Local Glance: April 24
PREP BOYS TENNIS
Cibola tennis swept out of playoffs by Salpointe Catholic
The first round of the AIA Division I Team Tennis Championship against defending state champion Salpointe Catholic went about how Cibola coach Duncan Phillips thought it would.
The No. 12 Raiders lost 5-0 to the No. 5 Lancers in Tucson on Tuesday.
At No. 1 singles, Brett Boyer was swept 6-0, 6-0 by Matt Dunn, who Phillips said has a full scholarship to play for Arizona in the fall. Luis Franco lost to Andre Dunn 6-2, 6-2; Blake Boyer fell 6-4, 6-3 to Tyler Linscott; Sami Ahmed lost to Alvaro Leo 6-0, 6-0; and Ahbijay Murugesan lost 6-3, 6-3 to Jack Amos.
Myungsu Son was trailing at No. 6 7-6, 2-1 when the match was called.
“There were three matches we could have won,” Phillips said. “But their No. 1 has a full ride to U of A. He's a best. We played well and got compliments from their coaches about how well we competed, which we did very well.”
Evans tosses no-hitter for YC
Brendon Evans followed up his 4 for 4 performance Monday against Antelope with a 3 for 4 showing Tuesday against Ajo.
To make up the difference, he tossed a no hitter.
The Yuma Catholic starter struck out 12 and walked four in the Shamrocks' 7-1 win, likely guaranteeing a first-round bye in next week's Division IV baseball playoffs.
“It was a good was for him to end the year,” Yuma Catholic coach Curt Foppe said of Evans' final regular season start. “He threw the ball well today.”
Brady Sorenson added two hits and two RBIs.
The Shamrocks play Bourgade to close out the year Thursday.
San Luis ends with a win
San Luis ended its season on a high note, topping Cesar Chavez 8-3 at home Tuesday.
Alexander Bazua threw a complete game for the Sidewinders, racking up seven strikeouts and allowing only one walk.
“Our pitcher was great, he was hitting his spots,” San Luis coach Cesar Castillo said. “He retired every leadoff hitter in every inning.”
Jonathan Bazua went 3 for 4 and scored two runs while Jorge Duarte was 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI.
YC dominates at Coyote Wash
Yuma Catholic finished 99 strokes ahead of Antelope Tuesday at a three-team meet at Coyote Wash in Wellton.
Grady Bourguignon and Joey Pickels were co-medalists with a one-under-par 71. Max Coffeen shot a 74, Zach Estes an 80 and Kody Boyd an 82 to round out both the YC and overall top five.
Tyler Johnson led Antelope with a 90 while Nick Melcher shot a 91.
YC finished with a 296, Antelope a 395 and Parker a 398.