Jake McAdams earned his team-leading sixth win on the season as Desert Mountain's baseball team earned a 5-2 win against Mountain View on Wednesday to make the Wolves 22-3 on the season.
McAdams threw 98 pitches over 5 2/3 innings, giving up only one earned on four hits, three walks and six strikeouts.
Senior third baseman David Greer reached base in every plate appearance, most notably a leadoff triple to start the game, resulting in the Wolves 1st run. Greer later scored in the fifth after being hit by a pitch. Ben Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and 2 RBIs. Desert Mountain added on behind Jake McAdams' RBI single in the first and Michael Salazar drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth.
Mountain View got its only earned run in the second inning when Parker Hills hit a sacrifice fly to left driving in Brent Bailey, who reached on a leadoff single. The Toros added an unearned run in the seventh when Bryce Bailey scored on an error.
Desert Mountain faces two tough tests upcoming, with an away game at Notre Dame on Friday and then a rematch against rising-Pinnacle next Tuesday at Scottsdale Stadium.
Notre Dame 3, Saguaro 2: Notre Dame played "small ball" and took advantage of a couple Saguaro miscues to escape with the victory in a tight contest throughout. Devin DeRaad pitched five shutout innings for the Saints, striking out 10 and allowing three hits. The Saints struck first in the fourth inning on a walk to Cooper Samples, a bunt single by DeRaad, a bunt single by Nick Affronti, an infield error and dropped fly ball in right led to two unearned runs. In the sixth inning, Saguaro's Turner Lace led off with a walk against Saints reliever Jimmy Halloran and Brett Adams drove him in with a double. Notre Dame struck back when Hunter Bross's suicide squeeze scored Ryan Scott to make it 3-1. The Sabercats' Luke Eigsti tripled with one out in the top of the seventh and JT Nettleton drove him in with a ground out to make it 3-2, but . Halloran got a strikeout to finish the win. Stephen Gifford pitched a three-hitter with two walks allowed and six strikeouts for Saguaro.
Horizon 3, Chaparral 1: Horizon's sophomore ace, Tamara Statman, threw a brilliant complete game with 14 strikeouts to earn the unusual win, because Chaparral's Dallas McBride threw a no-hitter yet lost. In one of the best matches of the day, the Firebirds had four hits, but horizon scored three runs in the first inning on two walks, an error, a hit-by-pitch and fielder's choice.
Red Mountain 10, Skyline 4: Red Mountain's Alyssa Fernandez led off the game with a home run for the third time this season, bringing her total to seven. She also reached base in all four of her at bats. In the fourth, Red Mountain scored five runs on a three-run home run by Jordan Beck, an RBI double by Marian Ruf and an RBI single by Tori Sotelo. TJ Beeson also had three hits, including a triple and double. Alex Wiley went the distance and gave up one earned run with five strikeouts for her fifth win of the season.
Mountain View 11, McClintock 2: Val Kaff continued her dominance by tossing a two-hitter with 14 strikeouts to lead the Toros. Sidney Ryan hit her seventh home run of the season, and little sister Kinsey Ryan added two hits and 2 RBIs. Kayla Jackson, Page Roberts, and Jami Wickerman all contributed 2 RBIs each, and every Toro starter for Mountain View had at least one hit.
Westwood 20, Camelback 1: Izzy Montoya and Lexi Valenzuela combined for a two-hitter in the Warriors' win. Lindsay Hineman and Natalie Mattison each hit inside-the-park home runs, and Madison Stayner, Savannah Shields and Emily Mattison also had big days at the plate for Westwood.
Desert Vista 10, Chandler 0: Desert Vista scored two runs on three hits in the first inning, with the big hit was a two-run double by Brooke Hughes. Desert Vista added three runs on two hits in both the fourth and fifth innings. The game clinching hit was a two-run triple by Michaela Duarte (3-for-4, 2 RBIs), while Madison Bailey had two hits and four RBIs for the Thunder. Danielle Block won her 10th game of the season with a two-hit, five-strikeout shutout.