PVCC led by two runs in the ninth inning, but GateWay Community College put together a furious comeback to steal the victory, 5-4.
Matt Goertzen took the loss for PVCC. He pitched one inning, walked two, struck out none, and allowed one run.
April 16 (February 19, Suspended Game)
PVCC and GWCC started this battle on February 19 when play was suspended, tied 1-1 at the end of 11 innings. They finished the game on April 16 in one quick inning. The Pumas couldn't capitalize on a great start from Ryan Kokora, losing 2-1 to GWCC.
Kokora baffled the Geckos, striking out nine batters. The Pumas' pitcher tossed eight innings of shutout ball and allowed only four hits. Austin Thomason took the loss. He pitched one inning, walked none, struck out none, and allowed one run.
PVCC’s lone run of the ballgame came in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly by Kreston Woods.
The game's last lead went to GWCC thanks to a twelfth inning rally that saw one run cross the plate on a solo home run.
Michael Amado did his best to change the outcome, but Amado couldn't guide PVCC past GateWay Community College as the Pumas lost 5-.
Amado shut down GWCC while he was on the mound. The Geckos managed just one hit off of Amado, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two during his two innings of work.
Matt Sweeney took the loss for the Pumas. He lasted four innings, walked three, struck out none, and allowed three runs.
After pushing across three runs in the top of the ninth, the Pumas faced just a 5-4 deficit. A two-run double by Matt Malkin and a sacrifice fly by Jake Alexander sparked a PVCC rally.
April 12 – Game 2
PVCC lost 7-6 despite outhitting Yavapai College 12 to 11.
Marshall Forest racked up two RBIs on two hits for PVCC. He doubled in the fourth inning and singled in the sixth inning.
Walker Ramsey was charged with the loss. He lasted four innings, walked one, struck out three, and allowed five runs.
Yavapai jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. After posting another run in the second, Yavapai again scored one in the fourth. Yavapai never surrendered the lead after the fifth inning, scoring two runs on an RBI double and an RBI single. Yavapai built upon its lead with two runs in the seventh.
One run in the top of the eighth helped PVCC close its deficit to 7-4. An RBI single by Brady Weiss sparked a Puma rally. After pushing across two runs in the top of the ninth, PVCC faced just a 7-6 deficit. A two-run home run by Logan Ehnes triggered a Puma comeback until Brady Heid grounded out to end the game.
April 12 – Game 1
Ten hits weren't enough for the Pumas as the lost a shootout, 15-8 in seven innings, to Yavapai College.
Matt Malkin racked up three RBIs on three hits for PVCC. He singled in the third inning and doubled in the fifth and sixth innings.
Stephen Wright was the game's losing pitcher. He allowed nine runs in three innings, walked three and struck out five.
The top of the first saw PVCC take an early lead, 2-0. The Pumas got things going when Logan Ehnes singled. A single by Brady Heid then moved Ehnes from first to second. Brady Weiss singled, plating Ehnes. PVCC added more runs when Heid scored on a sacrifice fly by Jake Alexander.
Yavapai never surrendered the lead after the second inning, scoring six runs on an RBI double and three singles. After posting three runs in the third, Yavapai again scored three in the sixth. In the third, Yavapai scored on a three-run home run.
After pushing across three runs in the top of the fifth, PVCC faced just a 10-5 deficit. A sacrifice fly by Brady Heid and a two-run double by Matt Malkin set off a Puma rally. After pushing across three runs in the top of the sixth, PVCC faced just a 12-8 deficit. An RBI double by Matt Malkin and a two-run single by Brady Weiss sparked another Puma rally.
PVCC fell to Phoenix College 9-6 despite Cody Wescott's spectacular day from both the mound and the plate.
Wescott paced the Pumas at the plate. Wescott went 2-3, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the fifth and sixth innings. PC couldn't get anything going so long as Wescott was on the hill. Wescott held the Bears hitless over one-third of an inning, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one.
Harry Gard was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted one-third of an inning, walked four, struck out none, and allowed four runs.
PVCC beat Phoenix College 11-1 in seven innings after a nine-run explosion in the third.
The Pumas scored in the third on a home run by Matt Malkin, a walk by Cody Wescott, a bases loaded walk by Benji Ayala, and a three-run double by Logan Ehnes. Matt Malkin racked up four RBIs on one hit for the Pumas.
Austin Thomason got the win for PVCC thanks to six strikeouts. Thomason allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk over six innings.
In the fourth, PVCC scored on an error, bringing home Brady Weiss. After posting one run in the fourth, PVCC again scored one in the seventh. Tom McCarty singled, scoring Chase Venable to start the inning. That was followed up by McCarty's single, plating Venable.
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