Apaches sweep Pumas

On a beautiful yet windy day the Apaches came out to play today and

winning 2 games against Paradise Valley Pumas. It was an offensive day as the

wind was blowing out but with some quality starting pitching in the first game and a

locked in bullpen the Apaches got it done.

In the first game of the doubleheader the Apaches did it all. Juan Cabrera did

it again with another quality start going 6 innings giving up 3 hits walking 3 and

striking out 6 to earn another win in his young Apache career. Offensively, 8 of the

9 hitter got hits and 7 of 9 each had RBI’s, talk about a complete team effort. Jamori

Blash and Alexander Marco each had multi-hit days helping the Apaches receive a

total of 10 for the game.

In the second game, the Apaches found themselves in a hole giving up 6 runs

in the first two innings but the bullpen kept the pumas off balance for the rest of the

game and gave the Apaches enough time to come back. Relief appearances from

Aaron Vernon, Jerry Ochoa and Alex Tovalin were key. Vernon came in for 4 1/3

innings giving up only 2 hits and 1 earned run while only walking 2 and striking out

6, that is second straight big relief appearance this week and we hope he continues

it. Ochoa and Tovalin came in the 8 th and 9 th to shut it down; Ochoa came in and got

a big groundball double play in the 8 th and Tovalin used 3 batters to receive the

save.

Offensively the 8 of 9 hitter again got a hit in the game with 6 of the 9 have

multi-hit games. Taggart Baxter, who had just come off the DL this week had a big

game going 4 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI’s and scoring once. It is always great to

see your 4-hole hitter hitting because it makes everyone around him better, as we

saw with the next 5 batters after him. Jamori Blash, Alexander Marco, Alex Cornell

and Max Draijer all had 2 hits in the game with a least one RBI. Blash and

Valenzuela added a bomb to along with those hits.

Keep the offense coming because the Apaches pitching will only get better

from here on out. Come watch the Apaches face the number one opponent in the

ACCAC in Phoenix College @ Phoenix College @ 12pm or follow the Apaches on

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