Lake Washington takes championship over Morenci while Thatcher knocks off previously unbeaten Phoenix Christian
Raymundo Frasquillo Photo/Gila Herald: Thatcher starting pitcher Jason Carrasco recorded 10 strikeouts and yielded six hits while facing 24 Phoenix Christian batters. Thatcher upset the previously unbeaten
By Raymundo Frasquillo
Day three of the 41st annual Morenci Lions Club Invitational baseball tournament had Pima 7-3 over Duncan, Willcox 11-2 over Elfrida Valley Union, Phoenix Christian 10-1 over Safford, Heber Mogollon 9-3 over Saint Johns, Miami 9-3 over Mogollon, Lake Washington 17-1 over Thatcher, and Lake Washington 15-1 over Morenci for the championship.
Results of day two pairings were Saint Johns 8-5 in five innings over Duncan, Mogollon 13-5 (5 inn.) over Pima, Miami 16-4 (5 inn.) over Valley Union, Thatcher 2-1 over Phoenix Christian, Lake Washington 7-0 (6 inn.) over Safford, and Morenci 10-2 (6 inn.) over Willcox on April 12.
Thatcher starting pitcher Jason Carrasco recorded 10 strikeouts and yielded six hits while facing 24 Phoenix Christian batters. Reliever Seth Lunt struck out one, walked one, and allowed a hit while facing five batters. At the plate, Javan Montoya tripled in a doubled Micheal McBride to break the 1-1 tie in the sixth inning with no outs. The Cougars had two runners on with two outs and grounded out in the seventh inning to drop from the ranks of the unbeaten.
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