Prep roundup: March 26
Hawks slip past Kings
Lance McLaren had a walkoff single in the seventh inning as Gila Ridge completed a comeback with a 6-5 win over Kofa on Friday.
Kofa scored one run in each of the first four innings and led 5-3 heading into the top of the seventh. Irving Lopez led off the seventh with a single, then an error allowed Ryan Householder to reach with one out. Justin Taylor singled to right to score Lopez, then an error when the right fielder misplayed the ball allowed Householder to score and Taylor to reach third. McLaren then came up with his liner to right over a drawn-in infield for the win.
Freshman Victor Castillo pitched the final two innings for the Hawks (11-5, 1-0 Gila Valley Region).
“He’s a little bulldog,” Gila Ridge coach Greg Osowski said. “We like him a lot and we’re not afraid to pitch him.”
San Pasqual 1-2 at tourney
The San Pasqual baseball team went 1-2 during the pool play portion of the Salt River tournament.
On Thursday, the Warriors lost 15-9 to Canyon State. On Friday, they beat Fort Thomas 9-6 before losing to Greyhills in extra innings, 7-6.
Christian Anglin hit two home runs Friday and Andrew Balthazar was 5-for-6 in the two games.
Raiders open region play strong
Cibola opened its Gila Valley Region schedule with two run-rule wins at Lake Havasu on Friday.
Jackie Pierson picked up the wins in both games of the doubleheader that the Raiders won 14-2 and 12-2. Both games ended in the sixth inning.
Pierson struck out five and gave up seven hits in the first game and went 2-for-4 from the plate with a three-run home run and a solo homer. Bethany Olea went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer.
Pierson went five innings in Game 2 and struck out three while scattering five hits. Brandi Badilla came in for the save in the sixth and struck out one.
Olea went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, Melissa Padilla went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Myliah Ramirez went 2-for-4 and ended the game with a solo home run that pushed the score to the 10-run advantage.
Cibola (17-2 overall, 2-0 GVR) plays at 1 p.m. at Gila Ridge on Monday.
Criminals blast Sidewinders
Yuma High thrashed San Luis 24-1 in five innings on the road Friday.
Isabel Villalobos earned the win by striking out nine and giving up one hit (an in-the-park home run).
Linda Ontiveros was 4-for-5 with three RBIs and Alicia Stephens went 4-for-5 with two RBIs.
Yuma (7-7, 1-1 GVR) is off until April 6 when the Criminals host Cibola.
PREP BOYS TENNIS
Thornburg tops Castro, Kofa loses
Ryan Thornburg topped Albert Castro 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday in a battle of No. 1s, but Kofa fell 6-3 to the Raiders.
Santos Rangel was the other singles winner for the Kings, and joined with Jose Rodriguez for a doubles win.
Luis Franco was among the winners for the Raiders at No. 2, winning 6-4, 6-4 over Vitor Malagutti.
San Luis cruises past Havasu
San Luis notched a 7-2 win at Lake Havasu on Friday.
Eduardo Mendez and Ismael Santo each recorded three-set wins for the Sidewinders. At No. 4, Mendez won 1-6, 6-4, 10-2 and at No. 5, Santos won 2-6, 6-4, 11-9.
Other San Luis winners were Aldo Amaya (6-4, 6-3), Alonso Gonzalez (6-1, 6-1), and Abraham Gonzalez (6-4, 6-3).
PREP GIRLS TENNIS
San Luis nips Lake Havasu
San Luis got two doubles wins on Friday to slide past Lake Havasu 5-4.
Cristina Piceno and Auri Diaz won 8-5 at No. 1, while Krystal Rodriguez and Jennifer Curiel won 8-4 at No. 2.
Singles winners were Rodriguez (6-4, 4-6, 10-6), Piceno (6-0, 6-1) and Victoria Hernandez (7-6, 6-2).
Shamrocks take sixth
The Yuma Catholic track team placed sixth out of 12 teams at Friday’s Mojave Electric Invitational in Bullhead City.
Geordan Koenigs qualified for the state meet in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.42 seconds. Yuma Catholic also had four relay teams place in the top three of their respective events.