Red Mountain Advances Over Mountain Pointe
Red Mountain put up 3 runs in the top of the first off Mountain Pointe starter Ethan Long and cruised to an 8-1 win over the Pride in 6 A state tournament action.
Andrew Hayes hammered a deep drive in the first for a 2 RBI triple to key the 3 run rally.
Hayes ended the day 2-3 and added a double and 4 RBIs. In a high school ballpark he likely would have had 3 home runs.
Kai Murphy had the rock for Red Mountain , and the junior lefty turned in a solid performance, scattering 6 hits over 6 innings with 8 punchees.
Bobby Meza mopped up with a scoreless 7th.
Luke Hyzdu added a 2-3 day at the plate and scored 3 runs.
For the Pride, Long, Carson Tucker and Connor Murphy all had 2 hits.
Brophy 7 Basha 4
Junior Mason Kokodynski struck out 8 in 6 2/3 innings on the hill as Brophy upended #3 seed Basha 7-4. Kokodynsi allowed 5 hits and 4 unearned runs to get the W.
Connor Park lined a bases loaded triple to key a 5 run 4th inning for the Broncos.
Michael Diaz was 3-4 and Will Worthington had a solo homer.
Skyline 8 Chandler 3 (8 Inn)
Skyline rallied for 5 runs in the top of the 8th and took an 8-3 victory over Chandler High.
Cole Yocum was 2-5 with a homer and 3 RBIs.
Anthony Ruiz threw 3 perfect innings in relief to earn the W.
Skyline starter Eric Olson walked the tightrope all day, surrendering 11 hits in 5 innings but allowing only 3 runs.
Westwood 4 Corona del Sol 2
Jagger Parke tossed a complete game as Westwood upset the #2 ranked Aztecs 4-2.
Parke gave up 6 hits and punched out 3.
Manny Collier was 2-3 with a homer and 2 RBIs.
Hamilton 3 Desert Mountain 2
Will Maxey singled in Hayden Baker with the walk off game winner in the bottom of the 7th to give Hamilton a 3-2 win over Desert Mountain.
Hamilton’s Shane Murphy and DM’s Garrett Elwell locked up in a battle of top lefties.
Elwell tossed 6 2/3 innings and held Hamilton scoreless until the bottom of the 6th and allowed 5 hits while fanning 9.
Murphy allowed 5 hits in a complete game effort with 4 Ks.
Michael Brueser’s 2 run homer in the bottom of the 6th inning tied the game at 2 for Hamilton.
Mountain Ridge 9 Perry 4
Matthew Liberatore went the distance as Mountain Ridge topped Perry 9-4.
Liberatore fanned 9 and allowed 4 hits and 4 runs.
Preston Godfrey was 2-4 with a homer and 3 RBIs.
Luke Blachut went 3-3 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored.
Max Johansen homered for Perry.
Mountain View 5 Millennium 4
Mountain View hung a 5th inning 3 spot to take the lead and eliminate Millennium 5-4.
John Neeley worked 5 innings for the W, allowing 6 hits with 4 Ks.
Joe Georgini was 2-3 with a double and 3 RBIs.
O’Connor 11 Desert Vista 8
O’Connor rallied from a 6-1 deficit and took an 11-8 win oer Desert Vista.
Nolan Gorman’s long 3 run tater over the batter’s eye in center field drew the Eagles to within 6-5 in the 4th.
SDO hung a 5 spot in the bototm of the 5th to take control.
Noah Burgarello was 3-3 with 2 runs scored for SDO.
Mason Skaugrud added a pair of hits.
Mitchell Decovich worked 3 2/3 innings in relief of Cal Lambert and allowed only 1 run to earn the W.
Mesquite 17 Apollo 2 (5 Inn)
5A top seed Mesquite scored 17 times in 4 innings and tookl a 17-2 mercy rule win over Apollo.
TJ Clarkson was 3-3 with a homer and 4 RBIs.
Holden Breeze was 3-4 for the ‘cats.
Chase Webster went 5 innings on the hill with 4 Ks to get the W.
Buena 7 Campo Verde 3
Buena pushed 4 runs across in the bototom of the 5th and took a 7-4 win over Campo Verde.
Ronaldio Amaral went 2-3 with a double, homer and 3 RBIs for the Colts.
Adrian Aguilaera tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief to get the W.
Flowing Wells 4 Williams Field 1
Juan Pablo Ruedaflores threw 6 innings on the bump and went 1-3 with a homer and 2 RBIs as Flowing Wells topped Williams Field 4-1.
Chaparral 12 Lake Havasu 9
Trevor Long was 4-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs t lead Chaparral to a 12-9 win over Havasu.
Will Fuenning was 2-4 with a solo homer and 2 runs scored, and Garrett Evans went 2-4 with 3 steaks.
Liberty 16 Cienega 4 (6 Inn)
Brady Welch smoked a pair of homers and knocked in 7 runs as Liberty run ruled Cienega 16-4 in 6 innings.
Welch had a grand slam in the bottom of the 6th for the walk off mercy rule.
Notre Dame 2 Poston Butte 1
Zach Zdimal allowed a solo run in 6 1/3 innings on the slab as Notre dame edged Poston Butte 2-1.
Joe Terlizzi had a solo homer for the Saints and Alex Nyberg was 2-2.
Queen Creek 11 Kellis 1 (5 Inn)
Queen Creek sent 15 men to the plate in a 10 run 4th inning that featured 4 home runs as the Bulldogs mercy ruled the defending champs 11-1.
Ryan Dobbs cranked 2 scuds in the 4th, and Brendan Blakeman and Jacob Alexander also went deep.
Danny Marshall allowed only a solo unearned run in 5 innings for the W.
Verrado 4 Ironwood Ridge 0
Thunderbird 11 Lee Williams 1 (6 Inn)
Thunderbird used a 6 run 2nd inning to seize control and take an 11-1 6 innings mercy rule win over Lee Williams.
Sasha Sneider fanned 11 in 6 innings on the bump and went 4-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs to ace a 15 hit attack.
Mike Bathauer was 3-3 with a homer for LV.
Salpointe 11 Cactus Shadows 10
Jose Cornejo singled in the walk off game winner in the bottom of the 7th to send Salpointe to an 11-10 win over Cactus Shadows.
Ian Ponce, Efrain Cervantes, and Ryan Grabosch all had 2 hits for the Lancers.
Peyton McGregor homered twice for the Falcons.
Canyon del Oro 6 Coconino 4 (8 Inn)
Brian Romero blasted a 2 run homer in the bottom of the 7th to walk off Coconino 6-4.
Catalina Foothills 3 Saguaro 2
Catalina Foothills scratched out a solo run on an Alec Larson fielder’s choice grounder in the bottom of the 7th to walk off Saguaro 3-2.
Larson was 1-3 with 2 RBIs at the plate.
Nogales 5 Greenway 1
Nogales topped Greenway 5-1.
Marcel Bachelier was 1-4 with a triple and 2 RBIs.
Three Apache arms combined on the hill for the win.
Sunrise Mountain 12 Mingus 2 (6 Inn)
Sunrise Mountain pounded out 14 hits and Troy Balko fanned 8 in 4 2/3 innings as Sunrise Mountain downed Migus 12-2 in 6 innings.
Six Mustang hitters had 2 hit games.
EJ Sua was 2-3 with 3 RBIs.
St Mary’s 14 Estrella Foothills 9