The PVCC Baseball team is in the middle of a tight race for a Region I Division II Playoff spot. The Pumas (27-20-1) are currently in 5th place with only six games left in the regular season. The Pumas are only three games out of first place spot.
April 17 (game 2) | PV 0, Chandler-Gilbert 10
The Pumas fell behind early and could not come back in a 10-0 loss to Chandler-Gilbert.
The Pumas struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Chandler- Gilbert, giving up ten runs.
Nick Marcon started the game for PV Pumas. He went four innings, allowing six runs on eight hits and striking out one. Kody Jones, Noah Estrella, Nate Robinson, and Joel Thomas each entered the game as relief, throwing one inning, one inning, two-thirds of an inning, and one-third of an inning respectively.
Mason Gavre went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Pumas in hits.
April 16 (game 1) | PV 3, Chandler-Gilbert 6
The Pumas fell behind early and could not come back in a 6-3 loss to Chandler-in game one.
Frank Dickson was on the pitcher's mound for the Pumas. He lasted four innings, allowing seven hits and five runs while striking out six. Ryan Jimerson, Erik Demchuck, and Andrew Pierce each contributed in relief for PV.
Daniel Partida went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Pumas in hits.
April 13 (game 2) | PV 6, Mesa 3
The Pumas stole the lead late and defeated Mesa 6- in the second game of the series. The game was tied at three with the Pumas batting in the top of the eighth when Ricky Martinez's sac fly scored one run for the Pumas.
Ben Kirke started the game for PV Pumas. He allowed seven hits and two runs over six innings, striking out two. Noah Estrella was the winning pitcher for the Pumas. He went one inning, allowing one run on two hits and striking out one. Luis Canez threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Canez recorded the last six outs to earn the save for the Pumas.
The Pumas tallied seven hits on the day. Ryan Johnson and Mason Gavre each racked up two hits. The Pumas did not commit a single error in the field. Walker Boyd had seven chances in the field, the most on the team.
April 12 (game 1) | PV 1, Mesa 7
Nothing came easy for the Pumas in game one against Mesa, as they fell 7-1.
The Pumas got on the board in the second inning when Ricky Martinez hit a solo homer. However, In the top of the third inning, Mesa tied things up at one, and the Thunderbirds pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth inning.
Haiden Hendricks toed the rubber for the Pumas. He surrendered four runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out four. Nate Robinson, Joel Thomas, and Andre Greene each contributed in relief for the Pumas.
The Pumas hit one home run on the day. Martinez had a homer in the second inning.
Martinez, Clay Wasson, Frank Dickson, and Ryan Johnson all had one hit to lead PV Pumas.
April 10 (game 2) | PV 7, GateWay 11
Both GateWay and the Pumas had their offenses going in game two, but the Pumas eventually succumbed 11-7 in the high-scoring affair.
The Pumas got on the board in the first inning when Mason Gavre drove in one when he singled. The Geckos pulled away for good with seven runs in the fifth inning.
Nick Marcon started the game for the Pumas. He went one inning, allowing three runs on two hits. Nate Robinson, Andrew Pierce, and Joel Thomas each contributed in relief for the Pumas.
The Pumas totaled nine hits. Ryan Johnson and Will Fuenning each managed multiple hits, with Fuenning going yard in the first inning.
April 9 (game 1) | PV 14, GateWay 9
Ryan Johnson did the opposing team no favors on Tuesday, picking up four hits over five at bats and leading the Pumas to a 14-9 win over GateWay. Johnson doubled in the first, singled in the third, singled in the fourth, and doubled in the sixth.
Bats blistered as the Pumas collected 19 hits and GateWay tallied 11 in the high-scoring game.
The Pumas took the lead for good when they scored six runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Freddie Gomez tripled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, Johnson singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run, Will Fuenning singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, Josh Sandoval singled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs, and JT Stanley doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Erik Demchuck took the win for the Pumas. He surrendered two runs on two hits over two innings, striking out one. Noah Estrella, Kody Jones, and Jake Johnson all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory. Jones recorded the last two outs to earn the save for the Pumas.
Frank Dickson started the game for the Pumas. He surrendered five runs on four hits over two and two-thirds innings, striking out three.
The Pumas face Scottsdale Community College at home on Friday, April 19. First pitch is at 3pm.
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