By Greg Perkins –
Holbrook played one of its better games of the young season last Thursday, picking up a 14-4, five-inning win over visiting Snowflake. Two days later, the Roadrunners won both games of a doubleheader with Window Rock, also at home.
After giving up three first inning runs to the Snowflake Lobos, Ryan Baldonado settled down and pitched a gem, allowing only one more run, which came in the third. Holbrook’s bats came alive in the home half of the third with five runs to take the lead, then exploded in the fourth with eight more runs to expand the margin to 10.
Baldonado worked all five innings, facing 26 Lobo batters. He gave up four runs, only three earned, on eight hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
At the plate, Holbrook pounded out 12 hits, led by Levi Reyes, who went three for four with a home run, three RBIs and scored three times. Jesse Spangler was two for four with two doubles, two RBIs and scored twice. Robert Jaquez went two for two with two RBIs and scored once. Dylan Barela was one for two with a double, walked twice and scored three times. Javier Quintana went one for two with two RBIs and scored twice. Jacob Baker was one for three with an RBI. Baldonado helped his own cause, going one for two with a walk and scored once. Shawn Gillespie went one for two with an RBI and scored once.
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Holbrook 105 8x 14
On Saturday, Holbrook swept both games of a home doubleheader against Window Rock. The Birds shut out the Scouts in the first game, 5-0, then built a 6-0 lead in the second game before eventually winning it 10-6.
With the three wins the Roadrunners headed into their week off for spring break with an overall mark of 7-7 and were 7-3 in power point games, ranking them second overall in the standings.
They will return to action on Tuesday, April 3, with a short trip to Joseph City, then play in the Estrella Foothills tournament scheduled April 5-7.