The host Diamondbacks hit four home runs and breezed to an 18-0 victory over Basic to win the Desert Region Tournament. Desert Oasis (30-7) was the lone undefeated team in the tournament entering Friday and needed the cushion after a 2-1 loss to the Wolves in the first game.
Las Vegas led Palo Verde 7-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning Thursday night when rain halted play in the losers’ bracket final of the Mountain Region Tournament at Centennial.
Parker Schmidt was the final Diamondbacks’ hero, as he drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk to force in the winning run and secure a berth in the Class 4A state tournament.
Nick Cornman went 3-for-3 to lead Arbor View’s 11-hit attack in a 13-6 home victory over Cimarron-Memorial in a winner’s bracket semifinal Tuesday.
Behind multiple clutch at-bats and the arm of reliever Garrett Maloney, the Patriots rallied for nine runs in the fifth and went on to beat Spring Valley 9-6 in the opening round of the Class 4A Desert Region tournament at Liberty.
The schedules and results (when available) for the region baseball tournaments are here.
C.J. Jaramillo’s bases-loaded single to right plated Jacob Ortega with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday as Faith Lutheran’s baseball team rallied past visiting Eldorado, 12-11.
Bryce Robison spun a four-hit shutout Thursday as Palo Verde’s baseball team clinched the No. 2 seed for the Mountain Region tournament with a 4-0 home win over Centennial.
Handicapping the fields for the two double-elimination tournaments takes an advanced degree, as there doesn’t seem to be a clear favorite in either region.
Campbell Holt put an exclamation point on an 11-7 road victory that gave Desert Oasis the Desert League regular-season title and the top seed in next week’s region tournament.