Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Fri, Sept. 18

Bulldogs split pair with Blue Ridge, Show Low

BLUE RIDGE and WINSLOW, Ariz. - The Winslow Bulldogs split a pair of non-regional baseball games on Monday and Tuesday with an 11-4 loss to the Blue Ridge Yellowjackets at Blue Ridge on Monday and a 10-0 win over Show Low in Winslow on Tuesday. The results left Winslow with an 8-2 record for the season. The Bulldogs were to be at the Wolves Classic Tournament in Goodyear on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

On Monday, Blue Ridge hurler Ty Webster held the Bulldogs to four runs on just three hits and five walks to pick up the victory. Winslow's Tommy Gomez took the loss working four innings and giving up eight runs, only three of which were earned, on seven hits and two walks in four innings. Anthony Huerta was touched for three runs on just two hits and a walk in three innings of relief.

Blue Ridge took a

3-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on four hits and a walk. Winslow cut the margin to 3-2 in the top of the fourth on two walks and a double by Gomez.

The Yellowjackets made it 8-2 in the bottom of the fifth on two hits, a walk and three costly errors. A walk and two hits including a home run by Webster increased the margin to

11-2 in the bottom of the sixth. Winslow scored twice on two hits and a walk in the top of the seventh but that was nowhere near enough to catch erase the deficit.

Gomez was one for two with a double for Winslow. Huerta was one for three with a double. Matthew Smith was one for three.

Against Show Low on Tuesday, Anthony Huerta went the distance for the win. He allowed just four hits and no walks with six strikeouts.

Winslow scored in the first inning on a walk, a passed ball and a couple of infield outs. A double by Jevon Estelle in the second inning and a Show Low error increased the lead to 2-0.

The fifth inning put the game out of reach as Winslow scored seven times to increase the lead to 9-0. There were seven hits, two errors and a walk in the rally with Ty Hancock blasting a long home run. The game was ended on the 10 run "mercy" rule in the bottom of the sixth inning when Tommy Gomez slammed a game-ending home run.

Bubba Cuellar was two for two with a double. Gomez and Huerta were both two for three with Gomez having a homer and Huerta a double. Matthew Smith and Vittorio Sells were one for two. Estelle and Levi Smith were both one for three with both having a double.

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