Puma Baseball wrapped up the 2016 season this past weekend. Here's a look at their last eight games.
Marshall Forest collected three hits, but PVCC still fell to Glendale Community College 11-6.
Two of PVCCâ€™s runs were scored thanks to timely hitting by Forest. He singled in the second, fifth, and sixth innings. Matt Sweeney took the loss on the mound for PVCC. He allowed nine runs in four innings, walked one and struck out one.
The bottom of the first saw GCC take an early lead, 1-0. GCC scored one run in each of the second, sixth and eighth. The lead stayed with GCC after the fifth, when they scored seven runs on a two-run error, two singles, and two triples. After pushing across one run in the top of the eighth, PVCC faced just a 9-6 deficit. An RBI single by Brady Heid triggered a Puma comeback. GCC struck out Tom McCarty to end the threat. After a quick strike from PVCC, GCC responded with one run in the eighth.
A tight game was decided in the ninth inning as PVCC fell to Glendale Community College 8-6.
Logan Ehnes went a perfect 3-3 at the plate for PVCC. He singled in the second, fourth, and sixth innings. Austin Thomason took the loss on the hill for PVCC. He went 5 2/3 innings, walked three, struck out four, and allowed two runs.
The Pumas jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. A single by Matt Malkin, scoring Ehnes started the inning off. PVCC then tacked on more runs when Lace scored on a groundout by Brady Heid and Weiss scored on an RBI double by Cody Wescott. After posting two runs in the third, GCC again scored two in the ninth. One PVCC baserunners came all the way around to score in each of the third, sixth and eighth. In the third, PVCC scored on an RBI single by Brady Heid, scoring Brady Weiss.
PVCC jumped out to an early lead on Chandler-Gilbert Community College and captured a 14-6 victory.
Nine runs in the first three innings allowed PVCC to put the game away early. An error and during the first inning, a three-run home run by Brady Weiss, a solo home run by Matt Malkin, and a solo home run by Cody Wescott in the second inning supplied the early offense for the Pumas. PVCC hit three home runs in the win. Brady Weiss racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Pumas.
Even though Miguel Ruiz allowed six runs over six innings he still recorded the victory. Ruiz struck out three, walked one and gave up eight hits.
The Pumas quickly took the lead with a seven-run inning in the second. PVCC answered CGCC's four runs in the top of the eighth with five runs of its own in the eighth. The Pumas scored on a bases loaded walk by Brady Heid, an error, an RBI single by Luis Mendoza, a hit by pitch, and an error.
Logan Ehnes did all he could to give PVCC a boost, but it wasn't enough to get past Chandler-Gilbert Community College, as the Pumas lost 9-5.
It was a good day at the plate for PVCCâ€™s Ehnes. He went 4-5 and scored one run. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the fifth, seventh, and ninth innings. Walker Ramsey took the loss for the Pumas. He went four innings, walked two, struck out one, and allowed four runs.
The lead stayed with CGCC after the second, when it scored three runs on an RBI double and an RBI single. One run in the top of the fifth helped PVCC close its deficit to 4-1. CGCC tacked on another two runs in the sixth. CGCC built upon its lead with three runs in the eighth.
While PVCC hung tough against Mesa Community College, the Thunderbirds pulled away late for a 13-7 victory.
Logan Ehnes racked up four RBIs on two hits for PVCC. He doubled in the second inning and singled in the eighth inning. Miguel Ruiz was charged with the loss. He went three innings, walked none, struck out four, and allowed three runs.
The bottom of the first saw MCC take an early lead, 5-0. MCC never surrendered the lead after the third inning, scoring two runs on a solo home run and an RBI triple. A one-run fifth inning helped bring the Pumas within two. An RBI single by Brady Heid triggered a potential comeback. But, MCC got Tom McCarty to ground out to end the inning. MCC increased its lead with five runs in the seventh. After pushing across one run in the top of the eighth, the Pumas faced just a 13-7 deficit.
Nick Wojtysiak did his best to change the outcome, but Wojtysiak couldn't pilot the Pumas past Mesa Community College as PVCC lost 9-4.
Wojtysiak was in control on the bump. He held MCC hitless over 1 2/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one. Austin Thomason took the loss for the Pumas. He allowed seven runs in 4 1/3 innings, walked one and struck out four.
MCC went up for good in the first, scoring three runs on two singles. MCC brought home one run in the third inning, and matched that run total in the eighth. MCC got two-run rallies in the fourth inning and the fifth
Three runs in the bottom of the seventh helped PVCC close its deficit to 8-3. A groundout by Logan Ehnes, an RBI single by Brady Heid, and an RBI single by Luis Mendoza gave the Pumas life. Cody Wescott struck out to end the Puma threat. One PVCC run crossed the plate in the bottom half of the eighth, making the score 9-4. A fielder's choice triggered a Pumas' comeback. MCC got Brady Heid to fly out to end the threat.
April 19 â€“ Game 2
PVCC took the last of seven lead changes in a back-and-forth affair against Pima Community College, securing a 6-3 victory.
The Pumas finally managed to grab the lead after a strong fourth inning. PVCC scored on a single by Kreston Woods. Turner Lace had a hot bat for PVCC. Lace went 2-3, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the third and sixth innings. Zach Humphrey recorded the win for PVCC. He pitched four shutout innings. He struck out one, walked none and surrendered two hits.
The top of the first saw Pima take an early lead, 1-0. After a quick strike from Pima, PVCC responded with two runs in the first. PVCC scored on a fielder's choice and a steal of home by Brady Weiss.
April 19 â€“ Game 1
Luis Mendoza's walk-off sacrifice fly boosted PVCC to a 7-6 win over Pima Community College in 10 innings.
Zach Humphrey recorded the win for PVCC. He tossed two-thirds of an inning of shutout ball. Humphrey struck out none, walked none and gave up no hits. The Pumas were sparked by Brady Heid and Logan Ehnes, who teamed up for six hits and five RBIs.
PVCC jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third. After Ehnes singled, Brady Heid homered, bringing home Ehnes. The Pumas matched their two-run fourth inning with two more in the tenth. In the fourth, PVCC scored on a sacrifice fly by Ehnes, scoring Marshall Forest.
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