Mesquite Edges Seton
Senior lefty TJ Clarkson continued his 2019 dominance as Mesquite took a region win over Seton in a battle of the #1 and #2 teams in 4A.
Clarkson tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs while fanning 7.
Through 4 innings the big left hander faced the minimum number of batters and took a shutout into the 6th.
He also ended the day 2-2 at the dish with a pair of walks.
Mesquite, who has struggled offensively of late, scratched out a pair of runs in the 3rd inning on a Davis Heller RBI single and a laser beam triple off the bat of Holden Owen to score Heller.
Seton finally broke through against Clarkson in the 6th.
With 2 outs in the inning sophomore Rocco Gump grounded a ball up the middle for a knock, and Matthew Masciangelo followed with a walk.
Ryan Johnson then lined a double to right center, scoring a pair and tying the score at 2.
Clarkson had not allowed an earned run in 33 innings dating back to a tournament game on February 23.
In the bottom of the 6th with one out, Daniel Johnson doubled and Holden Breeze walked to put runners on first and second.
With Grant Gorrell at the plate, an attempted pick off of courtesy runner Enrique Figueroa went into center filed, allowing Figueroa to score the game’s eventual winning run.
Jacob Henderson came on in relief for Mesquite to get the last out in the 6th and threw a scoreless 7th.
Mike Kenney and Ryan Johnson both tossed 3 strong innings for Seton.
Casteel 9 Gilbert 4
Casteel pounded out 14 hits to take a 9-4 win over Gilbert.
Marcus Lucas was 3-4 with a double and 2 runs scored.
The Colts got 2 hit games from Eli Ludwig, Dan Galvin, Jared Anderson and Connor Hatch.
Tanner Keeley tossed 3 2/3 innings in relief to pick up the W.
Brandon Drew homered for Gilbert.
Sunnyslope 2 Centennial 1
Jacob Folkman singled in the game winner in the top of the 7th inning as Sunnyslope topped Centennial 2-1.
Junior lefty Josh Combs punched out 10 in a complete game, allowing 5 hits and a solo unearned run.
Isaac Chavira was strong on the hill for Centennial, going the distance and allowing 8 hits and 2 runs.
Tolleson 12 Copper Canyon 2
Joel Galvez threw a complete game as Tolleson hammered Copper Canyon 12-2.
Galvez allowed 6 hits while punching out 6.
T Town took advantage of 10 walks by Canyon pitching.
Ramon Velasco homered for the Wolverines.
Luis Castillo and Omar Baldenegro each had 2 hits.
Desert Mountain 9 Notre Dame 7
Nick Suspenzi threw 5 shutout innings to lead Desert Mountain to a 9-7 win over Notre Dame.
Notre Dame rallied back from a 6-0 deficit to score 2 in the 6th anfd 5 in the 7th, but the comeback fell short.
Aiden Storm tripled twice , scored 3 runs and knocked in 2. Anthony Caraballo doubled twice and drove in 3 runs.
For NDP, Griffen Chewning tripled and homered and Brian Leon went deep.
Desert Vista 13 Desert Ridge 4
Desert Vista used a 6 run second inning and a 5 run 5th to take a 13-4 win over Desert Ridge.
Dylan Cuenca went 2-4 with a homer and 4 RBIs.
Eli Ankeney homered and was 2-4 with 2 steaks.
Brandon Childers had 2 hits and 3 RBIs and tossed 3 shutout innings.
Campo Verde 12 Higley 7
Jesh Leckey drove in 4 runs as Campo Verde dropped Higley 12-7.
Isaiah Lopez was 3-5 with 2 RBIs.
The Coyotes used 5 pitchers in a Johnny Wholestaff effort.
Anthony Trippi homered for Higley.
Millennium 3 Willow Canyon 2
Deon Reese doubled in Trvor baugh with the game winner in the bottom of the 6th to give Millenium a 3-2 win over Willow Canyon.
It was the Tiger’s 9th straight power rankings win.
Baugh was 3-3 with a pair of doubles for the Tigers.
Connor Burnett allowed 4 hits and 2 unearned runs in 5 innings on the bump.
Sunrise Mountain 12 Kellis 1 (6 Inn)
Sunrise Mountain hammered out 14 hits in a 12-1 mercy rule win over Kellis.
It was the return of Sunrise Coach Michael Deardoff to his former school, where he won a state title in 2017.
Ethan Snodgrass and Tyler Davis each had 2 doubles for the Mustangs and Noah Thomson homered.
Carter Krosky allowed `1 run in 6 innings on the bump.
Saguaro 11 Arcadia 4
Saguaro used a 12 hit attack to defeat Arcadia 11-4.
Jack Slominski was 3-4 with a double, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored.
Clay Randall was 2-3 with a homer and 3 RBIs.
Todd Johnson threw 5 innings and allowed 3 runs to pick up the W.
Brophy 6 Basha 3
Mason Kokodynski punched out 10 and allowed only 4 hits and 3 runs in 6 innings as Brophy dropped Basha 6-3.
Kokodynski also went 3-4 at the plate for the Broncos.
Johnny Dowse was 2-3 with 2 runs scored.
Chaparral 8 Boulder Creek 2
Trevor Long and Tyler stone both homered as Chaparral defeated Boulder Creek 8-2.
Colin Hunter tossed 4 scoreless innngs for the Firebirds.
Mountain Pointe 9 Highland 8
Mountain Pointe scored 4 runs in the top of the 7th inning and held on for a 9-8 win over Highland.
Carson Tucker was 2-5 with a double and 3 RBIs
Nick Wallerstedt homered and drove in 3
Tyler Kearney doubled twice.
Perry 7 Hamilton 4
Perry defeated Hamilton 7-4.
CJ Valdez was 3-4 with a homer and 3 RBIs.
Connor Abernathy doubled and tripled and was 2-3.
Zach De Hondol tossed 4 innings for the W.
Justin Still threw 3 scoreless for the Punmas in relief.
Michael Brueser homered for Hamilton.
Mountain View 8 Red Mountain 1
Dallas Wise tossed a complete game as Mountain View topped Red Mountain 8-1 at Hohokam Stadium.
Wise scattered 5 hits and fanned 4 to get the W.
Thome Nickelson tripled twice and was 2-3 with 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored.
Jeremy Krause was 3-4 with 2 RBIs for the Tors.