Baseball: Winslow, Many Farms chalk up diamond victories
March 15, 2019 by Oree Foster, AZPreps365
Winslow Bulldogs scored six runs in the first two innings to chalk up a 10-3 victory over Chinle Wildcats in a freezing, cold baseball game played at Vargas Field in Winslow.
In another freezing cold baseball game, Many Farms Lobos swept a shortened doubleheader from Greyhills Academy, 15-1 an 16-1, in Tuba City.
Winslow crossed the plate once in the first inning and five runs in the second frame, as a result of four base-on-balls, two fielding errors and a pair of base hits. The Bulldogs added three insurance runs in the fourth inning. Winslow scored one run in the fifth inning.
Chinle tallied one run in the fifth inning and two runs in the sixth inning.
Despite the loss, Chinle head coach Don Kimbrough praised the Wildcats.
"I'm very optimistic for the team," Kimbrough said. "We're a young team with lots of talent."
Jake Guy had a pair of hits for Chinle. Adding one hit apiece for the Wildcats were Jermaine Jones, Jayden Guy, Nelson Lynch, Bryneal Hoskie and Sheldon Cly.
Anthony Yazzie was the losing pitcher. Jayden Guy and Bryneal Hoskie were summoned from the bullpen in relief.
Topping Winslow at the plate were Brennan Sawyer, Dylan Vargas and Jace Lyons with two hits apiece. With one hit for the Bulldogs were Josiah Montgomery, Jacob Guerrero, Alex Vargas, Solomon Setalla, Mason Scott and Kobe Barton.
Longtime Winslow head coach Art Griffith said it was a good win.
"The guys did a good job," Griffith said. "The guys made contact and put the ball into play. We had 10 hits."
Jacob Guerrero was the winning pitcher. Guerrero fanned six batters and allowed seven hits.
Many Farms 15, Greyhills Academy 1
Many Farms Lobos head coach Shawn Deschene returned to Greyhills Academy, where he began his baseball coaching career, with a doubleheader sweep.
"Going back to Greyhills has always been interesting or exciting for me," Deschene said. "That's where I started my coaching baseball and great memories of success as well with the team. But to be in the other dugout now, it was still business as usual for my team and development. I am glad for Many Farms High School baseball program to do well at Greyhills."
Deschene said playing out of the inclement weather at Many Farms in the River Valley tournament has helped the Lobos.
"I think our time of going to River Valley tournamrnt really helped with confidence and playing," Deschene said. "Our field is currently under water, due to certain weather fronts going through the area. The boys played hard and had fun. They did a great job. We are still developing our skills as the season goes."
Many Farms took a 6-1 lead afteer three innings. The Lobos put the game into the books with three runs in the fifth inning and six runs in the sixth frame.
Pacer Morgan led Many Farms with four hits. Pharrell Curtis followed with three hits. Dushaun Tsosie and Andrew Tso added two hits apiece. With one hit apiece were Matt Begay, Malakai Tsosie, and Richard Campbell.
Winning pitcher Andrew Tso struckout six batters and allowed five hits.
Many Farms 16, Greyhills Academy 1
Many Farms' bats went to work early in the nightcap of the twinbill. The Lobos scored two runs in the first inning and added three runs in the third inning. Many Farms crossed the plate eight times in the fourth inning.
Greyhills Academy scored its lone run in the first inning.
Leading the offensive attack for Many Farms were Pharrell Curtis and Dushaun Tsosie with three hits apiece. With two hits each were Malakai Tsosie and Richard Campbell.
Recording one hit apiece were Ramero blinkey, Pacer Morgan and Shane Gorman.
Pharrell Curtis was the winning pitcher, throwing four innings.