By Greg Perkins
The Snowflake Lobos won all three games played last week on their home field, defeating Window Rock, Show Low, and Round Valley. The trio of victories moved them to 7-4 overall on the season and 6-1 in power point contests.
Hosting the Scouts on Tuesday, the Lobos piled up 28 runs on 19 hits.
With the large margin, several Snowflake players contributed at the plate. Fernando Quintana and Jake Stewart were both 2 for 2; Koy Kelley, 1 for 1; Tyler Hansen, 2 for 3; Wacey Wood, 3 for 5; Arizona Bryant, Tyler Claridge, JR Fox, Jesus Juarez, Marc McCleve and Tarren Reidhead, all 1 for 2; Jake Lyman and JT Tate, both 1 for 3; and Ty Pawlik, 1 for 4. Hansen hit two home runs, and Wood had one homer and a double. Triples were hit by Fox, Lyman and Quintana. Claridge and Stewart each hit a double.
Fox, Lyman and Pawlik combined to pitch five innings. Collectively they gave up just three hits with four walks and had 10 strikeouts.
Wednesday’s game with Show Low was more like a baseball game than a football game. Snowflake gained the early momentum with four runs in the second inning. After giving up one to the Cougars in the top of the fourth, the Lobos pushed their total to six runs with two in the home half of the fourth. Show Low scored twice in the sixth, but that was as close as the Cougars would get in the 6-3 Snowflake win.
Fox went 1 for 3 with a double. Hansen was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, a double and a triple. Pawlik and Reidhead both went 1 for 3 and scored once. Tate was also 1 for 3. Wood was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, a double and scored twice.
Hansen earned the win on the hill with seven innings of work. He gave up three runs on six hits with one walk and tallied 13 strikeouts.
Hosting Round Valley on Friday the Lobos gave up three first inning runs to the Elks, but answered with five of their own in the first to lead by two after one frame. They pushed that lead to four with two more in the second. Round Valley cut the lead in half with two in the fourth only to see the Lobos push the margin back to five in the fifth frame. The Elks tried to mount a challenge in the seventh with three runs, but the Lobos eventually closed out the 12-8 win.
Reidhead worked all seven innings on the mound, giving up eight runs on 12 hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
At the plate, Fox was 2 for 3 with an RBI and scored twice. Hansen went 3 for 4 with a triple and scored twice. Juarez was 1 for 3 with an RBI and scored once. Lyman went 1 for 2 with a double, two RBIs and scored once. Reidhead was 1 for 3 with an RBI and scored once. Wood went 3 for 3 with four RBIs and scored once. Kelley, Pawlik and Stewart each scored runs.
The Lobos will host Blue Ridge today (March 30), then travel to Wickenburg on Thursday, March 31, and host Page on Wednesday, April 6.
By Greg Perkins