By Greg Perkins
The Holbrook Roadrunners came away from Saturday’s doubleheader in Chino Valley with two more wins, keeping their power point game record perfect on the season thus far.
In the first contest, Holbrook broke open a scoreless game with three runs in the top of the third. Chino scored its only run in the bottom of the same frame. The Birds added more in the sixth to win the game 5-1. Holbrook finished with eight hits, made one error and left four on base. Chino Valley had five hits, made one error and left eight runners on base.
Trevor Barton earned the win on the hill with six innings of work. He faced 27 batters, giving up one run on just five hits with three strikeouts and four walks. Nick Robinson worked the final inning, facing the minimum of three batters and notching a strike out.
At the plate, Gabe Gabaldon went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Cade Maestas was 0 for 4, but reached once on an error, stole a base and scored a run. Robinson went 2 for 3, including a double, and scored a run. Michael O’Brien went 2 for 3, walked once, stole a base and scored a run. Tristan Baldonado was 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and scored once. Ryan Short went 1 for 3 with an RBI.
The second game went much like the first. Neither team scored through the first three innings. Holbrook took the lead with a run in the fourth, then tacked on two more in the fifth and added two more in the seventh while holding Chino Valley scoreless. The Roadrunners collected eight hits, made four errors and left seven on base. Chino Valley had just four hits, made four errors and left seven stranded.
Justin Perkins pitched a complete game, giving up just four hits to the 28 batters he faced. He walked only one and tallied three strikeouts.
Gabaldon went 2 for 4 at the plate and scored once. Barton was 0 for 4, but reached once on an error, had one RBI and scored a run. Maestas went 3 for 3 with a double, two RBIs and scored twice. Nick Robinson was 1 for 2. Michael O’Brien went 1 for 2. Scottie Gishie was 1 for 3 with a double and scored once.
After playing at Winslow on Tuesday afternoon, the Roadrunners will host Kingman Academy at 3 o’clock this afternoon (March 16). On Tuesday, March 22, they travel to Flagstaff. With the two wins on Saturday, The Birds improved their overall mark to 7-2 and remain unbeaten in regular season games with a 5-0 record.
By Greg Perkins