Prep roundup: March 17
San Luis scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to cap a seven-run comeback in a 14-13 win over Yuma High on Thursday.
With the No. 8 hitter leading off the ninth, the first three Sidewinders reached, then Jonathan Bazua drove home two on a triple to tie the game. After intentional walks to the next to hitters, Fernando Santiago — who pitched a perfect seventh in relief — got the walkoff hit to give both him and the Sidewinders the win in the non-Gila Valley Region contest.
The Sidewinders led 6-2 after two, but a 10-run fourth seemingly gave Yuma High command of the contest. But the Criminals didn’t score in the final three innings and the Sidewinders scored two each in the fifth and sixth.
“The guys just kept playing and chipping away,” San Luis coach Cesar Castillo said. “We held them for the last three innings and that was huge.”
Antonio Mendoza had three hits, two runs and three RBIs for the Sidewinders. Arturo Cota also had three hits and three RBIs, adding two doubles. Benito Garcia reached base four times and scored three, while Roger Abril reached base four times and scored twice.
Cibola tops Gila Ridge
Jackie Pierson pitched a two-hitter as Cibola run-ruled Gila Ridge 10-0 in six innings on Wednesday.
Pierson struck out 10 and went 3-for-4 at the plate. Alex Roman also turned in a 3-for-4 performance as eight Cibola starters had at least one hit.