Team Arizona Off to 6-0 Start At Sunbelt Classic
Team Arizona has gotten off to a blistering 6-0 start at the Junior Sunbelt Classic in McAlester, OK.
Arizona 12 Oklahoma Gold 2
Team AZ wasted no time cranking up the offense in game 1 Friday against Oklahoma Gold, plating 7 runs in the second inning and taking a 12-2 run rule win in 5 innings.
Carson Tucker (Mountain Pointe) was 2-4 with a homer and 4 RBIs out of the lead off spot.
Noah Burgarello (O’Connor) was 2-3 with a double and 4 RBIs
Zach Martinez (Mountain Ridge) tossed 3 1/3 innings with 5 Ks for the W, with Sean Rimmer (Mountain View)
Arizona 10 Texas 4
In the Friday night contest against Texas, Arizona hung a 6 inning 5 spot to pull away for a 10-4 win.
Michael Brueser (Hamilton) was 3-3 with a homer and a pair of RBIs.
TJ Clarkson (Mesquite) homered, doubled and knocked in 3 runs.
Carson Tucker and Kody Huff (Horizon) each had 2 hits.
Red Mountain left Kai Muphy tossed 5 2/3 innings for the win, scattering 5 hits with 5 Ks.
Arizona 8 Canada 6
In game 3 Arizona broke up a 5-5 tie with a 3 run 6 inning to take an 8-6 win over Canada.
Carson Tucker had a par of triples and knocked in 2 runs.
Hunter Haas (Corona del Sol) was 2-3 with a double and and 3 RBIs.
Max Kendall (Pinnacle) worked 6 innings, scattering 10 hits with 4 Ks to get the W.
Gerardo Hernandez (San Luis) worked a scoreless 7th for the save.
Arizona 8 Colorado 5
Arizona used some more late inning magic in game 4, scoring 5 runs in the final 2 innings to grab an 8-5 win over Colorado.
AZ got long balls from TJ Clarkson (2-4) and Sean Rimmer (3-4).
Davids Heller (Mesquite) threw 5 innings, allowing 6 hits with 4 Ks to earn the victory on the mound.
Shane Murphy (Hamilton) and Gerardo Hernandez threw one inning each in relief.
Arizona 8 Missouri 0
In Sunday’s game 5 , Desert Vista lefty Eli Ankeney threw a complete game 1 hit shutout as the Zonies banked Missouri 8-0.
Carson Tucker and TJ Clarkson each had 2 hits and 2 RBIs.
Noah Burgarello was 1-2 with a double, a pair of walks and scored 3 runs.
Arizona 16 Oklahoma Blue 0
Arizona hammered out 14 hits en route to a 16-0 3 inning mercy rule win over Oklahoma Blue.
Sean Rimmer was 3-3 with a double, triple and 4 RBIs to pace the offense.
Carson Tucker, Davis Heller and Grant Gorrell (Mesquite) all had 2 hit games.
Gorrell cranked a solo homer.
German Fajardo (Nogales) fanned 4 in 3 innings of scoreless duty on the hill.