EAGER, Ariz. - The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Round Valley Elks 8-1 in a non-regional baseball game played in Eagar on March 10. The win improved Winslow's record to 3-2-2 with all of the other games having been five inning affairs in the Mohave Tournament.
Sean Pugh and Chris Reyes held the Elks to one run on just five hits and three walks. Pugh picked up the win working four innings and giving up three hits. Reyes worked three innings and gave up a run on two hits and three walks. Both hurlers fanned three batters each.
The Bulldogs took a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning on a single by Roman Guzman, a walk, a double by Reyes and a single by Ty Hancock. The margin became 4-0 in the top of the third on two walks and a single by Guzman. The Bulldogs continued to increase their lead in the top of the fourth with three runs scoring on a single by Anthony Huerta, a hit batsman, a double by Levi Smith, a single by Bubba Cuellar and two errors.
Round Valley cut the margin to 7-1 in the bottom of the fifth on a walk and a double.
The Bulldogs completed the scoring with an insurance run in the top of the seventh on singles by Ty Allen and Reyes and two errors.
Allen was one for one at the plate. Guzman was two for three and Reyes was two for four. Hancock and Cuellar were one for two. Smith was one for three. Tommy Gomez was one for four and Huerta was one for five.
Bulldogs win, lose, tie two at Mohave Invitational
The Winslow Bulldogs baseball team started the season by winning two games, tying two and losing two at the Mohave Invitational Tournament on March 5, 6 and 7. The games were five innings in length unless halted on the mercy rule and games tied after five innings ended as ties. The Bulldogs were without at least four or five players who were participating in the state basketball tournament.
The first game for Winslow was a 3-3 tie with River Valley. Next was a 6-2 loss to Yuma. A 4-4 tie with Ray was the third game. The Bulldogs blanked Camp Verde 5-0 for their first win, and then pounded Estrella Foothills 11-1 for their second win. A close 9-8 loss to Kingman completed the tournament action.
Against River Valley, Winslow scored in the first inning two walks to Wendell Carter and Levi Smith, a stolen base apiece and an error in the first inning. A single by Bubba Cuellar, two stolen bases and a ground out increased the lead to 2-0 in the fourth inning. A walk to Carter, a stolen base and a double by Ty Hancock increased the lead to 3-0 in the top of the fifth. A walk, an error, a single and a double allowed River Valley to tie the score in the bottom of the fifth. Hancock worked the game for the Bulldogs and allowed three unearned runs on three hits and two walks while fanning five.
In the loss to Yuma, Winslow took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a single by Hancock, a walk to Smith; and singles by Cuellar and Roman Guzman. Kingman scored all six of their runs in the second inning on three walks, a hit batsman, a single and three errors. Only one of the runs was earned. Cuellar singled and Kingman committed three errors to cut the lead to 6-2 in the top of the fourth. Anthony Huerta worked the game for the Bulldogs and allowed six runs, only one of which was earned on one hit and four walks in two innings. Sedale Flanagan worked two innings in relief and allowed no runs on three hits.
In the 4-4 tie with Ray, Ray scored in the first inning on two walks and a single for a 1-0 lead, and then made it 4-0 in the third inning on two singles, three walks and a double. Winslow scored on two errors to cut the lead to 4-1 in the fourth and tied it in the fifth on two errors and singles by Vittorio Sells and Tommy Gomez. Carter worked tow and two thirds innings and gave up four earned runs on four hits and seven walks. Flanagan worked two and a third innings and did not allow a hit or a walk while fanning two.
In the 5-0 win over Camp Verde, Winslow took a 1-0 lead in the first on a single by Carter, a walk to Huerta and a single by Hancock. The lead became 2-0 in the second on a single by Cuellar, a stolen base, a wild pitch and a walk. The margin grew to 3-0 in the fourth on a walk to Ty Allen and a single by Matt Smith. The final two runs scored in the fifth on an error, and singles by Hancock and Levi Smith. Mat Smith pitched the shutout, allowing just three hits and two walks.
In the 11-1 win against Estrella Foothills, Winslow scored seven runs in the first inning on three walks, an error, singles by Gomez and Guzman and doubles by Allen and Carter. The Wolves cut the lead to 7-1 in the bottom of the inning on three singles. Winslow plated two in the second on singles by Levi Smith and Allen and a double by Gomez. The final runs scored in the third on a single by Huerta, a triple by Levi Smith and a single by Gomez. Gomez allowed one earned run in three innings worked on four hits.
In the 9-8 loss to Kingman, Winslow scored four in the first inning on a single by Huerta, a home run by Hancock, a hit batsman, a single by Gomez, two errors and a walk. Kingman got two in the first on three singles. Winslow scored three more in the second inning on a triple by Carter, singles by Huerta and Hancock and two errors. Kingman scored in the second on two singles, in the third on an error and a single and three in the fourth on four singles and a walk. Winslow got a run in the fifth on a walk, an error, a hit batsman and a dingle by Huerta. Kingman scored the winning run on two errors. Guzman worked four and two thirds innings and gave up nine runs, six of which were earned on 11 hits and a walk. He fanned three.
Lady Bulldogs win against Round Valley in softball opener
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs opened their softball season with a 12-2 victory over the Round Valley Lady Elks in a non-regional game played in Winslow on Tuesday. The game was shortened to five innings due to the 10 run "mercy" rule.
Round Valley took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a single by Tiana Tafoya and a home run by Jourdan Emnald. Winslow cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the first on a home run by Felicia Nagle.
The Lady Bulldogs moved in front for good in the bottom of the second, scoring six runs for an 8-2 lead. Mariah Guzman singled, Mallory Smith was credited with a single on catcher's interference, Mireya Ulibarri doubled, Arianna Huerta, Jennifer Yazzie, Bernice Gover and Kyli Parsons all singled in the rally.
Three more runs in the bottom or the third increased the lead to 11-2. The scoring came on a single by Ulibarri, a hit batsman, a home run by Yazzie and a single by Guzman. The final two runs that ended the game on the mercy rule scored in the bottom of the fifth on a single by Huerta and a double by Gover and an error.
Mallory Smith worked all five innings on the mound for Winslow and gave up two runs on three hits while fanning six and walking none.
Yazzie and Guzman were both three for three at the plate. Gover was two for two. Huerta was two for three. Ulibarri was two for four. Parsons was one for two. Nagle and Smith were one for three.