Westwood Walks Off Valley Vista in Extras
Kikin Cardenas singled in Jesus Valencia with the game winner in the bottom of the 8th inning to give Westwood a walk-off victory over Valley Vista 2-1.
The game was a pitcher’s duel featuring Westwood’s Cardenas and Vista’s Jacob Morgan.
Cardenas, a senior lefty, worked 7 innings and allowed only 4 hits and a solo run. He struck out 1 and did not allow a walk.
Morgan matched the performance , going 6 strong innings, scattering 6 hits with 3 punch outs and a pair of walks.
Cardenas, Macs Carrillo and Valencia all had 2 hits for the Warriors.
Logan Olson was 2-3 with a double for the Monsoon.
Westwood Pitching: Kikin Cardenas FB 78-79, CB 62-65
Valley Vista Pitching: Jacob Morgan: FB 83-84, CB 69-70
Desert Mountain 7 Arcadia 5 (8 Innings)
Desert Mountain scored a pair of runs in the top of the 8th inning to take a 7-5 win over Arcadia.
The Wolves took the lead on a double steal in the 8th, when the throw to second was misplayed, allowing the lead run to score.
The next batter, Josh Henig, lined a double to center field to score an insurance run and make it 7-5.
Thomas Napolitano had a night, going 3-3 with a pair of dingers and 3 RBIs.
Wes Kath was 2-4 with 2 steaks and he also worked a scoreless 2 1/3 innings in relief with 4 punch outs.
Arcadia Pitching: Nick Evans FB 83-85, Slider 70-73, CH 74-75 DM Pitching:Luke Moeller FB 83-86, SL 71-72
Corona del Sol 9 Basha 6
Corona del Sol jumped out to an early 7-0 lead and held on for a 9-6 win over Basha.
Cade Verdusco doubled 3 times, driving in 2 runs and scoring twice to lead the Aztec offense.
Hunter Haas was 2-2 with a double and 2 RBIs.
Lefty Wyatt Bauer threw 6 strong innings, allowing 5 hits and 1 earned run while fanning 2 and walking one.
Sunrise Mountain 3 Campo Verde 1
Tyler Davis smoked a 2 run bomb in the top of the 6th inning to give Sunrise Mountain a 3-1 win over Campo Verde.
Davis was 3-4 on the day for the Mustangs.
Alex Ramirez earned the W in the hill, tossing 5 innings, allowing 5 hits and punching out 7.
Jacob Stockton worked 2 scoreless for the save with 4 Ks.
Centennial 7 Willow Canyon 6
Centennial plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the 7th to give the Coyotes a 7-6 walk off win over Willow Canyon.
Seth Jelovic was 3-3 from the leadoff spot and scored twice for the ‘yotes.
Cristian Mogen was 2-3 with a par of RBIs.
Rudy Nolasco worked 2 scoreless innings in relief for the W.
Casteel 15 Kellis 9
Connor Hatch went 3-3 with 2 homers, a double, 4 RBIs and 3 runs scored to lead Casteel to a 15-9 win over Kellis.
CJ Burrell had a first inning 2 run bomb for the Colts and Jaxson Carrasco was 2-2 with a triple and 2 runs scored.
Cesar Chavez 10 Desert Vista 8
Cesar Chavez won a slugfest over Desert Vista 10-8
Jesus Avila and Jose Velasquez both drove in 3 runs for the Champions.
Velazquez, Alfredo Ruiz, Andres Casteneda and David Valencia all had 2 hit games for Chavez.
Sunnyslope 5 Verrado 4 (10 Innings)
Sunnyslope beat Verrado 5-4 in 10 innings tonight at Slope.
Sunnyslope’s Trey Falk scored the winning run on a Verrado error in the bottom of the 10th to win it for the Vikings.
Verrado jumped out to a quick 1 run lead in the first on two Slope errors and a base hit by Eli Waling, but Sunnyslope pitcher Josh Combs struck out the side to keep it close.
