Matador baseball travels to Paradise Valley
Arizona Western at Paradise Valley
Time: 2 p.m. today, Phoenix
Last game: The Matadors beat Southern Utah-Eastern 6-1; The Pumas went 0-1-1 in a doubleheader against Pima.
Records: AWC (6-2 overall); Paradise Valley (0-1-1)
Players to watch: Dallas Hessler blasted a home run last year against the Pumas. ... Kris Ayers is hitting .400 with a home run after the first two games this year.
The lowdown: The game is a non-conference contest. ... Paradise Valley is 6-2 in the all time series, and an 6-0 win a doubleheader last year was the first time AWC topped PV in Phoenix. ... AWC starter Richard Dutton hasn't allowed a run in 13 innings of four-hit ball this year. ... Last year was the first time the Pumas did not make the NJCAA Division II Region I playoffs.
— Edward Carifio