Falcons take two from Bulldogs

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. - The Fountain Hills Falcons took a double header win from the Winslow Bulldogs 10-5 and 12-1 at Fountain Hills on Saturday. The losses even Winslow's record at 5-5 for the season. The games were both non-regional contests.

In the first game, the Falcons took a

1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on two Winslow errors and a sacrifice fly. The margin grew to 5-0 in the bottom of the second on a walk, two singles, another walk and a double by Van Drinsk. The margin continued to grow in the bottom of the third as three singles and three walks increased the margin to 9-0.

The Bulldogs finally got on the board in the top of the fifth on a double by Levi Smith and an error. Fountain Hills got that run back in the bottom of the sixth on a walk and two singles to lead 10-1.

Winslow scored four times in the top of the seventh to cut the margin to 10-5 but it was not enough to avoid the loss. Ty Hancock singles and Smith followed with a home run. A walk, a single by Jevon Estelle and a double by Carter accounted for the scoring.

Roman Guzman took the loss, working two and two thirds innings and giving up nine runs, eight of which were earned, on six hits and six walks. He fanned three. Tommy Gomez worked three innings in relief and allowed one run on four hits and two walks while fanning two.

Smith and Carter were both two for three at the plate with Smith having a double and a home run and Carter a double. Hancock and Estelle were one for three.

The second game started badly for the Bulldogs as Fountain Hills scored five runs in the bottom of the first and seven in the bottom of the second for a 12-0 lead. The first inning damage was caused by an error, two hit batsmen and two walks before the single that was the only hit of the inning. The second inning saw the Falcons score seven on a double, two singles, three errors and a walk.

Winslow scored in the top of the third on a walk and a single by Anthony Huerta.

Hancock worked an inning and a third and took the loss, giving up 11 runs, only one of which was earned, on five hits and two walks. Wendell Carter worked part of an inning and walked two batters and gave up an unearned run. Huerta worked two and a third inning and was not scored upon. He gave up two hits and struck out three.

Kraig Shirley, Roman Guzman and Jevon Estelle were each one for one. Hancock was one for two. Huerta was two for three.

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