Payson Tops Show Low For Series Sweep
Payson made it 2 straight over rival foe Show Low, taking an 8-3 win at Talking Stick on Tuesday.
Junior right hander Kevin Cerna tossed a complete game, allowing 4 hits and striking out 5. He also knocked in a pair of runs at the plate.
Randall Adcock and Dylan Justice had 2 knocks apiece at the plate and Jesse Conway stroked a 1st inning 2 RBI double.
The Longhorns took control of the game in the 6th, breaking a 4-4 tie by hanging a 4 spot.
Grayson Pace had a pair of hits for Show Low.
Junior left hander Tanner Isaacs fanned 9 in 5 1/3 innings of work for the Cougars.
St. Mary’s 11 Cactus Shadows 1 (5 Inn)
St. Mary’s made a mess of Cactus Shadows for the second straight game, mercy ruling the Falcons at Papago Park 11-1.
The Knights stormed out to an 8-0 1st inning lead, sending 12 men to the plate.
Meanwhile, senior right hander Matt Armendariz was dealing. He allowed 5 hits in 5 innings with 3 Ks and 1 walk. He also had a pair of hits and 2 RBIs.
Joey Zubia led the offense, going 3-4 with a home run, 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored.
Thaddeus Tanner went 2-4 with a 1st inning bases loaded triple.
O’Connor 5 Pinnacle 2
O’Connor pushed 4 runs across in the bottom of the 6th to break a 1-1 tie and take a 5-2 win over Pinnacle.
All of the SDO runs were unearned thanks to 7 Pinnacle errors.
Cal Lambert earned the victory, tossing 5 innings and allowing 5 hits and a solo run with 3 Ks.
Pinnacle junior righty Max Kendall punched out 6 in 5 2/3 innings. He allowed only 1 hit and 3 unearned runs in a tough loss.
Perry 15 Basha 5
Perry made the drive up Val Vista and avenged last week’s loss to Basha, taking a 15-5 victory.
The Pumas blasted out 14 hits.
Sam Gonzales went 3-5 with a double and 4 RBIs.
Matty Brown had a pair of doubles and scored 3 runs.
CJ Valdez went deep for Perry.
Colton Gates threw 4 innings to earn the W.
Desert Mountain 12 Horizon 3
Desert Mountain defeated Horizon 12-3.
The Wolves had 13 hits on the day.
Paul Sachen was 3-4 with a triple and 2 RBIs.
Horizon’s Tony Sortino had a pair of bombs and drove in all 3 runs.
Garrett Elwell fanned 7 in 6 innings of work for the W.
Sunnyslope 12 Kellis 2
Sunnyslope pounded out 12 hits in a 12-2 win over region rival Kellis.
The Vikings sent 11 men to the dish in the 5th to break open a 5-2 game.
Drew Bond, Gus Goettl, Casey Markham, and Amos Ramirez all had 2 hits a piece for ‘Slope. Jack Yancey added a 1-2 game with 3 RBI’s.
Sophomore Josh Combs earned the win on the mound going all 5 innings, giving up 2 ER on 4 hits and 2 strikeouts.
Chandler 10 Hamilton 1
Chandler made it a 2 game sweep over rival Hamilton with a 10-1 win at Husky Field.
Junior Nate Rohlicek threw a complete game, allowing 5 hits.
Luis Montenegro homered and was 3-4 with 3 RBIs.
Mountain View 9 Westwood 6
Isaac McNaughton smoked a grand slam to key an 8 run 6th inning and send Mountain View to a 9-6 win over Westwood.
Dallas Wise had 2 hits for the Toros and tossed a scorless inning in relief.