The Winslow Bulldogs baseball team won three games and lost two at the Estrella Foothills Tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The results left the Bulldogs with an 8-5 record for the season.
The Bulldogs outlasted Sedona 10-9 in their first action of the tournament in a nine inning game. Chris Robertson got the victory in relief of Joe Monsegur. Robertson worked six innings and allowed one earned run and four hits. He fanned four. Monsegur allowed eight runs, only three of which were earned, on eight hits. He fanned one.
Jordan Payne led the Bulldogs at the plate with a three-for-four day including a home run. Lucas Armenta was two-for-four with a triple and a double and two RBIs. Anthony Martinez and Pierre Arossa were also two-for-four. Martinez had three runs batted in. Steffen Bailon was two-for-five and batted in the game-winning run.
Winslow’s first loss followed, 7-3, to Desert Edge. Matt Oso worked six innings and was tagged with the defeat. He allowed only one hit, but walked 13 batters. Three of the runs scored against him were earned. Adrian Smith worked an inning in relief and gave up a hit, a walk and had a strike out.
Payne was two-for-four with a triple. Armenta was also two-for-four. Daniel Bailon had a triple in two trips. Armao and Steffen Bailon were one-for-three. Martinez was one-for-four.
In the team’s third game of the tournament, Winslow lost to the defending Oklahoma State Claremore nine, 10-0. The Bulldogs managed only two hits as Remigio Sells and Josh Stago each went one-for-two. Alex Richards took the loss allowing eighth earned runs on 11 hits and a walk. He fanned four. The Bulldogs saw Claremore score three runs in the third inning and seven in the fifth.
The Bulldogs bounced back to defeat Weld Central Colorado 14-11 in their next contest. Adrian Smith got the win in relief of Alan Duran. Chris Robertson got a save in relief of Smith. Duran allowed seven runs on nine hits and a walk in an inning and a third. Smith worked three innings and gave up four runs on two hits, two walks and a strikeout. Robertson worked an inning and two thirds, gave up a hit and had a strikeout.
Arossa led the Bulldogs with a three-for-four day and four RBIs. Martinez was two-for-four with five RBIs and a triple. Payne was two-for-four. Stago and Stephen Soehner were also each two-for-four with two RBIs. Oso was one-for-three.
Winslow defeated Willow Canyon 10-9 in their final game of the tournament. Oso got the win in relief of Mario Sells. Sells went three innings and allowed three runs, only one of which was earned, on one hit and two walks. He fanned two. Oso worked four innings and allowed six runs, four of which were earned, on six hits and two walks. He fanned seven.
Armenta led Winslow at the plate with a four-for-four day, four RBIs and a triple. Payne was three-for-four with two RBIs and a triple. Stago was one-for-one. Remigio Sells was two-for-three. Soehner was one-for-three with an RBI. Martinez and Arossa were each one-for-four with an RBI.
The Winslow Bulldogs split a pair of non-conference games with an 11-4 victory over Snowflake at Snowflake on March 10 and a 10-0 loss to the Chino Valley Cougars on March 15 in a game moved from Winslow due to Monday’s snow storm.
Alex Richards got the pitching victory against Snowflake and enjoyed a two-for-two day at the plate. Steffen Bailon was two-for-two. Adrian Smith was three-for-four. Josh Stago and Anthony Martinez were two-for-four. Jordan Payne was two-for-five. Matt Oso was one-for-three. Daniel Bailon was one-for-four. Smith had a triple. Oso, Martinez and Payne had doubles.
Against Chino Valley, the Bulldogs could muster only four hits. Oso and Stago were each one-for-two. Payne and Remigio Sells each collected one hit.