Late Bomb Sends Desert Vista Past Queen Creek
Dylan Cuenca launched a 2 run homer to center field in the bottom of the 6th inning to send Desert Vista to a 5-4 win over Queen Creek.
The Thunder had struggled all game against QC freshman lefty Sebastian Somerlin, who entered the 6th allowing only 4 hits and 3 runs. Somerlin punched out 6 on the day.
In the bottom of the 6th, Eli Ankeney led off with a line drive single to center.
Cuenca was next, and on a 1-0 count the senior sent a towering drive to deep center field that left the yard for a 2 run shot and a 5-4 Thunder lead.
Tyler Magin came on in relief of Ankeney to start the 6th inning, and the senior worked 2 scoreless frames to earn the win.
Cody Hedalen had a pair of doubles and an RBI for the Thunder.
Kaden Moore was 2-2 with a run scored.
Queen Creek got a lead off bomb from Jacob Berry to start the scoring in the first inning. Berry was 2-4 on the day.
Sophomore Braydon Rogers was 3-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
Pinnacle 4 Perry 0
Max Kendall tossed a complete game 2 hit shutout to lead Pinnacle to a 4-0 win over Perry.
The 6-6 righthander punched out 5 and walked only 1.
Perry junior lefty Justin Still threw 4 1/3 innings and did not allow a hit. He paid the price for 4 walks, allowing 2 runs on the day.
Hamilton 16 Brophy 2
Hamilton scored 6 times in the 6th and 5 times in the 7th to blow open a close game and send the Huskies to a 16-2 win over Brophy.
Easton Erwin was 4-4- for the Huskies.
JD McLaughlin homered and rove in 4 runs.
Shane Murphy tossed 6 innings, allowing 3 hits and one earned run with 5 Ks.
Boulder Creek 5 Cibola 0
Jacob Howie allowed only 1 hit with 5 Ks in 6 shutout innings as Boulder Creek blanked Cibola 5-0.
Connor Lawrence was 2-2 with a double, triple, 2 RBIs and a runs cored.
Chaparral 5 Liberty 0
Andrew Carroll threw a complete game 5 hit shutout as Chaparral topped Liberty 5-0.
Carroll struck out 8 and did not walk a batter.
Anthony Laguna was 2-3 with a homer and 3 RBIs.
Connor Jones was 3-4 with a double.
O’Connor 6 Mountain Ridge 3
Cal Lambert threw 6 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits with 8 Ks as O’Connor defeated Mountain Ridge 6-3.
Amari Bartee was 3-3 with a double, 2 runs scored and an RBI.
Basha 9 Chandler 4
Basha hung a 6th inning 6 spot to take a 9-4 win over Chandler.
The score was tied at 3 entering the 6th when the Bears sent 9 men to the plate, scoring 6 runs.
Ryland Zaboirowski was 2-4 with a homer and 2 RBIs.
Tanner Smith homered and scored twice, and Bitner Workman had a pair of hits.
Jonathan Weiss and Blake Berrett combined on the hill for the Bears.
Nate Rohlicek homered for Chandler.
Mountain Pointe 5 Corona del Sol 4
Joey Cammarata and Nick Wallerstedt combined to limit Corona to 3 hits as Mountain Pointe topped the Aztecs 5-4.
Cammarata threw 4 1/3 , allowing 2 hits and 3 earned runs. He walked 6 and fanned 6.
Wallerstedt surrendered one hit in 2 2 /3 scoreless innings.
Ethan Long went deep for the Pride.
Carson Tucker was 3-4 with 2 doubles.
For Corona, Kaiden Frees doubled and drove in 2.
Mesa 15 Red Mountain 14 (6 Inn)
Carson Hoopes singled in the walk off game winner in the bottom of the 6th inning to give Mesa a 15-14 win over Red Mountain in a game shortened by darkness darkness.
Mesa sent 12 men to the plate in the 6th, scoring 6 runs in an incredible comeback.
The two teams exchanged 7 run innings in the first 2 innings, and Red Mountain seemed to have seized control of the game with 5 runs in the top of the 6th.
Hoopes finished the day 3-5 with a double and 5 RBIs.
Christian Reynoso was 2-4 with 2 runs scored.
Javier Nunez Garcia was 2-3and scored twice.
For RM, Luke Hyzdu was 2-3 with a grand slam and 6 RBIs.
Both teams allowed 9 walks on the day.
Mountain View 3 Dobson 0
Travis Densmore punched out 10 and allowed only 1 hit in 5 innings as Mountain View blanked Dobson 3-0.
Cole Thompson had a pair of hits for MVT.
Westwood 11 Skyline 2
Macs Carrillo was 3-3 with a double and 4 RBIs as Westwood defeated Skyline 11-2.
The Warriors pounded out 13 hits on the day.
Manny Collier, Crew Parke and Erik Ortiz all had 2 hits.
Carlos Rico allowed only 2 hits in 6 1/3 innings on the hill to earn the W.
Tolleson 15 La Joya 3 (5 Inn)
Luis Castillo and Ramon Velasco each ahd 2 hits and 3 RBIs as Tolleson mercy ruled La Joya 15-3.
Eli Rodriguez fanned 7 and allowed 2 hits in innings on the bump.
Casteel 10 Campo Verde 0 (5 Inn)
Tanner Keeley tossed a 5 innng 5 hit shutout with 6 Ks as casteel clinched a region title with a 10-0 win over Campo Verde
Connor Hatch had a grand slam for Casteel.
Marcus Lucas had a pair of doubles, and RBI and scored twice.
Nogales 2 Marana 1
Nogales took a pitcher’s duel over Marana 2-1.
German Fajardo, Miguel Vega and Matthew Bacheleier combined on the hill.
Vega tossed 3 scoreless innings and allowed only 2 hits to earn the W.
Marana’s Jonathan Foreman worked 6 innings and scattered 7 hits while allowing 2 unearned runs.
Sunrise Mountain 8 Centennial 1
Dawson DeHerrera tossed a complete game, allowing only 1 hit and fanning 6 as Sunrise Mountain dropped Centennial 8-1.
Jarrett Kellerhals was 3-4 with 2 triples, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored.
Mesquite 11 Arcadia 5
Mesquite topped Arcadia 11-5.
Cayden Rana tossed 4 shutout innings and allowed only 2 hits to get the W.
Holden Owen was 3-5 with 3 RBIs.