Trailblazers rally for baseball victory

Niko Vasquez’s two-run homer keyed a seven-run sixth inning as Durango’s baseball team rallied for a 14-8 home win over Bonanza on Wednesday.

With the Trailblazers down 8-7, Aaron Kurcz started the rally with a double, and Vasquez’s homer put Durango up for good.

Mike Sukeyasu added a three-run homer later in the inning.

Sukeyasu was 2-for-4 with a double, and Ryan Kuehl was 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs for Durango, which secured the Southwest Division’s final playoff berth.

Bonanza’s Tomo Delp was 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.

Spring Valley 10, Western 0 — At Spring Valley, Enzo Bello went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI to lead the Grizzlies past the Warriors.

Ryne Milner doubled and drove in two runs for Spring Valley. Three Grizzlies pitchers combined on a one-hit shutout.

Bishop Gorman 12, Clark 1 — At Hadland Park, Brandon Garcia went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and five RBIs to help the Gaels beat the Chargers in five innings.

John Rickard had two doubles, two runs and an RBI, and Johnny Field had two hits with an RBI and three runs for Gorman.

Valley 7, Canyon Springs 3 — At Valley, Matt Newark had a two-run single and Eric Herring doubled and drove in a run to lead the Vikings past the Pioneers.

Valley’s Miguel Michelangeli went 2-for-3 and scored twice.

Canyon Springs’ James McCoy was 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Las Vegas 16, Desert Pines 2 — At Desert Pines, Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs as the Wildcats routed the Jaguars.

Las Vegas’ Marvin Campbell added a home run.

Sierra Vista 14, Eldorado 1 — At Sierra Vista, the Lions scored nine runs in the first two innings and cruised past the Sundevils.

Andrew Garcia was 2-for-2 with a double, a triple and an RBI for Sierra Vista, and Kyle Gamble went 2-for-2 and drove in two runs.

Rancho 10, Chaparral 3 — At Rancho, Eric Holdren was 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Rams past the Cowboys.

Blake Pletsch was 3-for-4 with a triple, a double and three runs for Rancho.

Boulder City 10, Tech 5 — At Boulder City, Cole Stubitz doubled, tripled and drove in a run to help the Eagles beat the Roadrunners.

Boulder City’s Zach Bartholemew went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and Shane Levin was 2-for-4 with a double.

Faith Lutheran 5-12, Virgin Valley 2-10 — At Faith Lutheran, J.T. Burns drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning of the second game as the Crusaders swept the Bulldogs.

Michael Foley was 4-for-5 with two doubles and five RBIs in the second game as Faith Lutheran scored three runs in the sixth.

Bobby Burns was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI for the Crusaders in the opener.


Clark 5, Bishop Gorman 1 — At Gorman, Jordyn McDonald fired a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts as the Chargers clinched the Southwest Division title by beating the Gaels.

Clark’s Sydney Staresinich went 2-for-4 with a double.

Spring Valley 17, Western 5 — At Spring Valley, Katie Garcia tripled twice and Megan Otruba tripled and scored three runs as the Grizzlies defeated the Warriors.

Taylor Gilliland added two doubles for Spring Valley, and Jasmine Wilson went 3-for-4 with a double.

Durango 7, Bonanza 6 — At Durango, Melissa Bako’s grand slam capped a seven-run third inning as the Trailblazers edged the Bengals.

Danielle Richardson also homered for Durango.

Bonanza’s Brittany Spencer had a double and an RBI.

Rancho 15, Chaparral 0 — At Rancho, Amerissa Villamar tossed a one-hitter as the Rams won in five innings.

Villamar struck out seven and went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Rancho took advantage of 12 Chaparral errors.

Las Vegas 14, Desert Pines 0 — At Desert Pines, Monique Hernandez fired a five-inning two-hitter and struck out seven to lead the Wildcats over the Jaguars.

Chelsea Lewis was 2-for-4 with a triple, a double and four RBIs for Las Vegas.

Valley 12, Canyon Springs 2 — At Canyon Springs, winning pitcher Mickayla Romero had two doubles to lead the Vikings past the Pioneers.

Valley put the game away with a seven-run sixth inning.

Faith Lutheran 9-4, Boulder City 3-2 — At Boulder City, Naya Barnes’ RBI double broke a 2-2 tie in the second game as the Crusaders swept the Eagles.

Barnes was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Michele Beatty was 3-for-4 with an RBI in the second game.

In the first game, Jessie Tracy was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs and pitched a complete game with 12 strikeouts to lead Faith Lutheran. Beatty was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.

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