Local Glance: March 26
YC rocks Gila Bend
Matt Koppinger racked up the strike-outs for Yuma Catholic on Monday.
Koppinger struck out 10 and allowed only one hit in four innings of work as the Shamrocks crushed Gila Bend 15-1 on the road.
The Shamrocks (9-2-1) combined for 20 hits in the game.
“We came out and we swung the bat well today,” YC coach Curt Foppe said. “We’re starting to play really good baseball.”
Zach Boehler went 3 for 4 with a double and five RBIs in the game. Wade McBride was 3 for 4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs.
Cibola edges San Luis
Cibola and San Luis were tied at 3-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth.
But Cibola (6-3 powerpoints, 9-10 overall) was able to get a run across the plate to top San Luis 4-3 on Monday.
Christian Marquez threw five innings and struck out eight for the Raiders. Oscar Elizarraras pitched the last two innings, shutting down the Sidewinders.
San Luis jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top the second, but the Raiders answered with three runs over their own in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game.
Shamrocks top Gila Monsters
Ashley Goetter and Josie Quiroz both went deep for Yuma Catholic on Monday.
The pair of homers helped the Shamrocks to a 6-3 victory over Gila Bend on the road.
Goetter also pitched four innings and struck out seven while in the circle for YC.
“She (Goetter) came ready to play today,” YC coach Sara Badgley said. “She’s been battling an injury but it seems like she’s over it.”
Gabbie Rowlison entered in the fifth and recorded four strike outs.
YC dominates Central
The Yuma Catholic golf team shot a 152 at Desert Hills, topping El Centro-Central on Monday.
The low 10 scores all belonged to the Shamrocks. Joey Pickels shot a 1-under 35 and was the medalist. Five junior varsity golfers shot lower than the lowest El Centro score of 52. The
Shamrocks’ girls golfer, Esmerelda Zaragosa, shot a 55 — lower than all but one Central golfer.
Antelope tops two California schools
Antelope shot a 388, besting Blythe-Palo Verde and Holtville at Coyote Wash on Monday.
The Rams had the fourth- through seventh-place finishers, led by Tyler