LOCAL GLANCE (Feb. 23): Baseball, softball
Gila Ridge splits at tournament
After losing a game to O'Connor 7-2, Hayato Johnson sent the Hawks home happy with a walk off single defeating Chandler 3-2.
Tied at two runs a piece, Gila Ridge loaded the bases in the sixth inning with no outs, but went strikeout, strikeout, ground ball to end the scoring threat.
The same situation came up in the bottom of the seventh, this time with Johnson at the plate. Johnson rocketed a ball off the wall and the winning run came in from third.
Marco Jaime picked up the win in relief, giving up two hits in two innings while striking out two. Jaime also went 3 for 3 at the plate.
Emilio Grigeo picked up the loss against O'Connor and the Hawks only offense came on a two-run single by Raider Simpson.
Cibola drops pair
The Cibola Raiders lost 10-1 to Desert Vista and 15-12 to Mountain View on Saturday.
Statistics were not available.
Yuma High gets feet wet at Peoria
The Criminals bats were alive and well at the Peoria Unified School District Tournament, but their defense led them to a 1-3 record.
After opening the tournament with an 11-1 loss at the hands of Sunrise Mountain, the Criminals defeated St. Mary's 2-0.
Then the slugfests started with a 13-9 loss to Millennium and an 11-7 loss to Sadino.
“It was good way to work the bugs out,” Yuma High coach Liz Huyck said. “We saw some really good things, some promising things and we definitely see the things we need to work on. It was good opportunity to go up and see some totally different competition that we don't see in Yuma and just kind of get our feet wet and see what we've got.”
Linda Ontiveros led the Criminals in hitting going 6 for 7 in the tournament and Brittney Ramos had a home run against St. Mary's.