Mesa Mountain View's Mason Krause flirted with one of those rare baseball things -- a no-hitter and perfect game for half a game. Did so in dominating fashion. Dominating as in striking out the first 10 batters he faced before needing assistance for an out from a fielder.
Krause lost his bid for perfection and no-no as two hits followed that out. Still a two-hit shutout and 13 strikeouts was a solid as the Toros blanked Dobson, 10-0, in six innings on Day 3 of the 2nd annual Bob Everett Classic at Campo Verde High School.
Sean Rimmer and Joe Georgini drove in two runs apiece to back Krause's pitching.
MARCOS DE NIZA 12, DOBSON 3: The Padres ran their tournament record to 3-0 with a sweep of two games using an eight-run rally in the fifth inning to pull away from the Mustangs at Campo Verde HS.
Nick Leach, Conner Woods and Jake Denham had two hits apiece for Marcos de Niza. Buddy Watson knocked in three runs and Kevin Dunnahoo and Denham added two RBI each. Dunnahoo homered. Eric Oden went the distance for the win.
Marcos de Niza won its early game, 9-3, over Gilbert. Woods threw a complete game and struck out seven.
DESERT VISTA 6, BASHA 6: The tournament saw its second tie as the Bears pushed across two runs the sixth to walk away even with the Thunder at Mesquite High School.
Gage Workman's RBI singles scored Ty Sifferemann with the tying run. Siffermann's tripled brought Basha within 6-5 in front of Workman. Travis Moore and Hunter Tielke had three hits and an RBI apiece for Desert Vista. Basha won its first game of two on Tuesday, taking down Bartlesville, OK, 10-3.
MCCLINTOCK 11, DESERT RIDGE 9: Adan Tonico laced a three-run double to cap an eight-run rally in the bottom of the fourth inning giving the Chargers a win over the Jaguars. The game was limited to four innings by the two-hour time limit.
Desert Ridge produced a large rally of its own in the top of the fourth, scoring six times to break a 3-3 tie. Part of that rally was a two-run homer by Matt Shaw. Shaw drove in three runs. as did teammate Nick LaBella with two hits.
DESERT RIDGE 4, MESQUITE 1: The Jaguars earned a split of their Tuesday games getting 3 RBI frim Shaw and a complete game, four-hitter from Ben Gilbert in topping the Wildcats at Mesquite HS.
QUEEN CREEK 14, HIGHLAND 5: The Bulldogs scored 11 runs in the first two innings and knocked off the Hawks at Highland HS. Haiden Hendricks had three RBI to lead Queen Creek and Tyler Blackburn drove in three runs for Highland.
CAMPO VERDE 5, CASA GRANDE 1: Cameron Pehrson pitched and hit the Coyotes past the Cougars at Campo Verde. Pehrson tripled and drove in three runs. He also tossed a three-hitter and struck out seven in a complete-game effort.
FRANKLIN TX, 5, RED MOUNTAIN 2: The Cougars notched their first win of the tournament and kept the Mountain Lions winless at Highland High. Sam Berry and Jacob Wojonarowski combined for four hits (two each) of Red Mountain's five hits.
Franklin dropped its second game of the day, 6-3, to Cactus. Gilbert kept Williams Field winless in the tournament by taking an 8-3 decision in the first game of the day at Campo Verde HS.
POOL STANDINGS AFTER DAY 3
The top teams in each pool after pool play is completed Wednesday advance to Thursday's 8 a.m. semifinals.
POOL A: Desert Vista 2-0-1; Campo Verde 2-1; Basha 2-1; Bartlesville, OK 0-1-1; Casa Grande 0-3-1. POOL B: Marcos de Niza 3-0; Mesa Mtn. View, 2-0; Gilbert 1-2; Dobson 1-2; Williams Field 0-3. POOL C: Queen Creek 2-0; Highland 2-1; Cactus 1-1; Franklin, TX 1-2; Red Mountain 0-2. POOL D: Mesa 3-0; McClintock 2-1; Desert Ridge 2-1, Mesquite 0-2; Tempe 0-3.