Hamilton, Red Mountain Advance to 6A Pool Finals
With the win the Mountain Lions advance to the 6A Pool A championship next Friday night at Tempe Diablo.
Murphy tossed 5 innings, allowing 4 hits with 3 Ks.br> He also was 2-4 at the plate with a triple and an RBI.
Elmore threw 2 scoreless innings with 2 Ks to close things out for RM.
Tanner Rice was 2-2 with 2 runs scored.
Connor Watson was 2-4 with an RBI and Ryan Campos drove in 2 runs.
Hamilton 3 Mountain Ridge 2
Shane Murphy tossed a complete game and allowed only 3 hits with 8 Ks as Hamilton advanced to the 6A Pool B championship round 3-2 over Mounatain Ridge.
Dustin Bermudez singled in a pair of runs in the 3rd inning to provide the eventual winning margin.
For Mountain Ridge, Zach Rogers worked 4 innings and allowed 2 hits, 2 earned runs and fanned 6.
Sophomore Cayden Collins threw 2 shutout innings and punched out 4.
Liberty 3 Basha 1
Liberty stayed alive in the 6A tournament with a 3-1 elimination game victory over Basha.
Kyle Roop allowed only 2 hits and a solo in 4 innings for the Lions.
Chandler Murphy came on in relief to toss 2 2/3 innings of scoreless ball with 3 punch outs.
Braden Lovett singled in a pair of runs in the top of the 4th to give the Lions the lead for good.
He went 2-4 at the plate.
Jace Derosier was 2-3 with a double.
Basha’s Blake Berrett scattered 9 hits over 6 1/3 innings with 5 Ks.
hr> Desert Vista 7 Mountain View 2
Eli Ankeney threw a complete game, allowing 3 hits and fanning 5 to lead Desert Vista to a 7-2 win over Mountain View.
Ankeney also had a 2 RBI triple that keyed a 4 run 5th inning that pulled the Thunder ahead 7-1.
Dylan Cueneca was 2-4 for the Thunder with an RBI and a run scored.
For Mountain View, Cam Jowaiszas was 2-3 with a double and a 7th inning homer.
The loss was the final game in the career of legendary Toro Head Coach Mike Thiel, one of the finest men to ever step on the field in Arizona high school baseball.
Big salute coach !