By Sam Conner
The Winslow Bulldogs split their games last week, edging Flagstaff on Wednesday, 6-5, before falling to Holbrook the next day, 11-6, leaving them with a 2-3-1 record for the season.
Coach Art Griffith said that the Bulldogs had not played well against Holbrook after having played an excellent game against Flagstaff a day earlier.
Holbrook took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on two singles and an error, then increased the margin to 6-0 in the top of the second on three singles, a triple and a walk. Winslow cut the margin to 6-2 in the bottom of the second on a walk, and singles by Jon Bollin and C.J. Chacon.
The Roadrunners upped the lead to 8-2 in the top of the third on two singles, a double and a walk. Winslow got those runs back in the bottom of the frame on a hit batsman and a home run by Sam Setalla to cut the lead to 8-4.
Holbrook scored its final three runs in the top of the fifth on two walks and three singles to lead 11-4. Winslow cut the margin to 11-5 in the bottom of the fifth on singles by Adrian Montoya and Jeff Gonzales. The final run came in the bottom of the sixth on a walk and a single by Colton Corum.
Bollin started on the mound for Winslow and took the loss, giving up six runs on six hits and a walk. Two of the runs were unearned. Corum and Matt Cirre worked in relief.
Montoya and Chacon led the Bulldogs at the plate with one for one days. Chacon had a double. Setalla was one for two with a home run. Gonzales was two for four. Corum and Bollin were each one for three.
The Bulldogs took a 3-0 lead over Flagstaff in the bottom of the first inning on an error, a walk and singles by Colton Corum, Adrian Montoya and Sam Setalla. The Eagles cut the margin to 3-2 in the top of the second on three walks and a hit batsman. Winslow increased the lead to 5-2 in the bottom of the fifth on two walks and singles by Akkeem Foster and Chacon. The Eagles cut the margin to 5-3 in the top of the sixth on two singles and a walk.
Winslow scored what eventually proved to be the winning run in the bottom of the sixth on a triple by Corum and a double by Montoya. Flagstaff scored twice in the top of the seventh on a single, a double, an error and a walk, but left the potential tying run on base when the game ended on a ground out to first base.
Kuster Kinlicheenie got the win with relief from Cirre. Kinlicheenie worked six innings and gave up three runs on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts. Cirre worked an inning, giving up two runs on two hits and six walks.
Foster was one for one at the plate. Setalla and Bollin were two for three. Montoya was two for four with a double. Corum was one for two with a triple. Cirre and Vincenzio Sells were each one for three. Chacon was one for four.
Holbrook and Winslow are slated to meet again on Wednesday, March 13, at Holbrook. Winslow’s game originally slated for Thursday against Blue Ridge at Lakeside has been changed and will be played on April 15.
By Sam Conner