across in the top of the 11th inning to take a 14-12 win over Desert Mountain in a game that was suspended due to darkness after 8 innings on April 9th.
Logan Kershner led off the 11th with a triple and scored on a single by Justin Lieberman.
Nick Gore’s sac fly scored an insurance run later in the inning.
Kody Huff got the win on the mound for Horizon.
Apollo 7 Sunnyslope 2
Manny Macias tosased 5 2/3 innings, scattering 8 hits and allowing one earned run as Apollo topped Sunnyslope 7-2.
Macias was also 2-4 at the plate with 2 RBIs.
Alex Nieblas was 2-3 with a double and 2 runs scored.