St. Mary’s Blanks T Bird
Senior lefty Angel Montoya threw 6 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as St. Mary’s took a 9-0 win over Thunderbird in the 4A State Tournament.
Montoya walked 4 hitters, but recorded 10 fly ball outs and was aided by a pair of double plays.
The Knights pounded out 12 hits on the day.
Lead off hitter Thad Tanner was 4-5 with a double and 2 runs scored.
Catcher Gio Jasso was 4-5 with a double and 3 RBIs, and Joey Zubia went 2-3 with 3 steaks.
Sunrise Mountain 6 Salpointe 3
Sunrise Mountain used a 12 hit attack and a another solid mound performance from Troy Balko to take a 6-3 win over Salpointe Catholic.
Balko tossed 6 innings and allowed 6 hits with 11 punch outs.
The Mustang offense was paced by Ethan Snodgrass, who went 3-4 with a double and an RBI.
Jarrett Kelllerhalls was 3-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
Nogales 9 Canyon del Oro 2
Nogales hung a 6 spot in the bottom of the 6th inning to blow open a tight game and take a 9-2 win over Canyon del Oro in an elimination game in the 4A state tournament.
Marcel Bachelier knocked in 3 runs with a 1-2 day.
Lead off hitter Ricky Maytorena was 1-3 with a triple and 3 runs scored.
Alec Acevedo turned in a lock down mound performance, tossing a complete game and allowing only 5 hits while fanning 7.
Catalina Foothills 3 Seton Catholic 1
Catalina Foothills scored twice in the bottom of the 6th inning on RBI knocks from Logan Sanders and Matt Cullen to take a 3-1 win over Seton Catholic.
Cole Altherr threw 5 innings with 7 Ks and allowed 3 hits for the Falcons.
Dante DeNiro worked 2 scoreless innings in relief and punched out 5
Luke Bell threw well for Seton in a losing cause, allowing only 4 hits in 5 innings with 7 Ks.