By Greg Perkins
The Lobos returned from their spring break in fine form, picking up their 5th power point game victory of the baseball season on Monday with a 11-1 decision over visiting Round Valley.
Snowflake got a solid performance on the hill from JJ Jones, who worked 32/3 innings, facing just 14 Elk batters. He gave up only one run and one hit with five strikeouts and a pair of walks. Jarom Beecroft also pitched well in his 21/3 innings of work. He faced 10 batters, giving up no runs on only two hits with two strikeouts.
At the plate the Lobos pounded out 13 hits led by Tanner Crosby, who went three for four with two RBIs and scored three runs. Jones also helped himself at the dish, going three for four with three RBIs. Dallin Fusselman went two for three with a double and scored a run. Hayden Bauer was two for three with a double and two RBIs. Freddy Pinkley went one for three with an RBI and scored twice. Beecroft was zero for two, but was hit by a pitch and scored once. Braccin Tanner went one for four, walked once, scored twice and had three RBIs. Chandler Hoaglin went one for one and scored twice.
The Lobos went 2-3 in five games played at the Wolves Classic held in Goodyear over the weekend.
Snowflake opened the tournament on Thursday evening with a 7-1 loss to Verrado.
Early Friday morning the Lobos fell in a close game to Poston Butte, 4-2.
At noon on Friday they bounced back from the morning loss with a 6-2 win over Sedona.
Playing early again on Saturday morning the Lobos won their second straight game with a 6-4 decision over Chino Valley.
On Saturday afternoon they dropped their final game of the tournament, losing 13-2 to Combs.
Heading into this week’s action the Lobos were 5-4 in power point games and well inside the top 16 in the standings with three weeks left in the regular season. After playing at St. Johns on Tuesday, they will host Winslow on Thursday, April 11, then play Alchesay on Friday, April 12, at Whiteriver. On Tuesday, April 16, they are slated to host Show Low.
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By Greg Perkins