Local Glance: March 10
San Luis finishes Cibola tourney perfect
With no pitching left from playing four games in three days, San Luis managed to survive with a 9-8 win over Eldorado (Nev.) to finish as the only undefeated team in the Cibola Baseball Jamboree.
“It was great to win a game with no pitchers,” San Luis coach Cesar Castillo said. “We were throwing guys who had never thrown in varsity before. We used what we had to use to win this game.”
Freshman Fernando Fimbres went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a pair of runs for the Sidewinders. Jonathan Bazua and Oscar Moreno each went 2 for 4 with an RBI.
The Sidewinders will host Yuma High on Tuesday — the third time the Sidewinders and the Criminals have faced off this season.
Kofa capped off the Cibola Baseball Jamboree with a 12-2 win over El Centro-Southwest on Saturday — giving coach Richy Leon his official 100th win as head coach of the Kings.
“I had no idea how many wins I had as a coach and it doesn't really matter to me as long as the guys reach their goals as players,” Leon said. “But it was kind of neat to hear that.”
Matthew Valdez got the win for the Kings pitching two innings of relief. The Kings gave Valdez all the run support he needed, continuing to keep their bats hot after a 28-0 win over Eldorado and a 8-2 win over Calexico on Friday.
YC tops Palo Verde
The Yuma Catholic baseball team closed out the Shamrock Baseball Classic with a 10-9 win over Palo Verde on Saturday.
The Shamrocks were 2-1-1 in the tournament.
Matt Milnick got the win for the Shamrocks despite pitching just a third on an inning. Milnick entered the game when it was all tied up.
The Shamrocks had a combined 13 hits in the game.
Joey Miranda was the hero for YC hitting the game winning RBI. Miranda went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs in the game.
Nick Parrish was 3 for 4 with an RBI for the Shamrocks.
Gaines, Huston, Montoya shine for Cibola
Deante Gaines missed winning MVP by half a point but still hit four provisional qualifying times as the Cibola boys track team took fourth Saturday at the Rattler Invitational at Phoenix-North Canyon.
The girls were eighth in the 22-team meet, the first official qualifying meet for the Raiders. Monica Huston took first in the 1,600-meter run in 5 minutes, 19 seconds for the lone first for the Raider girls.
Gaines won the long jump, clearing 22-feet, 1 inch. He was second in the triple jump (43-11.5), third in the 100 hurdles (15.35) and third in the high jump (6-2). All four marks were provisional qualifiers.
Bernie Montoya hit two out right qualifying times, taking first in the 3,200 meter run (9:29) and the 1,600 (4:15.9, a meet record).
Kelsey Pangerl hit a qualifying mark in the discus (107-11) taking fourth. Savannah Miller was fourth in the shot put (35-6), also a qualifying mark.
The girls 3,200-relay of Huston, Ally Jeffers, Autumn Amidon and Priscilla Tafolla was third in 10:41.
“It was a really good showing for us,” coach Brett Pavey said. “I'd say about 95 percent of our guys set a personal record. It was a good day.”
YC girls get qualifying time
The Yuma Catholic track team earned its first state qualifying time of the season on Saturday at the 56th Buckeye Invitational.
The girls 1,600 relay team ran a 4:29.87 to qualify for state. The girls finished 16th out of at least 18 teams at the meet with six points.
The boys finished with a team total of five points and placed 17th. Their 400 relay team took sixth, taking a medal with a time of 45.94.
“It was another learning experience,” YC coach Ralph Farr said. “We saw big, big improvements over last week.”
Kofa tops Farmington
Kofa picked up its first win of the Mohave Tournament on Saturday with a 4-3 win in eight innings over Farmington.
Sarai Camacho got the win for the Kings, throwing a complete game. Camacho struck out four and walked three.
Amanda Young was 2 for 3 and hit .600 in the tournament while Miranda Brookhart was 3 for 4 in the game and hit .400.
Anet Tirkova was 2 for 3 and Krista Keller went 2 for 2.
Yuma High wins tournament
The Criminals won 1-0 over Legacy to win the Colorado River Tournament in Needles, Calif., on Saturday.
Isabel Villalobos pitched a shutout, allowing six hits while striking out six.
In the top of the fifth, Brittney Ramos knocked a double and Allison Vega hit an RBI single.
Yuma High plays on Tuesday against Cibola.