Local Roundup: March 8
Cibola gets into win column
The Raiders snapped their seven-game losing streak to start the year with an 11-1 victory over Kofa at home on Tuesday.
After beginning the season with two tough tournaments in the Phoenix area, Cibola’s offense erupted in the late innings to bring home the victory. Tyler Parmenter, who has already signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Arizona next year, went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs to keep his stellar start to the season alive. Cibola second baseman Krysthian Leal went 3-for-4 with an RBI while Jose Castillo also went 3-for-4, adding a pair of RBIs.
Kristain Valenzuela got the win for Cibola, tossing four innings of one-run ball, while Oscar Elizarraras closed out the victory with two shutout innings. The loss dropped Kofa’s record to 1-6 on the season.
Raiders pull away late
The sixth inning hasn’t been kind to the Kofa Kings.
A week after giving up four runs to Yuma High in a game they had to rally in extras to win, the Kings gave up four to Cibola in the sixth in a 9-2 loss to the Raiders.
Melissa Padilla was 2-for-4 and started the Raider scoring with a home run in the third. Bethany Olea added three hits for the Kings and Myliah Ramirez had two.
Miranda Brookhart and Madison Track had two hits apiece for Kofa (2-5).
San Pasqual rolled by Ajo
The Warriors lost 19-2 to Ajo on Tuesday in five innings.
San Pasqual coach Shonti Land said his team’s pitching was fine, but that its defense accounted for too many costly errors.
Janequa Mills went 2-for-2 with an RBI for San Pasqual, while Dominique Rueda stole three bases.
Five-run fifth powers Crims
Yuma High erased a four-run hole with five runs in the fifth inning for an 8-6 home win over Gila Ridge.
Aida Almada bunted home the final run of the frame, scoring Alicia Stephens, who reached on a two-run single.
Brittney Ramos had three hits for Yuma, and Isabel Villalobos, Ivana Aguirre and Linda Ontiveros each had two.
PREP GIRLS TENNIS
Yuma picks up first win
The Criminals earned a 6-3 victory at Gila Ridge on Tuesday for their first win of the year.
Yuma No. 1 Carrisa Acosta defeated Meghan Johnson 6-2, 6-4, while No. 2 Criminal Alma Solis beat Tiffany Laughlin 6-4, 6-3. Yuma and Gila Ridge were tied 3-3 after singles play before the Criminals swept all three doubles matches.
Gila Ridge (2-3, 0-1 Gila Valley Region) will play at Cibola on Friday while Yuma High will host Lake Havasu on Friday.
Rams fall at Estrella Foothills
The Antelope girls lost a close 5-4 match to Estrella Foothills on Tuesday, dropping its record to 0-2, 0-1 in the 2A/3A West.
The Rams got strong efforts from the bottom of their singles matches, as No. 6 Shanna Skousen won 6-1, 6-0 and No. 5 Joanna Pratt won 6-2, 6-1.
Antelope will be back in action on Saturday when it hosts the Antelope Invitational.
Sidewinders fall to Knights
No. 2 Cristina Piceno picked up both singles and doubles wins, but it wasn’t enough as her San Luis girls tennis team lost Tuesday to Lake Havasu.
Piceno won 6-1, 6-1 and then teamed with Auri Diaz for an 8-2 win. Victoria Hernandez also had a pair of wins, winning 6-2, 6-2 in singles and teaming with Yamayra Castanos for an 8-5 win.
PREP BOYS TENNIS
Antelope edges Estrella Foothills
The Rams notched a 5-4 victory at Estrella Foothills on Tuesday, evening their record to 1-1 on the season while going 1-0 in 2A/3A West play.
No. 1 Gary Shaw and No. 2 Kurtis Skousen each claimed 6-2, 6-2 victories in their respective singles matches while No. 3 Travis Cullison won 6-3, 7-5.
The afternoon came down to the No. 2 doubles match, when Cullison and Leo Magallon pulled off a 10-7 victory to seal the Antelope win.
“We’re above where I thought we would be right now,” Antelope coach Ben Chmielewski said.