LOCAL GLANCE (Mar. 5): Baseball, softball, tennis
Bazua shuts down Kofa
Alexander Bazua pitched into the seventh for the San Luis baseball team and the Sidewinders won 3-1 at Kofa on Tuesday.
Bazua went 6-1/3 for his second win, and senior Alejandro Aguilar got the last two outs for the save.
Kofa's Manny Camacho dropped to 0-2 on the season by pitching five innings in the loss.
Senior Martin Gomez gave the Kings their only run of the game with a sac fly in the bottom of the sixth.
“Bazua just did a great job all game long,” Kofa coach Richy Leon said.
Yuma Catholic sweeps Salome
Zach Boehler was part of a combined no-hitter in Game 1 and went 5-6 with five RBIs in both games of Yuma Catholic's doubleheader sweep of Salome on Tuesday.
The Shamrocks won Game 1 22-0 behind 17 hits, then won 11-1 in the late game.
Matt Milnick started the first game, striking out nine in three innings. Boehler pitched the last two innings for the no-hitter. Keone Mills had three hits, and Jaime Montanez was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
In the late game, Boehler and Milnick each had two hits.
Hawks top Raiders
Gila Ridge starting pitcher Victor Castro scattered five hits over six innings in the Hawks' 5-1 win over Cibola Tuesday.
The Hawks broke the game open in the third inning, scoring all five of their runs. The rally started with a two-run single from Hayato Johnson. Castro went 2 for 2 at the plate.
“We had two errors, but we turned three double plays,” Gila Ridge coach Greg Osowski said. “Except for those two plays, we played tight defense. It was a tight game besides that third inning.”
Gila Ridge and Cibola play in Cibola's tournament starting Thursday.
Antelope falls to Tonopah in doubleheader
Antelope lost both sides of its doubleheader against Tonopah Valley 4-0 and 7-3 Tuesday.
Angel Miranda earned the loss in Game 1 but threw a complete game.
“Angel threw a really good game for us,” Antelope coach Lance Wagner said. “We had some opportunities to score, but we just couldn't get anyone across.”
Ramon Lara earned the loss in Game 2. Abraham Torres pitched four innings in relief and only allowed one run.
Cibola takes care of El Centro-Central
The Cibola softball team put the game out of reach early and won 10-0 in five innings on Tuesday.
Bethany Olea went 2 for 2 with two triples and three RBIs for the Raiders, who scored nine runs in the first inning.
Alexia Saenz had a double and an RBI, and Dennise Carrazco had two RBIs.
Sydni Lankford picked up her third win of the season by pitching the first three innings. Nadia Hernandez finished the game by pitching two innings in relief.
Antelope sweeps Tonopah
The Antelope bats exploded Tuesday in a doubleheader sweep of Tonopah, winning 15-9 and 16-0.
The Rams (5-3 overall, 2-0 AIA power-point games) drew 11 walks in the first game and had six players score twice to make a winner of Kayla Cruz.
Analyisa Rivera pitched all three innings of the second game, allowing one hit. Samantha Twist had a bases-loaded triple in the nightcap.
EF sweeps Antelope
The Estrella Foothills tennis teams notched a sweep of Antelope on Tuesday, with the boys winning 8-1 and the girls 5-4.
The No. 3 doubles team of Dylan Moore and Caleb Pratt picked up the lone win for the Ram boys (1-1). Joanna Pratt and Shanna Skousen picked up singles wins for the Antelope girls (1-1). Skousen and Lupe Izaquirre picked up a doubles win, as did Sandi Harding and Michaela Hankins.
Cibola girls beat Kofa
The Cibola girls picked up a 5-2 win over Kofa in a match shortened by darkness Tuesday.
Kofa's Mitzy Rangel won a thriller against Hannah Kirkham at No. 6 singles, 5-7, 6-3, 10-2. No. 1 Michelle Manon had Kofa's other win.
Winners for Cibola were Amrutha Doniparthi, Shelby Chambless, Kim Harris and Sarah Haws. The doubles team of Doniparthi and Harris got the decisive win, 8-0.
Gila Ridge boys blank San Luis
The Gila Ridge boys dominated San Luis on Friday in a 9-0 win.
Kevin Qian had a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles, while Bryant Perez, Robin Beauregard, Dillon Chavez and Isaac Daum each had 6-1, 6-0 wins. Scotty Nickerson picked up a 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles. Cibola allowed just two points total in doubles play.