ROUNDUP: Church’s hustle play lifts Panthers past Gators in Lion Kickoff


Palo Verde’s Andrew Church scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball in the bottom of the sixth inning to help the Panthers edge Green Valley 6-5 at Durango in the Lion Kickoff Tournament on Friday.

Green Valley scored twice in the top of the sixth to take a 5-4 lead before the Panthers rallied.

Brooks Nelson was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, and teammate Jordan Benson went 2-for-3 for Palo Verde.

Faith Lutheran 4, Durango 3 — At Durango, the Crusaders scored a pair of runs in the top of the sixth to top the Trailblazers in the Lion Kickoff Tournament.

Durango tied the game 2-2 on a two-run double by Jacob Dismont in the bottom of the fifth.

But Faith Lutheran was helped by a pair of errors in the sixth, with the go-ahead run scoring on an errant throw. Josh Murtha added a sacrifice fly to make it 4-2.

Zach Skipper had a solo home run for Faith Lutheran.

Coronado 4, Sierra Vista 1 — At Centennial, Daniel Ritchie was 2-for-2 with a double to help the Cougars down the Mountain Lions in the Lion Kickoff Tournament.

Miles Bice went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs to help Coronado.

Centennial 8, Coronado 5 — At Centennial, Casey Moses was 3-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs, and also picked up the victory as the Bulldogs downed the Cougars in the Lion Kickoff Tournament.

Keith Krueger was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Mike Yenkowski went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Centennial, which used a six-run fourth to take control.

Tyler Brown led off the game with a solo homer for Coronado.

Green Valley 7, Durango 2 — At Durango, Keola Paragas earned the complete-game win with six strikeouts, and Evan Van Hoosier went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run to lead the Gators past the Trailblazers in the Lion Kickoff Tournament.

Bobby Wright was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Durango.

Sierra Vista 16, Centennial 6 — At Centennial, Connor Klein led off the game with a home run and finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and four RBIs to help the Mountain Lions rout the Bulldogs in five innings in the Lion Kickoff Tournament.

William Silcox was 3-for-4 with three doubles and three RBIs, and Cole Crosby and Robert Lee each had three singles for Sierra Vista, which collected 14 hits.

Michael Rosenkrantz belted a solo home run for Centennial.

Silverado 11, Western 2 — At Silverado, Dillon Johnson went 2-for-2 with a run and three RBIs to help the Skyhawks roll the Warriors in the Bengal-Aggie Kickoff Tournament.

Mike Meyers, Wyatt Reid, and Bryan Faucher each had two hits for Silverado, which held Western to only two hits.

Bonanza 7, Basic 2 — At Bonanza, Robert Higgs went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI to help the Bengals defeat the Wolves in the Bengal-Aggie Kickoff Tournament.

Mike Hoyes struck out six in four innings of work, and teammate Jake Zebe provided a two-run single to help give Bonanza a 3-0 first-inning lead.

Tyler Long went 2-for-2 to lead Basic.

Mojave 12, Virgin Valley 8 — At Mesquite, the Rattlers rallied for five runs in the top of the seventh to down the Bulldogs in the Desert Winds Classic.

Mojave trailed 8-7 entering the inning, but tied the game on an RBI single by Anthony Walker. Jordan Gainey then drew a walk with the bases loaded to bring in the go-ahead run.

David Rowley doubled twice and drove in four runs for Mojave.

Cimarron-Memorial 11, Syracuse (Utah) 2 — At St. George, Utah, Tanner McAninch hit a three-run home run to highlight a seven-run sixth inning as the Spartans pulled away for the win in the Snow Canyon Classic.

Matt Mosca was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs, and Drew Danzeisen and Nick Borowski each went 2-for-3 for Cimarron.

Foothill 6, Lehi (Utah) 4 — At St. George, Utah, Collin Dobrolecki was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs to help the Falcons top the Pioneers in the Snow Canyon Classic.

Brandon Van Stone was 2-for-3 with a double for Foothill, which broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the fourth inning and tacked on two more in the fifth.

Foothill 5, Lone Peak (Utah) 4 — At St. George, Utah, Tyler Van Stone went 3-for-3 with two RBIs to help the Falcons hold off the Knights in the Snow Canyon Classic.

Bligh Madris went 2-for-4 for Foothill, which took a 4-1 lead in the fourth and held on for the win.

Brandon Van Stone struck out seven in five innings to earn the win.

Liberty 12, Canyon View (Utah) 2 — At Liberty, Jesse Keiser hit a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth to end the game on the 10-run rule.

Keiser’s blast highlighted an eight-run inning for Liberty.

Chris Bradford pitched a complete game, scattering five hits with six strikeouts, and Mike Vargas had two runs scored and an RBI for the Patriots.

Tech 16, Canyon Springs 9 — At Canyon Springs, the Roadrunners scored six runs with two outs in the fourth inning to take the lead and went on to defeat the Pioneers.

Patrick Camburn went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, four runs and two RBIs, and Josh West was 2-for-4 with four runs, three stolen bases and an RBI for Tech.

Canyon Springs’ Hector Burgara finished 2-for-3 with two doubles, three runs scored and an RBI.

Del Sol 17, Chaparral 1 — At Del Sol, Dylan Greer and Andrew Natale each went 3-for-4 with three RBIs as the Dragons routed the Cowboys in five innings.

Greer had a double and a triple, and Natale doubled twice.

Billy Fox added two hits for Del Sol.

Zach Harmon had a double for Chaparral.

Maple Mountain (Utah) 6, Rancho 4 — At St. George, Utah, the Rams made three errors that led to five unearned runs in the fourth inning in a loss at the Desert Hills Classic.

Max Cruz went the distance for Rancho, scattering six hits and striking out eight. The Rams left 10 on base.

Boulder City 12, Parowan (Utah) 2 — At Boulder City, Michael Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a run to lead the Eagles.

Tanner Howell added two hits and three RBIs for Boulder City, which scored seven runs in the third inning to pull away.

Jake Topham had two hits and a run for Parowan.

The Meadows 11, Monument Valley (Ariz.) 4 — At Mohave Valley, Ariz., the Mustangs scored seven runs in the first inning and cruised to the win at the Route 66 Tournament.

The Meadows 10, Chinle (Ariz.) 0 — At Mohave Valley, Ariz., Garrett Gosse struck out 11 in four innings to lead the Mustangs by the Wildcats in a five-inning game at the Route 66 Tournament.

Mountain View 4, Chinle (Ariz.) 2 — At Mohave Valley, Ariz., Logan Christie struck out nine batters to lead the Saints to the win in a four-inning game at the Route 66 Tournament.

Sam Davison was 2-for-2 with two stolen bases for Mountain View.

Mountain View 5, Monument Valley (Ariz.) 4 — At Mohave Valley, Ariz., Reece Bowman’s RBI single in the bottom of the sixth and final inning scored Trenton Van Kempen to give the Saints the win in the Route 66 Tournament.

Mountain View starter Trevor Van Kempen struck out five in six innings.