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Local Glance: March 13
PREP BOYS GOLF
Pickels shoots under par for YC
Joey Pickels shot a 35 — birding on his first and last hole — on a par 36 course to help Yuma Catholic pick up another state qualifying score Tuesday.
“That's pretty typical thing for Joey,” Shamrocks coach Bob Anderson said. “He kept with it and he was playing real well — he was steady.”
Pickels earned medalist honors, and YC finished with a team total of 157 at the Maryvale Golf Course in Phoenix, beating out Bourgade Catholic, which scored a 196, and Antelope, which scored a 202.
Grady Bourguignon took second shooting a 38 on the day while Max Coffeen was third with a 41.
Zack Estes was fourth for YC shooting a 43, and Kody Boyd shot a 44 to tie for fifth with Antelope's Skyler Saucedo.
The Shamrocks are now 4 for 4 in picking up state qualifying scores and will look to pick up their fifth on Tuesday at Arizona Lutheran.
Crims hold off San Luis
San Luis was able to tie up the game at 7-7 in the bottom of the sixth — but the Yuma High offense was all but done.
The Criminals were able to score five more runs in the top of the 7th inning and send the Sidewinders up and down in order to pick up a 12-7 victory on the road Tuesday.
Matt Higgins went the distance for Yuma, pitching seven innings and picking up the win. Robert Zepeda had three base hits in the game.
Antelope sweeps Ajo
Antelope let their bats do the talking as they swept Ajo on the road on Tuesday.
The Rams won Game 1 9-4 and Game 2 5-3.
“We ran the bases good today and everyone got to play, which is always a plus,” Antelope coach Cody Pelfrey said. “We're bringing home the win, which is always good.”
Will Gallegos and AJ Cota both went 4 for 6 with a walk on the day. Dallas Preston was 2 for 4 through both games with two walks.
Omar Flores struck out six to pick up the win in Game 1 while Angel Miranda stuck out two and earned the the win in the second game.
Gila Ridge takes two from Lake Havasu
A pair of Irvings led the way for Gila Ridge on Tuesday.
Irving Elizarraras and Irving Lopez both picked up wins on the mound for the Hawks as they swept Lake Havasu on Tuesday. Gila Ridge won Game 1 5-1 and Game 2 6-4.
Elizarraras threw a complete game, striking out four and walking two in Game 1. Lopez went six innings for the Hawks, striking out two, walking one and a hitting a batter in Game 2.
Austin Browining had three hits and Raul Fernandez had two in the first game.
In addition to hit work on the mound, Lopez was able to get three hits in the second game for Gila Ridge. Marco Jaime and Hayoto Johnson also had two hits in that game.
Lake Havasu sweeps Gila Ridge
Gila Ridge's offense was good on Tuesday, but Lake Havasu's was just a little bit better.
Lake Havasu swept the Hawks, winning 7-4 in the first game and 14-6 in the second at home.
Kaelin Fox went 4 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs in Game 1. Ashley Van Why went 3 for 4.
Ariana Rader and Summer Ehrig were both 3 for 4 for Gila Ridge in Game 2.
Nikki Kelland was the losing pitcher in the first game, and MaKinleigh Duran was handed the loss in Game 2.
The Hawks will be back on the field at 4 p.m. Thursday when they play at Kofa.
PREP GIRLS SOCCER
Five Kofa players named to All-Region team
Kofa had five players named to the 1st Team All-Region roster announced on Monday.
Abigail Rosales, Leticia Casillas, Nicole Hartman, Lesly Salazar and Danielle Torres all made the cut for the Kings.
Cibola's Becca Wendt, Naiby Rodriguez, Amy Rodriguez and Karina Cain were also named to the team.
Gisel Duarte and Melissa Wong were named to the team from San Luis while Sheridan Smith was the lone Gila Ridge player named.