BLAZER BASH: ‘Sparkplug’ Godman helps Aggies roll Mustangs for title

Jordan Godman went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs on Wednesday night to lead Arbor View’s baseball team to a 10-0 win over Shadow Ridge in the Steven Janvrin championship game at the  Blazer Spring Bash at Durango.

“Godman’s our sparkplug,” Arbor View coach Chris Martinez said. “He can get everything going. He really got our whole offense going and had a great day.”

Evan McMahan fired a three-hitter with four strikeouts to get the win. It was the second strong pitching performance of the day for Arbor View, which got a three-hitter from Zach Quintana in the semifinals.

“Zach has really matured on the mound. Evan’s matured quite a bit as well,” Martinez said. “They have a very tough bulldog mentality, both of them.”

Brandon LaPointe smacked a solo home run in the second inning to put the Aggies on the board.
Arbor View added five runs in the third to pull away.

“It’s huge for our program,” Martinez said of the tournament title. “The kids have had a lot of fight in them from the beginning of the year. To win a championship in a tournament like this speaks highly of the kids and how hard they’ve been working.”

Sierra Vista 18, Marshall (Calif.) 0 — At Sierra Vista, the Mountain Lions pounded out 18 hits on the way to victory in the Sierra Vista bracket championship.

Tyler Charlton threw a four-hitter to earn the win.

Cole Crosby went 3-for-3 and scored two runs, and William Silcox was 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs for Sierra Vista.

San Fernando (Calif.) 7, Foothill 3 — At Las Vegas High, the Tigers scored three times in the top of the fifth to break a 2-2 tie on the way to the win over the Falcons in the Las Vegas bracket championship.

Bligh Madris was 3-for-4 with a double, and Royce Salay went 2-for-3 with a double for Foothill.

Arbor View 13, Chatsworth 2 — At Durango, Quintana fired a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts to help the Aggies top the Chancellors in the semifinals.

Godman was 3-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, two runs and an RBI, and Quintana went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI.

Tyler LeBaron and Ryan Chen each hit a two-run homer for Arbor View, which jumped to a 4-0 lead after one inning and rolled.

Shadow Ridge 11, Temple City (Calif.) 7 — At Durango, Ben Fitzhugh belted two home runs to lead the Mustangs past the Rams in a Steven Janvrin bracket semifinal.

Fitzhugh was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Mitchell Shields only gave up one run over five innings and hit a double for Shadow Ridge.

Temple City’s Alex Jarrard went 2-for-5 with two RBIs.

Sierra Vista 14, Rim of the World (Calif.) 2 — At Sierra Vista, Robert Lee was 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs to help the Mountain Lions roll the Fighting Scots in a bracket semifinal.

Daniel Gonzales, Tyler Burdett and Dustin Randall each added two hits for Sierra Vista, and Connor Klein homered for the Mountain Lions.

Burdett scattered six hits in five innings to get the win.

Foothill 14, Birmingham (Calif.) 4 — At Las Vegas High, Janson Neff went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two runs as the Falcons routed the Patriots in five innings of a bracket semifinal.

Anthony Lopez and Ryan Moyes each had two doubles for Foothill, which scored 10 runs and sent 14 batters to the plate in the second inning.

Collin Dobrolecki added two hits, and Tyler Morris scored three runs for the Falcons.

Foothill’s Brandon Van Stone went the distance, scattering six hits while striking out four.

Cleveland (Calif.) 10, Palo Verde 9 — At Centennial, the Panthers rallied for five runs in the bottom of the sixth, but couldn’t complete the comeback.

Palo Verde had the tying run at second when the sixth inning ended, and the game was called because of the tournament time limit.

Andrew Dalaimo, Grayson Webber and Chris Hopballe each went 3-for-4 for Palo Verde.

Centennial 5, Campbell Hall (Calif.) 4 — At Centennial, Michael Yenkowski singled to left field to score Keith Krueger with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

The Bulldogs had tied the game earlier in the inning on Casey Moses’ sacrifice fly.

Cimarron-Memorial 14, Alta (Utah) 3 — At Cimarron, Drew Danzeisen went 2-for-2 with a triple and five RBIs as the Spartans downed the Hawks in five innings.

Nick Borowski was 3-for-3 with a double, three runs and two RBIs, and Ricky Dorantes was 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Cimarron, which scored five runs in the second inning and sixth in the fourth.

Durango 8, Pahranagat Valley 4 — At Durango, Jacob Dismont’s sixth-inning single plated Bobby Wright with the go-ahead run to help the Trailblazers top the Panthers.

Dismont also belted a three-run home run to finish 2-for-4 with four RBIs, and Vince Lombardi and Dante Chavez each hit a double for Durango.

The Trailblazer’s Kenny Carpenter recorded 12 strikeouts in six innings.

Tyler Higbee had a triple for Pahranagat Valley, which did all its scoring in the fourth inning to take a 4-1 lead into the fifth.

Durango 13, Arleta (Calif.) 1 — At Durango, Brett Neighbors tossed a six-hitter to help the Trailblazers cruise by the Mustangs.

Bobby Wright and Dante Chavez were each 2-for-2 with two RBIs for Durango, which scored five runs in the fourth to pull away.

Roosevelt (Calif.) 10, Boulder City 3 — At Foothill, Alex Hernandez hit two doubles to help the Rough Riders beat the Eagles.

Colton Bosnos homered for Boulder City.

Verdugo Hills (Calif.) 4, Las Vegas 3 — At Las Vegas High, the Dons scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 4-2 lead and held on to beat the Wildcats.

Nolan Cassell had a triple for Las Vegas, and Mac Lockett and Dillon Dove each added a double.

Garfield (Calif.) 14, Eldorado 5 — At Foothill, the Bulldogs jumped out to a 5-0 lead and rolled to the win in a game called after six innings for the tournament time limit.

Independence (Calif.) 5, Moapa Valley 0 — At Arbor View, Matt Weiss threw a three-hitter as the Falcons blanked the Pirates.

Jake Repp doubled for Moapa Valley.

Vista Murrieta (Calif.) 20, Pahrump Valley 0 — At Cimarron, three pitchers combined on a no-hitter as the Broncos blanked the Trojans.