Mesquite Moves On With Win Over Seton
TJ Clarkson worked 5 2/3 innings on the hill and punched out 11 as Mesquite topped Seton Catholic 6-2 in the 4A state tournament.
The Wildcats came out of the gate hot, loading the bases in the bottom of the first inning and scoring on a Jayden Orozco walk and an RBI ground out by Jacob Henderson to make it 2-0.
In the second the ‘cats added on. With one out, 4 straight singles from Daniel Johnson, Holden Breeze, Grant Gorrell and Clarkson plated 2 more runs, and when Davis Heller sent a sac fly to center filed it was 5-0.
Orozco doubled in another run in the 4th for a 6-0 lead.
Clarkson began to tire in the 6th, and after a pair of walks, Mike Kenney got the Sentinels on the board with an RBI single.
Two batters later Michael Williamson’s ground out plated another run to cut the lead to 6-2.
Caden Rana came on in relief with 2 outs in the 6th and threw a scoreless 7th to seal the deal.
Clarkson allowed only 4 hits on the night. He was also 2-3 at the plate with an RBI.
Estrella Foothills 3 Canyon del Oro 1
Dane Vanderwerf and Seth Sweet-Chick combined to limit Canyon del Oro to 5 hits and a single unearned run as the Wolves took a 3-1 win at Diablo Stadium in the 4A tourney.
Sweet-Chick worked the last 3 innings and allowed only 1 hit an no runs.
Mason Skrimager, Jacob McLeod and Justin Williamson all had 2 hits for the Wolves.
Enrique Romero was 3-4 for CDO.
Saguaro 10 Lee Williams 2
Saguaro hung 3 spots in the first 2 innings and cruised to a 10-2 win over Lee Williams.
Jack Slominski was 3-4 with a double and 3 RBIs.
Cody Pock went 3-5 with a double and 2 RBIs.
Joel Rubin scattered 5 hits over 5 innings on the hill to get the W.
Salpointe 3 Vista Grande 2
Ian Ponce singled in the game winner in the bottom of the 6th inning as Salpointe Catholic edged Vista Grande 3-2.
Ponce was 3-3 on the day for the Lancers.
Jaeden Swanberg allowed only 2 runs on 8 hits over 5 2/3 innings on the bump.
Romeo Ballesteros was 2-4 with a double.