Puma Baseball (28-13) had a busy March, going 14-6 on the month. During that time, the Pumas improved their Conference record to 14-12. Currently sitting in fourth place in the ACCAC, PV looks to a busy April schedule and an exciting playoff push.
The Pumas are back at it on April 6 and 7 against Phoenix. Friday is at home, game time 3pm. Saturday is at PC, game time at noon.
Here is a recap of some recent PV Baseball highlights.
March 31 | PV sweeps AWC (W 1-0, W 2-1)
In game one of the day, Blake Flint threw a shutout to lead the Pumas past Arizona Western. He surrendered zero runs on two hits over seven innings, striking out three and walking zero. PV put their single run on the board in the second inning when Jake Halland hit a solo homer.
In game two, the Pumas snagged a late lead to beat AWC. The game was tied at one with PV batting in the bottom of the eighth when Harrison Jones singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. PV collected eight hits in the game. Josh Bristyan went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the team.
March 27 | PV splits with CAC (L 3-2, W 12-4)
The second game of the day brought a blowout victory for the Pumas. PV sailed to an easy 12-4 victory over Central.
Down 1-0, the Pumas pulled away with five runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Hunter Parks singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. CAC induced Josh Bristyan to hit into a fielder's choice, but one run scored. Kobie Tinsley singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run. Then, an error scored two runs for PV.
Tim Mendez earned the victory on the pitcher's mound for the Pumas. He lasted seven innings, allowing five hits and four runs while striking out two. Frank Dickson and Haiden Hendricks entered the game out of the bullpen and helped in relief.
The Pumas put up 16 hits in the game. Tristan Thomas, Walker Boyd, Harrison Jones, Bristyan, Paxton Ketchum and Parks all had multiple hits for PV. Thomas went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead the squad.
March 20 & 21 | PV splits with SMCC (L 3-1, W 2-1)
In the second game of the series, PV stole the lead late. The game was tied at one with PV batting in the bottom of the seventh when Frank Dickson's sac fly scored one run for the Pumas and the win. Pedro Astacio took the win for PV, allowing three hits and one run over nine innings, striking out three and walking one.
March 10 | PV sweeps EAC (W 5-0, W 8-4)
In game one, Blake Flint had all the right stuff, allowing zero runs and throwing a shutout for the Pumas. He went seven innings, allowing zero runs on five hits, striking out five and walking zero.
March 6 & 7 | PV splits with SCC (L 7-5, W 3-2)
The Pumas collected 18 hits in the series against Scottsdale.
In game two, the Pumas tallied ten of those hits. Tristan Thomas, Jake Halland, Paxton Ketchum and Hunter Parks all had two hits to lead PV.
March 2 & 3 | PV sweeps CGCC (W 7-3, W 4-3)
The Pumas collected 22 hits in the series.
In game one Tristan Thomas, Jake Halland and Josh Bristyan all had multiple hits. Bristyan, Halland and Thomas each managed three hits to lead the squad.
In game two, the Pumas launched two home runs. Tristan Thomas had a homer in the seventh inning. Harrison Jones had a dinger in the fourth inning. The Pumas saw the ball well, racking up eight hits in the game. Daniel Partida and Josh Bristyan each managed two hits to lead the team.
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