Pinnacle Holds Off Basha
Pinnacle burst out with a big first inning for the second day in a row, plating 6 runs and hanging on for an 8-6 victory.
The Pioneers sent 11 men to the plate in the first inning off Bears starter Jake Jarvis, scoring 6 runs on 6 hits.
But Jarvis had a good breaking ball, and began using it with great success after the first. He allowed only one more runs in his four innings of work.
Meanwhile Basha clawed back, scoring a pair off Ty Woessner in the 4th,a solo in the fifth and 3 in the 6th off reliever Jackson Moltz.
But the comeback would come up short, and the game was called for darkeness after 6 innings.
Luke Woods led the way for Pinnacle, going 2-3 wqith a double and 3 RBIs. Woessner earned the W, tossing 4 innings and allowing 2 hits with 4 Ks.
Horizon scored double digit runs for the second day in a row as the Huskies topped Hamilton 12-10 in a power points game.
Hamilton got the scoring started in the 3rd, plating 4 runs with a JD McLaughlin 2 RBI double the key blow.
Horizon answered back with 4 of their own in the bottom of the inning.
Hamilton responded with a 3 spot in the 4th, but Horizon hung 5 runs in the bottom half to take a 9-7 lead after 4.
Trailing 12-8 entering the 7th, Hamilton pushed a pair of runs across, but Horizon freshman Rob Liddington closed the door getting the final out on a punch out.
Kody Huff was 4-4 with a double and 2 runs scored for Horizon. Bobby Koch, Nick Gore and Logan Kershner all had 2 hits.
Jose Valenzuela had 4 hits and scored 3 runs for Hamilton.
Liberty blanked Desert Edge 9-0 in a power point game.
Chandler Murphy and Mitchell combined on the shutout. Murphy tossed 4 innings, allowing 3 hits with 6 Ks for the W.
Colorado transfer J.D. Wadleigh had a day, going 3-3 with a homer and 3 RBIs.
Trevor Felan and Kai Tuita had 2 hits each.
Casteel traveled to Joy Christian and took a 7-4 victory.
Tanner Keeley tossed 5 innings, punching out 8 hitters and allowing 4 runs on 4 hits for the win.
The Colts took advantage of 6 Joy errors to score 4 unearned runs.
Brian Kalmer smoked a pair of homers as Corona del Sol took a 14-3 win over North Canyon in 5 innings in tournament play.
Nick Schobinger worked 3 innings for the W . Aaron Garcia tossed 2 scoreless frames in relief.
Chandler topped Prescott 9-1.
Javan Ah’Quinn was 3-4 with a double and 3 RBIs.
Nate Rohlicek tossed 4 scoreless innings for the W.
Cienega won a slugfest with Chaparral 11-10.
The Bobcats plated 5 runs in the top of the 7th inning for the win.
Gilbert got a road win against Sunnyslope 3-1.
Evan Reynolds gave up just 1 er over 5 innings securing the win. Brandon Drew and Calvin Davis each had 2 hits for Gilbert.
Casey Markham was 2-3 with an RBI for ‘Slope
Spencer Hochstein collected 2 hits as well.