Local Glance: April 17
Hawks soar past San Luis
The Gila Ridge baseball team scored eight runs in the third inning to help them to a 10-4 victory over San Luis Tuesday.
The Hawks had 11 hits — all of which were singles — in the game. Marco Jaime, Bobby Mena and Austin Browning each had two hits for Gila Ridge.
“With two outs, we had six consecutive hits which came out of the bottom of the order,” Hawks coach Greg Osowski said. “We always like to be able to score when we have those runners in scoring position.”
Winning pitcher Irving Elizarraras pitched five innings allowing four runs — three earned — and had four strikeouts for Gila Ridge.
Raiders blow out Criminals
Oscar Elizarraras pitched a complete game and Cibola defeated Yuma High 14-2 in five innings at home Tuesday.
Elizarraras allowed five hits and struck out four in the win.
The Raiders (10-4) were led on offense by Kristian Valenzuela, who went 4 for 4 with four RBIs and three runs. Omar Celaya went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Johnny Ortiz went 2 for 3 with two runs for Cibola.
“We're getting a little closer, but we still need to get some wins to get into state,” Cibola coach Duane Evans said. The Raiders are currently ranked No. 23 in Division I — with 24 teams making the state tournament.
Rams top Warriors
Joe Fajardo pitched seven innings for Antelope and punched in three RBIs at the plate to help his team to a 10-7 win over San Pasqual Tuesday.
The Warriors struck first scoring five runs in the first inning but the Rams quickly answered back with three of their own.
“We kept going back and forth, back and forth,” Rams coach Cody Pelfrey said. “We just ended up getting the best of them.”
A.J. Cota went 2 for 3 with two RBIs for Antelope while teammate Dallas Preston also went 2 for 3. Angel Miranda was 1 for 1.
YC tops Bourgade Catholic
Grady Bourguignon earned medalist honors, shooting a 34 to help Yuma Catholic top Bourgade Catholic on Tuesday.
The teams squared off at Maryvale Golf Course — a par 36 course. Yuma Catholic scored a 149 while Bourgade shot a team total of 187.
Kody Boyd took second, shooting a 37 for the Shamrocks. Max Coffeen was third with a 38 while Joey Pickels was fourth shooting a 40. Zach Estes came in sixth for YC, shooting a 42 on the day.
Yuma Catholic will face Antelope at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Coyote Wash.