Amphi & Flowing Wells: March 5-8
Palo Verde (4-1) suffered their first loss of the season in the semifinal round against Walden Grove (4-2) at the Amphi Panther Baseball Classic held Saturday afternoon.
Walden Grove erased several scoring opportunities by turning key double plays against Palo Verde. The Red Wolves scored two runs in the 4th and that was enough to advance to the championship against El Paso Eastwood.
In the game against the Titans, Armando Vasquez singled to left and the stole second base. Carter Blouin doubled him home and then a passed ball moved Blouin to third where he was sacrificed home by Brenden Urias-Buono.
Likewise, Desert Christian (4-1) lost their first game in the other semifinal game against Eastwood by a score of 16-4.
Desert Christian won the Division IV state title last year and playing against much bigger schools in tournaments like this has prepared them for their conference play over the last few years. In addition, Walden Grove and Palo Verde are in Division III where they will be very competitive.
Both Palo Verde and Desert Christian are scheduled to take part in the Santa Rita Dan Moore Classic next week.
Eastwood won the championship game 4-3 over Walden Grove in what turned out to be their closest competition. Both of Walden Grove’s losses have to at the hands of Eastwood.
Palo Verde first base coach Jason Fallwell was an All-City selection and 2nd Team All-State selection back in 1994 before he went on to play at Cochise College. Now, Titan ace Tyler Fallwell will follow in his father’s footsteps when graduates and heads off to Cochise also.
Desert Christian 2, Amphi 0
Pueblo 1, Flowing Wells 0
Palo Verde 11, Flowing Wells 0
Desert Christian 15, Bel Air (El Paso) 2
Palo Verde 8, Pueblo 4
Bel Air 9, Amphi 4
Walden Grove 5, Douglas 2
Eastwood (El Paso) 7, Douglas 4
Eastwood 5, Walden Grove 1
Friday, March 7
Eastwood 13, Pueblo 9
Walden Grove 13, Bel Air 7
Palo Verde 12, Amphi 2
Desert Christian 9, Douglas 3
Saturday, March 8
SEMI: Walden Grove 2, Palo Verde 0
Pueblo 4, Flowing Wells 3
SEMI: Eastwood 16, Desert Christian 4
Bel Air 7, Amphi 5
Eastwood4, Walden Grove 3
Dan Moore Classic
Santa Rita & Empire: March 12-15
Salpointe Lancer Classic
Reid Park: March 17-21
THS Chris Moon Memorial
Cherry Field: March 25-28