Verrado also scored one run in the 4th, with a leadoff double by Domminick Cassell and an RBI single from Calvin Solie.
In the 8th, Larry Haskins drove in Colby Tiner for their 4th run of the night, but that was all the Vipers could muster for the evening.
Jake King was really effective on the mound for Verrado – he threw 6 innings, struck out 5, gave up 3 runs (2 earned) for a no decision and also went 2 for 5 on the night at the plate.
Gillis Champagne was the hard-luck loser on the mound, giving up 2 runs (one earned) in 4 innings, walking 4 and striking out 3 – he also had 2 hits on the evening.
Sunnyslope’s Combs had great stuff – he pitched 7 innings, striking out 9 and giving up only 1 earned run.
Fellow lefty Jacob Folkman earned the win for the Vikings throwing the final 2 innings. Folkman didn’t allow a run and stuck out 2.
For the Vikings, Marshall Williams had a 2 hit night, driving in a key run to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th to extend the game and Drew Bond and Isaia Ventura also had 2 hits each for Slope.
Liberty 2 Skyline 1
Liberty edged Skyline 2-1 in a pitcher’s duel.
Peyton Thalman doubled in both Liberty runs in the 2nd inning.
Kaden Schielfelbein worked 3 scoreless innings to earn the W. Jack Rector fanned 5 in 3 2/3 innings of relief and Patrick Steitz came on in the bottom of the 7th with thre tying run aborad to get the final out and earn the save.
Skyline’s Kade York allowed only 3 hits and 2 runs in 6 innings in a losing effort.
Mesa 14 Desert Ridge 2 (5 Inn)
Mesa High took advantage of 5 Desert Ridge errors and 5 walks to take a 14-2 mercy rule win over the Jags.
The Jackrabbits pounded out 12 hits on the day with Cainen Escalante, Javier Nunez, and Noah Rogers all having 2 hits games.
Zach Quintana punched out 6 and allowed 8 hits to get the W.
Millennnium 11 Higley 8
Caleb Smith smoked a line drive 3 run homer in the bottom of the 7th inning to give Millennium an 11-8 win over Higley.
Smith added a double and was 3-4 with 4 RBIs.
Matthew Obst was 4-4 for the Tigers and Eric Sims and Kaleb Duncan added two hits each.
Mesa Mountain View 3 Tolleson 0
Logan Green tossed a complete game 4 hit shutout with 7 Ks as Mountain View blanked Tolleson 3-0.
Jaxon Yardley was 3-3 with an RBI and 2 runs scored.
Chandler Dejong added twp hits for the Toros.
Mountain Pointe 7 Perry 3
Carson Tucker homered twice, doubled, and drove in 5 runs to lead Mountain Pointe to a 7-3 win over Perry.
Tucker’s 3 run shot in the 6th gave the Pride the lead for good.
Junior Flores earned the W in relief, allowing one run in 3 innings.
Hamilton 4 O’Connor 1
Logan Saloman allowed only 5 hits and a solo run in 6 innings on the bump as Hamilton topped O’Connor 4-1.
Tyler Wilson and Shane Anderson each had 2 knocks for the Huskies.
Colton Kucera and Jacob Miller each had 2 hits for SDO.
Mesquite 8 Highland 4
Andrick Jones allowed only one hit and 3 unearned runs in 5 2/3 frames as Mesquite dropped Highland 8-4.
Jones, KB Bell, and Ty Gonzales all had 2 hits for the Wildcats.
Nogales 7 Canyon del Oro 6
Kenneth Jimenez wore a bases loaded hit by pitch in the bottom of the 7th inning to give Nogales a 7-6 walk off win over Canyon del Oro.
Saul Soto got the W in relief with 2 scoreless frames on the hill.
Jimenez, Demetrio Crisantes and Brayan Espinoza all had two hit games for the Apaches.