Local Glance: April 4
San Luis tops Yuma
Tuesday's win over Yuma High was big for San Luis.
The Sidewinders broke out of their slump to top the Criminals 9-5 in a comeback win at home.
Yuma jumped out to a 5-3 lead in the top of the fourth and San Luis answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning to trail the Criminals 5-4.
San Luis scored three runs in the fifth to take a 7-5 lead and two more in the sixth to secure the victory.
“They made some mistakes and we capitalized on the errors,” San Luis coach Cesar Castillo said. “It's a good feeling for these kids because we've lost so many one-run ballgames.”
Jerry Ochoa pitched 2-1/3 innings for the Sidewinders and allowed no runs to get the victory. Fernando Fimbres was 3 for 3 with three runs and a double, and Jorge Duarte was 2 for 3 with three runs for San Luis.
Alejandro Aguilar was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs while Fernando Santiago went 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI for the Sidewinders.
Shorthanded YC rolls
Without its top two golfers, the Yuma Catholic boys golf team dominated a two-man scramble Wednesday at Del Rio Country Club in Brawley.
The Shamrocks had a team score of 218, with El Centro-Central at 257 and Imperial at 267.
The Shamrocks also had the medalists, a tie between the teams of Max Coffeen and Kody Boyd and Zach Estes and Mat Soares, each at a 67. Soares is regularly a junior varsity player for the Shamrocks.
Loretta Peffers and Jared Jackson, also JV players, finished fourth with an 84.
Rooks medals for YC
Having never even practiced or attempted the triple jump, freshman Donovan Rooks decided to give it a go.
Rooks took second in the event for Yuma Catholic with a distance of 39 feet, 7-1/4 inches to earn medalist honors at the Phoenix Christian Twilight Invitational on Tuesday.
“He must have got some good tips from his teammates,” YC coach Ralph Farr said.
The Shamrocks' boys team finished fourth out of 12 teams with 55 points. The girls team took 11th place with a depleted squad due to spring break.
Lech Valdivia also medaled for YC, taking third in the 110 hurdles.
YC picked up two automatic state-qualifying times in the boys 400- and 1600-meter relays.