By Sam Conner
The Bulldogs got an easy 17-0 win over the Hopi Bruins Tuesday afternoon in Winslow after suffering their third loss of the season on Saturday to the Eagles 8-7 at Flagstaff. The split left the Bulldogs with a 7-3 record for the season.
The Bulldogs took a 4-0 lead over Flagstaff in the top of the first inning when, after two were out, Colton Corum singled, Matt Cirre doubled and Jon Bollin and Caleb Cirre singled. Flagstaff matched the Winslow outburst with a four-run bottom of the first on three walks, a hit batsman and singles by Mike Pappas and Josh Castro.
Winslow went up 7-4 in the top of the third on singles by Corum, Matt Cirre, Bollin, Adrian Montoya and Caleb Cirre. Flagstaff tied the score at 7-7 in the bottom of the fifth inning on a single by Trace Anderson, a walk and a double by Tanner Fuhrmann. The Eagles won the game in the bottom of the seventh on doubles by Pappas and Parker Longfield.
Matthew Ramos worked the first five innings for the Bulldogs, giving up seven runs, five of which were earned, on six hits and five walks. Caleb Cirre took the loss in relief, giving up the winning run on three hits.
Corum led the Bulldogs at the plate with a 4 for 4 day. Matt Cirre was 2 for 3 with a double. Bollin, Caleb Cirre and Vincenzio Sells were all 2 for 4, with Sells having a double. Henry Montiel was 1 for 4.
Winslow scored five runs in the first inning of the Hopi game and 11 in the second to put the game out of reach. The final run came in the fourth inning of the game, which was called under the 10-run mercy rule after Hopi failed to score in the top of the fifth.
The Bulldogs had 17 hits led by Corum’s 4 for 4 performance with two doubles and a triple. Montoya was 3 for 3 with two doubles and a triple. C.J. Chacon and Ray Chavez-Velez were each 2 for 3 with a double. Sells and Matt Cirre were each 2 for 4 with a double. Bollin was 1 for 3 with a double. Caleb Cirre was 1 for 4.
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By Sam Conner