Monday, April 8, 2019

PVCC Baseball (25-16-1) is tied for fourth place in the ACCAC Division II with three weeks left in the regular season. The Pumas are 11-15 in Conference play this season and are within two games of first place in the tight Division II playoff race.  With only 12 games remaining, the Pumas have been ramping up for a strong finish to the 2019 season.

April 6 (game 2) | PV 5, Glendale 6

This game against Glendale was a heartbreaker for the Pumas, as they lost the lead late in a 6-5 defeat. The game was tied at five with Glendale batting in the bottom of the eighth when the Gauchos doubled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.

Ben Kirke was on the pitcher's mound for the Pumas. He went six and two-thirds innings, allowing five runs on six hits and striking out five. Kody Jones and Nate Robinson entered the game as relief, throwing one inning and one-third of an inning respectively.

The Pumas racked up 14 hits. Mason Gavre, Walker Boyd, Ryan Johnson, and Austin Schlagel each had multiple hits for the Pumas. Gavre collected four hits in defeat. Gavre singled in the first, singled in the third, doubled in the fifth, and doubled in the seventh.

April 5 (game 1) | PV 2, Glendale 5

 The Pumas lost the lead late in a 5-2 defeat to Glendale . The game was tied at one with Glendale batting in the top of the sixth when the Gaochos singled on a 3-0 count, scoring one run.

Haiden Hendricks started the game for the Pumas. He allowed eight hits and three runs over six innings, striking out six. Noah Estrella, Nick Marcon, and Erik Demchuck each contributed in relief.

Ryan Johnson led PV with two hits in three at bats. The Pumas defense didn't commit a single error in the field. Catcher JT Stanley had the most chances in the field with 13.

April 3 (game 2) | PV 7, Scottsdale 6

The Pumas took game two against Scottsdale at home in a high scoring affair winning 7-6. 

The Pumas took an early lead in the second inning when Ryan Johnson drew a bases loaded walk, scoring one. They then took the lead for good when they scored three runs in the third inning. Austin Schlagel drew another bases loaded walk to score one and Freddie Gomez singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs.

Tyler Dubuque got the win for the Pumas. He allowed six hits and four runs over five and a third innings, striking out six. Ryan Jimerson, Luis Canez, Kody Jones, and Joel Thomas all came in as relief.  Canez recorded the last three outs to earn the save for the Pumas.

April 2 (game 1) | PV 12, Scottsdale 8

The Pumas took game one at Scottsdale 12-8. The Pumas snatched the lead late in the game when Mason Gavre hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth to score one run. The Pumas collected 15 hits and the Artichokes had nine in the high-scoring affair.

After the Pumas took the lead in the sixth inning, they tallied on five runs in the seventh inning to ensure the victory. The big inning was thanks to doubles by Clay Wasson and Austin Schlagel and a walk by Freddie Gomez.

Nate Robinson got the win for the Pumas. He went two and a third innings, allowing two runs on two hits and striking out one. Frank Dickson started the game for the Pumas, only lasting two-thirds of an inning, allowing four runs on three hits and striking out one. A number of pitchers entered the game as relief, with Erik Demchuk, Kody Jones, Luis Canez, and Nick Marcon all securing outs and ultimately the victory.

The Pumas are next at home on Tuesday, April 9 when they take on GateWay Community College. First pitch is at 3:00pm.  

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